This Xiaomi Pocket 10000mah Review focuses on a solution to a problem every cell phone user experiences. Namely, the phone always running out of charge! The Xiaomi Pocket 10000mah Power Bank could be just what you need.
Xiaomi Pocket 10000mah Review
Almost everyone I know travels with a mobile phone. And almost everyone I know complains that it runs out of charge just when it is needed most! A power bank is the solution to this problem. Step forward the Xiaomi Pocket Powerbank 10000mAh.
The Xiaomi Pocket Powerbank is a 10000maH device. For a change, the ‘pocket' description is actually correct. In fact the power bank is just slightly smaller than a packet of cigarettes. It has rounded edges on the longer sides, and just ever so slightly recessed surfaces on both ends.
The device did not come with any instructions in English, but it is not like they are needed anyway. Four small LED lights let you know how much charge is left, there is a micro USB slot to charge the device itself, a standard USB slot to charge other devices from, and a simple on off button. The Xiaomi Pocket Power Bank also comes with a short USB-MicroUSb cable. To my surprise, this also worked as a data cable (sometimes, cables supplied with powerbanks do not).
Charging The Power Bank
On to charging then. The Xiaomi Pocket Powerbank took approximately 5 hours to charge from empty to full. During this time, the powerbank became slightly warmer, but nothing more than was to be expected.
I decided to test out how it charged other devices, by having it charge my Samsung Galaxy S4. As luck would have it, the phone had a new battery only a few days before, so this was a really good thing to test.
With the phone at empty, it took the Xiaomi Pocket Powerbank 2 hours 10 minutes to charge it back to full again. This is the same time that it takes to charge the phone from the mains. The Xiaomi Pocket Powerbank had 3 lights left on it. This leads me to believe it could recharge the phone at least another 2 times.
So, a nice simple product and a simple review. If you are looking for a power bank to keep your phone charged as you travel, at a music festival, a business conference, or anything else you can think of, this may be just the thing for you. Gearbest seem to ship everywhere, and the price is pretty hard to beat. Check it out for yourself, and see what you think!
Interested in finding out more about power banks for travel? Check out my review of the Tecknet Iep1500 Power Bank.