Daily Deal: Innori 22400mAh Portable Battery Pack

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Phone and tablet batteries always seem to die when you're nowhere near an outlet. Grab today's Daily Deal and you may not have to worry about that again. $39.99 nabs you the powerful and sleek Innori 22400mAh Portable Battery Pack with 3 USB ports. Two of the ports are optimized for phones, with the other ready to charge a tablet or other USB-powered device. Take advantage of the 42% off deal (with free shipping to the US and UK) to get this lightweight power bank. If you're not aware, 22400mAh is huge for a portable battery -- and it's enough to charge smartphones many times over (most smartphone batteries range between 1500 and 3000mAh, so this can charge multiple phones many times over on a single charge). Also, usually when you get batteries with that much power, the price is ridiculously high -- generally much closer to $100.

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  • identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 8 Apr 2015 @ 1:08pm

    Need a huge pack with Qi charging...

    What I'd like to see is a pack with this much power that can also charge your phone wirelessly by setting it on top.

    Bonus if the pack itself can be charged wirelessly from a home base as well.

    I know there are wireless charging battery packs out there - but from what I've seen, most are pretty small 5000mAh or less.

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    Anonymous Coward, 8 Apr 2015 @ 2:37pm

    credibility checkup

    This battery pack doesn't also function as a flashlight, does it? Because that's the kind I've been looking for.

    "If you're not aware, 22400mAh is huge for a portable battery"

    Going to Amazon and searching for "portable battery charger" returns many in that capacity range. This one claims to put out more than twice that much power:

    http://www.amazon.com/ALLPOWERS-50000mAh-External-Portable-Blackberry/dp/B00FDLPMH2/ref=sr_1_1 7/192-4288007-0631355?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1428521958&sr=1-17&keywords=portable +battery+charger

    "Also, usually when you get batteries with that much power, the price is ridiculously high -- generally much closer to $100."

    The one in the above link is $30. Others with around 20,000mAh sell for an even lower price.

    Sorry to be the village contrarian, but I think marketing claims need to be examined for their accuracy. The claim that this 'daily deal' is an exceptionally high powered device with an exceptionally low price simply falls flat when compared against others in the marketplace. That's not to say that this battery pack is not a good deal -- it very well might be when other attributes are factored in -- but the claims made in the ad just don't seem to pass muster.

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      Anonymous Coward, 8 Apr 2015 @ 3:43pm

      Re: credibility checkup

      Hmm... It seems slightly misleading to advertise the mAh @ 3.7v when it must be converted to 5v for actual charging purposes...

      Then again, I don't know how many manufacturers do that.

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        Anonymous Coward, 8 Apr 2015 @ 11:22pm

        Re: Re: credibility checkup

        Quoting the capacity of the battery is easy and straightforward. Actual, usable energy output is necessarily lower than the capacity of the battery (the 2nd law of thermodynamics is a harsh mistress indeed), and will depend on rate of discharge, depth of discharge, and power conversion efficiency to name a few factors.

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          Anonymous Coward, 9 Apr 2015 @ 8:44am

          Re: Re: Re: credibility checkup

          Yes, I suppose that's true - but many specs never mention the voltage of the battery, so I always assumed the battery capacity was per the voltage output of the pack (5V in most cases).

          As such, a 50Ah @ 3.7v battery is only approximately 37Ah @ 5v - so unless they provide the voltage along with the capacity, there seems to be some misleading advertising here.

          Of course there's power and efficiency loss - but a simple conversion of the mAh would have been nice :P

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            Anonymous Coward, 9 Apr 2015 @ 8:46am

            Re: Re: Re: Re: credibility checkup

            Thinking about it more - maybe they should just provide the pack rating in Watt-hours (Wh) - that might simplify things ;)

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      Leigh Beadon (profile), 9 Apr 2015 @ 7:30am

      Re: credibility checkup

      If you've actually been shopping for battery packs recently -- reading reviews and looking closer at the specs and comparing prices -- you'd agree that this is a very good price and significantly lower than usual. Your ability to find one cheaper pack on Amazon (a pack with quite a lot of 1-star reviews complaining it doesn't actually carry 50k mAh) does not change that fact.

