Q.Power MFi Touch Wireless Power Bank
Overall, I was pleased with the battery's performance and the ability to use a single cable to charge the phone/battery. You could pack the battery and a USB-A to Lightning cable or a USB-C to lightning cable and charge the battery or phone with the same cable. The added convenience of not bringing and keeping up with another cable did not go unnoticed. Additionally, I appreciated the ability to charge my earbuds while also charging my iPhone wirelessly.
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As my kids have grown into Cub Scouting and the BSA, we have experienced more campouts, day trips, and overnighters. Additionally, I have found myself assuming leadership roles within the groups. Adults will often bring tech devices such as smartphones, watches, and earbuds, while the scouts are typically encouraged to leave their devices home.
Unfortunately, many pack devices without the means to keep them powered. I thus started carrying a few 10,000 mAh batteries for emergency phone-only power. After a recent campout, the MOMAX Q. Power Touch battery may be the perfect iPhone companion.
The Momax Q.Power Touch 10,000 mAh battery arrived in an attractive 4 1/2 inches wide by 7 1/2 inches tall by 1 1/4 inches thick hanging style package. The cover panel provided a lifelike image of the blue MOMAX battery, and useful icons/information about the battery: 1. One Cable Recharge (Ligtning To UBC-C/USB-A). 2. Woven Touch 3. USB-C PD 3.0 In/out. 4. 10W Fast Wireless Charging. 5. Qualcomm QC 3.0. 6. 10,000 mAh rating. 7.
Made for iPhone/iPad/iPod logo. I loved the metallic silver product name accent along the top left, the light blue company name and 10W Logo, and the placement of the image/logos. The side panels provided similar information to the cover relaying the product size, color, product name, and company name. The rear panel proved to be a bit too busy for my liking but provided a great deal of information about the product.
The image at the top of the panel depicted the ability to charge an iPhone, Nintendo Switch and AirPods Pro Case. Beneath the image, you will find a multilingual description of the image. Beneath the section, you will find a blue product specification segment: 5W/7.5W/10W wirelessss charging, 10,000 mAh 37Wh capacity, 140x70x19mm size, USB-C x1, lightning x1 input, output wireless/USB-C, USB-1. Lastly, the panel provided a 12 month product warranty, product manufacturing labels and an SKSU barcode.
I opened the front flap and was pleased to find a detailed instruction panel to the left and a blue panel with a clear window. The inner flap showed the ability to charge the device via lightning cable, which was a convenient battery input method. Additionally, the panel detailed the USB-A QC 3.0 and the 4x faster speed than a standard 5W charger. The USB-A output port supported QC3.0 and Apple 2.4A fast charging without interference from the USB-C ports.
The 20W USB-C in/out port promised PD3.0 delivery to allow tablet charging and faster smartphone charging. The 10W wireless charger should provide up to 10W for Android devices and up to 7.5W for Apple devices, and a low charge mode for AirPods Pro and fitness trackers. Lastly, the 3 7/16 inches wide by 5 3/16 inches tall window provided a direct view of the battery. I appreciate this form of product display over imagery, as it allows the consumer to better enjoy the device. The outer panels paired nicely with the inner flap and clear window to provide a thorough understanding of the device.
I slid the clear plastic inner tray out from the primary packaging and removed the internal contents. The 8.1 ounces, 2 3/4 inches wide by 5 1/2 inches tall by 5/8 inches thick blue-colored battery was removed from the larger panel, and the small white accessory box was removed from the lower panel.
You will find a white 8 1/8 inches long USB-A to USB-C cable, safety information pamphlet, product advertisement packet, and the instruction manual within the accessory box. I plugged the battery into a 20W USB-C charging block and used a USB-C to USB-C cable to charge the battery for the first time. On subsequent charges, I found it convenient to charge via USB-C input or lightning input.
