The main features of this new 26800mAh Power Bank from Horcol are the above-average power capacity, USB-C/Micro-USB dual inputs and the unusual form factor, like that of an extra fat smartphone. The form factor makes it easy to slip[ into the pocket despite the larger than average power of the battery.
The power bank arrived nicely packaged in an eco-friendly cardboard box robust enough to store the unit in if needed. Supplied with the power bank was a short USB to micro-USB charging cable and a small but well written and easy to read User Guide, not that you are likely to need it. I enclose a scan of it at the end of my unboxing video just in case you do.
Although smaller than I expected the power bank is quite chunky. It seems very robust and well made and capable of surviving a knock or two. It has the look and feel of a high-end premium device with an attractive gloss black skin which is something of a fingerprint magnet.
All the ports are on the front face, and consist of the micro-USB and USB-C inputs (which both input power at the same rate 5v/2.1A), and two standard USB power out ports for power out, which again both output at 5v/2.1A each. A recessed power switch is on one side and the small LED power screen is within the black front panel.
I tested it with my OnePlus 5T phone and my Tablet and found the charging times to be fast with no sign of overheating either from the power bank or connected device. The device is equipped with the appropriate circuit to protect against overheating and overcharging.
It is a pity that there is no USB-C power outport as most high-end modern smartphones now feature this interface. It also lacks some of the other whistles and bells that some other chargers have but the lack of them does not bother me as I am looking for a Powerbank, not a flashlight or a device to get stones out of horses hooves. It is certainly a powerful charger capable of charging an iPhone 8 about 9 times, the Galaxy S8 6 times, the iPad Air 2 times and most android devices several times.
This is a powerful and attractive power bank, free from distracting and unneeded features but focused on charging attached devices, which it does remarkably well. The price, currently at £24.99, is good for the features and capacity as is the robust high-end build quality. This is a good Power Bank and a worthwhile buy.
Two 2.1A Output ports
Great Build Quality
Good User Guide
Dual Power in Ports
No USB C output port
No Carry bag
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