NENOTOH Mini Power Bank review – keeps you playing your Oculus VR headset for longer

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REVIEW – For a year or so I had the joy of a Rift S VR device, but when I moved I had to give it back to its rightful owner. When I bought my own I decided to get the Oculus Quest 2 which allows for a completely wireless VR experience. This came with a roughly 2.5 hour battery life which I have drained in an entire session before. In comes the NENOTOH Mini Power Bank to add extra juice for a longer playtime between charges.

What is it?

The Nenotoh Mini Power Bank is a power bank designed to keep you playing your Oculus VR headset for longer.

Hardware specs

  • 3300 mAh capacity
  • 1.5 hr battery life for Oculus
  • USB-C charging and output

What’s in the box?

  • NENOTOH Mini Power Bank
  • 90 degree adapter
  • USB-C charging cable

Design and features

This is one of the simplest, straightforward battery packs that I’ve used that just works. I pulled the NENOTOH Mini Power Bank from the box, checked out the adapter, and plugged it in to charge using the included USB-C charging cable. While charging, one indicator light turned an amber color that blinked until it was finished.

Not long after, the indicator light turned a solid amber color and it was ready to go. I tried both with and without the adapter and settled on just using it without. I have the Oculus Quest 2, so the adapter might be for other varieties. It plugs in easily and sits there without issue. When charging a device, the indicator light turns blue until the battery is nearly depleted. The light then starts blinking blue to let you know it is about to run out.

While I don’t play games that require me to do crazy acrobatics, playing Beat Saber and baseball, the two most movement-oriented games I have, worked flawlessly. It didn’t fall out and was still firmly attached when I was finished.

Usually, my Quest 2 VR headset will give me around 2.5 hours of game play before I have to charge it. With the NENOTOH Mini Power Bank, I noticed it gave roughly 1.5 hours more. This is on par with what was advertised which is impressive since I feel many battery packs do not hold up to their advertised rate.

In a pickle, you could use the battery pack for charging USB-C devices. I used this with my Nintendo Switch since it uses USB-C, and it did charge the Switch, draining it quickly. It charged 12% in roughly 30 minutes and was completely drained after charging the Switch up 20%. While it is advertised for the Oculus, it seems to work on other USB-C devices as well.

What I like

  • Easy to plug in and go.
  • Charges quickly.
  • Easy on the pocketbook.

What needs to be improved

  • No way to really tell how much charge is left in the battery.

Final thoughts

Overall, the NENOTOH Mini Power Bank was a great charger for the small price tag. It sat well on the Quest 2, charged it quickly and gave the advertised 1.5 hours of extra play time. The only thing I would add is just a little ability to see how much charge is left. Other than that, I would recommend this product for improving your wireless VR experience.
Price: $23.59
Where to buy: Amazon (save 50% with the coupon code: 50Y3CYVC which expires 6-5-22 23:59pm PDT)
Source: The sample of this product was provided by NENOTOH.

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  2. I suppose this is not really a problem because you didn’t mention it but it looks bulky enough and weighty enough to drag on to the USBC port on the side of your Oculus.

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