Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh

Review-Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh Portable Charger

Anker has come up with one of a kind charger which can charge by a gentle shake.  The 2nd Gen Astro charger is capable of charging smart phone, tablets and any other device that can be charged using USB cable. It recognizes any device you connect for charging and adjusts to charge it faster.

RATING: 4.4 /5

PRICE: $29.99

In the Box

The box contains Astro portable charger, micro USB connector and manual.


The charger is compatible with all USB charged devices, all Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. It cannot support iPod nano, Asus tablets, LG G2, some GPS and bluetooth devices.

Product specifications

Product dimensions: 93 x 46 x 25 mm / 3.7 x1.8 x1.0 in
Weight: 135g
Output: 5V / 2A
Input: 5V/ 1.2A
Capacity: 6000 mAh
Colors: Black, Green, Yellow


Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh has a smooth rounded edge with a size smaller than an iPhone 5S. The Anker charger is compact and sturdy with a matte finish.  It can withstand bumps and drops without denting itself.

At the top end it has the smart USB output port (upto 2A)  and micro USB input port. At the front face it has a circular light ring which indicates the charge level.

Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh

PowerIQ technology

Anker 2nd Gen Astro Portable Charger recognizes each device and its charging requirement and can charge accordingly.  The energy efficiency of this 2nd generation version is 10% more than the 1st generation device. The very low power consumption 10 LED meter reveals the power level of the charger and it’s look is appealing.


The charger has Grade A cells in the Battery.  It also consists of other components such as premium chips. It can be used with an 1A adapter (not included). Shake the charger gently and it initiates the charging mode.  The shake can also indicate the stored power level in the device.

Battery pack charging duration

It takes about 6 hours of charging using USB cable the completely fill the 6000mAh battery capacity.

Device charging duration

It can charge iPhone three times and Galaxy S4 twice.  For maximum speed of charging and simultaneous charging of devices, Anker’s 40W- 5 port wall charger can be used.

Performance and Safety

For best performance and safety, you need to use the original cables provided with the device or a third party certified cables or the cable supplied with the charger.


  • High power density per volume of the device.
  • It’s small and works smart.
  • Gentle shaking of the charger initiates the charging mode.
  • Can support wide variety of phones and tablets.


  • Charging and discharging cannot be done simultaneously.


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