• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not enough power to charge the macbook pro

    • Written by carlos P from raleigh

    the idea of the charger seems to be interesting. however the power seems to be not enough to power up the mac or anything else.
    when my macbook pro is out of battery the charger is not able to power it up from zero.
    now i am looking for my refund so i can buy an apple charger.

    0 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrific concept, just wish it worked

    • Written by Donald P from Middletown

    I have owned Anker products before and continue to see them recommended by The Wirecutter—where I find most of my shopping recommendation come from. Unfortunately, I did not have a good experience with this particular product. As it turns out, when using the device as a battery it did not effectively charge my iPad Pro, but only worked when plugged into the wall outlet. (After three-hours charging an iPad Pro it went from 1% to 3%. The same device, cable, and Anker charger plugged into the wall outlet later brought the battery from 3% to 54% in less than 1-hour.)

    After owning the device, I contacted Anker support via email who responded within 1-2 business days. I wanted to give them a chance in case they could point to something I was doing wrong. However, their reply had more questions than answers (not an unfair thing for a tech support reply the first go-round), but after only owning the device for three days I did not have time to try to properly diagnose a brand-new item. Anecdotally, I would not recommend this product but hope to think I had a one-in-a-million lemon.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    42W is simply not enough power for a MacBook Pro

    • Written by Philseok K from Waltham

    It is a 42W adapter (30W for charging MBP 12W to charge iPads or iPhones) as compared to the regular 87W USB-C adapter. So even if you are not charging anything but your MBP, if you run some energy-intensive (I wouldn't even call it 'intensive') tasks like running Mail, Slack, Chrome in the background and playing a game (e.g. Civ 5), your MBP will stop charging! When you check the Activity Monitor, the game alone is giving >100% energy impact which I never had any issues with the regular 87W adapter. Therefore, I can hardly find any reliable use of this charger and I'd like to return it if I had the original box it came with.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Anker PowerCore ??

    • Written by Joseph N from Glendale

    Well it sounds like a good Idea, the truth of the matter is it just does not have enough battery power.
    I bought this because it has a USB-A and a USB-C output, and my mophie battery pac only has USB-A outputs only.
    I have a IPhone Xmax and an IPad Pro 11inch.
    It is hard to find the specs but the battery is only 5000mah
    My mophie battery pac is 10000mah and it last and can charge my phone my headphones everything no problem, it just does not have USB-C.

    Anyway I tried to charge my IPad Pro 11inch with it and it would not, I had to plug it in to finish charging it And I tried to charge my phone IPhone X Max and it was only able to charge it 1.5 times, i think that is not good, I am not one who uses my device till it has a total dead battery, they were at 25 to 30 percent.

    My thought is if you are the kind of person that is going to buy a back up battery pac you may need a lot of power. I would recommend getting one of the mophie battery pacs with a higher MAH rating, thats what I am going to do get the mophie usb-c 3XL.

    I am not saying this is a bad product it works, BUT I am saying it may not be for everyone, if you have an iphone only or an older iphone or an older ipad , a watch, it may be good for you. if you don't have to depend on battery backup or don't mind recharging it after every use, great.
    But if you find you are not around an outlet and may have to charge your phone more than one not so good.

    I usually don't write reviews because I find some people are either totally really negative and bash the product or they make it sound like the best thing ever, I just wanted to let whoever reads my review my experience with the product and they can choose for themselves.

    7 of 8 people found this useful