Thursday, July 05, 2012 10:47 AM
If this product is as good as they say it would be a welcome addition to my hunting or camping gear. Where I hunt there is seldom any cell reception and if I don’t turn my phone off it runs down pretty quick. I also don’t have a generator so it would be nice to have a way to charge my phone when I’m in the woods.
I can also see where this could be a life saver in an emergency kit. If you don’t have power at home or you get stranded and didn’t bring the charger from home, this could be your lifeline.
Thursday, July 05, 2012 1:19 PM
$130 seems to be high for this item and it seems unnecessary taking up valuable space in the carry load. For a fraction of the price, I could purchase multiple batteries for all my devices, charge them up and just take extra charged batteries along. The size looks to be equivalent to 3 phone batteries and a slew of AA's. Unless the charger holds a massive amount of juice or could jump start an ATV, I'll pass.
Thursday, July 05, 2012 1:34 PM
For as much as they want for it, it must be able to charge up alot of devices many times over and if that is the case i am sure it is well worth the #. I have hunting place that eat my batteries when the devices are turned on as they are searching for a signal they never can find, so i have to turn them off which I dont like to do if my family is not there with me. If this will keep my devices powered it will help mm ensure my piece of mind when away from the family!!
Thursday, July 05, 2012 2:09 PM
I could see where this would handy to have if you depend on your cell phone for emergency medical issues.
Thursday, July 05, 2012 3:06 PM
seems like a good product, but i don't think that it will get much sales. Most people would prefer to spend $130 on another set of batteries and just have those charged before going out into the woods or whatever the case may be.. Yes it comes with a car charger and house charger but so does you phone.. and how many charges can it put out.. is it going to last for only one charging period or what.. Most items after being off the charger for a while starts to lose its charge. So, for some people this would be a great last minute backup item, but for the most part i don't think they will have to many sales from this product compared to all the other less expensive chargers on the market.
Thursday, July 05, 2012 3:37 PM
Brunton has not yet let me down. I own several differnt products made by them and they have all been of the highest quality. I'm not so much a tech dependent kind of guy, but I can see where this would be a usefull tool to have, depending on weight/size (portability) and real world operability. Many of the newer GPS units are sporting a USB port for DC in lieu of batteries, so it may apply to more than just smart phones and iPads. If it does what it says on the box, sure, why not give it a try?
Thursday, July 05, 2012 4:55 PM
You can typically find spare smart phone batteries online pretty cheap, but i see this is compatible with their sync-tech headlamps and task lights so not are they only marketing it for their own product(s) as well as other electronics people typically take with them on hunting, fishing, hiking, biking, and road trips. They should've maybe sent you one of their head lamps along with it!! Thanks for the "Inside the Box" Blog as its opened my eyes up to more than just hunting orintated companies!
Thursday, July 05, 2012 5:27 PM
Seems like a great option to charge devices that don't have removable batteries. I would be interested to see if it works as well as they claim it does would be a great option for camping and hunting trips.
Thursday, July 05, 2012 6:22 PM
This seems like a charger that can be used by all hunters/fisherman etc. I would like to see how long it takes to charge a phone and will it break if I take a spill.
Thursday, July 05, 2012 8:00 PM
Since I hunt at a rustic camp, no electricity allowed,this device would be huge for charging my I-Phone. While I do read other reviews, I personally prefer to draw my own conclussion by using the product myself.
Friday, July 06, 2012 1:23 AM
The is a really handy gizmo and I'd love to have one. Thanks Gordy again for the review.
Friday, July 06, 2012 6:16 AM
Odd..when I go into the field I try to get away from as much electronics as possible and stick with my primal instincts. So no ipods or ipads for me. Plus if you are in the deep woods elk hunting you can kiss cell reception goodbye. Perhaps this is good for recharging a camera to take shots of nature and your harvest! Yeah, that's the ticket! Now I see it's value! :-)
Friday, July 06, 2012 6:31 AM
I have just one word for everyone - SOLAR! While this product sounds like it could get you out of a jam with a quick emergency recharge, it may let you down on a longer trip. There are many different models of solar charger out there that will do the same thing (Although not as fast), and most of these take up no more space than the Resync. Like Gordy said, do your research and choose the best product for YOU!
Friday, July 06, 2012 8:02 AM
It is nice, but when I go hunting, I don't want connected to the outside. Leave the city at home and relax.
Friday, July 06, 2012 11:47 AM
I agree with dsmolen. This might make a good emergency recharger for a go bag or something but you can get solar chargers for a bit less money. Would love to see a comparison test.
