IOGEAR Ultra Capacity Mobile Power Station provides a whopping 11,000 mAh

IOGEAR Ultra Capacity Mobile Power Station provides a whopping 11,000 mAh

Summary: More and more mobile devices have integrated batteries so the only way to top them off on the go is to plug in to an outlet or mobile power station. The new IOGEAR Ultra Capacity Mobile Power Station, aka The 10K, provides plenty of capacity for your tablet or smartphone.

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  • IOGEAR Ultra Capacity Mobile Power Station retail package

    Most of the latest mobile devices have integrated batteries with no option to purchase and carry extra batteries around. I used to buy extra batteries and when I was out in the field for an extended period of time or travel across the country or the world I would pop in spare batteries. The solution for the road warrior is now to carry some form of mobile power pack and one of the higher capacity ones I have tried was sent to me to try for a couple of weeks from the folks at IOGEAR. The IOGEAR Ultra Capacity Mobile Power Station provides 11,000 mAh with two USB output ports.

    The model number is GMP10K and rather than the full six word name, the nickname of this power station is The 10K so that is what I will use in the rest of this review. The retail package is shown in the photo above and in the next couple of photos. As you can see, the 10K is actually pretty compact for such high capacity rating. The box contents include:

    • Mobile Power Station
    • USB to Micro-USB Cable
    • USB to A/C Power Adapter
    • Protective Carry Pouch
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Warranty Card

    The carry pouch has a drawstring to keep the power station in the pouch. You can use the included USB to microUSB cable to recharge your microUSB devices, but there are no other cables included to charge your devices. You need to bring your device specific cable to charge up your devices.

  • Back of the retail package

    Specifications of The 10K include:

    • 11,000mAh lithium polymer cell
    • Dual 5 volt USB output ports, one 1 amp and the other 2.1 amp
    • microUSB input for charging the power station
    • Dimensions of 4.75 x 3 x 0.75 inches and 10.4 ounces

    I like that you can use a standard microUSB cable to charge up the battery and found it took something like six to seven hours to go from a dead battery to a full charge. Plugging it in at night and getting it fully charged worked well. I also found the 2.1 amp USB port charged up a typical smartphone in about 2 hours. You should be able to charge up your devices multiple times with The 10K. You can use the right 2.1 amp output USB port to charge up your iPad and this is a bit unique in the mobile charging station market where very few have the power needed to charge up these larger capacity batteries. You can even charge up two devices at the same time and if you need to you can also charge up the 10K at the same time as when you charge up other devices.

    The 10K comes in white and silver and feels rock solid. It has rounded corners and a silver band around it to protect the power station. There is a large silver button on the front and when you press it you will see the battery status, shown as 0-4 bars under the white front cover. The LEDs indicate a band of approximately 20% capacity. There are four small rubber nubs on the bottom to keep The 10K from sliding around on the table as well.

    You can find The 10K online with a full MSRP of $69.95. I saw it at Amazon for just $59.95 and at NewEgg for just $49.95 so there are some great deals for this device if you look around just a bit. $50 for 11,000 mAh is a SUPER DEAL and I already placed an order for one for myself with the busy travel season getting underway soon. ZAGG has a similar product, but with only a 6,000 mAh capacity priced at $100 so you can see this is a great deal. It is rare to find a mobile power pack that charges up higher capacity tablets and The 10K does a great job in this regard. If you have multiple mobile device are just need to make sure you have enough power to last at least a full LONG day then you may want to consider the 10K.

Topics: Mobility, Reviews, Smartphones, Tablets

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  • 11,000 mAH

    11 Ah.
    That is pretty good.
    Dual USB outputs: 2.1A and 1A.
    Height .75"
    Depth 4.75"
    Length 3"
    MoeFugger
  • Can it charge other tablets?

    The iPad takes 2.1A and of course, everyone builds for that and calls it a day for the other tablets, but even though the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 technically also needs 2.1A, I've found that 'iPad compatible' chargers and external batteries don't seem to have enough oomph for it.
    TheWerewolf
    • yes

      in 4 hours @ 2.1 Amps
      ShqTth
      • my friend has the 10Ah version

        my friend has the 10Ah version
        ShqTth
  • good enough

    Its probably talking about the lithium ion battery that is at 3.7 Volts.
    So at 5 Volts, it will be less capacity

    11Ah / 5Volts * 3.7Volts = 8.14Ah.

    11Ah * 3.7V = 40.7 kWh


    If the iPad draws 2.1Amps, then it will last almost 4 hours. Good to fully charge the iPad.

    2.1Amps * 4h * 5V = 42kWh
    ShqTth
    • Lithium Polymer...

      The techincal specs on the vendor website specify a LiPo battery. I'm not a battery expert, but based on what I've read it seems like LiPo has a lower energy density than Lithium Ion but is easier to work with. There do seem to be LiPo batteries out there that are higher than 3.7V though.
      jasonp@...
      • 3.7 Volts

        Usually they give the rating of the internal battery. Usually it usually a bunch of 3.7 Volt Lithium ion batteries in parallel or just a big battery. And they have 3.7 Volt rating.

        the 11Ah is the rating of the internal battery at 3.7 Volts.

        I guess sit just depends on the load on the battery, but 3.7 Volts is standard. I seen it up to 4 Volts, but at high load it doesn't keep that voltage long.
        ShqTth
    • oops

      my bad, meant WattHours not kwH
      ShqTth
  • Anker Power Bank is just as good or better

    The Anker Power Bank is much smaller. 3.74 x 2.44 x 0.79 inches and it is 8400MAH with .6A and 2.1A USB output ports and charges through a microUSB port. It is 84% the same capacity but the size difference is significant. I've had it for over a year and I'm pleased with it. It also has a flashlight LED built-in. They have a 10,000MAH version but it's much bigger but only $39.
    nbronner@...
  • Useful?

    I see these things in stores, but just can't see a scenario where they'd actually prove useful. Seems bringing along a power cable/car adapter would cover almost all scenarios. The only place I could think of this as being useful would be backpacking trips and the like.
    dsf3g
  • Battery uses and sizes

    I have 4 Isound 16,000's and I use them all the time. I use them at home when I want to keep my tablet charged and I don't want to sit that close to an outlet. I use it at work, I am an electrician an often have the power off to work on it. I use it when I travel to charge in the airport and on the plane. i use it when I have to wait on my wife at work or out shopping. I use it on car trips when other things are plugged into the power outlets. I use them when the power is out because of a storm. I use them while i am in line on black Friday waiting to buy more toys.
    My only criticism is that Isound, Engergizer and Pop portable power all make much higher capacity batteries.
    vilasman