Last year I was sent a large haul of products to review from Lorna, Anker, Soundcore and Eufy.
We’ve already reviewed the Frames by Soundcore, now let’s see if this solar power bank is as good as it looks!
I have not been sponsored or paid to write this review.
The views and opinions written here are my own honest & unbiased thoughts.
The PowerCore Solar retails at £79.99 & can be found here:
Please bear in mind that they are currently sold out.
( I tried to review the PowerCore using a random selection of portable devices. )
( Obviously the sun is not portable… )
Anker PowerCore Solar 20000.
Anker fast charging USB type-C wall plug.
Sol, Our sun, that we orbit every year.
iPhone XS Max.
Samsung Galaxy Note Ten+.
iPad Pro 12.9″ 3rd Gen.
Brydge 12.9 MAX+ keyboard & trackpad.
Astell & Kern AK70.
Logitech MX Master 2S.
Royal Kludge RK61.
What’s in the box:
PowerCore Solar 20000 solar-powered portable charger.
USB-C to USB-C cable.
Handy-Carry wrist strap.
18-month stress-free warranty.
Anker’s friendly customer service.
Build & finish:
As I have come to expect from Anker & it’s sister brands the PowerCore Solar is extremely well built.
It is rugged and robust and although I haven’t been camping or hiking with it yet, I feel 100% confident it would be in my backpack!
As well as it’s tough exterior, it manages to have a stylish look to it with Anker’s blue tones included without being overkill.
The accessories included are also well built and are all you need to get up and running.
The PowerCore Solar 20000 is a flexible device in that it can be charged either through the solar panel or from a wall outlet.
There is no need to switch between modes, it just charges automatically either way.
You have the option of a USB-A or USB Type-C port, both of which charge your device quickly.
Anker’s claim of five full recharges of an iPhone are correct, and I’ve been able to charge my iPad Pro pretty quickly as well, which is handy as hell considering I work outdoors in my “Summer-Shack” a lot, especially when the weather is nice!
To charge your smartwatch, Bluetooth earphones, or other low-power accessories, all you need to do is press the power button twice to activate trickle-charging mode. It’s that straight forward.
And if all of this wasn’t enough, Anker built a 3 mode flashlight into the power bank including an emergency mode!
On paper vs real life:
Ok, so does the PowerCore solar perform as well and as reliable as Anker state on their website?
Absolutely, I really don’t have more to say than that. It performs flawlessly & reliably!
It does everything it says in the specs.
For £79.99, Anker are offering a solid, robust charging solution with flashlight that will compliment either your EDC or your camping/hiking load-out perfectly.
With its reliability and capabilities you can’t go wrong.
I have one in my EDC and it goes with me every time I’m out and need a portable charging product.
A huge thank you to Lorna and the folk at Anker for supplying me with this item to review.
I did get to keep it and I am glad this is the case! Otherwise I would have bought one soon after writing this review.
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