ZDNET’s key takeaways
- The Baseus 30W, 10,000mAh Magnetic Power Bank Currently priced at $37 with a built-in USB-C cable.
- A great all-in-one power bank that works for multiple devices.
- A bit chunky and heavy compared to other 10,000mAh power banks.
One of the devices on my wishlist is an all-in-one power bank that does wireless charging, has a built-in USB-C cable, and has a USB-C port.
I tried several, and all were disappointing in one way or another.
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The Baseus 30W, 10,000mAh Magnetic Power Bank with Built-in USB-C Cable About as close to perfection as I think things can get.
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Baseus 30W, 10,000mAh Magnetic Power Bank
The Baseus 10,000mAh Portable Charger features 30W power delivery for high-speed charging, and a built-in USB-C cable means you don’t need to carry extra cables with you.
The Baseus 30W, 10,000mAh Magnetic Power Bank features technology
- Battery: Polymer lithium battery
- Capacity: 10000mAh/38.5Wh
- Energy Conversion Rate: ≥75%
- Type-C port input: 5V/3A; 9V/2A; 12V/1.5A
- Built-in Type-C cable input: 5V/3A; 9V/2A; 12V/1.5A
- Type-C Output: 5V/3A; 9V/3A; 12V/2.5A; 15V/2A
- Built-in Type-C cable output: 5V/3A; 9V/3A; 12V/2.5A; 15V/2A
- Wireless charging output: 5W/7.5W/10W/15W
- Total Production: 5V/3A
- Product dimensions: 4.28 x 2.72 x 0.79 inches
So, in short, we have a decent-sized power bank with built-in wireless charging that works with iPhone and Android devices, a built-in USB-C cable, USB-C for everything, and charge and power other devices. There is a separate USB-C in/out port to do so.
The nice thing about this power bank is that it supports pass-through, which means you can charge the power back and charge other devices at the same time.
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This is a nice feature as it means you can travel with a single charger and split the power output to multiple devices via a power bank.
A lot of thought has gone into the construction of this power bank.
For example, generally I don’t like built-in cables because they seem flimsy and easily damaged. Baseus used a stout cable that seems up to the task and even included a dummy USB-C port for you to use in the connector to create a carry loop.
This is a great package. Sure, it’s a little bigger than some other 10,000mAh power banks, but it’s not so big that it won’t fit in a pocket. And Baseus has packed a lot into this package. There is also an added advantage that you don’t have to carry the charging cable, which saves some space.
I ran my usual tests on this power bank from safety tests, capacity and power output tests, and thermal tests — and it passed with flying colors.
ZDNET’s buying advice
Baseus 30W, 10,000mAh Magnetic Power Bank with Built-in USB-C Cable Quickly became my favorite power bank.
This is the unicorn device I’ve been searching for for a while now — a power bank for my smartphone and other small devices that does it all and doesn’t require a cable. Sure, it won’t power my MacBook Pro, but for keeping my iPhone powered up on a nightstand at a hotel in a tent or charging a few devices, it’s as close to perfect as things get.
It has earned a place in my kit.