The battery has a bank of four LEDs along the right-side panel. While charging, the lights will flash to show the current charging level. The main 4 LED each represented 25% power, and the battery was fully charged when the last LED illuminated without flashing. According to the instruction manual, the battery should accommodate USB-C (5V/3A, 9v/2.22A) or Lightning 5V/2.4A inputs. The battery can output 4.5V/5A, 5V/4.5A, 9V/2A, or 12V/1.5A via USB-A.
Via USB-C, the battery can output 5v/3A, 9v/2.22A, or 12V/1.5A. Lastly, the battery can output up to 5V/1A or 9V/1A (10W max) output wirelessly. The input/output ports were all located along the front face of the battery and were arranged in the following manner: USB-A, USB-C, lightning.
I wanted to use this battery to keep my smartphone, smartwatch, and earbuds charged over a weekend campout. I made sure the battery was charged (3 hours) and plugged a USB-A multimeter into the USB-A port. I then plugged a USB-A to Lightning Cable between the battery and my smartphone. The multimeter displayed 5.10V/2.25A. Starting at 15% power at 4:20 PM, my phone increased to 17% by 4:22 PM, and then to 20% by 4:25.
I removed the multimeter, replaced a USB-C multimeter, and then used a USB-C to Lightning cable to charge my iPhone 13 Pro Max. The multimeter displayed 9.10V/2.11A while my phone displayed 15% power at 4:25 PM. By 4:25, my phone showed 18% power; by 4:58 PM, it was at 48% charge, 57% by 5 PM, 71% by 5:12 PM, 81% by 5:22 PM, 90% by 5:45 PM, and charged fully by 6:05 PM. After charging my smartphone’s 4352 mAh battery, the side LED showed 2 lights remained. With most batteries having an efficiency of ~80%, it was reasonable to find ~50% remaining power after a charge of my iPhone 13 Pro Max.
I double pressed the small power button on the left side of the battery and noticed that the LEDs flashed sequentially to denote the low charging mode. I placed my wireless AirPods Pro case atop the surface and fully charged the 519 mAh charging case over about an hour. I noted that I still had two LED worth of battery left and I plugged a Pitaka USB-C Watch Charger into the USB-C port and fully charged my 303.8mAh Apple Watch Series 6 battery over about 90 minutes. In total, I was able to charge all three devices from near-complete depletion to full charge and still had a single LED worth of power to charge my watch again wirelessly.
The wireless charging rate was nowhere near as efficient as the wired charging, but this was not a negative for the device. Instead, it is a limitation of the technology. Wireless charging allowed my smartphone to increase by approximately 1% every two and a half to three minutes versus around a percent per minute via USB-C to lightning.
I loved the braided surface of the battery, the layout of the LED, the power button placement, and the white font atop the dark blue background. The ability to output USB-A/USB-C and input via USB-C/Lightning meant that I only needed a USB-C to Lightning cable and USB-Charging block to keep my phone and battery fully charged. This added convenience to my need to reduce the number and type of packed cables.
The 10,000 mAh battery provided the perfect opportunity to keep my iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods Pro charged up for a weekend of enjoyment. Before fully depleting the battery, I was able to charge my iPhone 13 Pro Max from 20% to full, my Apple Watch Series 6 from empty to full, and my AirPods Pro case from empty to full with battery to spare. I found I was able to get another full charge on my Apple Watch, and did not require any additional charges of the AirPods Pro Case. Additionally, I was able to trickle charge my phone wirelessly to add a few additional percentage points of power.
Overall, I was pleased with the battery’s weight-to-power ratio and the ability to use a single cable to charge the phone/battery. You could pack the battery and a USB-A to Lightning cable or a USB-C to lightning cable and charge the battery or phone with the same cable. The added convenience of not bringing and keeping up with another cable did not go unnoticed. Additionally, I appreciated the ability to charge my earbuds while also charging my iPhone wirelessly. If needed, you can use the same USB-A to Lightning cable to charge the earbuds as well. The battery capacity, charging features/options, and output were top-notch. The instruction manual could have used a bit more fine-tuning but did not detract from the merits of this battery.
If you are looking for a battery for a weekend holiday, this may be just the device that you need.
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