Olala 6000mah Powerbank

Olala recently sent me one of their powerbanks in to review, the device has a modest 6000mah capacity, and a clean well thought out design.

Considering the design it feels like a second smaller phone,  about the size of an iphone5 which is not a bad size, it’s comfortable in pocket and easily stowed in a bag. There’s a single port for use with a cable, a micro usb power in(there’s an included microusb cable for either your phone or charging it) and an integrated cord, on the powerbank I was sent(c2-a) this is microusb, there is a nearly identical c2-i that trades this for a lightning connector.

 

Both outputs are secure although the included cable is a bit stiffer than i’d like being a harder plastic than i’m used to seeing on power cords it slides in and out easily for use, Both are rated for 2.1 amps max output and i was able to measure 1.9 amp out at 4.8 volts within what i would expect to see, unfortunately my charge doctor is limited to measuring only the type-a port and I can’t verify the micro usb  output although it appears to charge just as well on either output.

6000mah isn’t huge but is a reasonable size offering enough capacity to charge a modern phone twice. Recharge time was reasonable as well taking only 4.5 hours to reach full capacity. Other than wishing there was a usb-c option for newer devices I’d have no problem recommending this powerbank to anyone in need of one, It’s available on amazon here or the lightning model here.

Daniel Smith

Daniel Smith is a full time IT administrator at a medium sized private business former FRC coach and technology enthusiast.