Skip to main content

This portable jump-starter claims to be the most powerful ever made

There are few things more frustrating than jumping into your car, turning the key, and not having the engine turn over. This is especially true during the winter months when cold weather can drain your battery leaving you stranded far from help. But a portable jump starter that just launched on Indiegogo promises to take the stress out of these situations by delivering a compact and powerful solution for getting your car up and running again.

The Gooloo G2000 claims to be the lightest and most powerful portable jump starter on the market today. Weighing in at just 1.8 pounds, the device offers 2,000 peak amps, which is reportedly 1.5 times more powerful than the competition. That is enough to be able to jump-start as many as 40 vehicles before the battery pack itself needs a recharge.

To use the G2000, you simply turn the battery pack on, plug in its included “smart” jumper cables, and connect the red and black clamps to their corresponding posts on your car battery. An indicator light located on the device will turn green when it is ready to go, signaling the driver to turn the key. Once the engine turns over you just unplug the cables, turn off the power switch, and store it back in its protective case.

Gooloo G2000 Portable Jump Starter
Image used with permission by copyright holder

With its 28,800 mAh internal battery, the G2000 can do a lot more than jump-start your car, however. It also comes equipped with three USB ports — including one USB-C and a quick-charging port — for powering up smartphones tablets, and even laptops while on the go. The battery pack also has a DC socket adapter that can be used to provide power to devices that normally plug into a car’s cigarette lighter. It even comes with a built-in LED lamp for use during those after dark emergency situations.

The team behind the Gooloo G2000 was hoping to raise $10,000 to get the jump starter into production, but it easily blasted past that goal within the first few days of the crowdfunding campaign. That means it should go into production later this spring, with an estimated delivery in May. As always, it is good to be aware of the risks involved when backing such a project and take the necessary precautions.

When the G2000 does ship it is expected to sell for $239, though early bird supporters are eligible to get one for as much as 50 percent off.

Editors' Recommendations

Kraig Becker
Kraig Becker is a freelance outdoor writer who loves to hike, camp, mountain bike, trail run, paddle, or just about any other…
I turned my van into an office with a battery-powered AC and heat pump
An EcoFlow Wave 2 air conditioner and heat pump inside a Mitsubishi Delica van.

Like a lot of remote workers, I know I’m lucky to be able to work from home. I have a home office with a comfy leather chair, a skylight, and an oversized doofus of a dog, Marty, who reclines adorably on the couch behind me for Zoom meetings. But I’d also be lying if I didn’t admit I go a little stir crazy from time to time, yearning to work from somewhere other than the same place I eat, sleep, and relax.

How about a van? I bought my 1990 Mitsubishi Delica for camping, but it always seemed like it could serve as a mobile office with a view, if not for one critical shortcoming: For nine months out of the year in Portland, it’s too cold, and for the other three, it’s too hot. Without adding thousands of dollars for a battery power system, my best bet was heavy socks and gloves. But EcoFlow gave me a glimmer of hope at CES 2023 when I spotted the EcoFlow Wave 2. With an onboard battery, it promised to heat or cool anywhere, no external power system needed.

Read more
I was wrong. E-bikes are so practical, they’re a transit cheat code
An Aventon Level 2 ebike sits outside a grocery store.

Confession: Despite loving both bikes and gadgets, e-bikes never excited me. Compared to my bicycle, e-bikes seemed unfair. Compared to my motorcycle, they seemed slow. Compared to my car, they seemed impractical.

But with $1,500 federal e-bike rebates potentially on the horizon at part of E-Bike Act, I decided it was past time to reconsider. Not just because 30% off would make them way more accessible, but because the entire idea that e-bikes could be worthy of a rebate changed the way I looked at them: less as toys, more as transit. Had I written off an entire way of getting around because I was looking at it the wrong way?

Read more
Upway launches one of the best marketplaces for certified e-bikes, new or not
Man holding ebike from Upway in a field, lifestyle image.

This content was produced in partnership with Upway.
It wasn't too long ago that e-bikes were a rare sight, but all of that has changed, and rightfully so. Electric bikes are all over the road these days, and there are many brands either venturing into the technology, to launch their own versions of the sustainable transportation option or reiterating existing and traditional designs. From Aventon to Schwinn, or RadPower to Momentum, with so many opportunities, the prevailing question is, where do you go to find the best deals and the best information about these brands and their e-bike models? The answer is Upway, the number one certified electric bike provider and an official partner to many of the aforementioned brands.

What is Upway, exactly? It's a marketplace, specializing in e-bikes, featuring an inventory that's sourced from some of the best brands in the world. There are American brands -- like Specialized, Cannondale, and RadPower -- and European brands -- like Riese, Muller, and VanMoof. The best part is the discounts, offering up to 60% off retail, for a plethora of brands. Upway is on a mission to make sustainable mobility affordable for everyone. It's also one of the best places to go for a new or pre-owned e-bike, and here's why:

Read more