Turbo Mode Enabled | Check out These Eleven Power Banks for Your ROG Ally
On June 13th, ASUS ROG launched its first PC handheld console - the ROG Ally. In terms of design, performance, and user experience, it stands as a high-quality gaming handheld device. With breakthrough advanced design, lightweight construction, and high-performance gaming experience, its real-world performance can match or even surpass that of the PlayStation 4! It's a significant step up from the Nintendo Switch.
However, anyone who has experienced any PC handheld console knows that the biggest factor affecting their usage, including the ROG Ally, is battery life. Specifically, when playing 3A games in the 25W turbo mode, it often only lasts for one or two hours. Though you can get away with it by using the device while plugged in, many people rely on it during commutes or travel.
For those ROG Ally users, a high-capacity, high-power power bank is essential. Initially, there were some compatibility issues with charging, but after updating the BIOS 323 firmware, most users have tested that power banks supporting 100W PD fast charging can enable the ROG Ally to operate in 30W or 25W turbo modes, providing an ultimate gaming experience.
Therefore, ChargerLAB has compiled a list of available power banks supporting 100W fast charging that can fast charge the ROG Ally.
Anker 140W PD3.1 Power Bank (737 Power Bank)
First up is a high-power power bank, the Anker 737 Power Bank, which has been featured multiple times on ChargerLAB through teardowns, charging compatibility tests, Amazon reviews, and more. This demonstrates its build quality and performance.
In terms of appearance, it continues Anker's high-end charging product design with a carbon dioxide laser engraving process, offering a special metallic texture despite its non-metallic casing. Its standout feature is the front TFT full-color display that showcases input power, output power, remaining battery, charging and discharging times, temperature, battery energy, and more for each port.
Regarding port configuration, it features 2 USB-C ports and 1 USB-A port. When used individually, USB-C1/C2 supports up to 140W, while USB-A supports 18W multi-protocol fast charging. It can charge three devices simultaneously, providing a total output power of 140W. With a 24000mAh capacity, it's suitable for various electronic devices.
Anker Prime 20,000mAh Power Bank (200W)
Adopting a rectangular columnar structure with a gray body and a sleek shiny black front panel, this power bank bears a striking resemblance to the previously introduced Anker 140W PD3.1 Power Bank (737). However, it has increased capacity and maximum total output power of 20,000mAh and 200W, respectively.
Performance-wise, it is equipped with 2C1A ports. Both USB-C1/C2 ports support a maximum output power of 100W, while USB-A can deliver up to 65W. When all three ports are used simultaneously, the total power can reach 200W. And it utilizes a TFT full-color smart display, offering clear multifunctional interaction. A green circular graphic in the top left corner displays the current remaining battery percentage. It also provides information on estimated usage time, real-time power for each port, battery health, charge cycles, battery temperature.
Baseus 100W Slim Laptop Power Bank
Next up is a product we took apart about a year ago - the Baseus 100W Slim Laptop Power Bank. It features a flat design with a thickness of only 18mm, an all-black color scheme, and a textured surface. At the top, there's a display showing real-time charging data like voltage, current, and remaining power. Additionally, it comes with a 100W USB 2.0 cable.
In terms of performance, it has a configuration of 2 USB-C ports and 2 USB-A ports. The USB-C port supports 65W input power and a maximum output power of 100W, while the A port supports 30W fast charging output. With its 20000mAh battery, it can power the ROG Ally while running in turbo mode.
SHARGE 100W STORM 2 Transparent Super Power Bank
It features the world's 1st transparent design on power banks. The front integrates a digital display and a yellow control button, displaying input/output voltage, current, power, battery temperature, and more. The accompanying 100W fast charging cable follows the same yellow design as the power bank.
On its side, there are 2 USB-C ports and 1 USB-A port. USB-C1 supports up to 100W fast charging, C2 supports a maximum of 30W charging, and the A port can output up to 18W. What surprises users is an additional DC port that supports both input and output, expanding its usage scenarios. With a 93.5Wh battery capacity, it complies with airplane carry-on regulations.
SHARGE 130W Internet Hostkey Power Bank
This product is a collaboration with the movie "The Wandering Earth." It features a special design, suitable for placement on a desktop, with product model and parameters on the shell. Under the acrylic panel on the front is an LED display that predicts charging/discharging duration, input/output power, battery percentage, and displays random numbers, resembling the movie's concept.
Internally, it has a built-in 20000mAh battery with 1 USB-C port, 1 USB-A port, and a built-in USB-C cable. C1 supports 100W output and 65W input, C2 and USB-A both support a maximum output of 30W, capable of charging three devices simultaneously.
CUKTECH 15 Power Bank 20000mAh 150W
The CUKTECH No.15 is an entry-level product in the series, but its maximum output power is up to 150W! It's sufficient for the ROG Ally and most electronic products. It adopts the classic columnar design of the series, making it easy to carry. It comes with a 0.5m-long 240W 6A fast charging cable.
It has 2 USB-C ports and 1 USB-A port. USB-C1 supports PD 100W and Xiaomi's 120W protocol, while C2 and USB-A support up to 33W output and 90W high-speed self-charging. Equipped with a 20000mAh battery, it easily addresses smartphone battery life issues during travel. For tech enthusiasts, it might be entry-level product, but for most ordinary people, it is powerful and significant tools.