Friday, July 06, 2012 12:14 PM
This would be a great charger to carry on my dirt bike or four wheeler when we use them for week long camping trips in the Nevada desert. However I doubt I would spend $130 on it as there are many cheaper options that will work.
Friday, July 06, 2012 3:04 PM
Seems a bit expensive to me. I only use my cell for emergencies and my battery life would last longer than any extended hunt that I would ever go on.
Friday, July 06, 2012 3:37 PM
This product sounds like a great idea in comparison to carying around alot of extra battires that take up more room than the Resync which is thin, I mean who wants to cary around a bounch of loose battires. the price could be sold for less that way it can be competitive with other products, like solar powered products,
Thanks Gordy for your video blog, you have good info to share with your viewers.
Saturday, July 07, 2012 5:02 AM
i am still old school and all of the new technological has its benefits to better the experiences out on a hunt. their is a part of me that has a hard time integrating new technological into a experience that is for me to get away from it all and not to be tied into the rat race of society.now with all that said it dose have its benefits to be able to use in time of need.i am not to sure if i would be a good one to try this.when i am out its time to be alone with all that is around me and i don't want to be pulled away from were i am. so i leave as much connection with the outside world around me,so what would i do with product, as little as possibly but in time in need it could save a life when in trouble out and away to have that back up to charge a phone or what ever you have to use it for.
Saturday, July 07, 2012 3:37 PM
This would be a great item to have if it works that good. The family and I camp frequently and everyone has phones and computers that the charge never lasts so we are having to use the plug in the truck that is if we remembered to bring them lol. Looking good doing the push ups Gordy I think I could probably push out 50 only.
Sunday, July 08, 2012 11:33 AM
No offence to Phil, but I wonder how many days it will take him to do 95 push-ups. I’m about the same physique and it would take me three days.
Monday, July 09, 2012 11:04 AM
This would be very helpful to have in the truck. Hope it works as good as they say I'd like to get one. If someone gets one of these please let me know if it's great or sucks?
Monday, July 09, 2012 1:58 PM
Good stuff guys! Looks like we've got a wide range of opinions on this one ... from price point, to applications to leaving technology at home where it belongs.
rtowne: That's funny! With all the mail Phil handles I'm thinking he probably has some pretty big guns.
Gonna give some gear away in a couple weeks. For those who haven't, it's not too late to comment and win free gear.
Monday, July 09, 2012 2:21 PM
This thing sounds like a great addition that I need in my hunting gear. going deer hunting without electric for a week i need my smart phone to be charged to tell me the up coming weather and get other information while out on the field and this product will do just that.
Monday, July 09, 2012 6:05 PM
This product is a must have for remote and or extended outings in the great outdoors. It could be a lifesaver for those of us that hunt this way!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 1:47 PM
portable power hope it takes less than an hour to charge that is
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 2:48 PM
Very good product a must for and camper or hunter.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 3:37 PM
Could turn out to be a great product. Just have to find someone who needs such a device. It seems to.me that not necessary to carry the product unless u have a handful of cell phones or rechargeable devices. I would not need this product because when I'm hunting i dnt use many rechargeable devices. But for emergency personnel or medical reasons would be the only way it would be a great necessity
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 5:47 PM
I hate having to take extra AA batteries or phone batteries into the field. Main reason is that without marking them up, you can't tell which have been used and which ones are still good. Taking this along would be great for us SMART phone users. If you are in an area that has cell service or close to an area with cell service, this would be invaluable if you were in an emergency situation and needed your phone to call. My biggest concerns with this are weight and waterproofing. Is it waterproof? If your pack gets wet or the item falls into the snow, will it be protected? Looks like a very promising item!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 6:28 PM
Sounds like a nice product for long distance hunting or fishing trips. It would help to keep a back packer safe by being able to recharge a gps or satalite phone on a long trek. that way you wouldnt have to carry as many batteries. I dont see it used by someone hunting around thier home or just loading it in a daypack for a short trip.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 6:59 PM
One thing even on short trips the new Cell Smart phones go through their battery charge pretty fast. I was told besides the house charger to get one for my vehicle to charge the phone on the go. So a way to charge them up when out hunting if you needed it would be a great thing to have. Like I said convenience is one thing but if a person has medical issues like I do a charged up phone could be a life saver.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 7:25 PM
nice to have when u are in a blind with a ten year old playing games on your phone. keeps him and me sain .you all know what iam talking about if u have spent a day in a blind with one .priceless!!!!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 8:51 PM
