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5.0 out of 5 starsFast Charging & Unique L/R Angle Charging Cord
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 18, 2023
I've been using this power bank with the included charging cord(s) for about a month now, and I have been extremely pleased with the results. Using the USB-C for charging devices (output) and charging the bank itself (input) provides me with a fast, reliable charge, per the rapid charge indication on my phone. (Note: speed at which bank can charge will be dependent on power source amp/wattage).
It was important that I find a power bank that could charge my phone efficiently while using it with a resource-heavy application simultaneously. This product has delivered exactly that...
As a side gig, I complete contracted assignments in a store every week that requires me to scan a large amount of products & input pricing data through an app on my phone. I quickly learned how battery intensive this operation would be. Without the use of a quality power bank like this one, I could roughly make it through a quarter of my total scan count before I'd have to leave to charge my phone. This was not practical or efficient whatsoever.
After reading reviews on several contenders, I ultimately settled on this Power Bank for its ability to use the USB-C port for both input and output charging, which would provide the most optimal charging I could find at this price point. I also really liked the idea of a side-angled connector for the charging cord so that I could angle my cord out of my way while scanning products. As an added bonus, the cords were braided, providing more durability and sustainability. There's no powering on, either. Just plug and it starts charging. No extra digging around in my bag to find a button somewhere! Convenient!
As others have pointed out, the power bank isn't exactly light, and is roughly the size/thickness of your average smart phone. However, I don't personally find the weight to be cumbersome and I would prefer something that feels like it won't instantly break (cheap, light, junk...). I do usually carry this with me in a small, cross-body bag that allows me to have it accessible as needed and can easily run the cord (with excess length) from the bag to my phone while it is in my hands. I have, however, carried in the front chest pocket of my leather jacket (I hate carrying purses) and I did not find it to be too heavy, but I would not recommend using side pockets (certain jackets, hoodies, etc.) that aren't very deep or well-secured for carrying this device.
I am able to rapidly charge my phone, while running the necessary app for my assignment (and listen to music on Spotify!) and still have over half of the bank's reserves left over after a full charge (as indicated by the digital % readout screen), all while the cord stays out of my way! What else could I possibly want!?!? A million dollars, maybe 😏 (but let's be realistic).