Before we jump in, I wanted to say that I am very grateful that I had the privilege to test out PowerCore III 10K Wireless.
Thank you, @AnkerOfficial, and the great products that you continue to produce.
Here are a few things that I was able to gather in a few days with this battery bank (AKA portable charger).
Make no mistake, I do own quite a lot of battery bank. It is due to my professional line of work requiring to travel (or at least it used to) and part of me having desires to hoard tech. I try to justify the fact that I do review technology as a hobby on YouTube. But battery banks aren’t something I typically review or make the cut into the videos. With the terrible excuses aside, I learned what I want in battery banks as I have tried many in the past.
Here is the YouTube Video of the unboxing and brief testing:
As my setup has shifted due to work from home schedule, I needed to carry all of my computer peripherals and chargers for the few times that I am in the office. I now have plugged my phone’s USB-C charging port as I also have spread wireless chargers everywhere. (to prevent lint getting stuck in the port) and ALL the phones in the household now charge wirelessly. This meant that I need to unplug one of the chargers and carry with me, for the days I am working at the office. Those zoom calls on the phone really do eat up your battery.
Naturally, I have been eying on those battery banks that charge your phone wirelessly. To my surprise, this battery bank also has a feature that I don’t think it is possible with other types of battery banks: charging connected devices whilst charging itself. And this can also be done wirelessly for your phone.
So, connect your battery bank, leave your phone on top, it charges your phone and the battery bank.
Essentially, this is a normal wireless charger that holds some charge.
I did notice that if both are charging, the wireless charging isn’t ‘fast charging’. My Samsung S10e can charge very quickly even wirelessly. 0 to 70% in 30 min with fast charging. If the PowerCore III isn’t charging, it can juice the phone a lot quicker with ‘fast charging’. (great for those emergencies)
There are two ports included in the PowerCore III. Both can charge the connected devices quickly, whilst the USB-C port doubles as your charging port for the battery bank. Although, I would probably never use these to charge my device - only use it for charging the battery bank. Other notable things are the included carrying case and the simple led charging indicators.
One of the hidden features that I found useful was the included leg to prop your phone up. I never knew that I would need this until I had it. Although you can’t charge your phone wirelessly whilst propping your phone up, it is a very thoughtful feature.
I can now charge my phone by simply leaving my phone on top of PowerCore III. So easy to pick up the phone, use it, then leave it again. No need to fiddle with the cables all the time.
Hope you enjoyed this review!