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Eachine 6,000mAh power bank: Small, shiny and powerful external charger

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  • Editors' rating
    7.4 Very good
  • $19.99

Pros

  • Compact, light and easy to hold
  • High gloss stylish finish
  • LED light

Cons

  • Slow charge cable
  • Case easily scratched

The Eachine 6,000mAh power bank claims to be the "worlds smallest dual cell power bank with LCD display". It is certainly light at 4.5 ounces (128g) and easy to hold - even for smaller hands.

Eachine 6,000mAh power bank: Small, shiny and powerful external charger ZDNet
Eileen Brown

The case is high gloss lacquer, so high gloss that you can use it as a mirror. When I peeled the plastic off the lacquered sides, I created perfect fingerprints with the first touch of the case.

I like the LED display showing me how much power the power bank has remaining. It is a nice addition to a portable battery. I knew exactly when I needed to charge it without plugging in to my smartphone.

Eachine 6,000mAh power bank: Small, shiny and powerful external charger ZDNet
Eachine

I also liked the LED light function which would be very useful if I did not have the torch app on my phone. It was useful during a power cut in the region yesterday too.

What I did not like is that as soon as I plugged it in to my Lumia 1520, I got the notification that the phone was charging slowly.

The power bank will charge the Lumia, but it will take a long time to do so.

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I changed the supplied Eachine charging cable for one of my other cables and the problem disappeared. There is obviously a problem with the cable output in the unit I received

On the positive side, charging my phone using this device does not heat the phone up as much as some of the ultra fast chargers I have tested recently.

The user manual could do with some editing work. Some of the phrasing could be improved significantly. However, whilst the English could be improved the instructions are understandable.

The device does not come with either a pouch or a wallet. I was so concerned about scratching the high gloss surface that I replaced the protective plastic film on to the lacquered sides.

All in all this is a neat little power bank that would suit users with low output requirements, or users that do not mind a slow but steady charge from a small shiny device.

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Specifications

General
Subcategory power adapters and chargers
Designed For cellular phone, tablet
Miscellaneous
Color black
Color Category black, silver
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support Limited warranty - 2 years
Battery
Capacity (Ah) 6000 mAh
Features LCD display, battery level indicator
Header
Brand Eachine
Product Line Eachine
Model Mini Y5
Packaged Quantity 1
Cable Details
Type micro-USB cable
Power Device
Max Electric Current 2 A
Input Connector Type 5 pin Micro-USB Type B
Input Connector Qty 1
Output Connector Type 4 pin USB Type A
Detachable Cable Connector Type Micro-USB Type B
Power Device Details
Output Type 4 pin USB Type A
Amperage Provided 2 A
Service & Support
Type 2 years warranty
Service & Support Details
Full Contract Period 2 years
Type limited warranty
Dimensions & Weight
Width 2.8 in
Depth 0.8 in
Height 2.1 in
Weight 4.51 oz

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