TP-LINK 10400mAh Power Bank Review
A powerful travel power bank for most smartphones, tablets and e-readers.
Now, I never..well, practically never.. travel without the necessary chargers for my various devices. Trouble is, more often than not my phone or tablet seem to run out of steam at the most inconvenient time when no power outlet is available or you have to be a double jointed contortionist to reach the outlet on some planes and trains.
Since the good folks at TP-LINK sent me their 10400mAh Power Bank I am no longer stuck with trying to find an accessible outlet. All I need is a suitable charging cable and I can charge anything that is compatible with a standard 5V USB charger. If your device uses a micro-USB charging port you can use the charging cable that comes with the Power Bank.
The TP-LINK 10400mAh Power Bank is a little white brick with blue ends 3.5″ long x 1.5″ wide and 1.5″ thick; it weighs 8.4 ounces. From the name you probably guessed the power bank’s capacity is 10400mAh. That is enough to fully charge even the largest battery capacity phones at least three times; it will be enough to charge many phones up to five times, and most tablets at least one and a half times. It took 20 minutes to charge my iPhone 6 from 56% to 80% and another 15 minutes to 100%.
The Dual USB ports (5V/2A and 5V/1A) allow for charging two devices simultaneously. Built-in special circuit provides full speed for your smartphones. The Power Bank provides multiple protections against short circuit, over-voltage, over-current, over-charge, over-discharge, and over-heating to ensure safe and reliable charging while avoiding any potential harm to your devices.
Unlike many similar devices the TP-LINK 10400mAh Power Bank starts charging as soon as devices are plugged in. No need to press the button which is there to press to show the charge level on 4 LEDs and a long press turns on the flashlight which could come in handy. Its only shortcoming, a minor one at that is that it is not a pass-through charger so, you cannot charge other devices while charging it.
The TP-LINK 10400mAh Power Pack has become an important part of my travel kit and now I don’t worry about hunting for a suitable outlet to charge my devices. The power Bank is compact..it fits in the palm of my hand and weighs practically nothing. It is available in most electronics stores such as Best Buy, Staples and The Source for $49 and well worth the investment.