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Hands on with the Aukey 10,000 mAh dual port external battery

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  • Editors' rating
    6.5 Good

Pros

  • Short charging cable
  • Two charging ports
  • LED flashlight

Cons

  • No battery level indicator light
  • Colour clash on quick charge port

The Aukey 10,000 mAh external battery is a big boxy charger. It has a nice matt black plastic case, gloss black embossing with the brand name in white plastic. However design buffs might be annoyed with the charger.

One of the USB charging ports is bright orange which really jars against the sleek black of the charger. This charger also does not have a carry pouch whereas other Aukey chargers are supplied with pouches

The orange colour of the USB port denotes that this port is the Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 port. The charger takes 5V 2A input and 5V 1A output on one port with the other port delivering 5V 2.1A, 9V 1.67A or 12V 1.25A output.

The charger weighs 247g or 8.7 ounces. This is heavier than the 10,000 mAh Poki I tried but not as heavy as the Intocircuit 12,000 mAh power castle. It is, however, lighter than the Aukey 10,000 mAh charger I looked at earlier this year.

Like the Eachine charger and Intocircuit chargers there is also an LED torch on this pack. To turn the torch on or off, press the power button for about two seconds.

The user guide indicated that there was a battery power level remaining on the charger and an LED light on the power button which glows red, green or white when fully charged. The charger I tested did not have any LED indicator so I had to guess if it was fully charged before I used it.

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The Aukey logo lights up with the power pack is being charged or when the charger is charging your device. You need to switch the charger on using the power button before the power bank will charge your device.

I like the short charging cable which is less than six inches long. I do not need a long charge cable when I am out an about so this neat cable suits my lifestyle.

All in all, this would be a good charger for someone with two devices that need to be charged at the same time. I would also like a battery level indicator so I can check the level of charge before I leave the house - and a less "in your face" colour for the quick charge port.