Anker’s line of power banks is probably one of my favourite accessories and has been featured on TopOfAndroid multiple times. Here’s my review after 5 years.
When I first purchased my PowerCore 20100 it was back in June 2016, as I was searching for something that could reliably charge multiple devices and last a long time when travel was still a thing.
Overall, I have been more than happy with my purchase. Going through multiple different devices, both Android and iOS proved no issue for the PowerCore. To this date, it still reliably charges my huge iPhone 11 Pro Max efficiency.
Unfortunately, one thing I found very lacking was when I got my Nintendo Switch back in summer 2017 – it does not have enough output to support USB PD. The Switch requires more juice than a normal smartphone, and makes use of USB Power Delivery to get 18W of charging power. Fortunately it wasn’t all too bad, I was still able to charge the console while in sleep mode, as then it only requires about 7.5W.
Mentioned before, the power bank was bought with the intention of being able to charge it up, throw it into a backpack and use it on the road. In the past 5 years I’ve taken it on almost every trip I have taken, and travelled around 200 times via FlixBus across Germany. During those usually 5hrs trips I always had the PowerCore with me, to charge my Pixel 3 XL while using it as an LTE hotspot, keeping my XM1000’s charged or getting a bit more play time out of my Switch.
It’s held up remarkably well this entire time.
Overall, I can only recommend the PowerCore 20100 to anyone that’s looking for a sturdy, reliable and simple power bank.
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