I was feeling a little jaded after risking buying a below market cost battery from another vendor on Amazon. Their product was a complete dud, and I had to send it back for refund.
Since I don't want to project that bad experience on every battery vendor on Amazon, I decided to give this one more shot... and boy am I glad I did!
Techorbits processed and shipped my order in a very timely fashion. When the product arrived I could tell that they take extra thought into their process as there were directions on the custom-designed box with specific instructions on how to charge the battery initially.
They even followed up with an email to make sure I was happy, which prompted me to write this review. Did that happen with the last company I tried going through? I feel you may already know the answer to that question...
My ONLY gripe is that they aren't PRIME. If they were Prime, 5 stars wouldn't be enough.
My original battery had died and I had to keep my laptop plugged in all the time. I liked the price on this battery but didn't pay much attention to the life span. It lasted about 45 minutes the first time I used it. Then after being charged fully it lasted about one hour and 20 minutes. It's ok. I basically use it for short periods of time off the cord. But it's mostly a safe guard in case my laptop comes unplugged while I'm working on something so I won't lose everything. It arrived quickly. No problems with delivery.
Battery capacity diminishes over time, and this reasonably priced replacement revived my un-tethered usage of my personal Dell laptop. Battery monitor shows a 48.xxx storage estimate, a 2.75 hour runtime (as much as the original battery when it was new) and under 0.1% of diminishment in capacity over the 2 weeks I've had it. I'll post more long term reactions, but so far, so good!
Packaging oddity: It was ripped (the plastic baggie) - but likely due to the sharp edge of the battery itself. The outer box was in good shape, and sealed.
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