Aukey Universal & Wireless Charging Power Bank Review

Updated on April 17, 2020
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Krzysztof is a lifelong future tech junkie investigating the latest stories from companies like Apple, Samsung, Google, and Amazon.

Aukey 26800mAh Universal Power Bank (left) - Aukey 10000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank (right)
Aukey 26800mAh Universal Power Bank (left) - Aukey 10000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank (right) | Source

Aukey's Universal Power Banks

Aukey's 26800mAh and 10000mAh universal power banks come with power delivery and quick charge, multi-ports for simultaneous charging, and even wireless charging.

These power banks are equipped to handle any heavy duty product whether it be your 12.9" iPad Pro, your new MacBook Pro/Air or your AirPod Pros.

I enjoyed using the 26800mAh power bank because of its enormous 65W output and battery capacity that could fully recharge my Samsung Galaxy S10+ up to 6x...now that's a lot of power.

Both banks have extra ports including USB and USB-C outputs that work with QC and PD to deliver the fastest charging speeds. The 26800mAh variant even works with 45W chargers to recharge itself in 7.5 hours.

That's pretty impressive but so is the fast wireless charging add-on on the 10000mAh bank. With its grippy silicone ring surface, you can place your phone on top of the device and have it charge wirelessly without worrying about it sliding off.

Not bad for a power bank.

These electronic accessories have always been favorites of mine but Aukey's futuristic spin on them has won me over the most.

Aukey Product Information

Model
PB-Y24
PB-Y32
Battery Capacity
26800mAh
10000mAh
Battery Type
Lithium Polymer
Lithium Polymer
USB-C Input/Output
(PD 3.0) DC 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/2.25A - (PD 3.0) DC 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/3.25A
(PD 3.0) DC 5V/2A, 9V/2A - (PD 3.0) DC 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
USB-C Output
(PD 3.0) DC 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
N/A
USB Output
(QC 3.0) DC 5V-6V/3A, 6V-9V/2A, 9V-12V/1.5A
(QC 3.0) DC 5V-6V/3A, 6V-9V/2A, 9V-12V/1.5A
Max Power Output
65W
18W
Ports
3 - USB Output, USB-C Output, USB-C Input/Output
3 - USB Output - Micro-USB Input - USB-C Input/Output
Quick Charge
3.0
3.0
Power Delivery
3.0
3.0
Wireless Charging
No
Yes - 5W/7.5W/10W
Multi-Charging
Yes - 45/15W Split
Yes - Up to 18W Max (Includes Wireless Charging)
Low Current Charging
Yes/>60mAh devices
Yes/>60mAh devices
LED Battery Indicator
Yes - 4 Levels (25/50/75/100%)
Yes - 4 Levels (25/50/75/100%)
Dimensions
6.5 x 3.4 x 1.2" (181 x 86 x 30mm)
5.67 x 2.64 x 0.67" (144 x 67 x 17mm)
Weight
1.54lbs (595g)
8oz (227g)
Compatible Devices
iPhone/Samsung - 12.9" iPad Pro - Nintendo Switch - USB-C Tablets/Laptops - MacBook Pro/Air
iPhone/Samsung - Nintendo Switch - AirPods - Google Pixel 4/4XL - Qi Devices
What's Included
26800mAh Power Bank - USB-C to C Cable - User Manual - 24 Month Warranty Card
10000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank - USB-C to C Cable - User Manual - 24 Month Warranty Card
Product info taken from product pages, user manuals, and item boxes

Aukey 26800mAh Universal Power Bank Review

So I've already talked a lot about this powerful travel tool but there's a lot more to learn, and the technical aspects are truly a look into the future.

