Review: iON Wireless Go Power Bank from iOttie

The folks at iOttie have been on the forefront of using colorful fabrics to accessorize their accessories. They provided me with a review unit of their iON Wireless Go Power Bank ($49.95) to try, and sure enough, it is as stylish as it is useful. It is a portable battery pack for iPhones that is just smaller than an iPhone SE or iPhone 8 but twice as thick.  The first thing you notice is the attractive woven fabric (red or grey) that covers the surface. It looks nice on your coffee table and the cloth won't scratch your naked iPhone, although there is a rubber pad where the integrated Qi charging coil is.

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You can charge up to three devices at once, using the Qi pad, a USB-A port and a USB-C port, as long as you have the right cables. The iON power bank comes with a color-matched USB-C to USB-A cable so you can charge the device itself. Another nice touch is the LED numeric display to show percentage of battery life. It is hidden behind the fabric so it disappears when not in use and makes for a nice effect.The battery has a decent 10,000 mAh and puts out 18 watts. As with most portable Qi chargers, you need to press a button to enable Qi charging because otherwise it would be consuming a little bit of power all the time, and would run out sooner. I've found the iOttie to hold a charge for weeks.

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Pros

  • Nice attractive fabric in red or grey
  • LED numeric display to show percentage of battery life
  • Qi charging pad built-in
  • USB-C and USB-A ports
  • 10,000 mAh and 18 watts of output

Cons

  • Need to press a button to enable Qi charging

Final Verdict

If you need to charge multiple devices, using USB-C, USB-A and Qi, the iON Wireless Go Power Bank from iOttie is a stylish and affordable choice.

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Author Details

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Author Details

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.