EasyAcc 2nd Gen 10000mAh Power Bank Review

EasyAcc 2nd Gen 10000mAh Power Bank Review:

Power banks are becoming increasingly important because we live in a world where we rely on our electronics but in order for our devices to work, they need power.  Ten years ago, I didn’t need a cell phone but now, I hate to say it, I think I would be lost without my smart phone.  The problem is, sometimes I rely on my phone so much that it just doesn’t make it to the end of the day.  It’s not just the phone though; many of us use tablets, Kindles, mp3 players, and there are even cameras with non-removable batteries that can be charged with a power bank to make it through the day.  Take for example, the new Olympus Air, which is something that I’m currently testing.  It has a non-removable battery, so I can’t bring spares with me.  Having a portable charger is great when I’m out with the Air because then I don’t actually need to stop anywhere to charge it from an outlet.  The portable charger that I’ve been using lately is the EasyAcc 2nd Gen 10000mAh Power Bank.  EasyAcc was kind enough to send me one to review, and seeing as power banks are something that I find very useful in my camera bag kit, I thought it would be a great idea to test one out.

EasyAcc 2nd Gen 10000mAh Power Bank Build Quality:

Items like power banks in my opinion need to be built very well because these are items that you throw in your purse, your camera bag, shoulder bag, etc. and often times, at least for me, they bounce with my other miscellaneous items.  Plus, I’ve discovered that many of my friends end up using the ones I test when we go out, so my power banks get passed around often, which is perfectly fine because it’s actually a great way to test each one’s durability.  While there are many power banks out there, and a lot of them may offer many of the same features, power banks are not all built the same.  I’ve had one or two that I really liked that fell apart pretty fast.  As of now, I’ve had the EasyAcc 2nd Gen 10000mAh Power Bank for a few weeks, and I’ve had absolutely no problems with it.

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↑ Here’s what you get with the EasyAcc power bank.

Overall, everything is very well put together.  The pieces are assembled well, and there aren’t any large gaps.  The case is made out of plastic but it’s not a cheap plastic; on the contrary, it’s a very durable finish.  There are no creaks, it hasn’t cracked or opened at the seams, and you can choose from several different colors.  There are also four LED lights that essentially act as a power gauge to tell you how much power you have left, which I find extremely helpful.  There’s even a flashlight, which is a bonus to me in a device like this; it gives me even more of a reason to carry the EasyAcc power bank in my camera bag.

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↑ The EasyAcc 2nd Gen 10000mAh Power Bank sports a nice slim design.

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↑ LED lights act as a power gauge.  Four lights means you have full power.

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↑ There’s even a small flashlight, which comes in handy.

In terms of included accessories, the EasyAcc power bank comes with a micro USB to USB cable for charging but you’ll still need the power adapter from your device to plug it into an outlet.  Some may want EasyAcc to include a power adapter but for around $15-22 (depending on color), the power bank is priced so well that it’s perfectly fine that it doesn’t come with its own.  So far, every power bank that I’ve tested has not come with a power adapter, and I don’t expect any of them to unless the price for each one is raised significantly.  Also, the cable isn’t as long as I would like but again, for the price, I can’t complain.

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↑ The micro USB to USB cable that is provided with the charger.

The great thing about the EasyAcc 2nd Gen 10000mAh Power Bank is it has two USB plugs, so it has the capability of charging two devices simultaneously.  The USB plugs on my sample offer a very tight connection, which I actually like a lot.  Even after numerous times of plugging my cables in and out of the power bank, the USB plugs have shown no signs of fatigue or wear.

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↑ The EasyAcc 2nd Gen 10000mAh Power Bank has two USB ports for simultaneous charging of two devices.

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↑ As you can see, the EasyAcc 2nd Gen 10000mAh Power Bank is currently charging an iPhone 6 Plus, and an Olympus Air.

There is also built-in Smart Technology, which means you’re getting the same charging performance for your device as you would from the original power adapter.  The power bank has the ability to identify the type of device and produce the suitable current for your device.  It also knows when to turn itself on and off.  So, you don’t necessarily even need the power button to start the charging; once you plug the device into the power bank, it starts charging automatically, and when the device is fully charged, the EasyAcc knows to turn itself off.  Lastly, the EasyAcc power bank can also charge a device while it itself is being recharged.

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↑ The power and flashlight button.

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↑ Micro USB port used to charge the power bank.

EasyAcc 2nd Gen 10000mAh Power Bank Charging Capabilities:

According to EasyAcc’s website, this power bank once fully charged, will charge an iPhone 6 approximately 3.5 times and a Samsung S6 2.5 times.  But I imagine that those results were concluded from ideal testing conditions.  Here are a couple of examples of my charging results from my normal daily usage.

