Ultra-High Capacity - weighs as little as a can of soup (12.5 oz) yet charges the iPhone 7 almost seven times, the Galaxy S6 five times or the iPad mini 4 twice.
High-Speed Charging - PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to deliver the fastest possible charge (does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge). Recharges itself in 10 hours with a 2 amp charger, phone chargers (generally 1 amp) may take up to 20 hours.
Enormous 4.8A Output - Industry leading output of 4.8 amps provides enough power to simultaneously charge any combination of devices at full speed.
MultiProtect Safety System - Surge protection, short circuit protection and more advanced safety features keep you and your devices safe.
Matte Finish - Enhances grip and doesn’t leave smudges or fingerprints.
@the_inevitable Came here to say this. I actually got mine for free (abandoned) but it is the best power bank I’ve owned. It takes a long while to charge from empty, but you’ll probably never fully drain it…upwards of 7 full charges for your phone is not an exaggeration! The one thing you do wanna make sure of is to use a properly powerful AC wall charger to recharge it…at least 2 amps!
@the_inevitable Also bought this and loved it. Carried it in my backpack at Disney so I could keep my phone charged (managing fast passes, reservations, maps, etc) and the kids’ phones (messaging their friends about how boring it is to be on a vacation with their parents, plus 1 billion selfies) and it only ran out of juice one day.
I use it now to charge my Switch when I fly and am not in business. Good battery.
This was a damn near instant buy for me, no joke, had hit the button the second I saw it. I can’t convince myself that I need a second though, this is an absolute beast of a power bank and has served me well since I bought it in 2018. Can’t recommend it enough, love Anker, will shill for them any day.
Wow. I have the 10,000 mAh version of this and it’s great. 20,100 mAh is insane, and this is a great deal. I paid $18 for mine, which figures to $1.80 per 1,000 mAh. This deal is only $1.19 per 1,000 mAh. Nice.
Easy positive points:
-Excellent quality (great BMS, LG cells, sturdy build)
-Consistent and very powerful output, usually capable of more than the devices being charged
Negatives, because while I love Anker, this is NOT perfect:
-Only Micro USB input is lame at this point, and I have another Anker from last year that does USB-C
-No support for Qualcomm QC (mixed feelings, since that’s a proprietary mode, with limited usage, but worth mentioning)
All told, this is one solid power bank. I have a dozen or so, of different makes, but I favour my Anker models for their reliable quality, and excellent service. I have this exact model (as well as the larger and smaller capacities of the same gen), and it is excellent. For niche uses like QC 2.0/3.0, look elsewhere, but otherwise I’ll endorse these. Wish they had adopted USB-C and it’s PD for input earlier, but even so, this will serve well for quite a few years, even with some heavy use.
@arosiriak i think the usb-c thing is why we’re seeing another wise solid power bank on meh. Clearing inventory maybe. Even budget phones and tablets are C now. I keep a micro-usb to usb on my key chain and a few other places just in case.
@arosiriak Agreed on the lack of USB-C however this is an older model so it’s understandable. I don’t see a “first listed” date on Amazon but just glancing at the reviews/questions they go back to 2015 if not earlier, and that’s when USB-C devices (e.g. Chromebook Pixel (2), Macbook Air) first started to appear.
I had this amazing power bank at one point that had a digital display, showed how much capacity was left in both percentage and exact mAh, and exactly how much power was being output to each port. I seem to have misplaced it unfortunately, but I know anker makes some pretty good stuff. It isn’t the newest power bank (missing QC and USB-C both as input and output options) but I’m sure it will be useful for years to come, at least until I misplace it too (Don’t forget no QC isn’t the end of the world, slower charging is better for battery health)
@Bandrik@PooltoyWolf@sammydog01 I like that gif, goofiest laugh I’ve seen in a while, infectious even without sound we’ll see if we can get something different without hyphens though.
/giphy melodic soft coyote
@yakkoTDI I keep them in various backpacks/messenger bags for when my phone shits out on me. I never have one when I need one, so it’s just SOP for me at this point. I also have wireless BT headphones from Meh, so… let’s just say dead batteries are a problem I deal with on a frequent basis.
@yakkoTDI I only time I need a charger like this is when I play Harry Potter Wizards Unite and I forgot to charge my battery enough. I’ll play with my BF at a restaurant or while taking a walk. There’s no other app that kills my battery like that.
@dvermilion My phone needs to be charged every 4 to 5 days. I have had it for about 1.5 years and it has never run out of battery before I remember to charge it. If It dies I will charge it when I get to work or get home.
