Lenmar Mutant 20,800 Battery Pack: The Ultimate Charger For Tablets And Phones [Review]

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The Lenmar Mutant external battery with its 20,800 mAh lithium-ion battery and four USB ports is the must-have battery pack for this summer’s family adventures.

It goes without saying that one of the challenges families face while on their summer travels is keeping everyone entertained and connected on the way to all of the fun. Simply queuing up a movie doesn’t work when all parties can’t decide, or when a car isn’t equipped with a DVD player. Even on a plane, you can never be sure of what you’ll find on that in-flight entertainment menu so you better bring back-up.

The problem is, that backup needs power and no one wants to have to carry half a dozen different external power packs to charge all their myriad electronics. The Lenmar Mutant 20,800 takes care of this problem by giving you one source that will charge multiple tablets and mobile phones at the same time with plenty of juice.

Let’s start with the ports. There are two 2.4A USB ports for charging the new iPad, tablets, and smartphones. Next you get two 1A USB ports for charging just smaller USB devices like iPhones and mobile phones. That’s four devices that can be charged, at the same time. You even get one micro USB cable if you run short for one of your devices.

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This means you can have one single battery charging basically the whole family’s stuff at once. No need to pack multiple battery packs. This one pack has you covered and then some. It won’t just give you a partial charge, but fully charge all of these devices. A tablet can get two full charges or a mobile phone can be charged an incredible ten times before the Mutant runs dry. You simply aren’t going to run out of juice, hence their slogan “Undead Power” because you’ll never be dead. Cute.

Charging the Lenmar Mutant 20,800 is simple enough with an AC adapter that plugs right into the wall. They take it a step further, though, if you happen to be travelling out of the country. Adapter plugs that snap right onto the existing plug mean you can use this in the US, EU, UK and AUS. It’s a versatile power pack that’s truly designed for those who travel.

Even its size and shape, although not small, make it something you can easily take along. It measures 5.77″ x 4.67″ x 0.86″ and weighs 1.1 pounds so it won’t fit in your pocket, but it will easily fit in most purses, bags, or even a small laptop case. It’s an ideal size for a carry-on and will just as nicely fit into a tote bag. The only portability challenge is that it doesn’t include any kind of drawstring bag that would allow you to keep the battery, AC adapter, and any other adapters together.

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The Lenmar Mutant also functions as a hub, so you can plug it in to recharge the unit while charging your devices at the same time. The total recharge time for the Mutant is 10 hours, which may seem like a lot, but you’re generally only going to need to recharge it overnight. As long as you’re getting some sleep, you can be assured the Mutant will be ready to go. You’ll also know just how much charge it has thanks to four bright-green LED power indicator lights. Each one represents a 25% charge so you know when you’re running low.

The Lenmar Mutant 20,800 retails for $199 which, honestly, is a steal for such a versatile battery pack. It works for families on the go but is also a fantastic backup for you and your co-workers when you’re out of the office but still on the job. Stuck in an airport? Sitting in a crowded coffee shop? Power outage? It doesn’t matter if there’s a free outlet or even power when you’ve got the Mutant.

If you constantly worry about keeping your devices charged, the Lenmar Mutant 20,800 is an ideal way to remove that worry and keep all your tablets and phones ready to go.

I received this product for review purposes.

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