Readers who have read my reviews here at Gear Diary or over on my site know that I travel. A lot. The bulk of my career has seen me travel to every lower 48 state and to many other destinations around the globe.
I’ve never minded it, as it has let me see new people and places over the past 20 years. But as technology has become more-and-more a part of my travel life, so too has the number of charges and cables required to go into the backpack before I head to the airport.
A few weeks ago, the team over at Omnicharge sent us the Omnicharge Omni 20 power bank to review. This 20,400mAh pack isn’t just your normal, run-of-the-mill power bank. Far from it. It is the single most comprehensive power bank I have ever used or reviewed. It can literally charge anything you have with you, thanks to the huge number of ports or connecting cables that come with it. You can even plug in your laptop via the AC connector.
If you are looking for a one-stop device to charge all the things in your bag as you travel, the Omni 20 should be on your shortlist.
Specifications & Form Factor
The first thing that you will notice when you unbox the Omni 20 is the physical size and weight. The weight shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, so I’m going to dismiss that early. If you have ever picked up a 20,000mAh power bank from any manufacturer, the weight of the Omni 20 isn’t going to feel over-the-top. The dimensions of the Omni 20 are 5.0 x 4.8 x 1.1 inches or 12.7 x 12.2x 2.7 cm in new money. It weighs in at 1.4lbs or 630g. As you can see from the dimensions and the photos of the Omni 20 in the gallery at the end of the review, it is somewhat squarish in design but has a nice taper both top and bottom at each corner. The plastic shell of the charger has a slight roughness to it that gives you good tactile feel as you hold the device and gives you a sense of not being slippery.
On the front side of the charger is where you will find the power button, OLED display, USB/AC selector and two USB-A ports, the bottom of these two ports supporting Quick Charge 3.0 technology. On the left side, you will find a traditional AC female port that will either be for US configuration or EU configuration depending on where you purchase your Omni 20. Here you can plug in a device using its standard AC plug to charge that device. Finally, on the right side, you will find the bullet adapter port. When you get your Omni 20, it comes with an array of DC-bullet style cables to charge a wide range of devices.
Internally, aside from the 20,400mAh battery, there is a cooling fan to keep things nice and cool on the inside as you are using the Omni 20.