{Gearbest} Xiaomi Mobile Power Bank Review

Last month I fortunate enough to be contacted by a company called GearBest who wanted me to review a product – a Xiaomi Mobile power bank and a few weeks ago I managed to give the portable charger a try. I shared on the blog a week or two ago my Brighton beach getaway with my sister and I recently shared my Brussels getaway the other weekend. One thing that has become very handy and a must have on all my trips abroad and at home is my power bank or portable charger.

When I was in Brussels I forgot that the UK and the rest of the EU have different adapters, which presented me with a problem when it came to charging my gadgets. I checked with the hotel but they only had one adapter and I had 4 gadgets that needed charging (2 mobile phones, 1 tablet and 1 laptop), I couldn’t charge my laptop as the adapter was not the right one (only for tablets & phones). This is where my new portable charger came in very handy and saved the day.

Before I do the review I will say the portable charger manual was in Chinese (I think) and nothing in English making it impossible to follow instructions to the letter if you’ve never owned a portable charger before.

When I received the charger it was 75% charged but since I knew I had the Brighton beach getaway planned, I plugged it in for 4 hours and then went for the weekend getaway. My weekend getaway was 3 days long, in all that time I did not charge the portable charger so I could check how long it would last.

Day 1 – I charged my tablet, and 2 phones until they were all 100%.

Day 2 – The portable charger was 50% by this time, I charged 1 phone.

Day 3 – I charged my phone and tablet and the portable charger had 25% life left.

For the Brighton 3 day weekend, the portable charger lasted over 4 days without being charged and used on 2 phones and 1 tablet.

My weekend getaway in Brussels was also 3 days long, I was able to charge the portable charger once before I left for the short vacation.

Day 1 – Charged tablet and 1 mobile phone

Day 2 – charged 2 mobile phones

Day 3 – charged 2 mobile phones and a tablet

I then left the portable charger for another week and noticed it still had 25% battery which amazed me big time.

What I noticed about this portable charger is that once it’s charged you can use it for longer than 3 days and so long as you’re not using it, it still stays charged up which I think is awesome especially if one day you need to go away for a quick trip and forgot to charge the portable charger.

Product Main Features

Portable 16000mAh external power bank
Charging through double Micro USB port
LED power indicator gives real time reminder
Be suitable for smartphone, tablet PC and other digital products
Perfect power supply for business trip, travel, field work etc

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I love the look of this portable charger and how it blends in with my other gadgets, my only issue is its larger than my other gadgets (excluding the tablet) and weighs a tone (figure of speech). I also love that it came with a 3 in 1 extension code, 2 for apple devices (small or large) and 1 for Android devices, and a its own USB charger.

It is stylish, lasts longer, definitely portable and better than others in its class. I would definitely recommend this product for those looking for a portable charger especially since the price ($26.01) is right too.

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31 Comments

  1. July 8, 2015 / 1:20 pm

    Wow, it looks like it really lasts a long time! I think I need to get one of these, haha. I needed one yesterday.

  2. Fi Ní Neachtáin
    July 8, 2015 / 10:51 am

    This sounds like a really great power bank. It’s amazing all the power you got out of it. I may just have to invest in one myself!

  3. July 8, 2015 / 8:37 am

    These have to be so handy to have when you’re out and about or traveling!

  4. July 8, 2015 / 12:40 am

    Wow I am very surprised how much life you got of of it for only being 75% charged! That is amazing! I am definitely going to need to look into this!

  5. Rosey
    July 7, 2015 / 5:41 pm

    That is amazing that it still had 25% battery life left. I love that it’s true though, I’d get one, definitely for travel!

  6. July 7, 2015 / 4:04 am

    I love my portable charger. I’d be very bummed if the instructions only came in another language. What’s an extension code?

    • July 7, 2015 / 10:59 am

      It was a bit of a bummer but since have had one before I knew how to work it. The extension code is the charger for the different gadgets

  7. CourtneyLynne
    July 7, 2015 / 3:19 am

    Power banks are seriously the best! I’m obsessed with mine and take it on trips all the time.

    • July 7, 2015 / 10:59 am

      They are indeed and must have always.

  8. July 7, 2015 / 2:37 am

    Xiaomi power bank sounds like a dependable power bank. This is a must have specially when you’re always on the go!

    • July 7, 2015 / 11:00 am

      I think its awesome portable charger

  9. July 7, 2015 / 1:13 am

    That thing packs a punch! The size and weight might be too much for us though. We still prefer light and packable even if it can’t charge as much.

    • July 7, 2015 / 11:02 am

      Light is the key but I think for this I would still bring it for all my weekend getaways because I know am covered.

  10. July 6, 2015 / 9:29 pm

    The fact that it keeps its charge so long could really help out in a pinch. If I needed power but I forgot to plug it in that reserve charge would be perfect.

    • July 7, 2015 / 11:09 am

      It’s a great gadget to have everytime

  11. July 6, 2015 / 8:09 pm

    This sounds like a very powerful charger. I love that it can charge several devices at the same time.

    • July 7, 2015 / 11:10 am

      It is and I love it too, have served me well so far.

  12. July 6, 2015 / 7:49 pm

    I have been looking at power banks! Thanks so much for posting this-you just saved me a ton of time!

    • July 7, 2015 / 11:11 am

      You welcome, this is awesome and reasonably prices

  13. Kristen
    July 6, 2015 / 7:29 pm

    I have had a hard time getting a handle on my Charging station. I might need to try this gadget. thanks

    • July 7, 2015 / 11:11 am

      You welcome, a definite must try product

  14. July 6, 2015 / 5:46 pm

    It’s great to have a mobile power source to take along for the ride. I use them all the time when travelling – it beats having to plug into an outlet and sit in the floor at the airport!

    • July 7, 2015 / 11:20 am

      So true I think this is why have been loving my power banks so far

  15. July 6, 2015 / 5:20 pm

    I ALWAYS bring my portable charger on trips (especially when I’m going to be out all day and need my phone to be charged!) I love the sleek look of this charger <3

    • July 7, 2015 / 11:23 am

      Same here I like to bring my power bank when am out all day.

  16. July 6, 2015 / 8:35 am

    That dies seem to be a great portable charger to have at your disposal! I always seem to be needing to charge my phone and I can only charge it on my car (don’t ask) This would be perfect to have in my apartment.

    • July 7, 2015 / 12:29 pm

      You should definitely check it out

  17. July 6, 2015 / 8:12 am

    What a great review that was simple and easy to read and understand! I like the design and seems to be a great product!

    • July 7, 2015 / 2:01 pm

      Thanks JoAnne

  18. July 6, 2015 / 7:20 am

    I can see how this came in very handy for your trip without the necessary adapters. And being able to charge all those gadgets without actually charging the device over 3 days is just incredible.

    • July 7, 2015 / 2:10 pm

      it really is incredible i absolutely love it

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