We actually did a teardown video for it. And we found that even though performance is compromised, its build quality does not. It integrates four battery cells and two independent buck-boost circuits. The all-black and thick aluminum plate make it more soild.
CUKTECH 20 Power Bank 25000mAh 210W
The CUKTECH P Series 210W Power Bank adopts the popular cylindrical structure commonly found in high-performance power banks. The top and bottom are made of rubber with anti-slip properties, allowing it to stand upright. Its classic titanium gray color creates a metallic feel, while the semi-transparent frosted body houses a pulsating blue LED strip, giving it a futuristic and tech-inspired design.
The power bank features three ports on the side, configured as 2C1A. USB-C1 supports the latest PD3.1 fast charging standard, delivering up to 28V5A (140W MAX) high-power universal fast charging. It is also backward compatible with PD3.0 and PD2.0. USB-C2 supports a maximum of 60W fast charging output, while USB-A supports a maximum of 30W output. The power bank can simultaneously charge three devices with a total power output of up to 210W.
MOMAX Power Stone Mini Outdoor Power Station 40000mAh
Made with metal material, the core of the MOMAX iPower Stone Mini Portable Power Station is a battery pack with a capacity of up to 40000mAh. The transparent shells on both ends are the charging module and the lighting module, the joint utilizes screw, waterproof rubber ring, sealant and other techniques to enhance the protective ability of the device. The overall design is small and delicate.
Performance-wise, it is equipped with four USB output ports which consists of two USB-C and two USB-A ports. It supports 100W fast charging output and input when using a single port. The output panel features an intelligent full-color monitoring screen, which displays information such as time remaining, remaining power, battery voltage, battery current, chip temperature, and battery temperature.
mophie 100W powerstation pro XL
Mophie 100W Powerstation Pro XL is a power bank wrapped in fabric that prevents scratches when placed inside a backpack, providing a good tactile feel. It features a wedge-shaped design on one side, including a circular power button and four battery level indicator lights, making the remaining power easily visible. It is also available on the Apple website, ensuring quality and after-sales support.
In terms of performance, the USB-C1 port supports PD 100W two-way fast charging, while the C2 and C3 ports reach a maximum of 30W and 20W, respectively. When all three ports are used simultaneously, the total charging power can reach up to 120W. With a built-in 25000mAh large battery capacity, it can provide several extra hours of power for mobile devices such as smartphones, laptops, and handheld consoles, meeting various usage needs. Additionally, we've disassembled a lower-tier product from the same series, the Mophie 45W Powerstation Pro Power Bank, which you can view by clicking here.
UGREEN 145W Superbox Laptop Power Bank (25000mAh)
This power bank adopts navy blue matte surface with round edges. The UGREEN and 145W are on the front. And the power button is pretty unique. It comes with a 240W dual USB-C cable for powering laptops or self-charging.
Equipped with 2 USB-C and 1 USB-A ports, the USB-C1 port supports 140W fast charging output and 65W self-charging input, while the USB-C2 port supports 65W input/output, and the USB-A port supports 22.5W. When multiple ports are used simultaneously, the maximum output can reach 145W. After compatibility test, it was found to support fast charging for mainstream smartphones, tablets, and computers comprehensively. It contains multiple 21700 battery cells and has a capacity of 25000mAh.
Zendure SuperTank 26800mAh/100W PD Portable Power Bank
ZENDURE SuperTank is a high-end power bank designed primarily for business travel, resembling a scaled-down travel suitcase in appearance. It boasts excellent craftsmanship, with a seamlessly integrated shell that enhances its grip.
Featuring 2 USB-C and 2 USB-A outputs, the C1 port supports 100W two-way fast charging, the C port has a maximum output of 60W, and the two A ports offer output powers of 18W and 15W respectively. It supports PD, QC, AFC, FCP, among other fast charging protocols, making it compatible with most electronic devices. With a capacity of 27000mAh/99.9Wh, it is suitable for airplane carry-on.
Summary of ChargerLAB
When selecting a power bank, charging power, capacity, the number of ports, and appearance are often crucial factors.
In terms of charging power, all 11 power banks mentioned support 100W; among them, Anker 737, CKUTECH No.20, and UGREEN 145W go further, supporting the latest 140W PD3.1 specifications. This not only meets the advanced MacBook Pro requirements but also ensures usability for at least five years, showcasing significant power.
Moreover, proprietary fast charging protocols are essential factors. Apart from common fast charging protocols, the Anker Prime 20,000mAh Power Bank also supports OPPO 65W SUPERVOOC, enabling fast charging for OPPO, OnePlus, and even Realme phones. CUKTECH 15 and 20 both support Xiaomi's 100W and 120W proprietary fast charging protocols, catering to Redmi users as well.
Regarding the number of ports, only the Mophie 100W Powerstation Pro XL lacks a USB-A port. Individuals with such a requirement might consider other products. Additionally, the SHARGE 130W Internet Hostkey Power Bank is the only one that comes with a built-in USB-C cable.
In terms of battery capacity, all of them exceed or equal 20000mAh; except for the MOMAX model, which cannot be taken on an airplane, the rest are permissible for air travel.
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