iWALK LinkPod Y2 Power Bank Built-in USB-C Cable Review

iWALK LinkPod Y2 Power Bank Built-in USB-C Cable









  • 18W Power Delivery output from the USB-C cable
  • You can recharge the power bank from the cable or the USB-C input port
  • Comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable


  • The USB-C port cannot be used as an output
(Last Updated On: January 29, 2023)

Having cable handy with a power bank is a must, at least for most power banks. However, it can be a hassle always to remember to have a cable with you or look for the right cable to charge your device.

I’m looking at this iWalk LinkPod Y2 power bank in this review. This charger has a 9,600mAh capacity and a built-in USB-C charging cable, so if you’ve got an Android USB-C chargeable phone, this is a reliable choice if you’re only looking to charge an Android device and want ease of portability.

Power Capacity

This iWalk power bank has a 9,600mAh capacity, so this is on the mini side even for phones because most phones have rather large batteries at this point. With a 9,600mAh capacity, you can get a Galaxy S22 Ultra to full power at least once because the S22 has a 5,000mAh battery size, which is huge. Some Android phones have a 3,000mAh battery, although not many, and those may be close to two total power charges.

Also, I’m only mentioning charging Android phones with this power bank because it has a built-in USB cable, which is the only way to charge from it. Also, the capacity could be useful for charging tablets, but it probably won’t come close to charging a tablet to full power as tablets have much larger batteries.

The 9,600mAh capacity is decent, and it lends to the small and lightweight form factor of this power bank, and if you don’t mind recharging it once you charge up your phone, it’s good enough.

Output Charging

The only way to charge from this iWalk LinkPd Y2 power bank is with the built-in USB-C cable. This power bank does have a USB-C port but can only be used as an input to recharge it. The USB-C cable has an 18W Power Delivery charging speed, so you can fast charge most Android phones as most of them are compatible with fast charging with some spec of Power Delivery. You may not be able to charge certain phones at their max speed, but an 18W charge rate is better than no fast charging.

In testing, I could fast charge my Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

So just a reminder, this specific power bank is not compatible with iPhones because iPhones don’t currently use USB-C ports to charge from. This is strictly a USB-C device-compatible power bank. iWalk does have a Lightning version of this power bank, though, so that’s great news.

Input Charging

Recharging is very accessible with this power bank because you can recharge it using the built-in cable or the USB-C input port. The cable and the input port have the same 18W PD recharging speed, so go with a 20W PD wall charger for optimal recharging.

Size and Weight

As I mentioned, this is a mini power bank because it has a length of 3.7 inches, a width of 2 inches, and a thickness of 1 inch. The weight of the power bank is 10 ounces. You likely can fit it into your pocket. In my testing, I found it easy to have my Galaxy Note 9 stacked on top of the power bank, and I could still use my phone.

Functional Components

There is a digital capacity indicator on this power bank and a green charging indicator that turns on once you start charging devices or recharging the unit. There is a power button off to the side that can be used to check the capacity, and the USB-C port is off to the side, too.

The built-in cable can be found at the front of the power bank, tucked away in its compartment, completely out of the way.


The build quality of this power bank feels solid, and I don’t have any complaints. That said, my biggest worry is the built-in USB-C cable breaking because if that breaks and stops working, this power bank is practically useless as the USB-C port can’t be used as an output. So if you are getting this power bank, ensure you’re not mistreating the built-in cable.


If you have an Android USB-C chargeable phone, this iWalk Y2 power bank will be reliable. This is not a power bank for charging iPhones. It’s that plain and simple.

iWALK LinkPod Y2 Power Bank Built-in USB-C Cable Specs
USB-C Cable Output18W
USB-C Cable Input18W
USB-C Input Port18W
Size3.7 X 1.2 X 2.2 inches
Weight10 Ounces


The iWalk LinkPod Y2 9,600mAh mini power bank is great for charging Android phones. If you want reliable power on the go, as the charger always has a cable, you can even use the said cable to recharge the power bank.

iWALK Portable Charger USB-C with Built-in 18W PD Fast Charging Cable & LED Display, 9600mAh[2024 Upgrade] PD Small Battery Pack Power Bank Compatible with Samsung S23, S22, Pixel 7,LG,Note
  • 18W PD Fast Charging Input & Output: With 18W PD fast charging, iWALK portable charger can charge your Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 or S20 phone to 90% in just one hour.
  • Built-In USB-C Cable: iWALK power bank with a built-in USB-C cable eliminates the need for carrying around extra cables, effortlessly charging all your USB-C devices on the go.
  • Compact and Powerful: Our 9600mAh power bank is small enough to fit in your pocket, yet powerful enough to provide over 1.5 charges for your Galaxy S22 or more than one charge for your Google Pixel 6 Pro.
  • Easy-to-Read LED Display: The smart LED digital display provides an accurate percentage-based battery readout, allowing you to effortlessly monitor your portable charger's power level.
  • What You'll Get: iWALK 9600mAh power bank*1, USB C to USB C cable*1, Manual*1, 18 Months Warranty and friendly customer service.
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