Digital life requires a lot of energy. Batteries fail at the worst possible moment. Though it may be impossible to plan for all of life’s e-challenges, having a sizable, reliable, and portable power supply handy will surely help, and the Helix from Lenmar fits that bill perfectly.
Rated at a whopping 11000mAh, the compact and densely packed Helix can keep up to three of your favorite devices going for a very long time. Lenmar claims the Helix will charge an iPhone up to four times and an iPad once. During a month of testing this understated rectangle of portable power pack goodness, I discovered that the Helix is a bit more potent than that. It had no problem bringing my iPad back from the dead with enough power left over to charge my phone (HTC Vivid) a couple times. With the iPad out of the equation, the Helix would charge my phone eight times before needing a charge itself. This should come as welcome news for Ingress addicts worldwide.
Because of the immense capacity of the Helix, the only thing you have to plan for in regard to having this portable power source at the ready is the amount of time it takes the Helix to be fully charged. Plugged into a standard USB port, the Helix will take about eight hours to charge. When plugged into an iPad charger, it will be full in about half that time. This is a good thing to keep in mind.
Over the past month, the Helix has proven itself to be the perfect companion to all my devices. The fit and finish is fantastic, and it performs better than the manufacturer’s claims. Other than the somewhat hefty weight of this power pack, I can’t see how you could go wrong with the Helix. For more information or to make a purchase of this or any other Lenmar product, click here.
**Full disclosure: This item was provided at no cost for the purpose of testing/reviewing. To think otherwise would be silly.