As portable devices become more and more popular, companies are looking for more ways to keep them powered up. One of the easiest ways to do this is with a portable power bank. Portable power banks allow you to take a bit of extra power with you wherever you go and what’s even better is that they come in different sizes. These portable power banks such as the EnergyQC Pilot X7 that we are looking at today, can really be a life save, especially if you are faced with a long trip and won’t be able to charge your device conventionally.
When you review your EnergyQC Pilotx X7 20,000mAH power bank, it comes in a rather plain box with just EneryQC on the front. This is actually nice to see as the less they spend on unnecessary packaging, the less they have to charge their customers.
Getting everything out of the box and there is the power bank, a manual and a charging cable so you can charge the power bank to full capacity before using it.
When we received ours, it was halfway charged. We could tell this as there are four separate LED lights around the power button that each represent 25% of a charge. While these may not be 100% accurate, it is a good indication on if your battery bak is fully charged or almost dead.
Not only does it charge your devices, it also has a small torch on it so should you need to use it in the night, you can with ease. To use the flashlight you just long press the power button.
There are 3x output USB ports. 2x USB A and 1x USB C for ultimate compatibility. While I recommend using the USB C port where possible, it is nice to have the included USB A ports as well.
The bottom of the Pilot X7 power bank is where you will find all of the technical info you may or most likely will not need. However, it is there for those who need it and like to know what they are using.
As we can see this is the Pilot X7 20,000mAH power bank and has a total output of 18W. This means that any device that requires more than 18W to charge, likely will not work with the Pilot X7. This is something you will have to look into yourself and make sure your device is compatible before using.
During my testing, I managed to charge up my S23 Ultra on average around 3 times completely. I still managed to get a little bit of a charge on the 4th time, but not a full one. This is more than fine for a device of this type and exactly what we would expect from it.
Given the EnergyQC Pilot X7 pricing of £27.59 on Amazon UK I feel this offers great value for the money and is a good product. Having a power bank should be an essential part of your day-to-day life as you never know when you could need it. With so many power outages, train strikes, and more, this could be the difference between being lost or stranded somewhere with no real way to get in touch with someone or, having a fully charged device to use so you can call someone or scroll social media while you wait. The choice is yours but I know exactly what I would choose, and that is the extra power every time.
I am going to give this our must have award as I do feel this is an essential piece of technology that everyone should have. Honestly, I think most people in this day and age should have more than one of these but that is just my personal opinion on the matter.
Should you feel the Pilot X7 20,000 is too big, or you may not quite need such a charge, feel free to check out the rest of the EnergyQC store on Amazon UK for more portable chargers.