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||Great value, USB-C/microUSB charging input, dual outputs||Inexpensive, small and portable design|
|Cons||Mediocre capacity, not terribly portable or convenient||No integrated cables, can only charge a single device at a time||No integrated cables||Takes a long time to recharge, not the highest power output||Limited additional features|
|Bottom Line||This charged our devices fast and comes at an incredible price||If you want a bare-bones portable charging solution without breaking the bank, this is the battery for you||If you are looking for a battery bank with a larger capacity, then this is one of our favorites||If you are searching for a great value, then we strongly recommend checking out this set of power packs||This basic option is a great choice if you want a highly portable charger and don't care about other features|
|Rating Categories||Aibocn Power Bank 1...||Anker PowerCore 5000||INIU Portable Charg...||2-Pack Miady 10000||Anker PowerCore Sli...|
|Charging Efficiency (30%)|
|Added Convenience (20%)|
|Recharge Time (10%)|
|Specs||Aibocn Power Bank 1...||Anker PowerCore 5000||INIU Portable Charg...||2-Pack Miady 10000||Anker PowerCore Sli...|
|Claimed Capacity||10,000 mAh||5,000 mAh||10,000 mAh||10,000 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"||5.49" x 2.64" x 0.63"||5.82" x 2.63" x 0.62"|
|Measured Weight||8.54 oz||4.71 oz||6.88 oz||7.69 oz||7.13 oz|
|Measured Charge Time||240 min.||150 min.||300 min.||405 min.||315 min.|
|Output 1||5V / 2.1A||5V / 2A||DC5V / 3A(Max)||5V / 2.1A||5V / 2.4A|
|Output 2||5V / 1A||N/A||DC5V / 3A(Max)||5V / 2.1A||N/A|
|Output 3||N/A||N/A||DC5V / 3A(Max)||N/A||N/A|
|Input||1 A||5V / 2A||USB-C:
5V / 3A
|Micro USB/USB-C: 5V/2A||5V / 2A|
Our Analysis and Test Results
While the Aibocn Power Bank is far from our favorite portable power bank, it is hard to argue with its rock-bottom retail price. It doesn't have a ton of features and is one of the worst batteries we have seen when it came to 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 amazing, but it gets the job done at a fraction of the price of some of the other products and overall doesn't disappoint if you temper your expectations.
Accountable for the largest component of the overall score at 40%, our Portability metric carries the most weight for the overall score of each battery. We ranked and judged how easy and comfortable it is to carry each on 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 one about in the average when it comes to volume, with its rectangular package that measures 5.4 inches long, 2.4 inches wide, and 0.83 inches in deep.
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 the Aibocn is in your pocket.
Following our previous metric, our set of 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 only 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 is 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 are in charge of 20% of the total score for the Aibocn, 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.
While this portable battery does have some pretty significant drawbacks, it retails at a price that is hard to beat for a single battery.
It isn't the fastest at charging and we are a little suspect of its claimed capacity and charge rate, it will charge your 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.
— David Wise and Austin Palmer