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Goal Zero Switch 8 Power Source

Item # 785207
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Key Features

  • Switch 8 battery provides backup power

  • Ideal for powering electronics in the field

  • USB output for easy connectivity


Our Price   $39.99

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Product Description
Keep talking, emailing, surfing, and always stay moving with the Switch 8 Power Source from Goal Zero. The Goal Zero Switch 8 Recharging Kit is an ultra-lightweight power supply that recharges smartphones and USB gear anywhere. Easy to charge with Goal Zero's solar panel (sold separately) or by plugging into any USB power source. Features a USB power output for easy connectivity. Lightweight design won't weigh you down, only charge you up, so you always stay connected.

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Goal Zero Switch 8 Power Source
 
4.4

(based on 141 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (85)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (38)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Reliable (58)
  • Good value (50)
  • Fast charge (46)
  • Long lasting (38)
  • Good power output (28)

Cons

  • Charges slowly (8)
  • Lacks power (7)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Short life (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (61)
  • Portable electronics (59)
  • Emergency equipment (32)
  • Having around the house (27)
  • High-end equipment (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (66), Budget shopper (13)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (74), Business (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (68), Yes (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Fast and Light Compatible

The Switch 8 has been cool to charge my dying iPhone in the car, yeah, but that isn't why I have it.

I am a fast-and-light style backcountry skier, and I...Read complete review

The Switch 8 has been cool to charge my dying iPhone in the car, yeah, but that isn't why I have it.

I am a fast-and-light style backcountry skier, and I carry NOTHING I don't need. In fact, I often don't carry what I DO need. But one thing that often finds its way into my super-light plastic bag of a backpack is my Switch 8. For days when I expect to use my phone for GPS functions or my GoPro to record how awesome my friends are, I can expect them to die. With the Switch 8, I can toss my dead GoPro in my pack's lid, connect it to the Switch 8, love that it takes up NO room, and have it charged before I get to the top of the next lap. This thing rules. If it didn't, I wouldn't use it.

I can normally charge my GoPro or iPhone fully and still have charge leftover to help the other product. I've never had them both die, so I've never tried to use it to charge both. I bet it could.

Sometimes I charge it with my Nomad 7, other times I use my computer's USB port. They both work great.

You know what? One of the 4 blue charge-indicating LEDs didn't work when I received it. It's the 3rd one of 4, though, so it's still possible to tell if it's fully charged. If that's all I've got to complain about, I'm pretty stoked.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Doesn't recharge as advertised

I use the product to charge my phone when I do not have access to an outlet. When I use the switch 8 at full charge to charge my phone, I was only able...Read complete review

I use the product to charge my phone when I do not have access to an outlet. When I use the switch 8 at full charge to charge my phone, I was only able to get about 60% charge on my phone before the switch 8 no longe has power. It does not charge my phone 3 times as advertised. My Phone was completely off the whole time and i'm very dissapointed with the switch8.

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5.0

grate charger

By captain dennis

from live in key west but now in new jersey

Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Power Source:

i just got it work grate i also have 4 other goal zero charger i tell all my friend about goal zero charger thank you

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Device!

By Ranger Rick

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Power Source:

This is a great little device. It charges quickly from an outlet and is very handy to have around. I keep it in my glove compartment and lay the solar panels (Nomad 7) on the dash board. When I come out to the car at the end of the day, it's charged. I easily charge my iPhone 5 with it and an iPod. Very convenient to carry around. I recommend this to anyone interested in a small power source that is quickly chargeable. It would be nice to have interchangeable tips, or a way to screw two or three end to end to double or triple the output.

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect for long flights, ect.

By Glenn

from Tijeras, NM

Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Power Source:

OK, I gotta say, I love this thing. It is much smaller then I expected when I first saw it on the shelves at REI. I bought it specifically for a trip to Iceland (my IPOD won't last the long flight) for my audio books. However, I also found another use for it. Imagine spending a long day in Las Vegas walking around, you lose track of time, maybe get seperated from your pals, and now you can't text them cause your phone is dead. This thing is small enough to keep with you all day.. just don't forget the cord and correct tips. Most phones should get a full charge, or at least close. People need to remeber Smart Phones are more and more power hungry these days, and the laws of physics still apply!. This is a great product. I love the small LED indicator lights. The ONLY upgrade I could see is a waterproof version. I own a Casio Commando phone and that is waterproof... just sayin . GREAT PRODUCT!!

 
5.0

Better than I thought

By Amazing Larry

from Long Beach, CA

Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Power Source:

I keep this charged and in my backpack/laptop bag so I always have an extra charge. I like that the main body is aluminum. Can't wait for more tips to come out. It came in very handy hiking in Moab (with my Nomad 7 panel) and when traveling. No more sitting under the water fountain charging my phone at the airport!

 
5.0

Perfect for vacation

By Scott

from Salt Lake City, Utah

Comments about Goal Zero Switch 8 Power Source:

On our trip to Florida we used the Switch to recharge our phones and camera on the go while we went to the beach and the theme parks. Our phones never died, we could always take pictures. It was so convenient and helpful.

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