Product Review: Scud 13000 mAh Power Bank

Here’s another review of another power bank, but this time we’re talking about 13,000 mAh. That’s probably 4-5 times the power of your phone’s current battery.

Scud 13000 mAh Power Bank

The price of this Scud power bank isn’t bad, either. You can pick one up on Amazon for about $40.

More power bank than you’ll ever need

This 13,000 mAh power bank is the most power you’ll ever need. Well, that might not be true, but I thought 10,000 mAh was plenty, and this one has one-third more storage capacity.

The device is housed in a non-descript, matte grey finish, aluminum housing with two power ports.

Scud power bank port

These are 5.1 volts, with 1 amp or 2 amp charging. Once again, I don’t notice anything different about the two ports, though the 2A port seems to work a little faster on my tablet. The four lights indicate the charging status, and the amount of charge left in the power bank. And the power button works to turn on the power bank, or to give you a quick look at the amount of power left.

One heavy device

About the only thing different from other devices is that this Scud power bank is one heavy device.

Scub weight

The power bank feels every bit of 11.5 oz (325g), and certainly isn’t a good “pocket” device. The power bank would be perfect in a traveling bag or as a backpack accessory, when you’ll know you need intermittent charges.

One thing to remember is that these power banks aren’t quick charge devices. Sometimes you’ll find that a traditional outlet will give you a faster charge. These types of portable batteries are “set-them-and-forget-them” products, that’ll give you sustained charging if you’re not using your mobile device constantly.

I’m not too satisfied with the aluminum finish, it easily scratched on just about every surface I set it on. The matte finish is nice, but the grey brings out every unearned flaw.

I like this Scud power bank, but if you’re looking for something a little lighter to tote around. This power bank gets 4 of 5 stars.

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Jeff Taylor

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