HomeReviewAUKEY PB-N36 power bank and some cables - review

AUKEY PB-N36 power bank and some cables – review

All the power in the world!

Battery banks quickly became one of the most favourite gifts you could give to a friend. Everyone needs one, and even if they have one, they could use a bigger one too. If you planning on leaving your house for a few days (especially abroad) pack one with you. In terms of the elephant size capacity at a low price, it looks like AUKEY got your covered with the AUKEY PB-N36 power bank. I got some AUKEY branded cables too!

AUKEY PB-N36 power bank + USB-C cables

AUKEY PB-N36 power bank

I have to admit, I’m no longer able to use one of the main features of this power bank. Until recently, my wife has been an Apple groupie (she is forgiven for that), while I played for the Android team.  The AUKEY PB-N36 power bank is perfect for that situation! The battery comes with a micro-USB and Lightning inputs! No need to take extra cables (unless all your devices are USB-C already) regardless of the ecosystem. My wife went to the dark side since and we both can take advantage of the phones with USB-C charging. This is great as I got some USB-C cables from AUKEY to go with it.

AUKEY PB-N36 power bank

The 20.000mAh is enough to give a phone several charges. I charged my Google Pixel 4 times, with some energy to spare. I used it to charge the Sennheiser PCX550 headphones and my LG Urbane smartwatch.

  • Pixel connected via USB-A using AUKEY PB-N36 power bank 1h:46min
  • Pixel connected via USB-C using the original charger (benchmark) 1h:52min

I ended up in a hospital after the New Year, and all I took with me was the AUKEY PB-N36 power bank (no charger) to keep me going through hospital boredom for 4 full days. All this possible at a very reasonable price. The power bank performed well and kept my phone juiced up all the way through the illness.

AUKEY USB-A to USB-C cables

I mentioned nice braided cables I got as well. You can grab these from the links below.

The AUKEY cables are 1m long and braided. Each side is terminated with a metal plug of what it seems to be a very good quality. A perfect bundle for the AUKEY PB-N36 power bank. I find 1m to be the perfect length for portable charging. I can see them serving me well, at least two of them as the wife is keeping one of them hostage. I’m not going to get it back, that’s for sure!

Buy AUKEY USB-A to USB-C

Buy it using these links to support NotEnoughTech.

Let’s talk about not so great features

AUKEY PB-N36 power bank

Looking at the AUKEY power bank series, this is one of their budget solutions. Cutting cost means cutting features. You get a fairly light, pocket-sized power bank with AIO USB sockets.  Charging is capped at 2.4A per USB, but only 3.4A when used together.

There is no USB-C and the micro-USB and the Lightning ports are not reversible. Shame, but I understand sacrifices had to be made to keep the price low.

Buy AUKEY PB-N36 power bank

Buy it using these links to support NotEnoughTech.

Conclusion

All things considered, this is a very good budget power bank. There is a current deal on it, making it under £20! The AUKEY PB-N36 power bank will get the job done as long as you don’t expect to charge all your power-hungry devices at once. It will charge a phone and an additional small USB device without capping the current. If you need something more robust you will have to look a little deeper inside your wallet.

REVIEW OVERVIEW

Capacity
Charging current
I/O

Shop with to support:

client-image
client-image
client-image
client-image
client-image
client-image

Other reviews

Sleek cable management: KYY X90A

0
Screen estate is a productivity king! KYY X90A comes with 14" panels and internal routing for a sleek look. Are they as good as they look?

Are remotes still relevant? SofaBaton X1S

0
SofaBaton X1S one universal remote to rule them all? They think so. I'm about to find out how it works for me

Small, but featured: Wanbo New T2 Max

0
It's small but packs a bunch of features and supports 1080P natively - close look at Wanbo New T2 Max projector.

Every portable monitor needs this

0
Uperfect Ucolor panel looks great in 4K but there are limitations that you should be aware of - let's take a closer look at this portable display.

The mini version of my favourite gimbal

0
I have a smaller version of my Feiyu Scorp Pro gimbal to test - lighter, more porable but equally capable? Check out Feiyu Scorp Mini 2

Backpack for techies? Samsonite SPECTROLITE 3.0

0
On my second trip to LA, I decided to treat myself to a backpack upgrade. It was an unexpected, impulse buy. It was either that or meet the city of Angels with an old backpack full of holes. Is Samsonite Spectrolite 3.0 a backpack for tech people?

Half the DJI’s price, just as nice? Hohem Mic 01

0
I have been enjoying my DJI Mic, and you can attest to its quality in my videos, but Hohem decided to undercut them with Hohem Mic-01 that cost 3 times less! Have I overpaid? Let's see what can you do with this little microphone.
Battery banks quickly became one of the most favourite gifts you could give to a friend. Everyone needs one, and even if they have one, they could use a bigger one too. If you planning on leaving your house for a few days (especially abroad)...AUKEY PB-N36 power bank and some cables - review