Tech Care DS01 9000mAh power bank review

tech care DS01 04REVIEW – I have too many of those USB-chargable “power banks”. I can’t seem to find one I like. I usually find the biggest one I can find and pack a bunch of cables in a bag, then never use it because I can’t be bothered to fiddle with cables when on a campout in a dark tent. The Tech Care DS01 9000mAh power bank is slim and comes with cables attached. But is it powerful enough?

What is it?

The Tech Care DS01 is a small rechargeable battery pack with a built-in numerical display that shows remaining capacity with built-in Lightning and MicroUSB cables.

What’s in the box?

The packaging is pretty spartan. A thin manual, short microUSB cable, and USB-C adapter are all you get with the battery.

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Hardware specs

  • Input: 5V, 2A
  • Output: 5V, 2.1A
  • Size: 4.1 x 2.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 6.01 ounces

Design and features

This particular battery pack can fill up via microUSB or Type-C inputs.

There are three outputs: Your standard USB-A connector, plus one Lighting and one microUSB connector.

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Here’s a shot from the top side. (L-R): MicroUSB, Type-C input, and USB-A output. (The percent display looks odd because of the camera’s shutter speed.)

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The Lightning and microUSB cables are permanently attached to the sides with flat, flexible cables. They’re quite bendy! No more forgetting to pack a cable.

 

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Setup

Simply charge the battery to full via microUSB or Type-C until the display reads 100%. There are no physical buttons on the battery, so I’m not quite sure how the display knows when to turn on. A little shake is all it takes to wake the display.

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Performance

Nearly everything I travel with can be recharged via Lightning (iPhone) or microUSB. Here’s the battery plugged into an iPhone…

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…and my digital camera.

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Once again, the percent remaining display is hard to photograph!

What I like

  • Small
  • Built-in cables you can’t lose
  • Percent remaining display
  • No physical buttons

What needs to be improved

  • 9000 mAh may not be enough for some.

Final thoughts

After two camping trips with the Tech Care DS01 9000mAh power bank, I left my bigger, bulkier batteries at home. It charged up my iPhone XS just fine over a three-day campout with charge to spare. I love the digital readout and never losing a charging cable again.

Price: $29.99
Where to buy: Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided by YPLANG/Tech Care.

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