Seagle Voice Recorder with Portable Charger

Screen Shot 2014-06-17 at 4.04.55 PMThis is a very neat and interesting product. It is not without its share of shortcomings, but overall I think it works pretty well for its intended purpose(s). Here are some of my quick observations.

The 4000 mAh internal battery is a bit mediocre in terms of its capacity. It will allow you to fully charge your smartphone once, maybe twice. It will not be sufficient for to fully charge a tablet, except maybe some of the smaller ones. I think that this kind of device should boast at least a 6000 mAh internal battery to be a really worthwhile feature to have. However, it is still a pretty compact external battery, and if you are in the need of the extra features (voice recording and flashlight), then it could be a really good accessory to carry around for emergency purposes.

The battery, like many other such devices, features a small LED light. It’s a neat feature to have in case of an emergency, and I’ve used such a feature on a numerous occasions. It is not the brightest light you’ll come across, but it gets the job done.

The battery/recorder is overall well designed and looks and feels pretty solid. Most of these external power banks have a limited number of charge/discharge cycles. I am not sure how long this one would last, but I am guessing that it would be on par with other such devices in this category.

The voice recording feature is something that truly distinguishes this power bank from many of the similar ones. It provides you with a quick, accessible and largely inconspicuous way of recording conversations. You turn on the voice recorder by holding the on/off button for three seconds, and similarly you turn it off by the same procedure. The quality of audio recordings that this recorder provides is pretty mediocre. I would not recommend it for music recording, but for voice it gets the job done. All the recordings are stored to the included micro SD card, and they are easily retrieved by transferring them to your computer.

If you do need a quick and inconspicuous voice recorder, yet don’t care about the professional or even good quality sound, then this recorder might be a good choice. Especially if you don’t envision yourself using a recorder on a very regular basis. For very casual voice recording in a very simple and uncluttered environment I’d recommend that you just use the voice recording option on your smartphone. For more serious recording use you will be better off with a Sony or similar recorder.

**** Product sample provided for review purposes. ****


Bojan Tunguz

Bojan Tunguz was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which he and his family fled during the civil war for the neighboring Croatia. Over the past two decades he has studied, lived and worked in the United States. He is a theoretical physicist with degrees from Stanford and University of Illinois. Tunguz has taught physics at several prominent liberal arts colleges and has been writing about physics, science and technology for more than a decade. He also has a wide spectrum of interests, and reads and writes about current events, society, culture, religion and politics. Over the years he has reviewed many of the books that he has read, and posted his reviews on various online outlets. In 2011 he had become a top 10 reviewer on, where he continues to be very active. Aside from reading and writing, Tunguz enjoys traveling, digital photography, hiking, and fitness. He resides with his wife in Indiana. You can follow my review updates on the following pages as well: Facebook: Twitter: Google+:

Visit Website

There are no comments yet, add one below.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *