I've had no reason to abandon my original Aukey single-USB Quick Charge power bank — which I use more often than I like to admit — until this new and improved backup became available. While the capacity of the internal lithium-polymer battery hasn't changed, the solo USB output has. Aukey's added an extra USB output to juice up 2 devices head to head.
Measuring just over 6-inches in length and 2.4-inches in width, this solid black power bank has a hefty 8.7-ounces to it — making it a great blunt object when it's not revitalizing your devices. Pointing out the main features: there's a microUSB input on the right side for charging up the power bank (a 6-inch shorty comes with), a single power button on the opposite side, and a designated Quick Charge 2.0 port painted orange next to a standard 1A USB output. Oh, and in-between both ports is a built-in flashlight that can be activated by holding the power button for a couple seconds.
Obviously this particular power bank is best suited for devices packing Quick Charge 2.0 technology, but it'll still work like a champ for those that haven't caught up yet. To check the remaining battery life, you can tap the power button which will light up the Aukey logo on top; white (60-100%), green (20-60%), and red (0-20%). And speaking of charging any device — it comes fully loaded with AIPower technology that identifies your device's maximum voltage, along with security measures against over-current, overheating, and overcharging.
While the power bank is plugged in and charging, a pulsing red light = 0-19%, pulsing white light = 20-99%, and a stable white light means it's fully charged. Depending on the capacity of your device's battery, this 10,000mAh backup should provide at least 2 full tanks — if not more. Since I've been using mine, I find it much easier to carry around than its bulkier predecessor. It's easy to toss in my pocket, or any piece of luggage. The finish on the housing adds a bit of grip, too.
Although the Aukey 10,000mAh Dual-USB Power Bank with Quick Charge is (currently) my new #1, I think I'm ready to take the leap towards a dual-USB option that offers fast charging for both outputs. Soon enough, right? My only gripe is its slightly high $30 price point, however it's still an upgrade for my Galaxy S6 edge and LG G4. Bottom line: if you liked the previous single-USB version, you'll love this one.
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