Back This: Legion – The Battery Reinvented

Today we launch a new section on t3chniq, Back This. Back This will be a collection of what projects our writers are backing on Kickstarter. For those of you unfamiliar with Kickstarter, Kickstarter is a site that allows for crowd-funding. In other words, if you have an idea but you know that it would take a significant amount of startup money that you don’t have, you can ask for a donation and in return get a finished product. A result of this method is there is no guarantee that the final product will do what was stated at the beginning of the project, or even get finished at all, but you are betting that it will. Now that the disclaimer is out of the way, read on to find out more about the Legion Battery Pack.

We have reviewed a lot of battery packs, and I must say this is the first one that looks very interesting. The Legion employs an “Intelligent OLED”. This means that you will have access to critical info such as: charge capacity left, time to device fully charges, time till Legion is charged, and even battery health. Typically the chargers we review are in the neighborhood of 4200mAh of capacity, but the Legion comes in 2 capacities, 5500mAh and 11000mAh. To give you an idea of what that will charge, 5500mAh will charge an iPad mini, with enough charge to spare for a 75% charge on an iPhone 5. 11000 mAh will give you 2 iPad Mini charges and 1.5 iPhone 5 charges. If you are looking to charge an iPad with retina display, you will get about 95% charge on the 11000mAh pack, and a little less than 50% on the 5500mAH model. The Legion is currently going for $59 and $79 depending on capacity choice, and looks to be an awesome deal.