External batteries are always in demand with more powerful phones losing battery life fast when playing mobile games, especially when those games are Pokemon Go which can drain a phone battery very quickly. Over the past two weeks or so I have been using the Mogix Accessories 10400mAh External Battery Charger to charge my iPhone 6, Kindle Fire HDX 8.9″ and my son’s HTC One Remix instead of an AC outlet so that I could thoroughly test out this external battery and let you know what I thought.
So with the Mogix Power Bank you get 10,400mAh of power in a form factor that is about the same size and thickness of a smartphone itself. Below is some screenshots of the Mogix External Battery against the HTC One Remix with a case on.
You can see the length and height dimensions are pretty close meaning this can fit in a bag with your phone with ease, It is slender too not having much depth or thickness to it, it is only slightly thicker than a smartphone with a case on and was thinner than an iPhone 6 with an Otterbox Defender case on.
The Mogix External Power Bank has 3 ports and 1 button, the MicroUSB charging port, and a 2.1A and 2.5A output charging ports which can charge tablets and phones, 2 devices at the same time in fact. This power bank holds enough charge to keep your phone going for 4-5 charges on a single battery life and I had no problem charging my son’s iPhone 5S my other son’s HTC One Remix and my iPhone 6 in various configurations at the same time while charging a Bluetooth speaker and Bluetooth earbuds.
Now at the price of the Mogix External Battery it really makes for an excellent alternative power source for keeping your phone or tablet charging in a pinch, the one thing about this power bank however is that it doesn’t support Qualcomm Quick Charge and this means you won’t be able to take advantage of those fast charging times on the Kindle Fire HDX tablets or the Samsung Galaxy phones that support the Qualcomm Quick Charge feature. This feature will be coming soon to a future power bank model but most external batteries with Qualcomm Quick Charge cost an extra $9-12 dollars in price for that functionality.
So while you won’t really notice this lack of charging feature on iPhone models, I really did on the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 which charges fairly slowly on this power bank compared to an AC outlet with quick charger from Amazon. That would be the only thing I would say about this power bank is that if you have a Quick Charge compatible phone or tablet, then to me I would opt for a charger that supports Quick Charge, the increased charging speed to me justifies the extra $10 price of the product. If you don’t have a device that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge then the Mogix External Power Bank is more than adept at giving you the power to keep your devices going until you get to a wall outlet. It is ideal if you need to keep your phone charged all day while at the beach, park or on a hike, though this one isn’t a weatherproof/hiking external battery it is slim enough to fit in the same pocket/bag as your phone and works very well.
Another reason why you may want to choose Mogix vs another power bank product, is because on their Amazon page they make this statement.
WITH YOUR PURCHASE – We’re donating 20% of the proceeds to the American Breast Cancer Foundation for October. When you buy Mogix, you’ll automatically get a 18mth warranty – Plus, you’ll feel twice as good knowing your purchase will help in the fight against breast cancer today!
So the fact the company donates 20% of the proceeds to the American Breast Cancer Foundation this month is a compelling reason to buy what you were going to need and help support this foundation at the same time!
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