iHome External Battery Pack at a glance
4.8 oz / 136 g
High speed charging
The power bank is safe to take on board. It's under the specified TSA limit of 100 Wh. Read more about taking power banks on planes.
LED power indicator
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iHome Portable Charger 6000mAh Review
This iHome Portable Charger is one of the most portable and lightweight in its class. Its luxurious, streamlined design makes it a standout device while providing up to 30 hours of battery to scroll through the Internet. If you’re searching for a thin power bank that’s suitable for a range of devices, then this one might be a great fit for you.
The iHome Portable Charger can charge almost any device with a standard USB output, making it universally compatible. It supports iPhone, Android, Kindle, and other devices.
With an advertised capacity of 6000mAh and a true capacity of slightly more than 4000mAh, it offers up to 29 hours of browsing through the Internet, 27 hours of talk time, and 133 hours of listening to music before needing to recharge. Besides, it can fill up the 2716mAh battery of the iPhone X one and a half times.
The iHome Portable Charger features two USB-A ports of 5V/2.4A each. With a maximum output delivery of 2.4A, it means that it will charge at a 2.4A speed when there’s only one device plugged in. At such speed, this power bank can fill up the 2716mAh battery of the iPhone X in less than 2 hours and 15 minutes, which it’s the time it takes when a 5W wall charger is used. However, when two devices are connected, they will charge at a standard speed of 1A, which means that they could take a longer time to charge.
On the other hand, the iHome Portable Charger takes around three-five hours to charge from a flat battery. This is thanks to the fact that it comes with a 5V/2.4A Micro USB port, but in order for this to happen an equally powerful wall adapter (10W) needs to be used.
This power bank is highly portable and suitable for carrying on planes, so you can watch your favorite movies and listen to music while on a flight. You can easily use this device for your daily errands, thanks to its small size and lightweight. Measuring 8 x 1 x 4 inches, it’s a small unit that fits perfectly in your backpack, or pocket. Most significantly, this power bank is one of the thinnest of its kind, allowing you to charge your device while keeping it in your pocket. The device weighs 4.8 ounces, making it a similar weight to an iPhone 6.
Look and Feel
The iHome Portable Charger has a minimalist design, making it a great choice for professionals searching for a unit that’s stylish. With curved edges and a sleek imprint of the brand’s name, iHome, along the side, this device looks expensive. Plus, with the standard color in the rose-gold finish, we rank it higher than the average matte black power bank. Alternatively, there are several other metallic colors to choose from so you can match it to your smartphone or have one of every color to match your outfits. Designed with aluminum, this adds a premium look and feel, while ensuring the power bank remains lightweight.
Its design is user-friendly and appropriate for those new to technology. Simply plug in your device via the cord, press the button, and it’ll begin charging. Once the power bank’s battery becomes flat, the lights flash to warn you. When completed charged, the lights become solid. There are several bars on the side of the power bank that reflect the number of charges it holds. A useful feature so you’ll never get stranded with an empty battery when you need it most!
Durability and Build Quality
The unit uses high-quality lithium-ion batteries to provide numerous rechargeable cycles. These batteries have a long lifespan and hold their charge, even when not in use. Though, you should keep the device in a ventilated, room-temperature space to increase its longevity. The choice of aluminum ensures the power bank is durable. With a smooth finish, this material accentuates fingerprints, though with a wipe after each use, these quickly disappear.
Incredibly slim design
Maximum output of 2.4A
Takes 3 hours to recharge
Available in a variety of colors
Safety features, such as overheating, are unknown
Must switch it on via the power button to begin charging
The iHome Portable Charger is a must-have for anyone fearing their battery will run out during a long commute. If you’ve been searching for a power bank that’ll power-up your smartphone without a bulky design that takes up space in your briefcase, this is an ideal purchase for you. Plus, with so many colors to choose from, it’s a great way to add an essence of you to the design.