• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not charge iPad Pro 10.5 without being plugged in

    • Written by Carol R from Yucaipa

    The Apple description says it can charge both the iPhone and iPad. I have iPhone 10xR and IPad Pro 10.5. It charges the iPhone promptly when just used as a charger. The icon says it is charging on the iPad, but nothing is happening. However, when you plug it is, it quickly charges. I really wanted to have this in my purse in case either the iPad or the iPhone needed charging. Like another reviewer, I find the Mophie to be a better product. For over $90 PLUS the $20 charging cable, this is not acceptable.

    On the plus side, customer service at Anker is great. They sent me a replacement one right away, I originally thought the Mophie app was causing interference, so I deleted it, but now see it must be the product. Just contacted Customer Service again. I’m debating whether to keep it or not because it does charge the phone so fast.

    When I saw the product on the Apple store, I was really enthused and really wanted to have it. It would be unusual if two units were just defective. I think apple needs to read these reviews and see if they really want this on their site.

    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.

    3 of 3 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.

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A Must Have for Every Apple Product Owner

    • Written by John B from Saunderstown

    This is a must have product for everyone who owns Apple products. When I first looked at this product I thought for sure it was an Apple designed product. It takes the place of multitude of chargers and battery storage packs yet is so small. Perfect for those of us who do Zoom/Skype video calls on the run or watching movies. I use it to power and recharge my iPhone, MacBook Pro and iPad not only on coast-to-coast trips but also at home. No need to carry around 3 chargers or an extra battery pack. If you are like me the less items to carry around (or misplace) the better.

    I'm amazed at how this product can be so small yet so powerful. Credit goes to Anker for figuring out how to do more with less while taking something is is typically "ugly" and making it a work of art.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fast and Portable

    • Written by Kedar P from Los Angeles

    Very sleek looks and fast charges my Pixel 3 when plugged in and on the go. No need to carry separate charger and backup battery.
    Very versatile. Fast Charges my wife's iphone X as well.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal charger for travellers

    • Written by Marco G from Marina Del Rey

    The Fusion is a great product. Charged at home before leaving, it refilled my iPhone-6 FOUR times on an intentional flight, and once a destination I used it for charging phone and MacBook at the same time.
    One that works for three.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ipad 2018

    • Written by Michael G from Teaneck

    Does this fully charge the ipad pro 2018 11" model, it barely charged to 30 percent on a unit that had 2% left, anyone else use it to charge a new ipad pro with the usb port?

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    FYI it comes with NO CABLES

    • Written by ART G from SEATTLE

    Sure, it's a fine charger and it darned well should be since it's $20 more than an Apple branded charger. But don't let that additional cost fool you into assuming that it comes with a cable. It does not come with a cable. Imagine my surprise when I opened the small box that it came in and could not find a cable. Like no cable at all. If - like me - your previous charger vanished into the void and you're looking to replace the entire thing and this looks like a good idea to you, remember that you will also need to buy a cable.

    It's like buying a chair without legs.

    I mean sure, it's $20 more but you can also charge your phone and that's great and all but you don't get a cable for that end either, just so you know.

    8 of 15 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice concept, but needs improvement

    • Written by Jason P from Paramus

    The PowerCore Fusion is a neat idea - one device that replaces the need to carry both a power brick wall charger and a portable battery for your MacBook. I was looking to get an extra power adapter for my mid-2017 MacBook 12" anyway, so figured I'd give the PowerCore a shot.

    1) The PowerCore is about twice the size of the OEM Apple 30W charger (from a total volume/weight/mass perspective); so while it takes up less space than the OEM charger + most portable batteries, it's still a pretty big brick to be plugging into a wall outlet. And at almost 9oz, it's about 1/4 of the weight of my MacBook 12.

    2) Used as a portable battery, the PowerCore charges my MacBook 12 at less than half the speed vs OEM power adapter. It's an imperfect method, but I can estimate this because OSX tells you how much time is left before the MacBook is fully charged; however, when the PowerCore is plugged into an outlet and used as a wall charger, it charges my MacBook at the same rate as the OEM charger.

    3) Used as a portable battery, the PowerCore cannot charge my iPhone XS (through the USB A port) and my MacBook at the same time. The iPhone will charge, but clicking on the battery icon on my MacBook shows the laptop is either not charging, or charging at a VERY slow rate where there's some ridiculous time left before battery is full (e.g., +8hrs until full, even though my battery level is at like 75%). I don't know if this will apply to all phones, but it certainly does for my XS.

    4) This point is less relevant once you're aware of the previous point, but it's worth noting. When I had both the iPhone and MacBook plugged into the PowerCore as a portable battery, and then I unplugged just the iPhone (since it was preventing my MacBook from being charged), the MacBook would still continue to fail to charge. It was only after I unplugged the MacBook and reconnected it back to the PowerCore battery that it started charging again.

    So overall, I'm torn on whether to keep it. On the one hand, it's limited based on the observations mentioned above, but on the other hand, there aren't many small (5000-10000 mAh) portable batteries out there that are capable of charging a laptop. Certainly not many that are also made by a reputable brand (which Anker is) and is reasonably priced (~$50, which would put the total cost of the OEM charger + battery on the same level as this $100 PowerCore). Given that, the PowerCore is probably worth keeping as long as you're aware of its limitations.

    50 of 64 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Alberto G from MISSION


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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is the thing to get

    • Written by Ted G from Mesa

    Ignore the other portable batteries and just buy this. Its a bit expensive but its AWESOME. It will even charge my 12" macbook from the devices battery as long as the lid is closed!! (its not advertised to do that).

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for travel!

    • Written by Jaffrey A from Falls Church

    First of all this is expensive at $99. However, it is the best charger and battery I have ever used. The build quality is excellent and it can easily charge both an iPhone and iPad at same time whether connected to the main or off the inbuilt battery. To me the best feature is how fast it charges. The fact that you can plug in the charger directly into the wall socket is another plus to me. It is easy to carry and use and also looks nice.

    I highly recommend it.

    45 of 48 people found this useful