Belkin’s USB-C PD Power Bank 10K Review – There are times when you probably need to use your phone more than the usual days. if you are travelling overseas for a holiday, you’ll most likely be using your phone more often to open up Google Maps for directions, Google Translate when you need to ask the locals some questions, take photos & videos, and update your social media feed.
This happened to us when we were travelling to Japan last year. And at times like these, you’d wish to have a power bank that can charge your phone quickly, and multiple times.
The Power Bank has 2 different USB type slots: USB-A and USB-C. This means you can charge two devices simultaneously using these different slots to charge your different devices.
With USB-C, you can charge things faster thanks to its 18W output with USB-C PD (Power Delivery). If your phone battery drops to 0-50% range, you can initiate fast charging to quickly charge its battery. Apple, for example, offers an 18W wall adapter with USB-C to fast charge the iPhone 11 Pro Max but it requires you to plug it to a power wall socket – which is not always available when you are out and about.
With the same power output, Belkin is offering it in a portable package and you can fast charge your iPhone from 0-50% in 30 minutes. In my experience, my iPhone 11 Pro Max can get 1-2% battery life per minute (after the 50% battery mark) using Belkin’s USB-C PD Power Bank 10K with BOOST CHARGE™ USB-C™ Cable with Lightning Connector + Strap (made with DuraTek™). It’s fast!
A USB-C to USB-C cable is actually included inside the packaging but if you want to use it to charge your iPhone, you need to grab a USB-C to Lightning like the Belkin’s I have here.
The cable is made with DuraTek, which is 10x stronger than standard cables. Its connectors are laser-welded, and uses Aramid fibers and tightly woven jacket for more durability. It is also 1.2 metre long with a handy leather strap for cable management.
But if you have an Android phone like the Google Pixel 4a (check my review out) or other USB-C devices, the included cable is more than sufficient to charge. It is also short, which is great for charging your phone/device with the power bank while holding them both with your hands.
What I like most about the power bank is that its USB-C slot can be used as both input and output. It also means that it is faster to charge the power bank compared to traditional micro-USB’s power banks.
You can press on the physical button to check for the remaining battery left on the power bank, displayed through the four LEDs. The button is a bit hard to find in the dark, unless you already know exactly where it is.
Belkin BOOST?CHARGE™ USB-C PD Power Bank 10K is my most favourite power bank for the time being. It has the 18W USB-C PD to fast charge my phone when I need it, a big amount of battery to charge my phone multiple times, an extra USB-A for compatibility with other older devices, and an easy input/output USB-C slot making it easy to charge the power bank quickly.
The power bank also has a 2-year product warranty and $2,500 Connected Equipment Warranty, which should give you peace of mind.
Belkin BOOST?CHARGE™ USB-C PD Power Bank 10K + USB-C Cable retails for AU$79.95 and available now for purchase in Australia.
Disclosure: BOOST?CHARGE™ USB-C PD Power Bank 10K & USB-C™ Cable with Lightning Connector + Strap review samples were supplied for reviewing but all opinions are mine and not paid