HALO 5500mAh Portable Power Charger for Cellphones & Electronics
Iphone 5 not compatible with charger
If you have an iphone 5, don't order this. It does not have a tip that works on the iphone 5.
Really wanted this to work. After reading some negative reviews and some good reviews I wanted to believe the good reviews. Sadly I had to return my Halo 5500. My impression was that this one was used as the inside packaging was crushed. Unit had a few scratches. I decided to try it anyway. I charged the unit to full capacity and attached my iphone for charging. Phone did start charging, however, before fully charged the Halo 5500 was depleted of power. Didn't even turn on. Tried charging again, and the same thing happened. Tried third time and the same thing happened. Sadly back it goes. Hesitant to reorder, but will give it one more try. I am hoping for the best.
iphone 5 disappointment
I was a little, ok more than a little disappointed that this did not have an adapter for the iphone 5. From what I saw on TV I thought it was included. Once I purchased and received it, I realized it did not come with it. So I went back and reviewed the information listed online and found it didn't. This will teach me to read the fine print prior to purchasing because the information was provided. :(
My Husband Loves It!
Got this for my husband last Xmas and he wasn't thrilled at first ... Then he got the hang of it and uses it everyday! We don't travel without them, and have enough battery life to text each other at different sporting events throughout the weekends!
A great purchase for our family!
Afraid it might just lose power to quickly
Just received this in the mail for a Christmas gift for my husband and I'm now charging up my phone with it so I can make sure it's working.
It had a full charge when I received it, but as I charge my droid from 36% to now 69% I'm down one bar on the Halo already.
I'm a little skeptical that this will only charge a device once before it loses it's power. Still debating on whether to send this back yet.7
Don't Leave Home Without This!!
I work for a major cellphone carrier and wished we sold a charging product this good!! This works like a dream! I never have to worry about having a dead cellphone ever! Best companion gift for anyone who's purchasing a new cellphone/tablet or camera this Christmas!!
Did not know what a Halo was until I saw it on QVC. I bought the Green Halo and have been using it for about 2 weeks and love it!!!! Everyone that uses cell phones or electronic devices should have one.
im in love with this product it has already come in handy ever since i bought it. i do have one problem with it i feel that the battery dies kinda fast after one use, i just use it to charge my phone in the little bit it charges it uses one of the little bars where you check the battery on the halo thats basically my only problem with it but i do recommend it. :)
My first 1 Star Review
I bought this and received it the first week of October, used it one time and I was really happy to have it. When I went to use it today while traveling on the turnpike..... the Halo which I'd fully charged, had NO charge at all. What's with that? By the time I paid tax and shipping/handling, I have $70.00 in it. Needless to say, this is a real disappointment, especially since I'm beyond the 30 day return policy. The only good part of all this is that I hadn't yet ordered to use as Christmas gifts, which was my plan.
I was so excited to get my Halo, but was disappointed that it didn't hold a charge. I had read that some people had the same issues, but was hoping for the best.
I was able to exchange it and have been VERY pleased with it. Guess the first one was a lemon.
It sure comes in handy, and it's light weight makes it easy to keep in the purse.
My only complaint is NOT about the Halo product, but about the very vague instructions. I realize it isn't brain surgery, but a few more specifics would have been helpful.
Bought two returned both. Would not work with our iPhone 5.
Cords short poor quality for the money. Nothing fit our phone or iPads.
SO when this was the TSV, I bought two of these. One for my husband and one for myself. I agree with the other reviews that the cord is just too short and it is annoying to have it dangling from the computer tower. I use a USB and plug it into the wall OR I plug it into a laptop. If I put up with those inconveniences, it's just fine. My husband is not having the same luck. He recharges his on a regular basis as he travels and is constantly on the phone etc etc. Well now his is barely working. It has to be held in a certain position or else, it will not charge (itself or another device). He called the manufacturer directly, because we are obviously past the QVC 30 money back guarantee. And we are hoping to get it replaced for one that works. I guess these things are just hit or miss.