One thing that is nice about this product is that it has the capability to charge USB electronics. In todays age, virtually all our little gadgets, cell phones, GPS, and portable electronics can be charged by USB. This product is perfect because it offers a cordless charging solution. One thing I dislike about this product is the price for it. $110 is pretty steep price. Take a look at the competing devices similar to this product, for example i.Sound Portable Power - 16000mAh DGIPAD priced by newegg.com at a reasonable $78.89 This is virtually the same product at a cheaper price. Something to think about. Although the iSound does not offer a solar panel hook up like the Resync.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 10:06 PM
While I think Brunton is a fine reputable company and their products are first class, this product would not be high on my list of priorities. First of all I try to keep electronic devices to a minimum and most of the places I go have limited or non-existant cell phone reception. If I had need of something which would charge electronic devices, I believe I would go with a solar powered charger. Like from a company like Goal-Zero.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 6:40 AM
I'm on this like white on rice , I don't want to have to pack a ton of extra battery's , It seems like I'm always forgetting to charge something or forgetting to bring battery's , and a $130.00 is little to ask for piece of mind to no that you wont be left in the woods or the Hampton with dead battery's or a forgotten charger
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 7:53 AM
In looking over this product it seems that it will not fully charge an iPad3 even 1 time and will only recharge my cell phone a couple of times. For it to be useful to me it would need to be able to charge my cell phone at least 7 times. I would rather spen more money for one of their solar chargers which will provide unlimited number of charges as long as there was sunlight.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 8:57 AM
Might be ok for some people but I can charge my phone in my jeep and I don't turn my phone on while I'm hunting only carry it for an emergency,and I carry extra batteries for my gps.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 9:34 AM
Brunton makes some awesume products ! As far as solar chargers and devices, they do lead the field in innovation and size. The roll up panels they have available are great and do the same thing. I'd pass on this product, mainly because of cost .
I think their time would be better spent on a better performing gps system/2 way radio like the rhino line-up
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 4:10 PM
Well now if they made it so it would have solar capabilities that would be great. Looks to me to be something else that takes up space and loses its charge right when you need it most. Would be interesting to try though.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 4:21 PM
The portable power pack is something that alot of guys need when in the wood to help with when something goes dead from not being charged but for me it is out of my price range.. I will just have to remember to charge my phone and light so I won't need the portable power but you know what is going to happen .. you forget sometimes and it would be great to have.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 9:17 PM
$130 is very high...They make ones that use AA batteries, I'd rather grab a fist full of AAs and a 15 dollar charger for the few times I'd use this item.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012 10:18 PM
The is a really handy gizmo and I'd love to have one.
Thursday, July 12, 2012 4:27 AM
Not too practical for a day hunt/hike. But if you were going to be out in the woods for a week, I think it makes sense. 130 bucks is on the high end though. I think this charges about anything- AA, AAA, GPS, laptop, Ipad, ,... So, better than carrying a ton of batteries.
Thursday, July 12, 2012 7:55 AM
this type of unit is ok to use on day trips if you have something to charge it with durning the night like a car or camper but if you are in deep woods and ride in by horse you will need a solar unit that will work even with out any electricity
Thursday, July 12, 2012 8:50 AM
this looks like something that a city hunter would have or want. i do not believe that it would be worth the weight or space to have. guess i hunt the old fashoned way and take what i can really count on for a hunt and for emergencies. happy hunting
Thursday, July 12, 2012 9:30 AM
Not sure I'd spend the money for this item. I wonder if it would be possible to merge this gizmo with some of the solar gizmos that have been mentioned? Having the ability to charge this slowly over the course of the day adn the ability to quickly charge an electronic device when you're back to camp? I also wonder if the connections would allow a recharge for my gps? I think it is a little pricey, but I see some great potential.
Thursday, July 12, 2012 9:47 AM
Could be easier for me with my hound hunting for coyotes as I have to carry spare batteries for both my GPS dog tracker and my hand held radio. Both never seem to run out at the same time so I assume either could be recharging while also being in use. As for price, less is always better.
Thursday, July 12, 2012 1:25 PM
I have a pair of Brunton binoculars and they are awesome. If the ReSync is as durable as their binoculars, it should be a good product. In addition to using it for hunting applications, I could see using a product like that one a fishing trip as well. By the way, did I hear a 1,000 push-ups? I'll give you a week to get it done.
Thursday, July 12, 2012 2:00 PM
It may be worth the money research woull definatly be necessary first though. Companies web sights are very bias.
