With portable devices exploding in popularity, Incipio’s offGRID rechargeable backup battery is something that will also be growing in popularity. With this battery backup you should be able to get several extra hours out of your portable devices. Possibly an extra movie or two on your iPad or possibly 2-3 charges on your phone. With this, you can charge anything that has a micro USB connection or the standard Apple dock connection. The offGRID should be great on trips if it can do a solid job of recharging your items. So … lets’ start testing this out and seeing what all it can do. Read on …
Above, you can see everything you will get with the offGRID. Two USB connections with the micro USB and Apple connections to differentiate them.
Five green indicator lights on the front display let you know the current battery life of the charger. Simply click once for status, or twice to activate or deactivate the battery.
A quick look at the size of the offGRID will show you it is plenty small enough to carry around with you. On the left is the Kingston WiDrive and on the right is the Seagate Satellite external storage devices.
We charged our Samsung Galaxy S3 and iPad2 with the offGRID. We found the following:
The offGRID overall was a good product. It does what it was suppose to do, which is charge our devices. It seemed to have a decent battery life giving our phone a charge and a half and then boosting our iPad2 battery about 80%. The small nature of the offGRID will help you store it in a lot of convenient places and bring it out when needed.
However, it did take a longer than normal time to charge our devices which we figured would happen. So, we would recommend plugging it into your devices after they got about 50% in battery life to help offset the long charge times.
With an MSRP of $69, we were expecting a little faster charge times or a longer battery life for that price premium.
The Incipio offGRID portable charger earns the Techreaction.net Gold Silicon Award.
For more information on Incipio products and the offGRID, please visit their website.