Many power banks out there that are famous and well known, are great because of what they provide through their charging experience.
They’ve got everything that people need with a power bank and it just works. However, with so many power banks out in the market, there tend to be power banks that get left in the dark.
Some power banks don’t sell simply because they aren’t any good but there are indeed power banks that aren’t selling simply because there aren’t enough people that know about the power bank.
In this case, it’s the Imazing 10,000mAh power bank that may be average, but it’s the kind of power bank that is actually different in a slightly better way.
The Imazing power bank features a 10,000mAh capacity but we found that it’s about 9,000mAh rather than a full 10,000mAh.
In this case, we didn’t find it too disappointing that the power bank didn’t provide its full potential since the real Output capacity is at least close to the advertised power capacity.
Even with the real capacity being 9,000mAh, the power bank will still be able to charge many smartphones 3 times over and beyond. For tablets such as an iPad, you can expect 1.5 charges.
|Imazing 10,000mAh Power Bank|
(Output Power Capacity = 9,000mAh)
|Phone Capacity||Imazing 10,000mAh Power Bank Left Over Capacity
# of Full Charges
5 Full Charges
4 Full Charges
|iPhone 6 Plus||9,000mAh||2,915mAh||6,085mAh
3 Full Charges
5 Full Charges
|iPhone 6s Plus||9,000mAh||2,750mAh||6,250mAh
3 Full Charges
|Samsung Galaxy S6||9,000mAh||2,550mAh||6,450mAh
3 Full Charges
|Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge||9,000mAh||2,600mAh||6,400mAh
3 Full Charges
|Samsung Galaxy S7||9,000mAh||3,000mAh||6,000mAh
3 Full Charges
|Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge||9,000mAh||3,600mAh||5,400mAh
2.5 Full Charges
Then there’s the two charging Output ports and the Input port where the power bank really shines.
One of the USB charging Outputs has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A, which is the max standard charging rate that will charge any device that’s connected to it at its max speed.
The other charging Output has Quick Charge 3.0. The Quick Charge 3.0 port is compatible with devices that are compatible with either Quick Charge 3.0 and 2.0 since QC 2.0 is backward compatible you’re able to charge Quick Charge 2.0 devices at their fast speeds.
By taking advantage of the Quick Charge port, you’ll be able to charge compatible devices at a very fast speed of 3 Amps.
It’s important to know that Apple devices are not compatible with Quick Charge tech but Non-Compatible devices that are connected to the Quick Charge port will still receive a potential max charging speed of 5V/2.4A.
Overall the power bank is able to provide a faster charging experience because both of the charging ports are capable of outputting 5V/2.4A and the Quick Charge 3.0 port is simply icing on the cake.
With that said, though, the fast charging speeds don’t exactly match the power capacity of the power bank.
Remember, we said the real capacity of the power bank is 9,000mAh; If you wanted to charge two iPads at the same time, it would drain the power capacity of the power bank very quickly.
As a result, the power capacity doesn’t match up to the charging speed capabilities that the power bank has to offer.
You’ll find yourself using the power bank quite a lot because of its fast charging experience but then having to recharge very soon after using it a few times.
Speaking of recharging the power bank and another awesome capability of it.
The power bank uses a USB Type-C input that can be used as an Input port to recharge the power bank and an Output port to charge devices.
The Type-C Input can be used as an Output if you’re using a Type-C cable that is USB-C to USB-C to charge a device like a Macbook and smartphones that use Type-C.
The best part is that smartphones will be able to charge at 3 Amps of charging speed which is basically the same charging rate as Quick Charge.
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In all, that’s 3 ports that can be used to charge 3 devices a the same time. It sounds great on paper but we still find a very short limit of the power capacity of 9,000mAh.
Charging 3 devices at the same time with fast charging speeds will make the power bank lose power very quickly and make the power bank useless and needing to recharge. It’s power bank that’s been over-engineered on the charging side of things but it’s still lacking in the amount of power it can supply.
The USB Type-C Input somewhat makes up for the quick loss of capacity for the power bank; Since the power bank is actually able to recharge at a 5V/3A charging rate.
This means that the power bank will be at full charge within 4-5 hours, while other power banks use Micro-USB and average a recharge time of 6-7 hours.
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Size and Weight:
One of the unusually best parts of the power bank is its design. The Imazing power bank is slim. Real Slim.
With a thickness of just half an inch, the power bank is very easy to hold and not bulky. The length of the power bank is about 6 inches, it’s a bit long and in this case, we concluded that power bank underwent an equivalent exchange sort of deal.
The width is 2.9 inches and the thickness is 0.6 inches.
What we mean by that is, since the power bank has such a low battery capacity for what it’s capable of, the power bank was simply designed to be as slim and technologically capable as possible.
As a result, the power capacity of the power bank was kept at a minimum in order for the portability of the power bank to be great.
It’s an alright strategy since adding a higher capacity for the power bank would require a larger size.
Functional parts of the Imazing portable charger are easy to find and use. All the Input and Output ports are on a single side of the charger, with the USB Type-C Input/Output being in between the two USB charging Outputs.
