Rokform BackPack Backup Battery: The iPhone 6 Buddy System

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Even as device batteries become more efficient, our constant use of them and the power-hungry apps we employ find us needing to utilize battery packs more and more. Most battery packs resemble either a small paver stone or are a battery case type giving us more heft and bulk in a pocket. Enter the Rokform BackPack backup battery.

Rokform BackPack Backup Battery: The iPhone 6 Buddy System

Rokform BackPack battery pack/Images courtesy Rokform

The Rokform BackPack is immediately recognizable as a Rokform device as it uses the same styling and rugged design as the phone cases from the company. And one of the best things about the new BackPack backup battery is that it employs the same Rokform Mounting System and integrated magnetic mount as those device cases. This means you can twist lock the BackPack directly to your phone, which in turn locks to your dash mount, handlebar mount, or non-ferrous metal surface.

Rokform BackPack Backup Battery: The iPhone 6 Buddy System

The Rokform BackPack is durable, weather resistant, features 4,250 mAh of battery power and can charge two devices at once. A lightning cable is integrated into the device for your Apple smartphone and the BackPack comes with micro USB cable as well as having a USB outlet on the bottom of its case for a secondary device. Recharging of the BackPack is via the included micro USB cable flipped around.

Rokform BackPack Backup Battery: The iPhone 6 Buddy System

The unit weighs just five ounce so is ideal for taking along on any camping or backpacking trip or snapping onto the handlebar of your mountain bike or motorcycle. It is built to take the shocks the rugged outdoors or tough daily urban lifestyles can throw at it. It is covered by a one-year limited warranty and will run you $99.99 at You can order it in any color as long as it is gray and black with orange cables and outlet covers.

Rokform BackPack Backup Battery: The iPhone 6 Buddy System

The Rokform BackPack backup battery is a smart power unit for the smart devices that are now interwoven into our daily lifestyles. Its light weight, compact size, and unique mounting options make it the ideal companion for your iOS or Android and its dual charging function make it perfect for an Apple/Samsung split household like mine.

Rokform BackPack Backup Battery: The iPhone 6 Buddy System

Source: Rokform BackPack backup battery review sample provided by manufacturer.

What I Like: Rugged, lightweight design; Integrated mounting system; Dual charging functionality

What Needs Improvement: Nothing

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David was editor of AutoworldToday at Today Newspapers in the Dallas suburbs until its closing in 2009. He was also webmaster and photographer/videographer. He got started doing photography for the newspaper while working as a firefighter/paramedic in one of his towns, and began working for the newspaper group full-time in 1992. David entered automotive journalism in 1998 and became AutoworldToday editor in 2002. On the average, he drives some 100 new vehicles each year. He enjoys the great outdoors and as an avid fly fisherman, as is his spouse Tish. He especially enjoys nature photography and is inspired by the works of Ansel Adams.