Quality - ♥♥♥♥♥
Appearance - ♥♥♥♥♥
Packaging - ♥♥♥♥♥
Art - ♥♥♥♥♥
Functionality - ♥♥♥♥♥
Fun - ♥♥♥♥♥
Cost - ♥♥♥♥♥
Availability - ♥♥♥♥♥
Alright, after blowing the caked on dust of my review board here, we're going to get back into the swing of things and check out this nifty thing I got called a "Chargemander" by Gogotoro! The Moonie Review is back and I'm expanding my horizons here.. so if you have something "anime" related you would like me to review, please be sure to send an e-mail to me with the details. With that said, let's get on with the show!
Quality - The quality of this product is on point!~ It's soft to the touch and no where near hard to hold. The corners are nicely smoothed out and the flap stays flush to the back or atop your phone (unless you have a screen protector like I have on mine). The stickers are fairly permanent as far as the initial stick, so you'll have to make sure you have it JUST right before sticking them on. Which gives me confidence in saying that these will likely be there a while. The battery itself is not something "cheap" by any means. This is a charger that works, 3x's better than your average one. Not to mention, it's modeled around your phone and fits it like a glove!
Appearance - It looks like a Pokedex!! How awesome is that!? It's really fun to walk around town, Pokemon hunting with this on. And the great part is, it won't charge unless YOU tell it to! I have received SO many comments about this and I'm sure you will too!
Packaging - The packaging is wonderful! It's thick cardboard box with everything you need nicely tucked away like you would find if you bought an iPhone! The packaging that it was sent in is not something to be scoffed at either. It's so well packed I can't imagine the mailman breaking this.. unless he dumped it in the ocean, let a wrecking ball hit it and then decided to play kickball with it to your doorstep.
Art - The artwork you find on the box is sleek and very professional. It also has a nostalgic feel to it too. I really adore the red packaging and the stickers are nicely done according to the anime itself.
Functionality - This thing REALLY works. And not just a 1 time charge either! I was able to charge my phone 2 2/3 to 3 times! It really did what it promised to do and so much more. I love that I can choose when to charge and when to stop. I also adore the button that tells me how much of a charge is on the case itself. It also should be reminded that this is NOT a "case" for your phone as much as it is a battery charger and novelty gift. While I wear mine as a case, because I just find this so much fun, it should be understood this is not an antishock case. So take care with your Chargemander, you wouldn't want to break it or worse yet, your phone with it. I am able to make and receive calls with little to NO change from using a normal case. Speaker works just fine and so do your bluetooth devices as well. It just might be a bit bulkier than usual. You'll also may have to get used to answering the phone and talking with it to your ear as far as placement is concerned. But otherwise, this is everything it says it is and so much more. It really doesn't take long to go from E to Full charging the Chargemander either.
Fun - Ok, fun.. how much fun is this on a scale of 1 to most awesome thing ever made!?.. I think it's obvious, it goes beyond that! Going Pokemon hunting with this on is just awesome. Especially if you're all decked out trainer style too. It's going to make an amazing functional piece for your Pokemon trainer cosplay too, while making sure you never run out of battery by the end of the day (well, hopefully, otherwise, that's a LOT of usage!).
Cost - The Chargemander is running for $99.95 right now, but it's original cost is $149.95. So right off the top you're getting an amazing deal. Especially since it's modeled to so many different phones to ensure a perfect fit. I cannot stress enough that this is worth every penny and more.
Availability - While it's still in it's "early adopter phase", you might be waiting a bit before you get your Chargemander. But when it comes, it's definitely worth the wait. So if you're ordering for a Convention, you might want to get in on it as soon as possible and be sure to check your shipping time line to ensure you order it within plenty of time for your convention.
This Chargemander is worth so much and more in both play value, battery and all around nostalgia for all of us who were Pokemon trainers IN training when we were younger. It tops the bill with functionality and will definitely not disappoint if you're a Pokemon fan. If you're looking for a battery case that'll charge nearly 3 times (if not 3) and will be unique and the talk of the office, this case is for you.
But if you're a parent, this is a MUST HAVE for your kid. Your child will LOVE playing with this and you won't have to worry about your childs phone running out of battery either. This is a parents dream item. Something even the teenager will put on and use, because it's "cool". And as a parent, this is a WIN.