Thursday, September 5, 2019

GOOLOO Jump Starter Power Bank Review

GOOLOO Jump Starter Power Bank
If you've ever gotten into your vehicle, turned the key, and heard nothing but clicking, I'm sure we have shared the same sinking feeling.  It has happened to me twice this week.

As a woman who lives in a place where it isn't always possible to call out for assistance, and where help may take a few hours to arrive in a best case scenario, it is essential to be prepared for just this type of emergency.  Who doesn't want to be able to get up and running quickly when this happens?

After calling around and leaving some messages about needing a jump start, I waited, and waited, and waited.  During the day, that is merely frustrating.  At night, being stranded like that in an isolated place could be very dangerous.

Fortunately, I was able to walk to a neighbor's place to borrow a GOOLOO portable battery jump starter.  First of all, I was thankful the unit was compact and lightweight (the size of my hand), since I had to carry it while walking a good distance back to my vehicle.  Secondly, the fact that this power bank holds its charge over a significant period of time ensured that I wouldn't have to plug it in and wait for hours before being able to boost my battery.  It was ready to go.

Five Blue Lights Indicate Full Charge
Though I had never before handled a GOOLOO, I discovered it was a simple tool to use.  All I had to do was plug the part with the jumper cables into the power bank, clip the red and black clamps onto the same colored terminals on my SUV's battery, press the red booster button on the GOOLOO, and turn the key in my vehicle's ignition.  Within seconds, my engine sprang back to life.  What a relief!

Battery Cables Plugged Into Power Bank Unit
If that wasn't enough reason for me to purchase my very own GOOLOO power bank, I noted several additional bonus features that make it an even better buy.  For one, I can use this very same unit to charge my iPhone, laptop, iPad, or Kindle.  That is a big plus when I am using those devices on the road.  The GOOLOO also contains a multi-function LED flashlight in the quick charger itself, which is very handy.

Bright LED Flashlight
Single Beam, Strobe, SOS Functions
It's no surprise that this product is the number one seller in its Amazon category.  Having tested it out myself, I can see why it has received so many positive reviews from other users.  I know I will be acquiring this very same jump starter.  With winter on the way, and so many other weather-related emergencies taking place, one can never be too prepared.

Even if you live where help is nearby, there are times when you will be parked in a position where another vehicle cannot get close enough to reach your battery for a jump start.  With the GOOLOO, you are set no matter where your emergency happens.  It's a good feeling to know you can take care of yourself should the need occur.

This is the type of gift my dad would have given me if he were still around today.  It's a peace of mind gift to give others or yourself.  And, it's pretty hard to put a price tag on something that valuable.





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14 comments:

  1. Definitely a handy item for anyone to have who lives far from immediate help. Plus, an especially helpful aid to a woman living alone. In addition to being an immediate jump starter, the phone charger and LED flashlight would be invaluable extras.

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    1. I hope you have something similar, Elf, as you get ready for another Iowa winter. I had to keep a heater on my engine through many of those deep freeze snaps I endured when I lived there. Stay safe!

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  2. Oh that looks like a handy thing to have. I can imagine that it would get much use here for charging up our cell phones and ipads. I haven't had the need for a car charge yet, but you never know. Thanks for a great gift suggestion. I can think of a few people that would get use out of this device.

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    1. You have been fortunate to not need a jump-start for your car. I can attest that it happens when least expected. Having had extensive work done on my vehicle in recent months (complete overhaul), and having a good battery, I didn't think I was going to have this happen to me. You just never know. This would make a great gift for your adult children. I wish you continued good luck with your vehicle. Stay safe on the road!

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  3. Sounds like a great idea. Sounds like a great gift idea too!

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    1. It's a great invention. I think most people who drive would be happy to receive this as a gift.

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  4. Wow! I think everyone in my family needs one this year for Christmas!!! We rarely have a situation where the car won't start and we are still at home. It is always when we are away from home and have to wait for over a hour for help to arrive. I wonder how often it would need to be charged. I would want to keep one in every car.

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    1. I find that I almost always have car trouble on holidays when I am traveling and few businesses are open to render service. Even when I had roadside assistance memberships, there was quite a wait for a tow truck to arrive. I like that this power bank provides instant assistance. You asked about how often it would need to be charged. I read in some of the Amazon comments that people had left their GOOLOO power banks in their cars for well over a year and were still able to use the original charge to jump-start their batteries. So, it seems it holds a good charge over time.

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  5. Wow, isn't that a handy item to have on hand! Hadn't heard of this until this review! - we've had our battery die a few times and got going with the traditional boost, but this would be great when you're in a pinch and not near other cars or people willing to help. Thanks for the intro to this.

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  6. The thing I like about having such a compact, portable jump-starter is that I had to have my vehicle towed out of a parking spot earlier this week to get a traditional battery boost from another vehicle. Even with long jumper cables, my battery couldn't be reached where it was parked. Had the guy who helped me not had the capability of safely towing my vehicle, I would have been out of luck. With the GOOLOO, it doesn't matter where my vehicle is located. Glad I could introduce you to this power bank jump-starter.

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  7. It sounds like an ideal solution for a common winter problem. It's nice to know such compact and light jump-starters exist. I just may invest in one. So far I've never had a problem starting my latest car, but I know that day will come sometime. Better to be prepared.

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    1. The thing with a battery is that you rarely have a warning before a fail. It's good, until it isn't. My current battery issues are a mystery. Though my battery is testing as fine, it is still going dead. I suspect I have a short somewhere in my vehicle, as everything in my engine has been recently replaced with new parts. My only confidence right now is that I have the GOOLOO in my car should I need it. I hope your vehicle continues its excellent track record of starting faithfully. You are right about being prepared. Always good to have a back-up plan.

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  8. Well, you sold me, what a handy little device. I never knew that you could charge other devices with one of these. I've head about these but never really investigated them. This one is on my buy list before winter. Thanks :)

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    1. I'm not sure that the other power bank jump-starters have all of the additional features of this one. The GOOLOO has various ports that supply different levels of power in order to match the amps or voltage needed by your devices. My neighbor's GOOLOO even came with all of the adapters needed to plug in a number of different devices. I hope you find this power bank to be perfect for your needs. Thanks for stopping by, Sam. Always great to see you.

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