Review: MOMAX 5,000mAh Magnetic Power Bank Stand with Lightning Input

Review: MOMAX 5,000mAh Magnetic Power Bank Stand with Lightning Input

8.8

Power

7.5/10

Design

9.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • MagSafe magnetic wireless charging that works great with the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13
  • Stunning design with a clear glass front that shows the inner circuitry of the power bank
  • Strong and compact built with a stand at the back

Cons

  • Does not have output charging ports, and is mainly meant for charging an iPhone 12 or an iPhone 13

Power banks are usually compatible with various devices, such as charging various phones and tablets. Some power banks can charge laptops, too, but those are ones with much more powerful charging power. There are some power banks that are for specific devices only and are not the best to use with others.

In this review, we’re looking at this MOMAX 5,000mAh power bank with a narrow usage regarding what devices you can use within it. This MOMAX power bank has only one output charging method and a single Lightning input port to recharge it with.

Power

Power Capacity:

This MOMAX power bank has a 5,000mAh power capacity, and that’s definitely on the very low side, but it fits its wireless charging only output. A 5,000mAh capacity will get you one full recharge for phones that you charge with this power bank, and of course, it matters most what phone you’re going to be charging with the power bank.

This power bank is made to charge the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 models; this power bank uses MagSafe magnetic wireless charging. If we’re considering the two top-tier models, such as the iPhone 12 Pro Max with its 3,687mAh battery and the iPhone 13 Pro Max has a 4,352mAh battery. You’re likely going to get near a full charge with this MOMAX power bank; however, getting an actual full charge is unlikely because a 5,000mAh power capacity is not a lot compared to modern phones, especially when factoring in batteries that most moderns phones have.

Output Charging:

As we mentioned before, this is a wireless charging-only power bank. There are no output ports, and you can only charge wireless charging compatible phones with it, which is most phones on the market. However, the most crucial factor is using an iPhone 12 or an iPhone 13 with this MOMAX power bank because both of those iPhone models are MagSafe compatible. MagSafe enables the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 13 to attach magnetically to the charger; most other phones cannot do that. Therefore this MOMAX power bank isn’t really usable for other phones.

You can still place the power bank flat down and place an Android phone on top of the power bank to wirelessly charge. The same is true for any wireless charging iPhone, such as the iPhone X, 8, and 11, but these phones will not magnetically attach to the power bank.

The wireless charging speed available is 5W, 7.5W, and 10W. 7.5W is mainly meant for iPhones, and 10W is intended for Samsung phones. We did charge a Galaxy S20 from this power bank, but it was only able to standard charge at 5W; otherwise, with 10W wireless charging, the screen would read “fast wireless charging”. So we definitely think that the charging rate maxes out at 7.5W and not 10W.

Input Charging:

Another indication that this power bank is meant for charging iPhones is that it only has a Lightning input port to recharge from. The recharge rate is 5V/2.4A (12W), so you’re alright with using a regular USB-A wall charger to recharge the power bank. Not many power banks use a Lightning input port, but this being mainly an iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 power bank, it makes sense.

Design

Size and Weight:

This power bank has a mini size, with it having a length of 4 inches, a width of 2.4 inches, and a thickness of 0.6 inches. The weight of the power bank is 6 ounces. You’re going to easily hold the power bank in your hand while charging your iPhone 12 or an iPhone 13 as it’s magnetically attached to the power bank. You can also place it into your pocket with no problems.

Functional Components:

You can likely tell by now that this MOMAX power bank has an incredible design with a clear glass showing the power bank’s inner circuitry, including the charging coils and the magnets that can keep an iPhone 12 or an iPhone 13 attached to the power bank. Very few power banks have this type of transparent design, with this TEGIC power bank being the only other one we’ve reviewed.

You have to place your phone on the charging pad and press the power button to activate wireless charging. It will be easy to center an iPhone 12 and the iPhone 13 as they can magnetically align themselves to the center of the charging coil.

For a Galaxy S20, we had to do a bit of maneuvering to get phone centered and start charging.

At the back of the power the bank is a stand you can set up, which makes the power bank into a wireless charging stand. Once again, this is most beneficial for iPhone users as you can even place your iPhone horizontally. We did use the power bank in stand mode with the Galaxy S20, and it did well enough, but it’s not exactly an optimal user experience without the magnetism.

Build

Structure and Material:

The build quality of this power bank is excellent. The front has glass showing the inner circuitry, the back is made of plastic, and the siding is made of thick Aluminum Alloy. It all comes together, which makes the power bank feel incredibly strong and will last a long time.

Tech:

During wireless charging, your phone and the power bank will get warm. They won’t get hot, but they will get warm, which generally happens with wireless charging.

Reliability

This is an excellent choice if you have an iPhone 12 or 13 and only want a power bank used for wireless charging. If you’ve got any other phone, it’s best to look for a power bank that has ports that you can charge from. To get the most out of this MOMAX power bank, you’ll need a MagSafe compatible phone and currently, that’d be the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 13.

Summary:

Power:

Charging power is okay because the power bank only features wireless charging and only has a Lightning input that can recharge the power bank at 12W.

Design:

The design of this MOMAX power bank is beautiful, with a see-through glass that shows the inner circuitry of the power bank. It’s also easy to use with a power button to begin wireless charging.

Build:

The charger has a great build with a glass front, plastic back, and Aluminum Alloy siding.

Reliability:

You should get this power bank if you have an iPhone 12 or iPhone 13. It’s not very reliable for other phones due to their lack of MagSafe compatibility.

 MOMAX 5,000mAh Magnetic Power Bank Stand with Lightning Input Specs
ModelIP105MFIE
Power Capacity5,000mAh
Wireless Charging Output5W | 7.5W
Input5V/2.4A (12W)
Size4.06 x 2.46 x 0.63 inches
Weight6.1 ounces

Conclusion:

Few power banks on the market have very concise compatibility. This MOMAMX power bank is one of them, with it only featuring MagSafe wireless charging and a Lighting input; this is a power bank made for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 users.

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