I’m hesitant to describe the Incipio offGRID Portable Backup Battery 4000mAh as “cute” but it’s actually kind of cute… for an external backup battery. The bright colors, soft-touch material and cable-holder come together in a rather attractive way. Add in the accessible price of $49.99 and you have an impressive way to stay charged on the go.The six bright colors offered by Incipio range from Blue to Yellow and more.
The battery is a simple affair that packs a decent amount of power into a relatively small package. That means it is simple for you to throw it into your gadget bag and forget about it… Until you need it of course. The battery has four LED lights that let you know how much charge remains. A small power button triggers the LEDs and shows you whether you can use the battery to recharge your phone or… You need to charge the battery itself. A long press turns the battery on and lets it get to work.
On the end there is a microUSB charging port for recharging the battery and a full-size USB port into which a smartphone charging cable in inserted.
The battery doesn’t have a built-in flashlight or any other gimmicks that make it more complex. If it is simplicity you want it is simplicity you will get. With one exception…
You see, the battery ships with a short USB to microUSB recharging cable a “cable management band” that lets you keep the cable with the battery at all times. After all, what good is an external battery if you can’t actually use it?
Video Review of the Incipio offGRID Backup Battery LED
Here’s what Incipio has to say
The Incipio offGRID Portable Backup Battery 4000mAh is a compact solution for extra power while traveling. Its quick charging single USB 2.1 A output efficiently delivers additional battery power to keep your device going throughout the day. The offGRID Backup Battery includes a portable micro USB cable that can be stored in the cable management band for easy organization. Available in six vivid colors and coated in a soft touch finish for premium comfort, the Incipio offGRID Backup Battery is an essential for simplified power on-the-go.
- Rechargeable battery with 4000mAh capacity
- 2.1A output single USB port for charging tablets, smartphones and other USB devices
- When at full capacity, the 4000mAh offGRID can fully charge an average smartphone 2-3 times
- Simultaneously power your mobile device while charging the offGRID Backup Battery
- LED indicators displaying visual power status and available capacity
If you are looking for a brightly colored external battery and don’t need something with the sort of extreme 10,000+mAh capacity that is now available the Incipio offGRID Backup Battery LED is worth a look. It is simple to use, simple to carry and does the job. Plus, it comes with a cable management system that let’s you make sure you always have a USB to microUSB cable. I highly recommend it. Learn more here.
Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample of the Incipio offGRID Backup Battery LED
What I Like: Small and light; Available in nice, bright colors; Four easy to read LEDs let you know what capacity you have left; Included cable and cable management mean you will always be able to charge and be charged
What Needs Improvement: Not a thing