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[Amazon.ca] Anker PowerCore 10000 PD - $42

Been keeping an eye on this battery bank for a while now.
I have an older Anker 10,000 mah power bank, but the USB c for both input and output is nice.

I find the 10,000 the perfect balance of capacity and size.

CCC says best price since Nov.

That said, I'm not traveling so the usefulness of this now is debatable. Buy now anyways?
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Looks big. I don't see any dimensions though. Anyone know the measurements?
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ngleu wrote: Anyone know the measurements?

10.6 x 5.2 x 2.5 cm according to listing. So approximately the same width/depth as a TV remote (where depth is perpendicular to the buttons)
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I've been eyeing this one as well, but debating between this candybar form factor or the slim form factor.
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looking for a power bank too but i'm not familiar with power bank technology
OP posted this one Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux, 10000mAh Portable Charger USB-C Power Delivery (18W) $41.99

but is that one better compared to other ones like
Anker PowerCore 13000 Portable Charger - Compact 13000mAh 2-Port Ultra Portable Phone Charger Power Bank
https://www.amazon.ca/Anker-PowerCore-1 ... 00Z9QVE4Q/ $35.99

or
Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 Power Bank, 20000mAh Portable Charger with PowerIQ Technology and USB-C Input, High-Capacity External Battery
https://www.amazon.ca/Anker-PowerCore-T ... 07S829LBX/ $41.99

TIA
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frugette wrote: looking for a power bank too but i'm not familiar with power bank technology
OP posted this one Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux, 10000mAh Portable Charger USB-C Power Delivery (18W) $41.99

but is that one better compared to other ones like
Anker PowerCore 13000 Portable Charger - Compact 13000mAh 2-Port Ultra Portable Phone Charger Power Bank
https://www.amazon.ca/Anker-PowerCore-1 ... 00Z9QVE4Q/ $35.99

or
Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 Power Bank, 20000mAh Portable Charger with PowerIQ Technology and USB-C Input, High-Capacity External Battery
https://www.amazon.ca/Anker-PowerCore-T ... 07S829LBX/ $41.99

TIA
It can be awfully confusing, and it's hard to say if something is "better", rather if it fits your needs.

Some considerations:
  • The larger the battery capacity (mAh) the heavier and larger the power bank will be - I find 10000 mAh is a sweet spot
  • PD = Power Delivery, which I believe requires USB-C but means you can fast charge the bank itself (if you have a PD charger), and can fast charge your devices if they accept PD
  • Other things like Qualcomm QuickCharge only apply if your device specifically supports it, and PowerIQ I think is just Anker's marketing lingo that their battery can adopt the appropriate voltage depending on the device
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I bought this last year specifically for travel on the light.

It is extremely light and compact with all the modern charging tech.

Pictures next to airpods for reference.
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mcfrugal wrote: I’m currently waiting for the PowerCore Slim 10000 PD to go down to around $40. I prefer slim power banks.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07XNX88G3/ref ... bFb7K7142M
I have this one.....it's a nice one. Really dig its slimness, slips easier into the backpack pocket.

I bought it on sale last xmas for $32.99 on amazon, so there is definitely room for it to go on sale for your $40 target price.

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Some day in the future, our kids/grandkids will laugh at these posts. We're buying so called power banks with *ONLY* 10,000 mAh capacity, just like our parents/grandparents discussed about 90 mins/120 mins cassette tapes :-)
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bullbell wrote: Some day in the future, our kids/grandkids will laugh at these posts. We're buying so called power banks with *ONLY* 10,000 mAh capacity, just like our parents/grandparents discussed about 90 mins/120 mins cassette tapes :-)
hopefully that's true sooner than later. Right now, we need a breakthrough in battery cell energy density. Imagine that electric cars can go 1000-2000km on a charge instead of the few hundred they do now. Phones will last days instead of hours, etc.
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warpdrive wrote: I have this one.....it's a nice one. Really dig its slimness, slips easier into the backpack pocket.

I bought it on sale last xmas for $32.99 on amazon, so there is definitely room for it to go on sale for your $40 target price.


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It's slimmer, but wow, 15 cm quite long compared to the one in the original post?
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ngleu wrote: It's slimmer, but wow, 15 cm quite long compared to the one in the original post?
that's the thing ....the overall volume of the case has to remain about the same for any given batttery capacity.

If you want slim, it has to be long. If don't want it as long, it has to be a lot thicker. Take your pick. I like the thin one a lot more because I can tie it with an elastic to the phone and it feels like two phones back to back and it slips into the side pocket of my knapsack a lot easier.


This is a picture of my iphone max sitting on top of the charger.

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I would wait for the slim one to hit $32 to $35. The format is much nicer to use with a phone since it's not brick like. I also find it fits into my backpacks water bottle pocket perfectly.
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Kasakato wrote: I would wait for the slim one to hit $32 to $35. The format is much nicer to use with a phone since it's not brick like. I also find it fits into my backpacks water bottle pocket perfectly.
Yeah, I think i'll do the same. The brick form factor works well for my Oculus Quest, so I'll try to keep an eye out for the slim one for travel.

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