Review: IonGo 5K Duo Portable Battery with Integrated Cables

Sometimes you need just a little more power, but carrying around a heavy 10,000 mAh power pack is overkill. For those times, the IonGo 5K Duo Portable Battery ($74.95) from Moshi might be the perfect companion. Moshi sent me a review unit and it is compact and comfortable to the touch and stylish, thanks to the hand-stitched vegan leather exterior and aluminum accents, common with many of Moshi's accessories.

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I really appreciated the integrated Lightning and USB-C cables that tuck away. Those are two less things to worry about remembering or losing. It doesn't have a huge battery life, but the 5,000 mAh of power should charge your iPhone a couple of times. It can also charge USB-C based devices since the integrated USB-C cable is bidirectional. It's not cheap; but the size and style mean you're more likely to bring it with you, in which case it could be a lifesaver.

Moshi

Pros

  • Pocketable and comfortable with hand-stitched vegan leather exterior
  • Integrated cables (Lightning and USB-C) that tuck away
  • 5,000 mAh of power in a compact form factor
  • Aluminum accents
  • Assorted color options
  • Can charge devices and recharge via USB-C

Cons

  • Expensive

Final Verdict

The IonGo 5K Duo Portable Battery from Moshi is a stylish, well-designed battery pack for Lightning and USB-C devices.

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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.