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My go-to portable power bank has a magnetic superpower - and it's 20% off for Cyber Monday

Baeseus' new power bank comes with both MagSafe charging for iPhones and a built-in USB-C cable for everything else. A Cyber Monday deal makes it even better.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor
The Baseus magnetic power bank, 30W, 10,000mAh with built-in USB-C cable

The Baseus magnetic power bank, 30W, 10,000mAh with built-in USB-C cable.

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ZDNET's key takeaways

  • The Baseus 30W, 10,000mAh magnetic power bank with a built-in USB-C cable is currently priced at $37.
  • A great all-in-one power bank that works for a wide range of devices.
  • A bit chunky and heavy compared to other 10,000mAh power banks.

One of my wish list devices has been an all-in-one power bank that does wireless charging, has a built-in USB-C cable, and has a USB-C port.

I've tried quite a few, and all were a disappointment in one way or another.

Until now. 

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The Baseus 30W, 10,000mAh magnetic power bank with built-in USB-C cable is about as close to perfection as I think things can get. 

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Baseus 30W, 10,000mAh magnetic power bank tech specs

  • Battery: Polymer lithium battery
  • Capacity: 10000mAh/38.5Wh
  • Energy Conversion Rate: ≥75%
  • Type-C Port Input: 5V/3A; 9V/2A; 12V/1.5A
  • Built-in Type-C Cable Input: 5V/3A; 9V/2A; 12V/1.5A
  • Type-C Output: 5V/3A; 9V/3A; 12V/2.5A; 15V/2A
  • Built-in Type-C Cable Output: 5V/3A; 9V/3A; 12V/2.5A; 15V/2A
  • Wireless Charging Output: 5W/7.5W/10W/15W
  • Total Output: 5V/3A
  • Product Dimensions: 4.28 x 2.72 x 0.79 inches

So, in a nutshell, what we have is a decent-sized power bank that has built-in wireless charging that works with iPhone and Android devices, there's a built-in USB-C cable for, well, all things USB-C, and there is a separate USB-C in/out port for charging and powering other devices. 

Testing the Baseus 30W, 10,000mAh magnetic power bank.

Testing the Baseus 30W, 10,000mAh magnetic power bank.

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The nice thing about this power bank is that it supports pass-through, which means that you can simultaneously charge the power back and also be charging other devices.

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It's a nice feature because it means you can travel with a single charger and split that power out to multiple devices through the power bank.

The Baseus magnetic power bank, 30W, 10,000mAh with built-in USB-C cable

The built-in USB-C cable is robust, and I have no worries about it breaking or wearing out.

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There's a lot of thought put into the construction of this power bank. 

For example, normally I don't like built-in cables because they seem weak and look to be easily damaged. Baseus has used a stout cable that looks to be up to the job and even included a dummy USB-C port for you to tuck the connector into to make a carry loop. 

The Baseus magnetic power bank, 30W, 10,000mAh with built-in USB-C cable

The USB-C connector can be tucked into a dummy USB-C port to create a carry loop.

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It's a great package. Sure, it's a bit bigger than some other 10,000mAh power banks, but it's not so big that it won't fit into a pocket. And Baseus has packed a lot into this package. There's also the added advantage that you don't need to carry a charging cable, which saves a bit of room.

I've done my usual tests on this power bank, from safety checks, capacity and power output tests, and thermal checks -- and this passes with flying colors.

ZDNET's buying advice

The Baseus 30W, 10,000mAh magnetic power bank with built-in USB-C cable quickly became my favorite power bank. 

It's the unicorn device that I've been in search of for some time now -- a power bank for my smartphone and other small devices that does it all and doesn't need a cable. Sure, it's not going to be powering my MacBook Pro, but for keeping my iPhone going or charging a few devices on a nightstand at a hotel when traveling or in a tent, this is as close to perfect as things get.

This has earned a place in my kit.

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