There are 4 LED light indicators that are worth 2,250mAh per LED light and the power button is right next to the LED lights.
The power bank is made with an Aluminum casing body and it actually feels great in the hands that provide a good grip, which is great because the amazingly slim power bank can be carried in one hand.
However, the power bank does weight 8 ounces, which is half a pound; So it’s manageable in the hands for a while until the power bank’s weight is too much over the long-term. It’s a great power bank for traveling though, and will fit into nearly any bag.
The casing of the power bank has a uni-body design, which means that doesn’t have any parts that are connecting to make the power bank fully constructed. So there are no worries about pieces coming loose and falling off.
Structure and Material:
The Aluminum casing is protective enough against things like scratches and your everyday use kind of wear, so it won’t be physically damaged severely.
Along with the 3 fast charging options that you get with the power bank, there’s the safety tech to back it.
The charger is able to control charging current efficiently and adjusts it so that the power bank is able to stay at a low temperature and not damage itself too much.
This kind of tech is especially needed if you’re going to charge a MacBook and a Quick Charge device at the same time since both of those charging situations require high amounts of current.
On the tech side, the power bank stays quite cool and that is a great thing as there are lots of faster charging technologies with this charger.
The reliability of the Imazing power bank is very shallow.
Sure, the power bank features 3 ways charging and each way of charging provides a fast charging rate but the capacity of the power bank is lacking so much.
The real capacity of the power bank at 9,000mAh is “Alright”. It’s alright for charging now and then but the power bank could really use a higher capacity for longevity on how long it can be used for its next recharge.
It’s quite a Good Power Bank but is it Amazing?
We know that the power bank wouldn’t hold its present slim design if the power capacity were to increase but if the charger doubled its capacity and made it 18,000mAh. Then it would be a better investment.
The portable charger costs $39.00. It’s an “Alright” price for an “Alright” power bank but it all adds up to just an “Alright” experience with it.
Take the PowerCore 20100 for example.
The PowerCore 20100 has a capacity of 20,100mAh and two USB Outputs that are capable of charging at 5V/2.4A max speed.
There isn’t a USB Type-C Input and the power bank isn’t nearly as slim as the Imazing power bank but its got a price of $39.99; That’s just 99 cents more than the Imazing power bank with double the capacity.
If the Imazing power bank is used with the intention of being used frugally and knowing that the power bank would have to be recharged quite a lot, then you can rely on it with ease.
It’s very portable and structurally sound. Adding the positives with the negative for this power leaves it to be a somewhat Above Average and Average power bank at the same time.
The power of the Imazing power bank is perfect when it comes to the charging speeds and capabilities of charging.
The power bank has Two USB Output ports that are able to charge at 5V/2.4A max charging rate. One of the ports has Quick Charge 3.0.
There’s a USB Type-C Input that also acts as an Output if you’re charging something like a Macbook or smartphone that uses Type-C.
However, the power bank falls heavily short on the capacity side of things with a real power capacity of 9,000mAh; with that, the power bank can lose capacity quite quickly along with its fast charging capabilities.
The design of the power bank is slim with a bit of a long length. You shouldn’t have any problems carrying this for a while, but its weight of 8 ounces can become cumbersome in the long-term.
All the charging ports are on a single side for easy access. Its got 4 LED light indicators to show remaining capacity and a power button.
The Aluminum casing is very grip-friendly and the overall size of the power bank can be either held or put into nearly any bag.
It’s a power bank that has a uni-body design, which means that there aren’t any pieces that are lodged into each other. The power bank has a durable Aluminum casing with a smooth varnish finish that can withstand scratches and everyday use.
Along with the many charging capabilities of the power bank, it has safety tech to make sure that the power bank’s Output is kept to a limit, so it doesn’t overheat and cause damage to the power bank itself or your devices.
Reliability of the Imazing power bank falls short with its power capacity that simply does not have a price to match.
A power capacity double of 9,000mAh can be the same cost as the Imazing power bank, with just as fast charging speeds. If you’re willing to lower expectations of the power bank, then it can find a very reliable space for your needs.
Specs of the Imazing 10,000mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0:
- Capacity: Advertised Capacity: 10,000mAh Real Capacity: 9,000mAh
Quick Charge: 5V/3.0A
Normal Out for USB: 5V/2.4A
USB Type-C: 5V/3.0A
- Input: 5V/3.0A
- LED Power Indicators: Four-LED status system
- Size: 5.8 x 2.9 x 0.6 inches
- Weight: 8.3 Ounces
The Imazing power bank does tread too far into the realm of being an amazing power bank.
It’s one of the few power banks that takes advantage of 3 Outputs that are all capable of charging very quickly.
The power bank falls very short in the capacity department and as a result, it can disappoint when you expect the capacity to last twice as long.
Other aspects of the power bank are done very well. It’s slim design and functional parts are in easy access places providing a strong user experience.
It’s built with a uni-body design that holds strong, and safety technology that makes sure the power bank doesn’t damage itself or your device in the process of charging.
A job well done. Although a job that could have been done better, because competitor power banks can be just as good, with a lower price tag.