Incipio OffGRID Battery Case Doubles the Power – but Still Plugs In

Every once in awhile I find myself in a dilemma when reviewing product. Take the new offGRID battery case from Incipio, for example. We recently received a unit for review for the Samsung Galaxy S6 device. I have no problem with the product whatsoever and found it to work just fine – my issue is with the product name.

Incipio offGRID battery case for SGS6/Images courtesy Incipio

Incipio offGRID battery case for SGS6/Images courtesy Incipio

While using the battery case on the phone we certainly were “off grid” but as soon as the energy was depleted we found ourselves in search for “the grid” so we could use the Incipio device a second time. What the battery case brings to the table is a unit that doubles your device usage time thanks to its 3,700 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery technology and the case design supports Quick Charge 2.0 for faster pass-through charging of the unit and phone.


But there are no solar panels, there is no inertia engine, there is no wind turbine, and there is certainly no small nuclear power plant that recharges this device – it has to go back on the grid for more energy. Calling this the “offGRID” just does not work for me, sorry Incipio marketing team.


In its favor this case is comparatively slim and slightly less than average on weight. It sports a microSD card slot for expanded onboard memory of up to 128GB (card not included). And “one size fits all” as it were as the box arrives with snap-on bumpers for the S6 and S6 Edge.


The Incipio offGRID battery case is available from most phone accessory outlets and has an MSRP of $89.99. At launch it is available in black only with champagne color coming soon.

The SGS6 is my wife’s phone so she used this battery case on her device religiously for about a month. When she removed it she could not believe just how quickly her phone battery ran dead without the offGRID. If you are like her and watch a lot of videos from all those “likes” in Facebook by your friends you need an extended battery pack case like the Incipio offGRID. And stop liking so much stuff.


Source: Incipio offGRID battery case review sample provided by manufacturer.

Likes: Compact size; ease of use and installation.

Dislikes: Just cannot grasp the naming concept.


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David Goodspeed
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.