Yet another Chinese manufacturer of power accessories, iMuto was founded in 2007. A medium sized company of about 500 employees, iMuto are one of two companies run by TianBaoTong Technology. Their other focus is on camera-based technologies - but we're not here to talk about that!
iMuto appear to be a fairly competent battery and accessory company. They have a focused message and objective - to create consumer-friendly, practical yet fashionable, eco-friendly products. The eco-friendly part of their credo isn't really established with anything official. They do say on their website, however: "We make sure every single component in our products from design to production has no harm for our environment to support our daily energetic life."
Let's see what they offer us in terms of products.
What products do iMuto sell?
Although I've only reviewed one of their products, iMuto actually have 2 ranges of power banks. The first range, the Taurus offers power banks ranging from 10,000-30,000 mAh. I had a look at the Taurus 20,000 mAh and was impressed by its price tag, numerical LED charge indicator and charging abilities. Although, I wasn't a fan of the clunkiness, shape or weight.
iMuto also has another range. It's sleeker, more modern and with slightly more up to date technologies. The Leo series is available in a 10,000mAh and 20,000mAh capacity. I'd really like to take a look at these as they seem to tick the boxes in all the areas that the iMuto 20,000mAh Taurus failed to do. The only catch is that you will pay quite a bit more for the privilege.
All iMuto products now support quick charge 3.0 and are closely monitored for quality control. Although cases of faulty batteries are bound to pop up, iMuto have a really good track record as far as I can tell for staying alive. So in terms of reliability, that's a huge plus.
Although iMuto's main focus is consumer based power banks, they also produce accessories like USB cables, carry cases, screen protectors (and the list goes on).
The most interesting product that I'd love to test is their 185Wh/50,000mAh portable power generator. This thing is huge and will even power a mini fridge. I've found that most certainly the higher you go with lithium ion powered, the more chance there is for something to go wrong. Reports so far have been very optimistic and this could be the way of the future. Keep an eye on this space!
iMuto is doing some great things. They seem to be a company always aiming to improve on their previous designs with a focus on the customer. Their customer service tends to be great and they may just be one of the highest value brands on the market. Making bold moves with huge capacity power banks and backing them up with decent product life, iMuto are one to watch for sure.