New Trent iCarrier IMP120D 12,000 mAh Battery Pack hands-on
Our first time checking out something from its camp, the New Trent iCarrier IMP120D 12,000 mAh Battery Pack aims to be the all-in-one solution you’ll ever need for all your travels. For starters, it’s packing along a monster sized 12,000 mAh battery inside of its body, which is grossly above average compared to other offerings we’ve scoped in the past. In terms of design, it definitely tries to splash a hint of modern elements to the mix, as its slick feeling black plastic shell has a nice contrast with its blue accents. Still, we kind of get the hint it’s still a bit on the conventional side with its design – especially with its straightforward squarish appearance.
Armed with two full-sized USB ports (one being 1A, with the other putting out 2.1A), it’s nice that we’re given simultaneous charging action with the iCarrier, which is mentioned to easily provide charging to most smartphones somewhere around the ballpark of 4 to 6 times. However, as much as we appreciate the longevity it’ll bless our gadgets, the 4 hours of charging time that’s needed to fully top off its internal battery is somewhat of a bummer – so yeah, you’ll have to leave it charging for some time. Even more, it relies on a proprietary charging port, instead of the usual microUSB, which means that we’ll need to remember to carry along its charging cable at all times.
Despite those annoyances, some will value the fact that it’s priced competitively at $76.95. It might seem like a hefty tally, but previous to this, other 10,000 mAh battery packs we’ve seen normally hover around the $100 mark.