I love getting review items from Just Mobile because their products are not only top of the line in quality, they are always unique. The new Gum Max Duo meets my expectations as usual. This product will charge an iPad and an iPhone at the same time, yet at only 4.25 x 3.25 x 1.25-in (10.8 x 8.3 x 3.2 cm) and weighing 9.7 ounces (275 grams), it will fit in most pockets.
Gum Max Duo
The case shell is aluminum. The package includes an eight inch USB to micro USB charging cable and a black rubber sleeve protective covering. The rubber sleeve is also available in blue, red, and yellow at an additional charge of US$12.95 each. The package contains a discount offer for purchasing additional sleeves.
Rubber sleeve color options
With an 11,200 mAh capacity the product promises up to seven extra hours of iPad battery life. There is a 1 amp USB output for an iPhone charge and a 2.4 amp USB output for an iPad charge. Any item being charged must use it's own charging cable so it is compatible with both 32-pin and lightning USB charging cables.
Using the product
The Gum Max Duo arrived fully charged. There is an on/off button on the top, along with eight LED lights to help monitor the amount of charge remaining in the battery. Even when encased in the rubber sleeve it is very easy to read the lights and to use the on/off button.
The sleeve fits snuggly, but it is very easy to remove and put back on. You roll it down to get it started to remove it and just pull it over the case to get it on. The center lines up with the LED lights without any effort on your part.
I tested it by charging my 16 GB iPad mini. It started at 30 percent charge and reached 100 percent in just under two hours. The charge on the battery was still registering at 100 percent once the iPad was fully charged. I could have charged my iPhone at the same time as I did my iPad, the battery is designed for that purpose, but my phone was fully charged.
Do I recommend it?
I do. It is sleek and effective and I really like the size. Plus, I have to add that I trust products that come from Just Mobile. I have never yet been disappointed in the quality in anything I have received from them and I have used some of their products over long periods of time.
Anyone considering this product as a gift for any of the multitude of upcoming holidays might be interested in knowing that, like Apple, Just Mobile, takes pride in their packaging and the Gum Max Duo makes a nice presentation.