      You say "sorry to be the village contrarian" but, sorry, that's not true at all. You are not sorrry. You are gleeful about it. You show up on every Daily Deals post and try as hard as you possibly can to find a way to tear it down and complain about it, even when all you can come up with are pretty flimsy complaints. It appears to me to be your new hobby, not something you are sorry about.

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        Anonymous Coward, 9 Apr 2015 @ 3:19pm

        Re: Re: credibility checkup

        "this is a very good price and significantly lower than usual. Your ability to find one cheaper pack on Amazon (a pack with quite a lot of 1-star reviews complaining it doesn't actually carry 50k mAh) does not change that fact."

        Just because someone posts one example does not mean that there are no more than one example. I had assumed that virtually everyone would understand how to do a product search on Amazon and see this for themselves, but I was obviously wrong. [HINT: clicking on the magnifying glass on the top of Amazon's page on the previous provided link will accomplish this]. Just picking a few examples off the first page of search results, here are a few more of a very long list:

        20000mAh Charger with Flashlight for $29.99

        10000mAh Charger for $11.99

        20000mAh Charger for $25.99

        There could certainly be numerous other factors involved in determining a product's value versus the competition, but the claims made in the ad copy that this particular product is exceptional on the basis of A.)price and B.)listed battery capacity are easily refuted with a simple search on Amazon. This is not opinion, this is fact.

        "You say "sorry to be the village contrarian" but, sorry, that's not true at all. You are not sorrry. You are gleeful about it. You show up on every Daily Deals post and try as hard as you possibly can to find a way to tear it down and complain about it, even when all you can come up with are pretty flimsy complaints. It appears to me to be your new hobby, not something you are sorry about."

        If you're keeping track of IP addresses, you should have noticed that my previous post (the first comment) on the previous day's 'Daily Deals'

        https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150407/09561930573/daily-deals-izon-view-security-camera.s html

        in which I disputed the writer's warnings that the video security camera was insecure, and I pointed out that it was indeed encrypted and was designed with at least a basic level of security. Although I didn't know about the security problems (pointed out lower in the thread) at the time, I'd like to know how my pointing out that the vendor states that the device has "bank-level security" is in any way "tearing it down" or "complaining about it"? I actually thought that Gretchen Heckmann (or whoever writes the copy) was not giving the product enough credit, and stated my reasons why.

        As far as your claim of "showing up on every Daily Deals post" -- it should be obvious that many (possibly most) of them have no negative comments, and some have no comments at all. On the small number I've commented on, I just call it as I see it, and if I see something I don't agree with and can prove otherwise -- either positive or negative -- then I'll make my point . If these techdirt Daily Deals articles would simply stick to the facts and stop making unsupported (or easily refuted) claims, then I'd have nothing to debunk.

        The "try as hard as you possibly can" claim is far from it. When Mike Masnick said that the "lifetime subscription" VPN was the top seller, I was about to post a long (and very negative) reply, but I already said before why I thought those things are scams (regardless of the price) and I figured it was time to take a back seat and let someone else say something about it -- but sadly no one did.

        I would very much like to see Techdirt run a successful shop -- but an honest shop. It's a fairly simple formula: don't make dubious claims, or promises that can't be kept, and there will be far fewer disputes.

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      sarah (profile), 10 Apr 2015 @ 7:29pm

      Re: credibility checkup

      Have you bought this Innori power pack before? Are you sure it doesn't function as a flashligh?

      I searched for "portable battery charger", but most on the first three pages are less than 22400mAh. Considering the capacities and prices of them, I think this Innori power pack may be a good choice.

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    jsf (profile), 9 Apr 2015 @ 8:16am

    Decent Price

    The price is good, but not exceptional. This unit is comparable to the EC Tech units that usually go for $39-$40 on Amazon. Biggest difference is aesthetics and a 2A port on the EC Tech instead of 1.5 on the Innori.

    Personally I prefer the newer Anker units with the PowerIQ ports, so I don't have to remember which port is which amperage. ;-)

    Overall this is a good deal and some proceeds go to supporting Techdirt.

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