Searching for a battery charger to a mobile device used to be an easy thing. If it could charge your phone once and had a USB port, we were good-to-go. As mobile phones got larger, they required a greater battery life. Thus chargers had to increase in size too. Now it’s 2017 and new mobile phones like the Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel have altered our shopping habits yet again thanks to something called USB-C. Because this new USB connection is game changer, we’re directed to look for and buy a new battery charger. Brands like ADATA, Moshi, and others, have stepped up to the plate and introduced new models. So without further adieu, let’s take a closer look at one such charger in this ADATA A10050QC Power Bank review.
Introducing the ADATA A10050QC Power Bank Charger with USB-C and Quick Charge 3.0
• Modern, ergonomic design
• Aluminum construction
• Attractive metallic color choices
• USB-A and USB-C ports
• Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
• Provides enough battery for 3-4 phone charges
• Pointy edges could be problematic in certain situations
• No USB-C cable
• No Apple® Lightning™ cable port
ADATA A10050QC Power Bank Review
Design and Features
Upon first glance, you may have said to yourself that this device actually looks kind of cool. This ADATA Power Bank comes in two eye-catching metallic colors, blue and titanium grey, both with a sandblasted finish. Now forget about the color and finish for a moment. What’s actually neat is the design. ADATA has taken their A10050 Power Bank design and made them ergonomic with the A10050QC. Now it’s designed to fit in the palm of your hand, with grooved sides for your fingers and thumb. Good luck dropping it.
No more cylinders. No more boxes. This ergonomic design is a welcome change to the market.
As you see in the images above, on one end are the listed specs. On the other, there’s the power button, LED indication, the input port, and the two output ports. It’s pretty straightforward.
Like many of the chargers on the market, you can simultaneously charge the Power Bank while charging two mobile devices. Just remember to have enough cables to go around.
LED indication is easy to understand. Think of each light as a quarter’s worth of power. If one light is flashing, the Power Bank is charging, or it’s a low battery warning.
The A10050QC has dimensions of 4.13″ x 2.52″ x 0.90″ and weighs in at 8.71 ounces. Fully charging the battery takes approximately 6-7 hours; something you may want to do overnight.
For those of you who pay attention to specifications, here’s what you’re looking for.
• Short circuit
• DC 5V/2.5A (Micro USB)
• DC 5V 2.5A (USB-A)
• DC 5-6V 3A (QC3.0)
• DC 6-9V 2A (QC3.0)
• DC 9-12V 1.5A (QC3.0)
• Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 (USB-C)
Remember that game-changing USB-C port mentioned in the opening paragraph? Incorporating Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, this USB-C port allows you charge a mobile product from 0 to 80% charge in no more than 30 minutes. Now that’s sweet.
What’s In The Box?
- A10050QC Charger
- Micro USB Cable
- User Manual
At $40, the ADATA A10050QC Power Bank is the clear winner in its category by features and price. Want a second opinion? Fine, we’ll give you one.
We compared this ADATA Power Bank against similar products from myCharge and Patriot Memory. The closest myCharge gets to the A10050QC is with their RazorPlatinum. It provides an additional 3350 mAh hours of battery capacity, but at over twice the price.
The nearest Patriot gets gets to the ADATA is with their FUEL Active 9000. From the description, you can already guess it offers 1000 mAh less battery capacity. While it’s $5 lower in price over the ADATA, it lacks a USB-C port but adds a flashlight feature. Speaking of the flashlight feature, if it’s a must have, there’s an ADATA product for that, the P20000D Power Bank.
As you can see, from a feature and value perspective, the ADATA A10050QC Power Banks reigns supreme in 2017.
There’s one final thing. As I mentioned, this Power Bank comes in two colors: blue and titanium gray. I believe a third color, possibly a bolder color like red, would be a welcome addition in mid-2017 .
ADATA Power Banks are available online at Amazon (see link below) and Newegg for about $40.
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Don’t hesitate to head over to the ADATA Products page to see their newest products. To learn more about service and support, click here for their Support-Service page. The A10050QC mobile charger comes with a 1-year warranty.
FTC Disclosure: ADATA provided Beantown LLC with one (1) A10050QC Power Bank sample for review purposes. This writer’s opinion is 100% his own and not a paid product ambassador.
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