Motorola Moto Mods tested: upgrades worth making?

Incipio offGRID Power Pack

Luckily, the other Mods are more reasonably priced. Incipio's offGRID Power Pack is the one that seems like the biggest necessity of the bunch, as slapping one onto the back of the Moto Z adds 2,220mAh of battery power to the 2,600mAh cell already in the phone.

That's a sizeable upgrade: a total of 4,820mAh is enough to last the average user two full days, or let you power through a long day of Pokémon Go hunting, streaming video, and calls without a mid-day charge. And the phone shows you the battery life remaining on the internal battery and Power Pack separately, as well.

There is a visual drawback, however. While the Moto Z itself is sleek and relatively stylish, the Power Pack is a rubberized clump that adds thickness and takes some of the visual appeal out of the equation. Luckily, the Moto Z is easier to grip with the Power Pack attached.

The RM499 version is purely a battery pack and there're other versions where the US$70 (RM290) version comes with wireless charging capabilities, which were curiously left off of the Moto Z itself. The wireless charging version isn't available in Malaysia yet but stay tuned for more news.

Either way, the Power Pack isn't flashy – but it is a very helpful boost, plus the snap-on design is less obtrusive than an oversized battery case and less of a hassle than plugging in an external battery pack when you're on the go. It's well worth picking up if you're worried about having enough juice when out and about.

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