Sturdy and long-lasting battery pack. It would be nice if it could charge itself with MicroUSB in addition to USB-C. But on the other hand I like that the USB-C port is bidrectional (charging battery pack *or* charging the device).
Used to power my MacBook, It will recharge my MacBook if it's turned off. If plugged in and the MacBook is on it basically keeps the MacBook's battery from further depleting but it doesn't provide enough power to charge it. Seems decent enough. I haven't tried others to see if their performance is any better.
I bought this because of the 3 amp output. Many chargers and battery packs can't charge an iPad Pro as fast as it discharges, so I thought this could be the solution. I bought an adapter for the USB C port so that I could charge my iPad pro and though it indicated it was charging the battery % on the iPad Pro kept going down. The 2.4 Amp port does keep pace with the iPad Pro, but the battery life seems well below what is advertised. It says the battery can completely recharge an iPad. I tried it on both an iPad Air and an iPad pro and in both cases this external battery dropped to half charge in only an hour. Doesn't seem like it has the capacity to completely charge an iPad if it goes dead in 2 hours. I previously had an Anker external battery that had roughly twice the capacity and it would keep pace with an iPad for over 8 hours before running out of juice. I would think this battery could do at least 4.
PROS: Beautiful design and form factor. Feels really well made. The 2.4 amp port can keep up with an iPad Pro at full brightness and running Facetime
CONS: The 3 amp port seems to have less power than the 2.4 amp port and the overall life of the battery seems to fall short of what is advertised.
Thank you for your review and sorry to hear of the issues you have experienced with the unit. I would recommend getting in contact with our Tech Support department regarding the issue to see if there may be a solution. They would be best reached via online chat (6:00am - 6:00pm PST) or by phone at 877-271-2592 (6:00am - 5:00pm PST).
Regards, Mark P. Product Reviews
November 18, 2016
Do not buy, not as advertised
I have a Nexus 6P and bought this with high hopes. It charged my phone ONCE and was on ONE BAR and practically dead. I inquired and received a second unit with them stating mine was defective. The 2nd unit did the same thing. What a waste
This powerbank is well built and a good physical size. The rectangular shape seems to fit better into pockets or alongside other things compared with powerbanks that are square. I like that you don't need to turn it on like some cheap units, it is demand driven. My main use for it is off-grid in the woods at my secret hideout where there's no electricity. It keeps my phone and wifi hotspot running all weekend with no trouble.
I did not test powerbank capacity with full discharges and recharges of my mobile phone. I did do a test like this: I charge my phone daily no matter what battery level. For the test I charged the powerbank fully and charged my Nexus 5X fully. Started the day Sunday morning. Each night I used the powerbank instead of wall charger to charge the phone. I was able to operate my phone as usual all week until Thursday night before both devices were out of battery. So while it was not a full discharge of the phone each day, I was able to get four extra days of normal operation.
The one small downside is that the powerbank is demand sensing but my wifi hotspot does not draw enough by itself to keep the powerbank operating. I have to plug in both the phone and hotspot.
Purchased just in time for my Japan/Korea trip that I just got back from. Was definitely handy being able to charge phone when not around an outlet and specially in Korea where I didn't have a US converter. However, despite this being rated as 10,000 mAh, it seemed to perform much lower. I usually charge the phone when it gets down to around 20-30%. With the PowerBank fully charged, get the 6P to 100% or close to it would discharged the PowerBank all the way to 1 bar. With 10,000 mAh, it should be able to charge my 6P at last 2 times. I could maybe get about 1 1/4. Pretty disappointed with the performance. Hopefully its just a bad battery I got?
PROS: Decent size and weight. Pocketable compared to other large battery packs. 10,000 mAh is perfect size for 6P
CONS: Didn't perform to its rated battery size of 10,000 mAh. Can get no where near the 2 full charge for 6P