What you need to know
- Anker has announced the new PowerCore Wireless 10K charger.
- It's a 10,000mAh battery pack with a wireless charger on top.
- There are two USB-A ports to charge things from as well.
Anker has announced its latest battery pack in the form of the PowerCore Wireless 10K. And as you've probably already figured out from the name it's no ordinary battery pack. This one charges without any wires like some sort of voodoo-powered slab of electronics.
Ok, maybe not. But it's still pretty cool. The top of the 10,000mAh battery pack sports a wireless charging pad that can deliver up to 5w of power to a phone, AirPods, or whatever you want. It's not the fastest wireless charging we've seen, but it's attached to a battery pack so there's that.
The two built-in USB-A ports are good for 12w of power apiece if wireless isn't your bag, with the battery pack itself charging using the always popular USB-C. You'll get a USB-A to USB-C cable in the box for just that reason, too.
One neat party trick is the ability to use the wireless charging component while the battery pack is also plugged into power. That means it can act as a standard wireless charger, although admittedly it won't charge as quickly as most standard wireless chargers on the market. But it is another string to the bow.
Another string is the price – $35.99 when you order from Amazon (opens in new tab).
Charge the things!
Charge wirelessly and on the go. Or use a cable, it's up to you!
Really, what are you waiting for?
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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