TP-Link PB50 10000mAh Power Bank Review
Although most devices have significantly improved battery life these days, many of us still find them running low on power as the day goes on, and if you don’t have easy access to power outlets that can cause problems. To solve that issue, many vendors have started offering portable battery packs and mobile charging solutions to keep us up and running as our power needs increase.
The TP-Link PB50 Power Bank is one such solution, and in testing has proven to be an excellent way to solve the mobile charging problem, according to the unit they sent us to check out.
The PB50 is a compact and well designed product. It measures 5.5 x 3.1 x 0.76 inches, roughly the width of an iPhone 7 Plus while being slightly shorter and a bit thicker, while weighing only 281 grams (.6 lbs) so it won’t add much weight to your bag.
It features dual USB-2 ports to support full speed charging of up to two devices simultaneously and is able to intelligently charge multiple device types (up to 2A) by using a custom chip designed to recognize the connected device and deliver the maximum charging speed required for iOS, Android and other USB devices.
Total available device recharging time at 1A is 9 hours 32 minutes, while 2A allows for 6 hours 8 minutes, making charging quick and easy. In testing, I was able to charge a completely dead iPhone 6 to 100% in 1 hour, 55 minutes. An iPhone 7 Plus was charged 10% in 18 minutes.
A fully charged PB50 should be able to recharge a typical iPhone or iPad 3-4 times between charges, and the unit holds its own charge very well, so you don’t need to worry about your charger being dead in an emergency. The charge is sufficient that you can perform many battery draining activities such as video streaming or mobile games while maintaining your present level of charge.
If you are looking for a great Christmas gift for the mobile device user in your life at a reasonable price, you may wish consider the PB50 as an option under the tree.
What do you think? Does the TP-Link PB50 10000mAh Power Bank sound like a product you may consider? Let us know in the comments.