The Imation Link Power Drive is one of the most useful iPhone accessories we have come across, offering extra- and secure storage for your photos, video, music, documents and more, and boosting iPhone battery life by providing a full charge away from the mains. The Imation Link bridges that gap by offering you the chance to get extra iPhone storage at a cheaper price.
Setup is incredibly easy, and all you need to do is plug in the Power Drive using the built-in Lightning cable and install the app when prompted. You can then see all your files in a file browser window, and can copy and move files from iPhone to Power Drive as required.
According to Imation, the 16GB of storage it offers is ample for 5,700-plus photos, or 4,100-plus songs, or more than 11 HD videos. With 3000-mAh on offer expect to attain somewhere in the region of 2000-mAh, you should get a full charge for any iPhone, and that’ll keep you going all day long.
The Imation Link Power Drive is very expensive for a 3000-mAh iPhone power bank, and its plastic design does not quite live up to the price tag, but the 16GB of extra storage it provides makes it well worth the outlay.
The Power Drive is a small white plastic box with a silver plastic top. The bottom of the device slides open to create a lipped stand for your iPhone, even though it was not immediately clear that this was the case and the rear plate was not exactly falling away.
- No carry case
- No pass-through charging
- No auto-on/off
- 3000-mAh power bank
- 16GB storage
- Requires Imation Link app on iOS 7 or later
- Supports iPod touch 5th-generation, iPhone 5/5c/5s/6/6 Plus and iPads with a Lightning connection
- No LED torch
- Two-year limited warranty
- 1x 5-W (1A, 5V USB input)
- 1x 5-W (1A, 5V) Lightning output
- Built-in Lightning and USB cables
- Four-LED status system
Imation Link Power Drive might be on the pricey side for a plastic power bank, but we cannot ignore how incredibly useful it is.