Thursday, July 12, 2012 2:16 PM
A bit pricey but if it save one life it is well worth the price.
Thursday, July 12, 2012 6:08 PM
Sounds like it would be great if you carry multiple devices. Yeah spare batteries may be cheap but this would eliminate have two or three spare batteries of different types. It's sort of having a combo battery eliminating carry multiple types, like those folks who want a rifle and sidearm chambered for the same ammo, a space saver. My biggest question is how long will hold it's charge which affects how far in advance you could pack it away for travel, have on hand for emergencies, or in a bugout bag.
Thursday, July 12, 2012 8:53 PM
not sure why they include the cigarette lighter plug adapter as most phones already come with a cigarette charging cord. But if it holds a charge for a long period it might be worth it for emergency bag.
Friday, July 13, 2012 6:57 AM
This product would be a great addition to any hunting pack, especially if they use either their smartphone or gps for maneuvering through the woods on a week long hunt. Even if you dont go anywhere but to a national forest and camp out for a week, this product would be good to have handy in an area unknown to the hunter. It seems to be about the size of an average smartphone, it would be easy to place in a pack or pocket and take off with it.
Friday, July 13, 2012 9:30 AM
Earlier I saw your clip with the skins for turkey decoys this really looked to be a turkey attention getter.... I guess that I am just too old fashioned because I don't think of it as necessary to take electronics on a hunting trip that you would need a charger to take along with you, it is that much extra when you are trying to travel light. But, I guess we all have our own priorities and oppinions. Thatks RIchard
Friday, July 13, 2012 2:23 PM
where i hunt and do my fishing. it always eat up my battier on my cell phone. some thing like that would help out a lot. i could even charge up by mo-jos.
have of the time i go out hunting and the car charger is in my wife van or i forget the house charger.
so that's why i would like to get something like that would help me out a lot.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 7:34 AM
not a bad price if item will re-charge smartphone 7-8 times as listed. similar item at my cell phone store cost $40 and will recharge my smartphone only once. nice that it comes with both the home & car charger.
Saturday, July 14, 2012 12:46 PM
You know what is funny I remember when hunting was a time for friends and families to have a great time together outdoors. I think that the electronic world is going to change things to where they will have to have just a electroinc season for all the high tech gadgets.We need to teach our children how to track,spot and stalk, shoot straight and shoot only ethical shots. Electronical equipment maybe good in emergencies and around camp but not in the field.
Sunday, July 15, 2012 9:26 PM
That would keep my phone charged so when my buddy gets lost we might have a chance of finding him the next time.
Monday, July 16, 2012 12:26 AM
that thing is awesome definitley would come in handy on a hunt or camping trip most phones batteries do go out in about 7 hours so being able to charge your phone with that anywhere and it doesnt take up much space its pretty bad ass.
Monday, July 16, 2012 9:13 AM
Would be a great tool for the field. I used my Primos game calls app this year from my phone and called in squirrel and deer. The only problem with using technology in the field is battery life is gone before you know it. Add the Brunton Resync portable power pack to my phone and portable speakers and I could use my phone all day not worrying about power issues. Not a bad price either.
Monday, July 16, 2012 9:48 AM
SOUNDS LIKE A GOOD DEVICE FOR LONGER HUNTING TRIPS.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 3:34 PM
I like that its takes away the dumping of disposable batteries in landfills and recharges whatever you can plug into it.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 5:19 PM
I really have to ask, Do we NEED an i-pad or smart phone when we're hunting the boonies and will there be reception? If there's no reception, those are useless anyway, even if they have power. That aside, this unit would be very welcome to recharge a personal locator beacon or navigating GPS, both key safety items that I would want to work if I were in trouble.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 6:28 PM
Not sure if it is worth the price. These products seem to work good at first. How long will the batteries last in it. Not trying to be to negative. Go old school and carry signal flares for emergency. Remember that when you go hunting, its to enjoy the outdoors, mother nature.
Thursday, July 19, 2012 7:14 AM
The price seems to be a little high. How long will the batteries lastin iy/ Unless you discharge the batteries often they will get a memory and when they get to a certain point they will not go any futher. It would be between it or getting extra batteres.
Monday, July 23, 2012 2:59 AM
$130 dollars for something I have never needed before and I am sure I will never need it in the future.How ever it was a good review of a not needed product.
Thursday, August 09, 2012 7:17 PM
great ,my stuff is always diring out when i need them not just when wife calls in yhe middle of my hunts lol
Monday, April 01, 2013 11:01 PM
this would be a blessing for country life
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