Ingress Battery – Ingress Gear – Power Cube 12000mAh power bank

A review of the Cheero Ingress Power Cube, a high capacity portable phone charger with bling!The Cheero Ingress Power cube is unlike any other battery pack I have reviewed. With futuristic bevelled edges and a pulsing LED display lighting up the black glossy front.  Official licensed by Niantic Labs (Google), this high capacity power bank also doubles as a piece of advanced technology for Ingress Agent around the world.

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The Cheero Ingress Power Cube - A 12000mAh Power bank

For those who are unaware of Ingress, it’s actually a geo-based GPS game that uses a smartphone app to guide you to real world locations which you capture and defend against the opposite faction.  Having an external power source for you phone is a pretty essential piece of kit for any Ingress gamer. And for those of us that don’t play, but who like their tech devices to turn heads, the Cheero Ingress power cube will certainly stand out from the crowd.

For those interested in learning more about Ingress, watch this video:

Cheero Ingress Power Cube – Design and Build Quality.

The Ingress Power Cube is made by a company called Cheero.  The leading manufacturer of portable phone charges and power banks in Japan. Having recently reviewed their latest battery pack, the Cheero Power Plus 3, I am in no doubt about the build quality of their products.

The Power bank comes in a very sturdy matt black presentation box accompanied by a draw string canvas carry pouch and a micro USB charging cable.

The Ingress Power cube portable phone charger made by Cheero

The Ingress power bank feels solid and weighty in the hand, it’s front features a glossy glass like appearance with large bevels on the sides and corners. The back has a really pleasant matt black texture with the Ingress logo embedded into the case.

On the base of the power bank are 2 charging ports and a micro USB input for recharging. A standard 1A output for phones and the other a 2.1A for larger devices such as tablets. On side are 2 additional buttons, with initiate the charging, display the remaining charge left in the device and also allow you to cycle through the 6 varieties of lighting modes.

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Cheero Ingress Power Cube – Features.
  • Capacity – 12000mAh – Roughly 4 full phone charges
  • Output – USB 1:  1A / 5V  USB 2: 2.1A / 5V
  • Size – 156.5mm×72mm×19mm
  • Weight – 275grams
  • Protection features – Auto shut down on overcharging, over-discharging, overheating or short-circuit
  • 6 various lighting patterns which can be cycled through using the buttons on side
  • Re-charge time – Approx 7 hours from mains adapter.

The Ingress power bank lights up blue for resistance or green for enlightened.

The Ingress themed lighting display begins when you start charging a device. It can either be limited to the central Ingress logo,  across the whole surface or switched off entirely.  There are 3 colours, blue for the resistance faction, green for the enlightened or a white which I’m guessing is for when a portal is neutral.

The colours can be individually selected if you wish to keep your ingress power bank set on your particular faction’s colour, or the pulsing light show can cycle through all 3.

The Cheero power cube’s display has obviously be designed to appeal to Ingress gamers, it does however look equally impressive to non ingress agents, especially when its dark.

The Cheero Ingress Power Cube light effects

Cheero Ingress Power Cube – Where to buy?

US Customers

The Cheero Ingress power cube is available to buy online on Amazon.com.

There’s also almost one hundred 5 star customer reviews to read, with further information on the power bank from the prospective of actual Ingress field agents.

UK and Overseas Customers

As the Ingress power bank is not currently available direct from the UK, you will also need to purchase it from Amazon.com.

In order to do so, select the “Other Sellers on Amazon” from the right hand side of the product page, then select the Cheero official seller for outside the US.

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Need more Juice?

The Ingress Power Cube has an impressive 12000mAh which should provide enough juice for most active agents. If however, you have a long trip planned or lots of devices to keep topped up, then take a look at the ‘Best 2000mAh Power Bank reviews‘. All the portable chargers featured in the list have a minimum capacity of 20000mAh and are capable of charging most phones over 10 times.

8 COMMENTS

    • Hi Alex,

      It’s been available on Amazon for ages, I see it’s out of stock now, that might just be a tempory thing. There official website points people to Amazon, it may well be back in stock soon. I did some searching and saw a listing on eBay, but it was waaaaaaaaaay to expensive in my opinion.

  1. I bought a Power Cube in March of this year but it has already fallen apart after gentle care and infrequent use. I later found out that not all of the lights on it ever worked to begin with.There is a one year warranty but it’s impossible to contact Cheero about anything unless you are a business looking to sell their stuff or you live in Japan. I bought the charger on Amazon but there is only a 30 day return window so if you have a problem with their charger after 30 days then you are stuck with a plastic brick. Maybe it can be used as a paperweight.

    • Hi Diane,

      Sorry to hear that, with regards to the illumination, my unit had limited lights until I held the button down for a few seconds then they all came on, I think there are a few modes to cycle through. I gave my unit to my niece (age 12) and it’s stayed in one piece, so it would appear you got a dodgy unit! If the email you used for the comment is correct, I’ll send you info of a direct contact at Cheero that may be able to address your problem – hope that helps.

  2. I bought the ingress power bank for my bro for his Bday, he loves the app, and was blown away with the power bank, it does look pretty cool.

  3. Hi Andy,

    Thanks for the comment. My 10 year old boy has officially declared the Ingress power bank his. He uses it for charging up the Playstation controllers so he doesn’t have to sit 3 feet from the TV when it they need charging. All his friends think it’s some crazy obsidian crystal with magical energy inside it!

  4. A portable phone charger is a MUST for me when I’m playing Ingress. This power bank is not the lightest or the cheapest option, but I love it! People are always impressed with it

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