This new power bank from Metecsmart has to be one of the best looking and most elegant I have tried of this capacity. At the current Amazon price of £16.98, it is by not the cheapest on the market however, it has the style as well as the specs that many of the cheaper rivals lack.
In the simple eco-friendly product box was the power bank itself, a short USB to micro-USB charging cable, and a well designed and nicely printed User Guide albeit rather small in size. I enclose a scan of it on the end of my unboxing video.
The first thing that strikes you about this device is the elegant and upmarket appearance. It has a shiny silk finish to the body with high gloss steel look for the port bay. Coupled with the high build quality this really does give it the appearance of a high-end piece of kit. It would not look out of place on the desk of a CEO or on the table of a posh restaurant. At just 240g in weight and 138x72x16mm, this device is small and light enough to slip into a jacket pocket to keep it on hand when needed.
On the side is the only control, a soft touch multi-function button which powers the device off and on checks the battery status and controls the built-in flashlight. On the front are the three ports: micro-USB 2A power in, smart USB 2.1A, standard USB 1A. When both ports are in use the maximum output is 3.1A. The smart port will automatically deliver the maximum needed by the connected device, the other a standard 1A. Should there be an overload then the device will safely reset itself. The 10000mAh Lithium-Ion battery cell should be able to give three or more charges for most modern high-end phones and once for an iPad mini.
The main selling points for this device and the reason it is worth paying the extra are the compact size and high-end looks of the unit coupled with versatile high speed charging capabilities.
If style, as well as performance, is important to you then this would make an excellent buy.
Good Build Quality
Standard and Smart Ports
Battery Status LEDs
No Carry Pouch
No USB-C port