Power up with Incipio’s USB-C Universal and USB-C Integrated Power Banks

Incipio is extending its line of external batteries with the new offGRID Turbo and offGRID Turbo+ USB-C universal and USB-C integrated portable power banks. I’ve used previous iterations of the offGRID line They’re durable, easy to use and a great addition to any gear bag. I have no doubt the same will be true with these new offerings.

From Incipio:

Incipio’s latest portable power range includes two USB-C universal offGRID Turbo power banks and three USB-C integrated offGRID Turbo+ solutions, each featuring USB-C and USB-A ports for versatile and simultaneous device charging. The USB-C integrated offGRID™ Turbo+ power solutions include an attached USB-C cable that can be used as an input or output. With the integrated USB-C cable, users will have the convenience of an all-in-one charging solution to recharge their power bank or to charge their USB-C device.

USB-C Universal offGRID Turbo Power Banks

The offGRID Turbo 6,800mAh features a single USB-C port for input or output. The output delivers 18W via USB-C for charging smartphones and tablets. It also has an additional USB-A output so you can also charge smartphones and tablets that are already being referred to as “legacy.” Strikingly, unless you have a USB-C to Lighting cable your current iPhone will be included in this latter grouping of devices. The $69.99 battery is small and thin enough to easily slip into a pocket or bag. Depending on the phone, the power bank provides up to 2 full smartphone charges.

The offGRID Turbo 10,000mAh also has a single USB-C port for input or output and a USB-A port for those “legacy” devices. The USB-C port delivers 30W of power and supports fast charging for compatible smartphones, tablets, and laptops. The USB-A port delivers 10W of and has auto-detect so you can charge two devices at once. Depending on your phone, it can provide over three full smartphone charge or up to a single full MacBook 12” charge. It has an MSRP of $89.99.

USB-C Integrated offGRID Turbo+ Portable Power Banks

If you want to leave your cables behind you will want to check out the offGRID Turbo+ 6,800mAh. It has an integrated USB-C cable for both input and output, delivers 15W USB-C output and can provide up to two full smartphone charges. It also has an additional USB-A port to “support legacy smartphone and tablet charging.” It carries an MSRP of $59.99.

If you want almost double the capacity, you can check out the offGRID Turbo+ 10,000mAh. It too has an integrated USB-C cable for both input and output. The 18W USB-C power delivery output is capable of fast charging compatible Samsung and Google devices. The power bank can recharge faster than most other power banks when using a USB-C PD wall charger. It offers up to three full smartphone charges and, thanks to an additional USB-A port, can be used to charge those good old “legacy devices.” It carries an MSRP of $89.99

Finally, if you need a massive amount of extra charge on the go, you can check out the offGRID Turbo+ 16,000mAh. Also equipped with an integrated USB-C cable, so you don’t have to worry about leaving yours behind, its 45W USB-C power delivery output can not only charge USB-C laptops, but it can also fast charge compatible devices from the likes of Samsung and Google devices. Like the offGRID Turbo+ 10,000mAh, this power bank can recharge faster than most power banks when using a USB-C PD wall charger. The 16,000mAh power bank can be sued to fully charge either a MacBook 12” or MacBook Pro 13” or provide most smartphones with to 5 times. Of course, it too includes a USB-A port for those last-ten devices. It carries an MSRP of $129.99.

Raina and I are headed to the Galapagos this summer, and I just may have to pick up one of the offGRID Turbo+ 16,000mAh. After all, it would be a bummer to miss a shot or not be able to share the experience because my phone or laptop died.

The Incipio offGRID Turbo and offGRID Turbo+ portable power banks will be this March.


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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.