I’ve had the chance to test out an extremely powerful portable charging station, the ibattz Battstation Optimus 20400 mAh. It is an extremely powerful portable battery pack that can charge two devices at once from its USB ports.
Hiking Lady’s view of the ibattz Battstation Optimus 20400mAh Battery Pack?
The ibattz Battstation is an excellent charging station. It is so powerful that it can easily last an entire multi-day camping trip. Would I take it backpacking? Not unless I need my battery sucking devices for some reason. I know some people use their iPhone’s as a GPS – then this is the backup battery you’ll want for backpacking! Given its weight (14.11 ounces), I think it is ideal for car camping and plane flights when you want to charge your devices.
Using it for car camping is the best outdoor use of the ibattz Battstation. The ibattz Battstation Optimus 20400mAh is durable, has an easy to grip matte exterior, and it is physically small (see Specs below).
Because it has two USB charging ports, one 2.1 amp and one 1 amp, it is convenient for charging multiple devices at once. Moreover, the ibattz Battstation Optimus 20400mAh is so powerful that it can charge a smartphone 8 times! Yes 8! I tried it myself with an iPhone 5 and it lived up to its claim.
The ibattz Battstation Optimus 20400mAh Battery Pack will be coming along on all of my car camping trips from now on!
Specs of the ibattz Battstation Optimus 20400mAh Battery Pack
- Dimensions: 5.51 x 2.8 x 0.87 inches (can be held in your hand easily)
- Weight: 14.11 ounces
- Battery Specs: Panasonic Lithium Ion. 3.7V/20,400 mAh
- Outputs: Two outputs; one is 2.1A (ideal for tablets) and the other is 1A (for smartphones, GPS devices, walkie talkies, etc.)
- Extras: LED Flashlight. Even though it is small, it is nice to have when camping!
- Power Indicator: Convenient to determine how much power is remaining; 4 levels: 100-80% (4 LED indicator light up), 80-60%, 60-30%, and less than 30% (1 LED indicator)
- Included in Box: Micro USB cable to charge device; 1 Apple 30 pin adapter, 1 Samsung Galaxy Tab adapter (I just used my own white Apple lightning charger cord.)
Where to buy:
You can buy the ibattz Battstation Optimus 20400mAh Battery Pack at Amazon.com.