Xiaomi is the number 1 name when it comes to affordable and quality power banks. As demand for power on the go grows, the Chinese company has managed to make their power banks smaller and lighter.
With USB Type-C becoming a new standard, they have just announced a new 10,000mAh power bank that comes with the new reversible port. At 12.58mm thin, it is almost as compact as their current 5,000mAh ultra-slim unit (9.9mm).
Dubbed as the Mi Powerbank Pro, this isn’t just your regular powerbank to charge up your phone and tablets. It gets a couple of tricks including a fast charge with an 18W power source that replenishes the powerbank fully in 3 hours and 30 minutes. As a comparison, a standard 5V/2A charger will take about 6 hours to charge to 100%.
Having trouble charging wearables with a powerbank? For smaller devices like the Mi Band and bluetooth headsets, you can set it to charge at low voltage mode by double tapping on the power button. In case you’re wondering, you can also charge up a USB Type-C enabled MacBook with this powerbank. The Mi Powerbank Pro is rated to charge a 3,000mAH Mi Note for 2.5 times, an iPhone 6 for 4 times or an iPad mini for 1.5 times.
Like its other popular Mi Powerbanks, it gets a 9 layer protection system for safer charging and discharging with up to 93% conversion rate. While this is thinner than the current 10,000mAh powerbank, it is actually heavier at 223g (Current 10,000mAh powerbank: 207g).
In China, it is priced at 149 CNY, which is about RM93 currently. For the same price, you can get the 20,000mAh that comes with 2x full USB ports. Meanwhile, the 16,000mAh powerbank is cheaper at 129 CNY (Malaysia Mi Store: RM89). The Mi PowerBank Pro is available only in China and hopefully they will bring this to other markets later this year.