The Omni Mobile 12,800 mAh portable charger may look like a normal battery pack, but it’s packing two features that take it to a new level. The top of this small portable battery is a wireless charger that quickly charges up your phone or other accessories, and the USB C output can send power at 60W, which is enough to charge even the 15-inch MacBook Pro. Yes, that’s right, you get a standard battery pack, a wireless charger and it can give your laptop a boost as well.
At $69.99 for early bird orders, the Omni Mobile 12,800 mAh is a good deal compared to more expensive chargers. The company has a history of delivering chargers, and The build quality of this review unit is top-notch.
I’ve been testing the Omni Mobile 12,800 mAh for the last month as a phone charger and to keep my 15-inch MacBook Pro topped up when I am working outside the house. The ability to get a little more power for my MacBook Pro is the biggest draw for me, as battery life just isn’t what it used to be when I bought it nearly three years ago.
The Omni Mobile charger puts out power at 60W, which isn’t the full 85W that the 15-inch MacBook Pro can pull, but it does indeed charge the battery while I am using it with the screen on a low brightness setting, and it can keep the charge on my MacBook Pro steady at higher brightness. It’s also handy to plug into the MacBook Pro when I close it up and put it in my bag.
Most of the USB C battery packs that I own with Power Delivery can charge a 13-inch MacBook Pro or a MacBook Air, but just don’t have the output to keep up with a 15-inch MacBook Pro. That’s the most exciting part of testing the Omni Mobile 12,800 mAh model. There is also a 25,600 mAh version for $99 if you want more power in a slightly larger package.
On the top of the unit is a 10W wireless charger that uses the Qi charging standard. This charges my iPhone XS Max as fast as the other wireless chargers I own. What’s nice about this setup is that you can plug this in on your desk so it’s always charged when you need to go, and now you have a wireless charger on your desk. This same setup simplifies charging when you travel with a wireless charger you can set on your hotel night stand.
For charging other devices you can use the USB C port to fast charge an iPhone or to charge a Nintendo Switch, iPad Pro or other power-hungry devices. It comes with a nice USB C cable that includes a velcro wrap to keep things compact.
There is also a USB 3.0 Quick Charge port that takes a standard USB cable, so you can charge all your accessories whether they need a Lightning cable, Micro USB or USB C. The battery back charges over USB C supporting up to 30W of input, so it is easy to quickly charge up when you have access to power. Since it is USB C, I can use my laptop’s power brick to charge, or my favorite small USB C PD charger.
This is small enough that I can put it in a pocket, but it does show a bulge when carried that way. I’ve used it a few times in my back pocket connected to my phone, but I normally keep it in my backpack when I’m on the go.
The Omni Mobile 12,800 mAh portable charger is a great battery pack that includes fast wireless charging and is able to power laptops up to and including the 15-inch MacBook Pro. You can order it direct from Omni Mobile with deliveries starting in April.
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