EcoFlow River 2: Should you Buy it?

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EcoFlow RIVER 2 Specs

  • AC Output (x1): Pure Sine Wave, 300W total (surge 600W), 230V ~ 50Hz/60Hz
  • DC Output (x1): 12.6V/8A, 100W Max
  • USB-A Output (x2): 5V/2.4A, 12W Max per port
  • USB-C Output (x1): 5V/9V/12V/15V/20V/3A, 60W Max
  • AC Input: 220-240V ~ 50Hz/60Hz, 8A Max
  • DC Input: 11-30V/110W, 8A Max
  • USB-C Input: 5V/9V/12V/15V/20V/3A, 60W Max
  • Cell Chemistry: LFP
  • Cycle Life: 80%+ capacity after 3000 cycles
  • Optimal Operating Temperature: 20°C ~ 30°C (68°F ~ 86°F)
  • Discharge Temperature: -10°C ~ 45°C (14°F ~ 113°F)
  • Charge Temperature: 0°C ~ 45°C (32°F ~ 113°F)
  • Storage Temperature: -10°C ~ 45°C (20°C ~ 30°C is best ); 14°F ~ 113°F (68°F ~ 86°F is best)

The EcoFlow RIVER 2 is an excellent option for anyone in need of portable power due to its reliable performance, user-friendly interface, versatility, affordability, and commitment to sustainability. It’s a practical and cost-effective choice that can power a wide range of devices, and its support for solar recharging aligns with EcoFlow’s sustainability mission. In this article, allow me to give you my thoughts about it, and how this power solution managed to amaze me in ways I initially didn’t imagine.

Unboxing

Before we get into the meat of our discussion, allow me to tell you what came out of the box and what I received as freebies when I ordered via Lazada.

What we received is an EcoFlow River 2. Since we ordered via EcoFlow’s official Lazada page, they offered EF EcoFlow AC Charging Cable for RIVER 2 Series and DELTA 2 Series, EF ECOFLOW EU-INTL Socket, and Camping Cup. The camping cup is a good touch since the River 2, and almost all of EcoFlow’s product, is marketed for people who are often doing outdoor activities.

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About time you need get a portable power solution

The EcoFlow RIVER 2 is an excellent portable power solution that offers a wide range of features and benefits. It’s designed to provide reliable performance and dependable power, no matter where you are. Plus, it’s incredibly user-friendly, making it easy to use, even if you’ve never used a portable power station before.

It’s truly a top-notch portable power solution that offers a whole bunch of benefits. Not only is it built for reliability and steady performance, but it’s also perfect for all kinds of situations and places you might find yourself in.

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So, whether you’re out exploring the great outdoors, facing a sudden power outage, or just in need of a trusty power source for your adventures, the RIVER 2 has got your back. It’s like having a reliable buddy with you, always ready to lend a helping hand when you need it most. Case in point here in the Philippines: we are about to experience a new wave of El Nino – that’s a period of drought for those who are not aware of the term – and with great drought comes high demand for electricity. This is the time when the demand for cooler and cleaner air is at its height, but this comes at a price… a very high price. Unfortunately, this is also the time when Filipinos don’t want to experience the painful whip of heat, therefore having a battery powered air cooler or fan would be helpful. In similar regard, having an affordable form of “generator” or backup battery would be equally helpful.

Easy to use

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Oh, and did I mention how versatile the RIVER 2 is? That’s another thing that really sets it apart from other portable power stations. It’s designed to power all sorts of devices, from smartphones and tablets to laptops and even small appliances. This means you’ve got a one-stop power solution for all sorts of activities, like camping trips, working remotely, or even just having a backup power source at home.

The EcoFlow RIVER 2 is incredibly easy to use! The designers really put some thought into making sure the interface is clear and intuitive, with super simple controls that anyone can figure out in no time. That means you don’t have to be a tech reviewer like me to get the most out of this portable power station.

The power station has intuitive buttons that makes it easy for you to change modes: DC or AC. It also features an LED display infront, which tells how long the battery will last when powering or charging devices or appliances, and the time when the power station will get fully charged.

Decently priced

But you know what’s even better? Despite all these amazing features and capabilities, the RIVER 2 won’t break the bank! It’s actually more affordable than a lot of other options out there, so it’s a fantastic choice for anyone looking for a budget-friendly yet reliable power solution. Starting at just ₱19,290 for the RIVER 2 model and going up to ₱38,490 for the most powerful Pro model, it’s way more affordable than other similar options on the market. That means it’s perfect for customers with all sorts of budgets. What I got here is the basic River 2, and it’s more than enough for my needs here at the studio just in case the power runs out.

Its compact and lightweight design makes it easy to carry and transport, so you can have a handy power solution with you wherever you go. I mean, who doesn’t love the idea of always having access to dependable and eco-friendly power, right?

Use Cases

This portability makes the RIVER 2 perfect for all sorts of situations, whether you’re on a camping trip, working remotely, or even just need a backup power source at home. It’s like having your very own little power buddy, always there to help you out when you need it most!

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What’s even more interesting is that it lets you see how long you’ll be able to use the power station through its LED display (as mentioned earlier). For instance, it will show that the power station can power a 10W light for 20 hours, a 60Wh laptop for 3.4 hours, or 200W PlayStation 5 for an hour.

Pro-Clean Energy

And you know what’s extra special about the RIVER 2? It shows just how dedicated EcoFlow is to sustainability and innovation. The power station supports solar recharging, which means you can use renewable and eco-friendly energy to power up all your devices. How cool is that?

By choosing clean energy, you’re not only taking care of your own power needs, but you’re also helping to create a greener and more sustainable future for everyone. It’s a win-win situation! With the RIVER 2, you can feel good knowing you’re making a positive impact on the environment while staying powered up on the go.

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I also noticed that it only takes less than an hour to fully charge this power station at around 340W to 350W, which – according to EcoFlow – is 5x faster than other portable power stations.

Verdict

The EcoFlow RIVER 2 is a top-notch portable power solution that offers a plethora of features and benefits. Its reliable performance, dependable power, user-friendly design, versatility, affordability, and commitment to sustainability make it a valuable asset for anyone in need of portable power. Regardless of whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a frequent traveler, or simply someone in search of a backup power source, the RIVER 2 is a worthwhile investment that can provide power whenever and wherever it’s needed.

ECOFLOW sent Gadget Pilipinas an EcoFlow River 2 for review. Gadget Pilipinas did not receive monetary payment for this review.
8.5Expert Score
EcoFlow RIVER 2

The EcoFlow RIVER 2 is a top-notch portable power solution that offers a plethora of features and benefits. Its reliable performance, dependable power, user-friendly design, versatility, affordability, and commitment to sustainability make it a valuable asset for anyone in need of portable power.

Build and Design
9
Operation and Usage
9
Ports
8.5
Charging Time
10
Sustainability
9
Price
8
Positive
  • Easy to use
  • Plenty of charging and power ports
  • ~48 to 1 hour to fully charge
  • Affordable
  • 3 years warranty
Negatives
  • Accessories like solar panels can be pricey

Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.

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