There are plenty of portable iPhone / smartphone / tablet battery packs out there, but IOGEAR’s new GMP10K GearPower Ultra Capacity Mobile Power Station can one-up most of them. That is because the Power Station holds a capacity of 11,000mAh! That is enough power to charge the iPhone 5 up to 7.5 times!!
Of course, you can also use the Power Station to charge just aboout any other smartphone, mobile device, and tablet, including the iPad. the Power Station has 2 USB outputs, allowing you to simultaneously charge 2 mobile devices at once. This concept and design is hardly new – after all, both the The Proporta USB TurboCharger we reviewed and the Mophie Juice Pack Powerstation Duo offer a pretty similar form-factor, with dual USB outputs. However, while those chargers offer a max capacity of 6,000mAh and 7,000mAh, IOGEAR’s latest offering offers almost double that.
Unfortunately, with the extra capacity does come a bit more heft. The device measures .75″ W x 4.75″ D x 3″ L, and weighs .65 lb. That makes the IOGEAR GearPower Ultra Capacity Mobile Power Station a bit larger and heavier than these other chargers, and many other battery packs that are out there. That said, its still very portable in size, and and it won’t weigh down your travel bag much.
The design itself of the IOGEAR GearPower Ultra Capacity Mobile Power Station is quite nice too, and very Apple’esque with its white and silver tones. It also has a built-in battery indicator light that shows up on the front side of device.
IOGEAR also generously bundles a protective carry pouch, a USB to AC power adapter, and a USB to Micro-USB Cable in the package. These are accessories that some other manufacturers unfortunately leave out.
The IOGEAR GearPower Ultra Capacity Mobile Power Station retails for $79.95. We find that pricing to be very competitive, especially considering that Mophie’s own 6,000mAh battery pack costs $99. And while there are some battery packs out there that offer capacities as high as 16,000mAh, we’re very much impressed with the GearPower’s capacity and overall charging prowess. We have found it to be super reliable and an accessory not to be left behind when traveling. Last but not least, we have spotted the IOGEAR GMP10K GearPower Ultra Capacity Mobile Power Station for as low as $50.76 on Amazon, making it a real steal!
The Good: Nice build quality with an Apple’esque design, convenient bundled accessories, dual USB outputs, good value for the price, and 11,000mAh capacity!
The Bad: A bit larger and heavier than some other battery packs