Anker MagGo 10K Power Bank Review

Anker MagGo 10K Power Bank Review

We were gifted this item to review; however, this is an honest review and was published without Anker’s approval.

We took this Anker MagGo 10,000 mAh battery bank to Silverstone F1 this year to test it, and it did the job with ease, we would argue it’s slightly too big for a day trip out but if you have multiple devices (e.g. you and a partner) to charge, you use a lot of battery in a day or the event is across multiple days this is a no brainer, if you’re only ever going out for the day with 1 phone we would probably recommend the smaller packs but given the still relatively small size it’s probably a good option.

We’ve been testing and promoting Anker products since 2013 to 10ways users, and they largely are superb, with a decent warranty to back their products and our members love them. Whilst we’ve had the odd problem over the years (e.g. some cables not lasting as long as they should have), the reality is we feel comfortable recommending most of their products, and this is no different with the MagGo after using it for a couple of days, here are more details of each main feature:

The Stand

A welcome addition to this battery bank is the stand, it adds a genuinely useful feature to an otherwise rather boring product like a battery bank. The stand holds the phone fine, however, the stand mechanism appears quite flimsy and I would worry that if it was dropped with the phone attached it might bend/break.

The Charging Rate

15W is pretty good for a wireless charger, we didn’t desperately need a faster charge and considering it can site in your pocket / bag as it charges it’s not a big issue. If you really need the speed there is a USB-C connection which gives you a 27W output, however, when charging the battery within the MagGo itself it only takes an input power of 20W.

One thing that is an odd exclusion is the ability to charge both the MagGo Battery and the iPhone at the same time, the listing appears to show this working, however, even on a 100W USB-C charger with suitable charge cable it will only charge the iPhone and not the battery… until the iPhone is full and then it will start to charge the battery.

The Smart Display

This is a welcome addition to battery banks, telling you not only what % level the pack has but also how long it will take to fully charge and how long it will take to empty, this removes all the guesswork from owning a battery and frankly all batteries should have this tech.

Wireless Charging (Qi2)

If you have an iPhone 12 or later it’s a no brainer, it just works and it’s beyond easy to use

The design/look/feel

The MagGo feels and looks like a premium product because it is, it’s relatively thick compared with other battery banks but that’s due to the short height of the device, overall it feels strong and solid (exception being the stand as detailed above).

Is it worth the premium cost?

This is a hard one, the screen and stand really are the stand-out features here, if you don’t really care for these features there are much cheaper ~10,000mAh batteries available including from Anker like the PowerCore 20K for just £22.99 or you can even get a 20,000mAh beast with a screen for £45.99 – If you like those features this is definitely one of the best, we would wait for a deal on it personally and hope it drops to £65-£75!

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