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Incipio - offGRID™ 2220 mAh Moto Mod Portable Charger - Black-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Added battery on the fly

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    MotoMan
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    This is probably the smartest way to get additional battery life on the go that any smartphone/accessory company has come up with so far. Some phones have user-changeable batteries, which is only so useful in a pinch because you have to power down the phone, pop out the dead battery, pop in the charged one, then turn the phone back on again. Portable "charging banks" are slightly better, because you neither have to power down your phone nor find a wall outlet to charge up, but in the end you're still tethered by a wire of some kind to the power bank which is awkward at best if you're moving around. Then there's this... the Moto Mod implementation of the power bank. Getting low on battery? Grab one of these, it magnetically attaches to the back of any Moto Z family phone, and boom, you get an extra 2220 mAh of battery. Granted, this is not as much capacity as most portable power banks offer (those can be as high as 10,000 mAh or more) but it's certainly enough to give the phone a good amount of additional battery life. To address a complaint I've seen around the internet: "this charges the phone slowly". Yes, that is more or less correct, as it has a max output of 1A. However, this is not really an issue. What I have found is that if you're actively using the phone with this attached, it seems to mostly draw battery from the power pack rather than the phone's battery. If the drain isn't high enough, or if the phone is mostly idle, it will charge up the phone's battery at a moderate pace (wayyy slower than the Turbo wall charger, but again, fast enough for most uses). Mine has even kept pace and very slowly increased my phone's battery while using navigation and playing an audio book at the same time. This to me is perfectly acceptable. If they pushed more current out of the power pack, all of the extra heat generated would reduce the battery life and longevity of both batteries, so I am 100% happy with the speed they chose. One last note: buy the wireless charging one (this one, or the wireless charging version of the Kate Spade or Tumi ones). They are only $10 more for the wireless charging, and it makes this way more convenient. I can completely drain one of these on my phone, then just pop it on the wireless charger while I keep using my phone. The non-wireless charging ones have to be charged while connected to the phone, and the phone to the wall charger. It's less convenient, but still works out okay... We have one of these and one of the non-wireless charging Kate Spade ones, and I wish I had just forked over the extra $10 for the wireless charging Kate Spade one. I give this 4 stars. Good quality, amazing portability. For the features, I think this is quite a bit overpriced. I was able to get mine partially on sale and partially with a gift card, so it wan't too bad, but it would be hard to justify the list price under most circumstances. So 4 stars overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Practical moto mod

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    Bidiak
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    What I like most about the mod system from Motorola is how seamlessly they connect and integrate, without any additional configuration. The battery mod is probably the most straightforward of the current mod line up, but where it impresses is how little you need to worry about how the phone is held or put in your pocket to make sure it continues to charge, or what you can't do with your phone because it's tethered to a battery. It's just as straight forward to make calls, use apps, take photos and use moto actions as it is when the mod isn't connected. On the flip side, I have the Moto Z Play and it's internal battery life is really impressive. The mod only really adds about 20% extra to the internal battery, and if I didn't receive it for free with the Z Play I'm not sure that I would pay retail for it. However I can see this being a crucial mod for the slimmer Moto Z. It's also with mentioning that this mod is the only way to wirelessly charge your Moto Z, if that's something that you are used to. The mod I received didn't come with a wireless charging pad so I can't speak to the charging speed or temperature of this method. While I think wireless charging is cool conceptually, I've been pleased with the turbo power 15 charger that comes with the phone for charging the phone alone and the phone and mod together.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Powerpack add on

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    Chualland
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    The Incipio - offGRID™ 2220 mAh Moto Mod Portable Charger - Black is a good start to the battery supply. You click the pack onto your Moto Mod compatible phone and it recognizes the pack after a second or 2. You can set the pack to maximum charge where it will try to keep your phone at 100% charge or at Efficient charge where it will charge your phone to 80%. The pack is Qi and PMA wireless compatible so you can charge just the pack or the pack and phone together wirelessly. I have found the way to get the most out of it is to wait till my phone actually runs down to 30% or less then click on the pack, that way I can run my phone in low power or efficiency mode PROS: Max or Efficient mode available, Wireless charging compatible, leaves the USB port open for other things. CONS: When you put the pack on the phone will not go into its own Low power (efficiency) mode since it believes it is being charged

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Okay for what it is

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    Chris
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    Had this a couple of days before returning it for the style shell with wireless charging. I bought it on sale for $55. It adds about a day or a little less in efficiency mode, which keeps your moto z at 80%. I drained the battery pack down to about 64% charging my phone roughly 26%. Its potential is fully utilized in efficiency mode. Recharging it takes less than 2 hours via wireless charger. Unfortunately everything moto, phones and mods, don't quick charge with anything other than moto's turbopower chargers (not that there's a wireless turbopower charger). I wouldn't recommend buying this at full price when a moto turbopower pack is available for the same price with 1200+ mAh more and turbopower charging capable (both with the wall charger to the pack, and from the pack to the phone). It is slightly slimmer, lighter, and better textured (slightly grippier) than the moto turbopower pack, though. Again, don't buy this at full price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    All things considered, a thumbs up

    Posted
    holst
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    I really do like this moto mod. The battery life is extended significantly, which is good for me because I stream a lot of music on my phone and spend a lot of time on it. The only downfall that I can see so far is that there isn't a case that you fit both the phone and moto mod in together. HOWEVER, I have been told that this moto mod is supposed to be pretty much like a back cover for the phone anyways... I don't like how the frame all the way around the phone is exposed though. I suppose a case fitting over the phone and the mod together would make it a bit bulky.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Moto Mods rock!

