April 2017, We special ordered a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited sport Without any of the power or navigation options as we wanted to do this ourselves. We didn’t like how the navigation screen was located in the middle of the dash thus we set out to create our own navigation system.
Image: Note that the “red” accent from the Anker car charger is plugged in on the left side of this image. Also, if one is not familiar with the Jeep Wrangler dash, what you’re looking at is the dash grab hand located on the passenger side. The tablet is slid down into the handle at a angle which is perfect viewing for the navigator.
We ended up selecting the Samsung Tab A as our main source for an Offline Navigation app via Google Play. Along with this, we needed to make sure that the tablet could be used in a number of scenario which would require a sustainable power source. This is when we turn to using the Anker PowerCore 5000.
The lipstick sized cylinder would allow for a back up power supply while outside the vehicle. Also, as a amateur photographer, I would need this back up powercore on my person at all times as a means of if I’m in the bush and the camera internal power source is low I could plug the camera into the power core when needed.
However one drawback to this is that The camera would have to be shut down in order for it to be charged. Thus I would miss images along the path or I would have to sit somewhere along this path and allow the powercore to recharge the camera.
As for the Anker car charger… While using the Samsung tablet, we did a comparison with a typical over the counter car charger and the Anker car charger. Driving to and from the outer banks, we found that the tablet was actually being drained by the typical charger. Where as while using the Anker charger, the tablet had plenty of power as the charge ratio was 3 to 1 meaning the tablet would become fully charger in less time and stay charge while traveling.
Both of these items had been given to us by Anker them selves during a couple of giveaways, the over all aspect of this is if we had the chance to buy these products just for what we’ve mentioned above, we would. The overall outcome of this long weekend drive to and from the outer banks was that Anker products can sustain anything we throw at it. maintaining a constant charge for more than 10 hours.
Although Anker personal and ourselves have different view points and perspective of these products, We’re pleased with the outcome of both of these devices. Would we be interested in something different in the future of Anker… Only time will tell and as long as these two devices keep doing what they’ve been designed to do in the first place.