While the Aibocn Power Bank is far from one of the top-scoring chargers we tested, it's hard to argue with its incredibly low retail price. It doesn't have a ton of extra features and fared very poorly in our evaluations of its battery capacity, but it will charge most smartphones at least once. It's not amazing, but it gets the job done at a significantly lower cost than the top models.Editor's Note: This product review was revised on March 7, 2022, to include additional purchase recommendations.
Aibocn Power Bank 10000 Review
Pros: Cheap, recharges relatively quickly
Cons: Mediocre capacity, not terribly portable or convenient
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|Pros||Cheap, recharges relatively quickly||Inexpensive, super easy to carry in a pocket, short recharge time||Lightweight and portable design, good battery capacity, inexpensive||Miniscule, quick to recharge, integrated lightning cable||Great value, USB-C/microUSB charging input, dual outputs|
|Cons||Mediocre capacity, not terribly portable or convenient||No integrated cables, can only charge a single device at a time||No integrated cables||Limited functionality, minimal capacity||Takes a long time to recharge, not the highest power output|
|Bottom Line||This charged our devices fast and for an incredible price||One of our overall favorites, this portable charger is simple, high-performing, and affordable||If you're seeking a battery bank with a larger capacity, then this is one of our favorites||The Clutch is an amazing option for iPhone users seeking a compact charging solution||If you are searching for a great value, then we strongly recommend checking out this set of power packs|
|Rating Categories||Aibocn Power Bank 1...||Anker PowerCore 5000||INIU Portable Charg...||Clutch Charger||2-Pack Miady 10000|
|Charging Efficiency (30%)|
|Added Convenience (20%)|
|Recharge Time (10%)|
|Specs||Aibocn Power Bank 1...||Anker PowerCore 5000||INIU Portable Charg...||Clutch Charger||2-Pack Miady 10000|
|Claimed Capacity||10,000 mAh||5,000 mAh||10,000 mAh||2,300 mAh||10,000 mAh|
|Dimensions||5.40" x 2.40" x 0.83"||4.20" x 1.30"||5.19" x 2.75" x 0.60"||3.56" x 2.50" x 0.16"||5.49" x 2.64" x 0.63"|
|Measured Weight||8.54 oz||4.71 oz||6.88 oz||2.00 oz||7.69 oz|
|Measured Charge Time||240 min.||150 min.||300 min.||208 min.||405 min.|
|Output 1||5V / 2.1A||5V / 2A||DC5V / 3A(Max)||Built in lightning 5V / 1A||5V / 2.1A|
|Output 2||5V / 1A||N/A||DC5V / 3A(Max)||N/A||5V / 2.1A|
|Output 3||N/A||N/A||DC5V / 3A(Max)||N/A||N/A|
|Input||1 A||5V / 2A||USB-C:
5V / 3A
|Micro: DC 5V / 0.8A||Micro USB/USB-C: 5V/2A|
|Model||WX010||A1109||BI-B1||N/A - lightning cable version||TPB21C|
Our Analysis and Test Results
While the Aibocn Power Bank isn't our favorite portable power bank, it is hard to argue with its rock-bottom retail price. It doesn't have many features and is one of the worst performers in our capacity tests, but it will charge most smartphones at least once completely without issue, albeit a bit more slowly than some of the other products. It's not the best charging product we've come across, but it gets the job done at a fraction of the price of some of the other chargers, and overall doesn't disappoint if you temper your expectations.
Accountable for 40% of the overall score, our Portability metric carries the most weight. We ranked and judged how easy and comfortable it is to carry each one in a pocket, as well as their overall volume and weight to determine the scores, with the Aibocn earning average scores for its average portability.
The Aibocn is about average in volume, with its rectangular package that measures 5.4 inches long, 2.4 inches wide, and 0.83 inches thick.
This portable battery is also about average when it comes to weight, with its 8.54 ounces putting it roughly in the middle of the group.
The Aibocn fits quite well in most pockets, fitting slightly better in front pockets than back pockets when sitting down. It's fine to walk around with it in your pocket, though we did find one slight issue. The charging ports are on the side of the power pack, making it difficult to plug a device in and charge it while carrying it in your pocket.
Our capacity tests are the next most important overall, comprising 30% of the total score. We based our scores on how much total electrical energy we could extract from the Aibocn and how well it compared to the rest of the batteries in the group or its advertising claims. The Aibocn fell far short compared to the rest of the group.
We were only able to get about 39% of the listed capacity out of this battery when using our dummy load set to pull the rated maximum discharge rate of the Aibocn, 2.1 amps. This battery did a little better with the discharge rate set a bit lower at 1 amps, but still only got about 47% of the listed capacity, or 4704 mAh, before the battery totally died.
This battery didn't have any advertising claims for us to test against, so we used the 2.2 Samsung Galaxy charges claimed by the Anker PowerCore Slim II 10000 — a comparable battery pack. However, the Aibocn fell quite a bit short, only achieving 1.71 charges before dying. Additionally, we also were quite skeptical that it was actually charging at 2.1 amps, as it took about 45 minutes longer to charge the same phone using the Aibocn compared to when we used the Anker PowerCore Slim II 10000.
For our next round of assessments, which account for 20% of the Aibocn's total score, we looked at the different features included with each battery pack that make them easier to use and graded their effectiveness. The Aibocn gave us a mediocre showing overall. We primarily based its score on the ability to charge multiple devices at once, if there are any integrated charging or recharging features, if there is a built-in flashlight, and what sort of warranty is included with each battery pack.
This portable power bank can charge up to two devices simultaneously, though only one of these outputs has an — allegedly — high current discharge rating of 2.1 amps, with the other output port being limited to a 1 amp discharge. This battery pack also includes a built-in flashlight.
Finally, for our last round of tests and the remaining 10% of the total score, we compared how long it took to recharge each of these battery packs. We used a high-quality USB wall charger brick with the included cable for this test, using the LED indicator lights to decide when the battery was completely topped off. The Aibocn actually did quite well in this assessment.
This USB portable battery took about 240 minutes to completely recharge — one of the faster models of the group.
Should You Buy the Aibocn Power Bank 10000?
While far from the best portable charger we tested, it's hard to beat the price of the Aibocn. If you're on a super tight budget, it isn't a bad little charger. It's not the fastest, and we're a little suspect of its claimed capacity and charge rate, but it will charge a phone at least once and is inexpensive enough that you can get a few and spread them around, ensuring you won't ever be caught with a dead smartphone battery.
What Other Portable Chargers Should You Consider?
Another decent budget option is the 2-Pack Miady 10000, which includes two chargers for a nominal price. The INIU Portable Charger 10000 is one of our overall favorites, giving you multiple smartphone charges on each charge, and it's also very affordable. For a mega portable option (really — it fits in a wallet!) for iPhone users, the Clutch Charger is a great product.
— David Wise and Austin Palmer
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