Top 7 Things to Know

  1. It has 3 ports; 1 USB output, 1 USB-C input/output, 1 USB-C output
  2. The USB output uses Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging and the USB-C ports use PD 3.0 to deliver the quickest charging speeds
  3. The bank has a 26800mAh max capacity which can fully charge an S10 and iPhone Pro Max 5x and an 12.9" iPad Pro 2.2x
  4. It can simultaneously charge multiple devices with either a 45/15W split when using the input/output port & an additional port or up to 18W max when using the USB/C output ports + input/output.
  5. Max output is 65W which can be used to charge USB-C laptops
  6. Can use a 45W input charger to recharge in 7.5 hours or 12.5 hours if using a 18W input charger
  7. Has a low current charging mode (>60mAh) for headphones and fitness trackers

Who knew a power bank could be so versatile!

Prior to Aukey I was using the Anker banks but they lacked several features that I was looking for such as USB-C output and extra ports, and the battery capacity is to die for if you're a techie.

I also love being able to use a power bank to charge my Lenovo laptop; I never would've believed that was even possible a couple years ago.

The only downside is that it's a hefty travel accessory though if you're used to traveling with multiple laptops and chargers then it's nothing too crazy. It's great for offices, trips or even hikes; just stuff it in your backpack and you're good to go.

But if you're looking for something less bulky, more discrete, and don't mind less battery capacity then this next power bank will definitely come in handy.

Aukey 10000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank
Aukey 10000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank | Source

Aukey 10000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank Review

Aukey's 10000mAh power bank may not have the greatest battery capacity but it substitutes that with fast charging speeds, a compact build, and Qi charging capabilities that are surprisingly satisfying.

Though I've used the 268000mAh more than this one, I find myself much more likely to bring this one for quick trips.

Top 7 Things to Know

  1. 60% lighter, 30% smaller and 60% less costly than the 26800mAh Aukey power bank
  2. Supports fast Qi/wireless charging up to 10W and wireless charging can be used during power bank recharging
  3. Dual device charging (including wireless) supported at 18W max output
  4. With PD 3.0 it can charge an iPhone 11 by 50% in 30 minutes
  5. QC 3.0 can deliver an 80% charge in 35 minutes
  6. Has low current charging mode for fitness trackers and headphones that can be activated when holding the power button for 2 seconds
  7. Works with Nintendo Switch, AirPods, iPhone/Samsung, Pixel 4/4XL and wireless charging works with all Qi phones

The 10000mAh may be smaller/lighter but it doesn't sacrifice its fast charging abilities. You still get QC & PD 3.0 and it even has a Micro USB input for old school techies.

I really like the wireless charging feature too because I can still use it while the bank is recharging. My Samsung S10+ can also take advantage of the 10W Qi fast charging but your iPhone can use the 7.5W too.

So what are the downsides this time?

Well eventually you're going to feel that lower battery capacity because at 10000mAh you can only recharge most smartphones up to 2.5x vs 5-6x for the bigger model. That's not that bad for phones but anything beyond that is a problem.

You also can't recharge your laptop given the max output is only 18W.

I personally see this device as more of an accessory because it can fit in bags, suitcases and even pockets. That accessibility makes it user friendly and a great complementary device that you'll always want to bring with you.

Aukey 26800mAh Universal Power Bank With Nintendo Switch
Aukey 26800mAh Universal Power Bank With Nintendo Switch | Source

Aukey Power Banks: Final Review

Power banks are lifesavers for battery life warriors and they're easily my favorite travel accessories, but they always lacked something.

Luckily Aukey has filled that void with power banks that are more versatile, powerful, and multi-dimensional. They're a huge upgrade to older models and I won't leave home without them.

I give the Aukey 26800mAh and 10000mAh Universal Power Banks 4.75 out of 5 stars.

They each have their pros and cons but my experience with them has been overwhelmingly positive. I have them all charged up and ready to go when I need them because they do help a lot.

The multiple ports are very useful too as I no longer have to be greedy with friends and relatives. I like the wireless charging add-on for the 10000mAh model, I love the huge battery capacity of the 268000mAh version and the QC/PD 3.0 fast delivery speeds are excellent.

If I had to be a stickler then I'd probably pick the bigger power bank over the other one but honestly I would recommend getting both. They'll definitely be worth it when your phones on life support.

The Aukey Universal Power Banks are incredibly useful and they're the only accessory you'll wish you never left behind.

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