Tech Tuesday: Aukey PB-Y13 Portable Charger

Part of being a tech geek is always looking for new things to add to the grab bag whether it's for work or for traveling on the go. So in an effort to post more often other than forensic research I will be doing Tech Tuesday every so often to look at new items.

So for the first week I will be looking at the Aukey PB-Y13 portable charger. I've been a fan of Aukey products for a few years now after buying some of their multi-port chargers from Amazon. This slim charger is 10,000 mAH and features 3 ports on the front, one USB-C and two USB-A ports (one with Quick Charge 3.0 and one with your standard DC 5V 2.4A).

They're simple packaging design can been seen across most of their products (more to come). Inside the box is the charger, a USB-C to USB-A cable, the manual and their #TECHKEY sticker. The charger is just about the same size and thickness as my Pixel 2 (see below).

I was able to test the USB-C output and it charged my phone from 20% to 50% in about 15 minutes. You can charge the charger using USB-C in or with a micro USB cable (not included). 

The only downside is that the charging cable that came with it looks like it melted on the side so the inside was exposed a bit but overall a great product to slide into the backup for some extra juice in a time of need especially for the price.

As an added bonus, WireCutter has listed this one as it's favorite powerbank for fast charging.