When power banks burst into the market they still had relatively small form factors and limited juice in them. As the months went by we saw power banks become bigger and bigger with more mAh stuffed into them. However a lot of us realized that having a 20,000mAh power bank with you might be nice and all but it’s a pain to carry around especially if you’re mobile throughout the day. That’s why it’s important to find the right balance of size and mAh when it comes to looking for power banks. This is where the new Incipio Offgrid Portable Battery comes in.
Priced at Php2,295 and with 4,000mAh some people might think it’s overpriced. However what you’re paying really here is the form factor and the quality of the product. It’s thin and easy to pocket making it the perfect mobile charging companion. It actually just measures 102.5 x 55.5 x 13.0mm. That’s roughly the size of a calling card case.
As we already mentioned, it has a 4,000mAh Lithium-Polymer battery. That should last you a while before it gives out (a lot of the cheap non-branded ones die after a few months). It can also charge your phone fast since it has a 2.1 A output and not your typical 1.0 (which just takes forever). In our tests it charged the iPhone 5S almost twice (0-100% and then 0-70%). For the Nexus 5 it was able to do almost the same (0-100% and then 0-50%).
The device is also quite a looker. It has a black matte finish and there are four blue LED lights that indicate how much juice it has left. There are the usual ports: micro USB and USB. Lastly the “Incipio” logo is proudly embossed along the surface of the power bank.
The Incipio Offgrid Portable Battery is available at Beyond the Box, Digital Walker, and Digital Hub with an SRP of Php2,295. Note that there are also bigger variants with more juice in them.