Scosche goBAT 6000 Rugged Portable Backup Battery Is Ruggedly Powerful

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External batteries are a fact of life in a mobile world. After all, while our phones and tablets have gotten more powerful, battery technology hasn’t improved significantly. The Scosche goBAT 6000 Rugged Portable Backup Battery is designed to keep you up and running. Built to endure the rigors of the great outdoors, this battery is ready for your next adventure.

Scosche goBAT 6000 Rugged Portable Backup Battery is Ruggedly Powerful

This compact unit packs a 6000mAh battery but that is just the beginning. Here’s what Scosche has to say about the battery:

“The goBAT 6000 is a rugged portable backup battery for charging your devices on the go. It’s extremely rugged, with an IP68 waterproof/dustproof and Military Spec 810G Drop/Shock construction. It contains a 6000mAh battery of pure power, capable of charging most smartphones up to 3 times.”

“The battery comes fully charged and has a multi-color LED indicator that will display the battery power level. Its high-power USB port (up to 12W/2.4A) auto-detects the fastest possible charge speed for your connected mobile device. It even comes equipped with a metal alloy loop and carabiner to clip your goBAT securely to your gear.”

I love the compact size, and the waterproofing means it can go pretty much anywhere and the carabiner clip means you can attach it securely to your backpack, bike, or pretty much anything else you have with you.

Scosche goBAT 6000 Rugged Portable Backup Battery is Ruggedly Powerful


  • Metal Alloy Loop and Carabiner clips your goBAT securely to your gear.
  • Proven Rugged Construction validated via accredited independent lab IP68 waterproof/dustproof and Military Spec 810G Drop/Shock tests.
  • Charge your mobile device with 6000mAh of pure power, sufficient to charge most smartphones up to 3 times.
  • Battery comes fully charged so you have the extra power you need right out of the box.
  • Multi-colored LED indicator displays battery power level.
  • Perfect Charge USB port (up to 12W/2.4A) Auto detects the fastest charge possible for your connect mobile device.

Scosche goBAT 6000 Rugged Portable Backup Battery is Ruggedly Powerful

Those features combine to create the backup battery that will be with me in my gadget bag going forward. It will keep both my phone and tablet going all day and will stand up to any and everything my daily grind with throw at it.

At $69.99 it isn’t the least expensive external battery available, but it certainly is the most rugged I have reviewed. Learn more and order yours today!

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample of the Scosche goBAT 6000 Rugged Portable Backup Battery

What I Like: Small but packs in 6000mAh battery; Waterproof; Fast charging; Carabiner clip for securely locking on bags etc.

What Needs Improvement: More expensive than some other 6000mAh batteries.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.