Anyone that travels probably loves power banks like this small 10,400mAh one that Xiaomi has here. It makes it easy to charge up your smartphones and tablets without being stuck next to a wall outlet all day. Xiaomi gave us their Mi Power Bank at their San Francisco event last week to take a look at and review, so that’s what we are here to do. I used it on the way back from San Francisco last week and throughout this week. Although when you’re using the Sony Xperia Z3 and the Motorola Droid Turbo you really don’t need a power bank to charge these things back up.
Now this is a 10,400mAh battery pack here, so it’s not the largest one out there, but also not the smallest. It was able to charge up my Xperia Z3 from under 20% twice with a little more left over. Which isn’t bad at all. I got similar results with the Droid Turbo, although it was completely dead after charging that up twice. Which is expected since the Droid Turbo does have a 3900mAh battery inside. Compared to some of my other battery packs I have laying around that I use when traveling, this is one of the smaller ones. Both in capacity and physical size. It does only have one USB outlet, which does kinda suck, as you are limited to charging one device at a time. But for me, it’s perfect. There’s also a micro USB outlet up top to charge up the Mi Power Bank.
Like with most power banks we have a nice 4 LED light system here, to tell you how much battery is left. Although one thing I have noticed is that it doesn’t seem to have as great of standby as some of the other battery packs I’ve used recently. For instance, I’ve let it sit for 2 days now and it’s gone from completely charged to 50% charged. Which is a little faster than I’d like.
Right now, the Xiaomi Mi Power Bank is on sale from Amazon for just $23.59 (price may change). And you can grab yours right now!