@ellett I don’t usually comment on stuff like this but I find it amazing just how fast and how harshly people criticize things for being supposedly ‘prehistoric’. This device in particular is still eminently useful…lack of a USB-C port does make it a bit less convenient, but with a regular old USB-A to USB-C cable (the likes of which is shipped with just about every phone with a USB-C port) you can charge any device just as easily. Sure it may not charge as quickly, but in an emergency situation is that really super important? A slower charge is also beneficial to your battery over the long term.
TL; DR people throw around words like ‘obsolete’ and ‘outdated’ way too much
@PooltoyWolf It’s not the USB-C that makes it prehistoric because, like you said you can just use a different cable, it’s the lack of PD or QC. It’s basically just like any old technology 2.4A charger. Nothing special here. Even if it had something like a wireless charge coil in it, that would be special.
Samsung, among others, use QC to tell the charger to increase the voltage so that it can get more watts without increasing the amperage too much. Even the new Macbook’s do that by taking the voltage up to 21V. The device negotiates with the charger using a standard protocol.
Meh did sell a QC 3.0 one previously on April 3, 2019. The Price was only $9. Although this Anker one has a bigger battery in it, that doesn’t help much if it would take 8 hours to charge your device in an emergency. Best charger ever and I take it with me everywhere – and did I mention it was only $9?
@cengland0 I did address the emergency situation in my last message. I don’t think it is the device manufacturer’s fault if the consumer fails to keep the device charged so it will be ready for use in such a situation. As for the speed at which it charges phones and such, if your phone is totally dead, the charging speed isn’t going to make much of a difference if you just need it to wake your phone back up enough to make a call or send some texts. Speedy charging is really nice to have, but in my view, it’s not a dealbreaker, especially at the price Meh is currently selling them for. (Also for what it’s worth, I guess I haven’t been spoiled by fast charging methods. 2.4 amps at 5 volts is plenty fast enough for me!)
@cengland0@PooltoyWolf My current one does 2.4 and that’s enough to keep my phone alive while playing games and actually continue to charge. My friend has a QC one and I love that it will charge my phone super fast, not just keep it alive.
@ellett@PooltoyWolf No doubt. Funny part about it is we’re talking about charging something BEFORE it dies, so you can keep using it! As long as it charges faster than the battery is dying WHO CARES how slow it is. It’s made to be a backup so you can keep going until you can get to your “technologically advanced” charger, or your device is charged, whichever comes first. As far as I’m concerned, jokes in them.
I have one of these and it is fantastic. While it is a bit chunky and heavy, it does the job exceptionally well, delivering more charges. While you can get a smaller kind of battery, it probably won’t give you more than one charge reliably. Buy this one made by Anker.
I bought the slightly larger Anker powerbank (with dual charging(input) befure a trip to europe in Dec…Fantastic to have a bottomless battery that fits in a jacket pocket or backpack. Anker seems to make good quality power products.
Don’t have a use for this at the moment but here to say Anker is quality. They are the brand I would choose if buying another. I have bought 3-4 over the years for myself and friends. I had one go bad and their service is top notch too. They sent a replacement to me with little questions asked, mainly to verify purchase and date.
I bought this on Amazon back in Feb of 2017 for $39.99.
This thing is a tank, and is still working great to this day! I would recommend buying a hardshell case for it, and keep a wall charger, micro usb to charge the battery pack itself, and a cable for whatever you need for your device(s). Then its easy to just throw in a bag for travel/work and know you’ll always be charged.
I purchased one of these for a trip to Taiwan. The amount of power in it was amazing. And it was a piece of mind when I got lost and phone was running out. I now keep one in my backpack at all times. Bought one for my wife as well.
Can charge my iphone like 5-6 times, ipad for 1 full charge. My switch for… dunno, a long time. They are worth it.
@dave Be careful with that. I have heard numerous reports that charging the Switch with anything other than Nintendo manufactured or approved chargers can damage the console, due to Nintendo’s charging protocol/circuitry being a bit on the proprietary side. Though, Anker makes a few Switch-approved power banks, so it might be okay to use another model they made.
Anker is one of the best brands for chargers and cables. Their cables outlast OEM cables and they are MFi certified! Mophie is pale in comparison for Anker when it comes to power banks. and yes, I have written some reviews on Amazon about my Anker purchases and have given them 5star reviews. @mediocrebot
Funny order #'s…I have one of these that I paid a lot more for (double), works great and slimmer than the one that also starts my lawnmower and motorcycle and flying saucer when their respective batteries die.