HOUSTON – It never fails. If your car battery is going to die, it’s going to be when you’re in a hurry to get somewhere and no one is around to give you a jump. If you had a Jumpstart 10-in-1 Multi-Tool, the makers say you’d be just fine. The flashlight doubles as a portable car battery starter and can help you in eight other ways as well. We tried each feature to help you decide if it’s worth your money.
Claims: The device has 10 tools/features:
Jump Starter (gas/diesel)
Power Bank (2 USB ports)
4 mode flashlight
Red Flashing Light
Water + Dust Resistant
Test: We took the JumpStart to Redline Autosports and owner Junior Bekdeli to test the car battery starter on a dead battery. Bekdeli was surprised and impressed that the Jumpstart started the battery in seconds.
The biggest issue we found with the product, though, was that it didn’t hold a charge. We charged it overnight on Nov. 7. The instructions say you only have to charge it every three months if you haven’t used it but when we tried to use it about a month later, the Jumpstart was completely dead.
None of the flashlight features on the product worked.
It did successfully charge a tablet from 8% to 89%.
Verdict: We give the Jumpstart a thumbs down because it failed to keep a charge, which would make it useless if you needed to jump your battery.
Of all of the tools and features, here is what works and what doesn’t:
Jump Starter (gas/ diesel) Pass
Power Bank (2 USB ports) Pass
4 mode flashlight Fail
Red Flashing Light Fail
SOS Alarm Pass
Built-in compass Pass
Built-in thermometer Pass
Reflective Strip Pass
Water + Dust Resistant Pass
Mini Flashlight Fail