The EasyAcc charger with a full charge charging one device:

iPhone 6 Plus with 1% power left – approximately 2 hours 25 minutes to charge it.

iPhone 6 Plus with 4% power left – approximately 2 hours 30 minutes to charge it.

iPhone 6 Plus with 4% power left – charged up to 33% and then the charger finally gave out.

It took me approximately 6 hours to recharged the power bank, which is pretty much what is stated by EasyAcc.

The EasyAcc charger with another full charge charging two devices simultaneously:

iPhone 6 Plus with 16% power left and an iPad Mini with 32% power left – approximately 2 hours 40 minutes to charge the iPhone 6 Plus, and 2 hours 41 minutes to charge the iPad Mini.

Later on, with the left over power in the power bank, I was able to charge my iPhone 6 Plus again with 39% power left back up to 86% before the charger ran out of power.

Keep in mind that charging times won’t be the same for everyone because different phones are running different apps, different settings, and are possibly receiving calls, texts or emails during charging.  My testing was not done in an ideal environment; I used the EasyAcc the way that I would normally use any power bank, which is what I believe is more important because none of us is going to buy a product like this to use on a test bench.  With that said, the EasyAcc 2nd Gen 10000mAh Power Bank’s specs are pretty close to my results, which is great.  Furthermore, over the past few weeks, I’ve been charging my phone for example, and all the charging times are pretty close to each other, which tells me that this charger is very consistent.

The EasyAcc also did quite good in terms of the amount of times the power bank can charge a device before it needs recharging itself.  The EasyAcc charger is supposed to charge an iPhone 6 approximately 3.5 times but I don’t have an iPhone 6; I have the Plus version, which is bigger and therefore has a larger battery, so it makes sense that I wouldn’t be able to charge that many times.  However, the amount of times the power bank could charge my iPhone 6 Plus did come very close to the Samsung S6’s rates; my battery in my iPhone 6 Plus is actually larger in capacity than the Samsung S6’s, so as you can see, it makes sense that the power bank wouldn’t quite charge my iPhone 2.5 times like it would the Samsung’s but still, it came very close.

EasyAcc 2nd Gen 10000mAh Power Bank in Everyday Use:

Having a portable charger with this kind of capacity is great but it’s useless if it’s not comfortable to carry around all day.  The good news is that in addition to having decent and dependable charging results, the EasyAcc 2nd Gen 10000mAh Power Bank is actually a pretty easy portable charger to live with on a daily basis considering the battery’s 10,000mAh capacity.  If you’re looking for such a large capacity, there is no way of getting around the fact that you will be looking at fairly large power banks but EasyAcc has done an excellent job keeping their 2nd Gen 10,000mAh power bank as compact and slim as possible.  The power bank is actually slightly shorter than my iPhone 6 Plus and just a little bit thicker, which is kind of surprising in a good way.  Plus, the corners are rounded, which makes it easier to hold in combination with your smart phone in one hand.

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↑ As you can see, the iPhone 6 Plus is actually a little longer than the EasyAcc 2nd Gen 10000mAh Power Bank.

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↑ The charger is thicker than the iPhone 6 Plus but not by much.

Furthermore, since the outer shell is made out of plastic, it’s actually only the battery that really weighs anything.  The overall weight of the EasyAcc power bank is 226g, which I am very happy about because I’ve been using this power bank in the summer, and I actually had a couple of shoots that required me to carry a lot of equipment.  I want to keep things down to the essentials because of the heat, and maybe there would be only a slight weight increase if the case was metal but everything adds up.

EasyAcc 2nd Gen 10000mAh Power Bank Verdict:

I’m the type of person that really doesn’t like to stay in one place, and therefore, these power banks are quite useful to me.  I get sent some of these for review but I really use them.  It keeps my devices like my phone going while I’m not home.  My phone is important because it allows me to check my emails, messages, and calls that concern my photography and my blog that sometimes just can’t wait until I get home.  Nowadays, people expect you to reply rather quickly because it’s so easy.  But in addition to my phone, many other devices can also benefit from a portable charger and the list is actually growing.  For instance, as I mentioned earlier, this is a great way to keep the Olympus Air, which is a micro four thirds camera that uses your smart phone’s screen, powered throughout the day.  There’s even a fish finder called the Deeper Smart, which is essentially a sphere that you toss in the water and what it does is send the sonar readings back to your smart phone or tablet wirelessly.  You can’t connect it to a big battery but there’s a micro USB port that you can connect one of these power banks to for charging.

With all that said, I’ve had a couple of power banks that were duds but the EasyAcc 2nd Gen 10000mAh Power Bank is an excellent portable charger not only because it’s durable, built well, and performs consistently, it’s also a nice compromise in terms of it’s overall size.  With 10,000mAh, you can be sure that you can charge not only one but several devices before you actually need to recharge it yet the mAh capacity is not so large that it increases the power bank to an overall size that you simply do not want to carry around with you.  Furthermore, with a price around $15 to $22, it’s simply a steal.  Think about that for a moment: you can essentially purchase a high quality power bank with a 10,000mAH capacity that’s also easy to carry for around $15.  You simply can not go wrong if you ask me.

