MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Portable Honda 290 Power Station for Charging All Your Devices From Jackery

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Jackery to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a Honda 290 Power Station, which provides 292Wh of power for camping, emergencies, outdoor activities, and more.

    The HLS 290 Portable Power Station is a Honda licensed product that's been designed with outdoor enthusiasts in mind, but it's also super useful to have on hand for power outages.


    Priced at $350 on Amazon, the HLS 290 is one of Jackery's largest portable power stations, equipped with two USB-A ports for charging iOS devices and other small electronics, an AC port for charging a laptop or any other device, a 12V input, and a port for connecting an optional solar panel, which is sold separately.


    There's a handy little LCD on the front that lets you know how much charge is left on the battery, and it comes with a handle so you can carry it where it needs to go, from the beach to a night out camping. The HLS 290 Power Station weighs just 6.6 pounds and measures in at nine inches by 7.8 inches by 5.2 inches.


    Jackery says the HLS 290 Power Station has enough juice to charge a laptop up to four times, a tablet up to 14 times, and a smartphone up to 17 times. It's able to power a 32-inch TV for over three hours, and a mini fridge for over three hours. Operation is silent, so it's not noisy like a gas-powered generator.


    The HLS 290 Power Station can be recharged in multiple ways, including a solar panel (sold separately and coming soon, a carport, or an AC wall outlet. According to Jackery, it takes eight hours to recharge over AC or with the car adapter or 10 hours with a 50W solar panel. It has a shelf life of three to six months before the battery needs to be recharged, so you can also keep it around in case of emergency.


    We have two of Jackery's Honda Power Stations to give away. To enter to win, use the widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

    Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

    The contest will run from today (April 12) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on April 19. The winners will be chosen randomly on April 19 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

    Article Link: MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Portable Honda 290 Power Station for Charging All Your Devices From Jackery
  2. redneckitengineer macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2017
    Cant turn down a chance to win free stuff. I laugh however since Honda probably had zero involvement besides paying to have their name stuck on it. A shame considering their generators designed in house are some of the best out there.
  3. 7thson macrumors 6502a


    May 13, 2012
    Six Rivers, CA
    Is the main purpose of the car port to recharge it via an automobile?
  4. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

    Amazing Iceman

    Nov 8, 2008
    Florida, U.S.A.
    This one would be the prize of the year for me. :D
  5. SnarkyBear macrumors regular


    Apr 24, 2014
  6. 1rottenapple macrumors 68020

    Apr 21, 2004
    It’s basically a Jackery unit with a Honda decal.
  7. now i see it macrumors 68040

    Jan 2, 2002

    It's just a battery with some step down plugs with a built in inverter
  8. erinsarah macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2011
    What I’m getting out of this post is that if I truly want to survive in the wilderness I need to have this portable power station and my smoothie maker handy at all times.
  9. DaveRivera macrumors newbie


    Mar 24, 2009
    New England
    Hmm, this would be great for my wife who now uses a CPAP machine for when we go to Pennsic War...
  10. WBRacing macrumors 65816


    Nov 19, 2012
    I'll wager it is the other way have round, with Honda being paid a licensing fee for their name to be used.
  11. MRrainer macrumors 65816

    Aug 8, 2008
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Looks great. Though backpacking or even biking with it will probably become tedious after a while - 6.6 pounds is around 3kgs (I wish MacRumors would use metric units, or at least do the math)
  12. redneckitengineer macrumors 6502


    Oct 27, 2017
    Your right, I meant it to say that. Let's chalk it up to being Friday.
  13. Stryder541 macrumors newbie


    Jul 20, 2011
  14. justperry, Apr 12, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 12, 2019

    justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    That makes little sense, Tablets most of the time have much larger batteries.

    Begs the question, Lithium cells inside?

    The price isn't that bad If there are Lithium cells inside.

    IF so, probably about 30 cells, they don't come cheap.

    Edit: Yup

    Screenshot 2019-04-12 at 22.32.48.png
  15. nutmac macrumors 68040

    Mar 30, 2004
    I wish Jackery would also make a battery that can jump start a car with dead battery. You would think that with Honda in its branding, that would be a standard feature.
  16. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    Depends on the Li-Ion cells used, those Higher Current Cells are quite a bit more expensive.
  17. ManualFocusRing macrumors newbie


    Mar 29, 2019
  18. ghost187 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 18, 2010
    I’d never buy this, but if I win I’d use it everyday
  19. Bornee35 macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2013
    That AC output needs a pure sine wave inverter. DC to AC on an inexpensive modified sine wave can damage AC appliances.
  20. Solomani macrumors 68040


    Sep 25, 2012
    Alberto, Canado
    It will probably die if you ever attempt to power a 1) toaster oven, 2) a power drill, or 3) an average-sized microwave oven.

    Sure it will power/recharge laptops and iPhones…. but then there are already $15 battery/charger bricks for that.
  21. Westside guy macrumors 603

    Westside guy

    Oct 15, 2003
    The soggy side of the Pacific NW
    I've already got this one's big brother by another mother - the Goal Zero Yeti 1000. I certainly wouldn't object to winning this smaller, more portable unit - they can be quite handy.

    We can usually count on a handful of multi-hour (or even multi-day, less often) power outages during the winter. The worst thing about those outages is the lack of light during the long evenings... a problem the Yeti should address nicely next time around! I've tested it, and it looks like we can have a decent amount of light in the living room for 20-24 hours with the Yeti - plenty for reading or playing board games.
  22. Reason077 macrumors 68020


    Aug 14, 2007
    290Wh is fine for charging phones and tablets, but it’s way too weak for actually powering appliances in emergencies as suggested in the marketing material.

    Really need to be in the >1 kWh range before those uses start to get realistic.
  23. MoreRumors? macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2018
    Looks like an interesting battery charger and I'll have to do more research on user's reviews.

    I did not know that. Thanks for the info.
  24. JWD macrumors member

    Jan 20, 2012

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