WHAT IS IT? The Micro-Start XP- 5 is many things. It
will jump-start your car or motorcycle when the battery
has gone dead, charge your phone or tablet, become your
light in the night, and much more.
WHAT’S IT COST? $109.99.
or your local dealer.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with the Antigravity Batteries Micro-Start XP- 5.
(1) Capabilities. The Micro-Start XP- 5 is one of the
world’s smallest jump-starters and personal power
supplies. About the size of a smartphone, it packs enough
power to jump-start your motorcycle, car or truck. Thanks
to a built-in USB port, the XP- 5 can charge cell phones,
iPads, Kindles, GPS’, Bluetooth devices, digital cameras
and anything else that uses a USB 5-volt charging system.
It also has a built-in flashlight with SOS patterns. in.
( 2) Specs. This XP- 5 device weighs under 8 ounces
and is only 5 inches tall, 2-7/8 inches wide and a 1/2-inch
thick. There are two on-board power ports: a jump-start
port with a 150-amp, 300-peak starting ability and a USB
5-volt, 2.1-amp output. There is also a built-in capacity
indicator. Just press the button on the side to see how
much life is left in the XP- 5. The power turns off
automatically when the battery is done being used.
( 3) Accessories. The XP- 5 comes with a bundle of
extra goodies. First on the list is the wall charger. Next
are the mini jumper cables and cigarette lighter adapter
to charge the XP- 5 on the go. Then there is the universal
USB cable that splits into four plugs for the most
common types of USB connectors.
( 4) Performance. The XP- 5 works better than we
could have imagined. We used it to jump-start a dead
KTM battery. We charged our cell phones out in the
wilderness. We knew that as long as the XP- 5 was
charged, we would never be at a photo shoot with a
dead camera, phone or bike. We even dropped it a
few times without leaving a scratch. This is one very
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? No complaints.
You don’t need this—until you need it. Then
you’ll be happy you have it tucked in
your glove box.
ANTIGRAVITY BATTERIES MICRO-START XP- 5
MXA TEAM TESTED