When the apocalypse hits, will you be ready? Ok, the answer to that question is, “no.” Because let’s be honest; who is ever ready for an apocalypse? Let’s scale it back a little bit. When you need to go away camping for a week, with no access to power, will you be ready? Of course, the answer to that question might still be no, but Innori thinks it can get you a little closer.
The Innori 22,400 mAh 3 USB Universal Portable Power Bank has a ton of power for you to tote along with you for those times that you’ll be away from power for a very, very long time. We tested the Power Bank over two weeks and charged many a device using its plethora of ports. From phones to tablets, and everything in between – ok there’s nothing really in between – this charger handled everything we could throw at it.
The hardware on this Power Pack is everything you would expect. The first thing that jumps out at you is that it’s large, but considering the capacity, not ~that~ large. We have other battery packs on hand with half the juice that are more than half the size. As for weight, yes, this thing is beefy. Like Southpark’s Cartman beefy. But that’s what battery power costs these days.
Our test unit is white and 7.9 x 1.2 x 4.7 inches and speaking of weight, is 1.15 pounds of pure battery juice. The long sides are rounded off making it easy to hold., with sharper corners on the short sides. On the face of the battery pack is a prominent Innori logo, a power button, and 4 LED lights to indicate the amount of charge left. On one short side, you’ll find 3 UBS ports, a microUSB charging port and an LED flashlight. On the back of the pack, you have your specifications, including the output for each USB port – DC 5v/1A, DC 5V/1.5A, and DC 5V/2.1A respectively.
Press the power button once to see how much juice is left in the pack or to turn it on. Press the power button twice to the LED flashlight on and off. The flashlight is relatively dim, considering the power at its disposal. Of course, that’s not the primary function of a power pack, so while we’re still going to file this under “missed opportunities”, it’s certainly forgivable.
So let’s get down to brass tacks now shall we? How does it hold up? We tested the Innori Battery Pack with a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that has a battery capacity of 2600 mAh and a Nexus 9 tablet that has a battery capacity of 6700 mAh. Simple math tells you that’s about 2 charges for the Nexus and roughly 4 with the S6 Edge. That’s about what we got from it. Those four nights of charging got us through five days of phone/tablet use, which is about in line with our expectations.
One downside of the battery pack is the questionable choice of writing the port numbers above the USB ports in raised white-on-white writing. This makes it incredibly hard to read, especially in a low-light environment. It’s easy enough to remember which order the ports come in, but still. Having the outputs on the back of the device make it one extra step of figuring out what device to plug in where. Plus also consider that this battery pack takes a whopping 13 hours to charge from dead to full. That’s a lot of time to be without a battery pack. You’ll need to remember to plug this in as soon as you walk in the door from work if it is to be back in your backpack when you leave the following day.
Overall, considering the size and the price (going for $37.99 on Amazon) this has to be considered a solid buy, especially for those who travel or are often away from power for an extended period of time. If all you’re looking for it a quick boost to get you home on the train, you can safely look elsewhere. This delivers a steady, reliable charge to multiple devices over multiple nights and does so in a relatively compact albeit heavy package.
This product will be featured in an Amazon Lightning Deal on December 11 between 2:50 and 6:50pm PT.