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Review – Yoobao 10000mAh Portable Charger

Yoobao 10000mAh Portable Charger

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Yoobao 10000mAh Portable Charger at a glance

The Yoobao 10000mAh Portable Charger stands up well against the competition in the crowded 10000mAh power category. Apple fans take note – the Yoobao comes with an additional lightning input port so you can cut down on the amount of cables in your life! Smart looks, aluminium construction and fast charge times all add up to solid offering from Chinese manufacturer Yoobao.

PROS
  • Lightning and micro-USB input ports
  • Fast charge times
  • Aluminium body
CONS
  • Will not simultaneously charge and recharge
  • Power button feels a little sticky

Capacity & Charging speed

The Yoobao 10000mAh Portable Charger packs a very useable amount of power into a relatively compact and lightweight chassis. As a guideline, this power bank will recharge an iPhone 6s around about 3.6 times. Yoobao are clearly targeting Apple fans, as the unit comes with lightning and micro-USB input ports – not a feature we’ve seen much of before. This is certainly a handy feature for all you Apple-only consumers – as it means you don’t need to lug around an extra micro-USB cable.

Charging speeds are also pleasingly speedy, as the Yoobao 10000mAh Portable Charger features 2A input and 2.1A maximum output. This is important with a power bank of this capacity, as you do not want to be waiting around too long to transfer all that juice! There certainly are faster charging power banks out there in this power range, but the Yoobao is no slouch. And for the price, it certainly represents good value.

The Yoobao does only come with one USB output port – for a 10000mAh power bank, we certainly would have liked to see two. We were also disappointed to find that we were unable to plug the Yoobao into the wall to charge, whilst also charging a phone or tablet. The unit would be charging a device perfectly, but as soon as we plugged it into the wall it stopped working. Not ideal.

How many times will the Yoobao 10000mAh Portable Charger charge my device?

iPhone 5s 4.2 times
iPhone 6s 3.6 times
iPhone 7 3.3 times
Samsung Galaxy S6 2.3 times
Samsung Galaxy S7 2.2 times
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 1.9 times
Sony Xperia Z 2.8 times
HTC One M7 2.8 times
iPad Mini 1 times
iPad Air 2 0.9 times
iPad Pro 9.7 0.9 times
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 1.1 times
*Charging rates are a rounded approximation taking into account average battery condition, environmental factors and natural power degradation

Look and feel

The Yoobao 10000mAh Portable Charger is quite a smart looking unit. Just like their 5200mAh power bank, the 10000mAh model has a rounded aluminium body. This makes it easy to grip, and sit comfortably in your hand.

It comes in a range of 6 colours from the grey unit we tested to brighter, candy-flavoured hues. The Yoobao logo is etched into the metal at the bottom end of the unit. At the top edge you will find the dual lightning/micro-USB inputs, USB output, power button and four blue LED lights to indicate charge level.

Durability & Construction

The Yoobao 10000mAh Portable Charger feels solid and well constructed. We like that they’ve used aluminium, which is strong and also light weight. There is no flex in the power bank, and the plastic ends of the unit join seamlessly with the main aluminium body. Yoobao also offers its customers a 12 month factory warranty.

The input and output ports seem well made, however the power button did feel a little bit sticky. It somewhat difficult to press as it sits flush with the body, and just felt a tad unresponsive when we turned the unit on. As mentioned previously we were also disappointed to find that the power bank would not simultaneously charge and recharge (as claimed by Yoobao).

Portability

Sized at 4.7 x 0.6 x 2.7 inches, the Yoobao 10000mAh Portable Charger will fit into your hand (check the images at the top of this review). For a 10000mAh power bank, the Yoobao is somewhere towards the smaller end of the size scale compared to its competitors. It has a tall, slim shape which makes it pretty flexible in terms of storage options. At a stretch it will fit into a deep trouser pocket, and would slot into a reasonably sized purse.

At 7.7 ounces, the Yoobao 10000mAh Portable Charger is not exactly a featherweight. But it is actually lighter than most of the competition in its power category. All up, it delivers a good amount of power for its size and weight.

Technical Details

Manufacturer Yoobao
Size 4.7 x 0.6 x 2.7 inches
Weight 7.7 ounces
Type Power Bank
Charging Capacity 10000 mAh
USB ports 1 output, dual input.
Colors Grey, Rose gold, blue, gold, green, silver

Final Thoughts

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  • Look and Feel8.9
  • Durability & Construction8.3
  • Portability9.4
  • Capacity & Charging Speed9.0
  • Value8.8

The Yoobao 10000mAh Portable Charger does a lot of things well. When compared to its competition, it is relatively compact and lightweight for a 10000mAh power bank. If you're an Apple fan then this could be the unit for you, due to its dual lightning/micro-USB inputs. Its aluminium body looks great, and seems well put together. However it is a concern that the unit would not simultaneously charge and recharge, and the power button does feel a tad sticky.

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8.9Overall Score