REVIEW – These days, you can find hundreds of portable power bank choices both on the internet and in the stores. The more that these types of devices become a part of our EDC bag, the more the demand for more power capacity in a smaller package. And, we also want as many built-in I/O options that we can get. Enter the NOVOO Portable Charger USB C Power Bank.
What is it?
The NOVOO power bank is a 10000mAh small and light with a large capacity. It measures just 2.3 x 3 x 1.1 inches and can deliver power via a conventional USB-A port as well as via its USB-C port.
What’s in the box
1 x Novoo Portable Charger/Power bank
1 x USB-A to USB-C Cable
1 x User Manual
Design and features
Capacity: 10000mAh @ 3.7V (37Wh)
USB-C Input (PD): DC 5V 2.1A/9V 1.4A/12V 1A
USB-C Output (PD): DC 5V 3A/9V 2A/12V 1.5A (18W Max)
USB-A Output: DC 5V 2.1A/9V 2A/12V 1.5A (18W)
Total Output: 18W
Size: 2.99”x 2.32”x 1.06”
Weight: 180 g
On the top surface, there is a power button and the LED battery charge level indicator that shows 4 LEDs. Each LED represents 25% of the charge.
On one side of the Power Bank, there is a USB-A port for conventional USB charging.
On the opposite side of the Power Bank, there is an in/out USC-C port. This port is used for charging the internal battery of the Power bank and is also capable of Power Delivery for charging devices.
The Power bank arrived with approximately 50% charge as shown by the 2 lit LEDs in the picture below. If you short press the power button it shows the level of charge. Once you fully charge the Power Bank, it is ready to go.
The picture below shows my iPhone 10X max being charged with a USB-A to Lightning cable. I was able to charge my phone from 31% to 100% in 1 hour and 45 minutes.
For the second test, I purchased a USB-C to lightning “Apple Certified” cable to charge my iPhone via the USB-C port.
It took 1 hour and 22 minutes to charge my phone from 54% to 100% which is about the same compared to charging my phone via the USB-A port.
The 2 tests were performed within 5 days, and after the tests, there was a 50% charge left on the Novoo.
What I like
- The compact size
- The build quality
- The internal battery capacity
- The Quick Charge capability
What can be improved
- A USB-C cable to Android/IOS should be included (Possibly one with an adapter for the other)
This portable USB Power Bank works quite well and is compact enough that you can just throw it in your bag and carry it with you at all times. The battery size is good enough to make it very useful, and the USB-C port is a nice feature especially since these days, USB-C is becoming a standard port on everything. The build quality for this device is good and the charging time is also good. For the price, I give it two thumbs up.