Review: Rugged and Compact Battery Pack Is Great for Off-Road Adventures

I am always on the lookout for a good battery pack. As great as the iPhone is, Apple puts more emphasis on how thin it can make the phone than on the device's battery life. So I was happy to try Survivor Power Bank ($59.99) from Griffin. 

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The Survivor Power Bank sports a rubberized grippy exterior with rubber flaps to seal out water and dirt. It can survive a six-foot drop on concrete. Still, it is relatively compact despite being able to deliver up to five recharges thanks to the 10,050 mAh of power. The only downside is that it only includes one USB port and you need to provide your own Lightning cable.

Pros

  • Rubberized grippy exterior
  • Flaps to seal out water and dirt
  • Relatively compact
  • Up to five recharges thanks to 10,050 mAh of power
  • Includes a flashlight

Cons

  • Only one USB port
  • No Lightning cable included

Final Verdict

The Survivor Power Bank is great for off-road adventures and even includes a flashlight. 

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Todd Bernhard

Todd Bernhard is a bestselling (6+ million downloads) award-winning (AARP, About.com, BestAppEver.com, Digital Hollywood, and Verizon) developer and founder of NoTie.NET, an app developer specializing in Talking Ringtone apps including AutoRingtone. And his profile photo is of the last known sighting of Mr. Bernhard wearing a tie, circa 2007!

An iPhone is almost always attached to his hip or in his pocket, but over the years, Mr. Bernhard has owned an Apple Newton, a Motorola Marco, an HP 95LX, a Compaq iPaq, a Palm Treo, and a Nokia e62. In addition to writing for iPhone Life, Mr. Bernhard has written for its sister publications, PocketPC Magazine and The HP Palmtop Paper.