- Do you think a flashlight is a missing feature that you would really appreciate having included on a portable charger? Why do you think it is needed?
I do not think a flashlight is a missing feature, it would be an added bonus, but I do not think many people’s decision to purchase a portable charger would be based on having a flashlight or not. Majority of smart phones are able to use the camera flash as a flashlight with a few simple taps on their phone. Also, small portable lights are very inexpensive today, I personally favor my Nite Ize TIP rechargeable led flashlight; it’s smaller than a car key, really light, and super bright.
On another note, I don’t think a flashlight on a portable charger is a good idea because it’s an additional function that can fail, which can frustrate customers and have the potential to have more warranty claims.
- On which occasions would you use your portable charger’s flashlight? Why wouldn’t you just use your phone’s light instead?
1 occasion I would use a light on my portable charger is when attempting to plug it into a wall outlet and need additional lighting.
Another occasion would be when trying to find small items in my backpack or laptop bag and the the charger is the first thing within my reach.
The only reason why I would use a light on a portable charger as opposed to my cell phone would be that it was closer to me or if it was easier to use. I notice on my iPhone, I have swipe up from to get the menu then press the flashlight icon. The flashlight on my iPhone is not that bright so I rarely use it. If the light on the portable charger was brighter and easier to use (1 on/off button) I would probably use it if it was easily accessible.