We have the chance to review a lot of external batteries on the site. For one to stand out these days it has to have an amazing industrial design, special features or a shockingly low price. The Moshi IonBank 10K has great industrial design and numerous special features. It’s just under $100 but, hey, two out of three ain’t bad.
Moshi has this to say about the Moshi IonBank 10K:
“Power up with Moshi’s IonBank 10K, a stylish high-capacity portable battery designed with anodized aluminum and vegan leather accents. Unlike most battery packs which require you to carry extra cables, IonBank includes hideaway Lightning and USB cables that minimize clutter while on-the-go.”
“IonBank 10K uses the latest in lithium-polymer technology to deliver a capacity of 10,300 mAh, enough to recharge your iPhone 6s up to four times and offers a complete recharge of your iPad Air 2. It outputs at 2.4 amps for quick-charging of any connected device. SmartSense circuitry prioritizes charging your iOS device first and funnels extra current to recharge IonBank at the same time. Advanced features and premium construction make IonBank 10K the premier choice for users looking for the very best in portable charging.”
The battery looks classy and that’s just the beginning. The combination of the metal body and the “vegan leather” (read: synthetic material) come together to create an external battery that looks like none other.
On one end there is the power button and a full-size USB port. Four small LED lights sit between the two. A quick press of the button causes the lights to activate so you can know how much of a charge you have remaining.
Beneath the “vegan leather” flap are two connected cables.
One flips out and has a Lightning cable connected to it. Flip it out, drop the flap back in place and you are ready to charge.
The second cable is a full size USB cable. This one is used to charge the battery. Both sit hidden beneath the flap until you need to use them. And, since they come out on either side of the battery, you can charge the battery while a device is connected to the Lighting connector so you can charge the device too. It is a clean, neat, and oh-so useful battery design.
- Stylish aluminum casing with vegan leather accents.
- Hideaway Lightning and USB cables with a sleek folding design.
- Fast-charging at 2.4 amps (24 watts total).
- Fully charge your iPhone 4 times with 10,300 mAh lithium-polymer cells.
- SmartSense circuitry charges connected devices and recharges IonBank at the same time.
- One extra USB port for charging 2 devices simultaneously.
There are tons of external batteries currently on the market. With the proliferation of batteries with built-in Lightning cables there is no reason for an iPhone-user to get a battery that requires you to supply your own cable. That noted, this particular iteration of the cabled-battery has a more refined look than most. Its an impressive offering from Moshi!
You can get yours here for $99.95!
Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample of the Moshi Ion Bank 10K.
What I Like: Plenty of battery capacity; Compact and good looking; Hidden Lightning connector built in; USB charging cable built in; USB port for charging a second device at the same time.
What Needs Improvement: We will see how well the vegan leather flap holds up over time.