    Posted
    Bryan
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    Having been a power user, I tend to have to recharge my phone during the day, as well as overnight. Having switched to the Moto Z, with Incipio Power Mod I no longer have to worry about a dead phone, and since it's Qi enabled, charging is as easy as dropping it on the charger. My only complaint, the phone defaults to always charging (phone battery stays at 100%), which is good if you want to use a different Moto Mod after draining the Incipio. I prefer the efficiency setting, which waits until the phone gets to 80% and then starts to charge off of the Incipio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    seemless charging on the go

    Posted
    josh
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    This really is a useful device. I was reluctant to spend so much money for what's essentially an external charger, but it is nice to slap this on and not have any extra wires or bulky items to carry around. Also adds wireless charging, which would be more useful if the phone also had wireless charging. But it is nice that this can sit on a wireless charger and I know it's always there and ready when I need it. -1 star for the price compared to other battery packs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice moto mod to have

    Posted
    ZornFan
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    This is my most used moto mod. Unfortunately the additional battery use on this is nowhere near as long as advertised. Also, Unless you have a wireless charger, you will need to charge this while connected to the phone. I don't feel that the additional weight this battery pack is very noticeable. Mine also doesn't seem to fit flush with the phone anymore. Perhaps it is getting bent out of shape while in my pocket, not attached to the phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Adds plenty of additional battery life

    Posted
    Devious
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    Great add on for Moto z phones. Used on a daily basis for over a year. Easy to connect, and keeps phone charged for incredible battery life. Did occasionally use it for wireless charging, and worked well with that as well. Only negatives: cannot be charged separately from the phone and if, as is in my case, the phone itself stops working correctly, the battery pack is then useless as it cannot be used for any phone outside the Moto z line.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great addition to some great phones!

    Posted
    Dragis
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    Does just what it is supposed to do, basically doubles the life of your phone. I have gone 2+ days on one charge of my phone and this battery. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is because one of my Qi chargers doesn't work with this battery pack. It works with all the other Qi battery packs I've had, and still works with them, so I'm assuming there is something not perfect with this battery pack, but I don't know for sure.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It works.

    Posted
    Laurydee
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    The pack does hold charge, it does not fully charge a device if it is attached when your battery is dying (goes in to power save mode / <15%) It does keep the device at 100% for most of the day. The pack cannot be charged any other way than to be attached to the phone or with a wireless charging pack. Cannot plug it in to the wall charger. It does not look out of place on the phone but nearly doubles its weight and width.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great battery extension

    Posted
    meldeiry
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    allows the phone to go a full 24h+ on a full charge, which is great for when on call... a word of caution though getting a good case over the two is difficult and the bumper falls off frequently, it's bulky enough that I have left it on the phone without a case and unfortunately phone fell a few times with that. The back is magnetic so if you have a car magnetic cd mount it will stick to it which is great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Useful since no replaceable Battery

    Posted
    Richienay
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    Nice Mod to have because it becomes part of phone and only adds a little extra thickness. Useful for knowing you will be away from able to charge for day or two and having double the amount of juice it provides. I used to carry extra charged batteries in past, where it was not always easy to open back of phone and switch batteries. Not sure if it is worth $80 though. Luckily it came free as part of a Black Friday deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gives More Life than Bulk!

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    hammerhead13
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    I have been using this Moto Mod for well over a Month Now and have found that with the Mod im getting well over 50+ hours of Usage with my Moto Z Force. With the Mod Attached and Both phone and Mod Depleted it took ~2.5hrs to FULLY Charge with OEM Charger. The Only Negative is that this Mod Affected NFC Usage so you can not have it on when you want to use Android Pay and Anything that uses NFC.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Exactly What I Needed

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    LGKent
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    While this charger says it is wireless charging, it also does charge with just a standard USB 3.0 Cable, which it does not say on the box or in the specs. A mobile associate told me I would need a wireless charger to use this mod - WRONG! I returned the charger and I am only rating this mod at 4 due to misleading information, however in terms of function for the price, it is definitely a 5/5.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Life saver

    Posted
    Kelly
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    I would definitely recommend the battery mod. Since I don't have a car charger, I keep this charged so that my phone battery doesn't die. You also have the option of putting your phone on efficiency mode so that the phone battery remains at 80% while depleting the mod battery. My only suggestion is that this battery be remanufactured to be charged separately from the phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    great

    Posted
    Jdog
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    The Incipio offGRID Power Pack is only a 2220mAh battery, so smaller than the 2600 mAh battery of the Moto Z or the 3510 mAh battery in the Moto Z Play. While it won’t fully recharge your phone, depending on your activities it will nearly double the battery life of the Moto Z or increase the battery life in the Moto Z Play by roughly two-thirds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    WOULD BUY AGAIN

    Posted
    MOTO
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    Love a phone that has a removable battery and so many phones don't have them any more. This is as good as it gets now a days so I do love having a removable battery and I like this idea of changing batteries and having second battery in my pocket so I don't have to stop and find a plug when I go out. No need for chargers or plugs. only need to charge at home.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Detachable extra battery

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    Tracy
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    I was unsure about this product due to my being a new motorola and new android user. I brought it with me on a business trip and it gave me an extra day of battery life so I did not need to charge the phone while I was traveling. My only issue is that it gets hot when it is close to dying. Other than that, a great product and very useful.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well with Moto Z Play

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    Wuliwul
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    You can use this battery pack in a couple different ways. It can drain itself into the phone's battery completely (charging the phone from 0 to around 50-60%), or set to charge your internal battery every time the internal battery drops below 80%. Adds quite a bit of bulk to the razor-thin phone. Slightly grippy.

    I would recommend this to a friend