Mophie Powerstation AC Review
It is a good idea to keep a battery pack around to give your device an extra bit of juice when needed. Things like smartphones or tablets are not that power-hungry, so an average power bank will work just fine. But for larger devices like laptops, you will need something more strong.
However, making power banks is comparatively easy, which is why tons of unknown companies are introducing their brands that don’t deliver much performance or longevity. So to help our audience with selecting the right power bank for their laptops, we have researched and written a review on one of the most sought-after products currently available.
We will be reviewing the Mophie Powerstation AC. With versatile charging support and a 22,000 mAh battery capacity, it is one of the best power banks for under $130. If you are a fan of gaming laptops, then consider reading our review on the Asus TUF A15 gaming laptop.
Design & Construction
When you hear a 22,000 mAh battery capacity, instantly you might assume it will look nothing less than a brick. And in reality, this power bank is quite bulky but is also quite compact comparing other similar alternatives.
The Powerstation AC is about the size of a small book. It conveys a similar shape, and the outer cloth finish coating also gives a premium book-like feeling at first glance. And not surprisingly, this product is quite heavy, weighing in at 1.7 pounds. The textured cloth finish is also very functional. It prevents any sort of spots or scratches that might have built up over time. This also gives a solid grip on the hands. Operating this power bank is also very straightforward. It has a single button for power on and off. There is a small button in the corner which will show the remaining battery power using small indicator lights.back to menu ↑
Performance and features
The Mophie Powerstation AC packs a lot of power. Like I’ve mentioned before, it has a 22,000 mAh battery capacity. It can deliver 30 watts via the USB-C port, 12 watts via USB-A port, and 100 watts using the AC port.
This unit has enough juice to charge an iPhone 10 eight times, Macbook Air can be recharged twice, and a Macbook Pro can be recharged once (fully). The main advantage of this device is that even if you have older Macbooks that don’t support USB-C, it can still charge them via the built-in AC outlet.
You can plug in any device in the AC outlet as long as it draws power less than 100 watts. While using the plug, you will notice fan noise. To be honest, it’s quite annoying but is essential. It will keep the battery cool while being used.back to menu ↑
One issue with such large power banks is that these tend to take a lot of time to recharge. But that is not the case with this model. It charges from zero to 100% at about 2 to 3 hours if you are using a powerful USB adapter. One important thing to note, this device will charge your connected devices first before charging itself. We think it is a really cool feature and other brands should implement this functionality in their products.back to menu ↑
What’s in the box?
Mophie Powerstation AC is comparatively more expensive than other brands in its range. You would generally assume it will come with everything inside the box you will need. However, that’s not the case.
Firstly, Morphie has been making these products for quite some time. They have built an excellent reputation in terms of performance and longevity. So they tend to charge their products at a slightly premium range. Now, coming to the box, inside you will be greeted with claims on how much battery life you will get and what it supports. Then you get the product itself. Removing it, you will get a guide on how to operate it and information about the battery. Then finally, you will have a charging cable. They don’t offer a power adapter or anything else. That’s quite disappointing. We feel like they should have included it at this price range.back to menu ↑
- Large 22,000 mAh battery
- Premium and sleek design
- Can charge various types of electronics
- Supports fast charging
- Can recharge very quickly
- Very expensive
- Doesn’t come with a charger
- Very heavy and large
If you are someone who travels a lot then this product might be the right choice for you. It is very suitable for going on trips such as hiking, camping, or any rough areas. It has a cover to protect the power outlet just so that dust and other particles do not get into it. This unit has really amazing battery capacity and can charge most of your devices. Unlike some other power banks, it doesn’t limit you to certain products. Instead, as long as the power output is within range, you will probably be able to use it to charge most devices. All in all, we think the Mophie Powerstation AC is suitable for most people.