Portable chargers became a necessity with bunch of new devices that slurp the juice quickly. And they were pretty straightforward. Additional juice, that’s it. However, with the increase in the number of these products, differentiation became a problem for manufacturers, so they had to do something to make their products stand out from the competition. For the Goal Zero Switch 8 Recharger, the differentiation comes from increased functionality.

The Switch 8 is a portable charger, but it also serves as a flashlight and a very useful UV water purifier. Additional perk is its small size and weight of just a bit over three ounces. The dimensions of the Goal Zero Switch 8 are 5 x ¾ inches, which makes it very easy to carry around. It looks like a compact flashlight.

The Switch 8 is charged from any USB equipped charging device such as a laptop, for example.

The diverse functionality comes via interchangeable caps that help you charge using USB, mini USB, micro USB, as well as Apple charger. UV water purifier and flashlight capabilities also come from the change of tips.

However, its remarkably handy size does carry a downside. It limits Switch 8’s capacity, so it can’t charge most devices fully. Still, it can charge an iPhone up to 94%, so it is more than useful. Switch 8 is actually a perfect balance between size and capacity.

Get it from Amazon here

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