The Cheero Ingress Power Cube is not only the world's first battery for Ingress agents - an augmented reality MMO game, but it's also officially licensed by Niantic Labs. We've reviewed many power banks, but this 12,000mAh accessory not only looks cool, but can quickly and easily recharge your gadgets on-the-go. The first 8000-units will contain a special Ingress MOD card pack, consisting of: "Power Cube", "ADA Refactor" and "Jarvis Virus" - install the MOD from your Ingress App or Intel Map. Currently, you can pick it up for the promotional price of $43.99 shipped (until June 7th), originally $55.00. Product page. Continue reading for our full review, including a video of the awesome color-changing LEDs.
The first thing you'll notice is the sturdy packaging, and inside, you'll find the Power Cube, a microUSB cable, carrying pouch, as well as a special Ingress MOD card pack if you've got one of the first 8000-units. Our unit came fully charged, and we were able to quickly start charging our gadgets. There are two, 5V/1A and 5V/2.1A, output ports, with the latter being for quick charging, along with a 5V / 1.6A microUSB port for recharging the device itself. For those worried about over-charging, rest assured that a special microchip will automatically shut the unit off if the device isn't compatible. With that said, straight away, you'll notice the awesome color-changing paint job, but once you plug something in, the light show begins.
Size wise, it's slightly taller than an iPhone 6 Plus and can fit snugly in a pocket, or comfortably inside your bag, at 6.1(L) x 2.8(W) x 0.7(H) inches. Once the unit is powered up, the center cube lights up in six various patterns that can be changed via a button on the side. There are many other 12,000mAh units we've come across that claimed to charge something a certain number of times, but this one lived up to its promise, and managed to recharge our iPhone 6 Plus four times without a hitch.
Anyone looking for a stylish power bank that's also the world's first battery for Ingress agents, the Power Cube 3 is the product for you. If you haven't checked already, you can pick one up at the special promotional price of $43.99 (until June 7th) here, or check out the company page.