Thank you for taking the time to read my review!  If you want more info about power bank, please go to EasyAcc’s 10000mAh Power Bank page on their official site.

12 comments… add one
  • Mark

    Hi Patrick,
    How does this compare to the Intociruit 2nd Gen PowerCastle 15000mah you reviewed back in June? Aside from the power difference, how is the build quality/ reliability?
    Regards,
    Mark

    • Patrick

      Hi Mark,

      Sorry for the late reply. In terms of reliability, they are essentially both just as good. I’ve had the PowerCastle for longer, and so far, I’ve had absolutely no issues with it. With that said, I’ve had the EasyAcc for a while now, and it has also been very good to me. In addition to both of them never failing me, they’re both consistent in terms of how many times I can charge my devices per cycle to how long it takes to recharge.

      In terms of build quality, both are excellent. Both feel very solid, and this is especially surprising considering the price of the EasyAcc, which is around $15-22. I would say that the PowerCastle may win slightly in this category only because the casing is metal. It feels like a tank at times :). But it also costs more and it’s heavier.

      I think it really comes down to size. I like the PowerCastle because the battery is so large that I don’t really have to worry as much about getting it recharged. The digital LCD screen is also a plus because it’s more accurate than the four LED power gauge on the EasyAcc. However, it may not look like it in the photos but I definitely feel the size difference between the two. For the size of the battery, the shape of the EasyAcc is near perfect in my opinion. Because of the shape, it just doesn’t take up much room in my bag, so I’ve actually been finding myself using it more, and saving the PowerCastle when I really need the extra power.

      I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions, and thanks for leaving a comment!

      Best regards,

      Patrick

  • Mark Kinsman

    Thanks Patrick!

    • Patrick

      Anytime Mark!

  • Steve Chernela

    Hi Patrick,
    After reading your review of the EasyAcc 10000 I was looking over their website and came across their EasyAcc@20000mAh Dual Power Bank. It weighs about a pound and comes with a bunch of cords. $44.95 at Amazon.
    The intocircuit is still nowhere to be seen.
    This looks like a good alternative.
    Cheers,
    Steve

    • Patrick

      Hi Steve,

      Sorry for the late reply! I’ve been away recently and just got back. Wow, 1 pound? Well, at least you’ll definitely have a lot of power to spare :).

      Best regards,

      Patrick

  • Matt M

    Nice write up. I’ve been using smaller anker slim 4500 (built in micro usb) and a power bank 5000 (built in lightning) which I like because they are slimmer than my phone, have built in cables so I don’t have to carry around more cords, and have more than enough juice to charge my gadgets when I need it.
    Recently I picked up an intocircuit 11200 power bank and love it. Amazon was running a special last month where it only cost $12 which is why I picked it up. Unlike my other two batteries this housing is made out of brushed metal for an extremely durable finish. It also has an lcd display rather than led lights for exact charge remaining. It’s barely larger than both other batteries although it does weigh quite a bit more.
    Between the three batteries, I feel as though I have more than enough backup power for any trip I go on. Now all that said, this battery seems really nice!! might have to order it and check it out.

    • Patrick

      Hi Matt,

      Thanks and sorry for the late reply! I was away and just got back. Wow, $12 is a fantastic deal! It definitely sounds like you have plenty of backup power for several devices. The power bank in this review is pretty decent as well. It’s almost the size of my iPhone, which I like a lot. I have two more power bank reviews coming soon, so if you are interested in seeing more options, please check them out. I hope to hear from you soon and thanks for taking the time to read my review!

      Best regards,

      Patrick

  • Steve Chernela

    Hi Patrick,
    After doing some more research I narrowed my choices down to the 10000mAh or the 5000 one. I went with the larger one as it was $18.99 in black and gray versus $12.99 for the smaller one. I went with the larger as I felt it was worth the price difference and also has newer technology.

    I got it today and really like it. Thanks much for posting the review and drawing my attention to it.

    Cheers,

    Steve

    • Patrick

      Hi Steve,

      I’m glad it worked out for you, and I hope you enjoy it or should I say, I hope it will be useful for you! Thanks for taking the time to read my review, and I always appreciate seeing you around here and hearing from you.

      Take care,

      Patrick

  • EasyAcc they confirmed that due to this being a portable device it is to stop cables falling out when in use. This is the bast external charger I have found.

    • Patrick

      Hi Romeo,

      Thanks for leaving a comment! Yes, it is one of the best chargers I’ve used!

      Best regards,

      Patrick

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