28 Jun 2021

Review: Goal Zero Yeti 1000x Portable Power Station with Solar Charging

By |2022-05-10T16:33:16-07:00Jun 28, 2021 - Monday|Product Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Read: 24 mins. Goal Zero is the industry leader in portable power stations with a safety record to brag about. The Yeti 500x became one of my all-time favorite batteries, the Yeti 1500x opened my eyes to the company's vast ecosystem of accessories, expansion options, and integrations, and the new Yeti 1000x promises to hit the sweet spot between enough battery capacity and lower weight.

4 Jan 2021

Review: Goal Zero Yeti 1500x Portable Power Station

By |2022-05-10T16:32:26-07:00Jan 4, 2021 - Monday|Product Reviews, Reviews|4 Comments

Read: 23 mins. Goal Zero products are expensive. They are also the industry leader in portable power stations with a safety record to brag about. The Yeti 500x became one of my all-time favorite batteries, and when a wildfire forced us to evacuate our home, it was time for us to look for a higher-capacity one that could power our most important appliances for days or weeks. This is our review of the Goal Zero Yeti 1500x, and how I used it with other brands' solar panels and power stations.

16 Sep 2020

Review: Jackery Explorer 300 (vs Explorer 1000) Portable Power Station

By |2022-05-10T16:35:31-07:00Sep 16, 2020 - Wednesday|Product Reviews, Reviews|1 Comment

Read: 15 mins. Back in April, I purchased the Jackery Explorer 1000 and the Goal Zero Yeti 500x later as a result of 2019's fires. Coincidentally, this year's fires on the entire US west coast is actually WORSE with new records broken! I cannot stress how important it is to be prepared for emergencies! Thankfully, there has been an increase in people taking emergency preparation more seriously. When Jackery announced the Explorer 300 with a special launch price and some improvements over the Explorer 1000, I jumped on it for one simple reason: my little boy loves camping and I wanted him to have a mini-Explorer of his own (actually, I wanted another backup battery, but don't tell him that). It DOES look awfully cute to have him and I stand next to one another holding our own Explorers!

17 Apr 2020

Review: Jackery Explorer 1000 Portable Power Station

By |2022-05-10T16:34:16-07:00Apr 17, 2020 - Friday|Product Reviews, Reviews|0 Comments

Read: 17 mins. Jackery, a young company founded as recently as 2012, is one of Amazon's top sellers in the portable power station category. Its newest, most powerful battery was just released in 2020: the "Explorer 1000". In this review, the high-capacity power station will be dissected to see what makes the company's products so appealing.

4 Dec 2019

Review: nrgGo 400 Portable Power Station

By |2022-05-10T16:39:55-07:00Dec 4, 2019 - Wednesday|Product Reviews, Reviews|3 Comments

Read: 16 mins. After having evaluated two solar charging battery stations for my friends and I for emergency use and camping, the nrgGo 400 recently caught my attention. It is the first one made by a US-based, Fortune 500 energy company that provides power for homes and businesses to millions of customers. How does it compare to the ones I had previously reviewed? I learned so much.

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