Yoobao Power Bank 11,200 mAh Battery Review

Welcome to another edition of “What’s Coming to CES 2012.” In our last episodes, we visited with two PowerBags (I’ll carry the messenger, and Kevin will carry the backpack) and a Mission Workshop Sanction waterproof rucksack that Francis will bring along for the ride.

The PowerBags will give us a total of 12,000mAh of device-charging goodness. That’s good… but it is not good enough. Thankfully, we’ll have a few additional external batteries with us. One example is this 11,200 mAh battery from Yoobao. Despite its relatively small size and weight, it is a beast in the energy department. And the lovely white makes it perfect for Judie to take along.

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Here’s a look…

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From Yoobao:

Weighs at only 8.9oz, Yoobao Sunrise packs 11,200 mAh battery in a small package, enough to charge your iPad/tablet, iPhone, mobile phones and more. Perfect for everyday use, longer trips and emergency situations.


Highest quality Li-Pol battery with capacity of 11,200mAh (iPad 2 battery is rated as ~7,500mAh)

Dual USB outputs to charger 2 devices at the same time

Give your smartphone up to 90 hours of extra talk, internet, and video time, so you can truly enjoy what your phone can offer

2.1A output to charge your iPad or tablet efficiently

Compatible with iPad 1/2, iPhone 4/4S, 3Gs/3G, and iPod touch

Compatible with all cell phones with micro USB connection, such as Blackberry, HTC, Samsung, Motorola, LG, etc.

Compatible with e-readers, such as Kindle, Nook, etc.

Compatible with gaming devices, such as Nintendo DS, Sony PSP, etc.

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As you can see, the battery comes with a number of different tips. This ensures that it is as universal as possible. In addition to a wall adapter and a cable for charging the battery, the system includes tips for Sony PSP, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, Nokia, miniUSB, microUSB, and, of course, Apple mobile devices.

Last year this nice array of tips would have been important. This year I suspect the miniUSB, microUSB and Apple 30-pin adapter will be all that is needed.

Yes, we’ve all become a bit boring with regard to what we actually carry day in and day out, but something tells me this won’t last for long. I’m not sure what new device will woo each of us, but I have no doubt there will be something.

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Input: DC 5V/1A

Output: USB1: DC 5V/1A; USB2: DC 5V/2.1A

Battery capacity: 11,200 mAh

Dimension: 5″ x 3″ x 0.92″ (127mm x 76mm x 23mm)

Weight: 8.9oz (250gram)

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As previously noted, this battery is a beast. It has a huge charge capacity and yet it is fairly compact and light. It is also simple to use. There is one button on the top that, when depressed, shows you how much charge is available and begins the flow of current.

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On one end, you will see the microUSB charging port that will make sure the battery is up to a long, grueling day of use. To the left of it is a 1A USB port. This will charge your iPhone, iPod touch, or other small mobile device.

On the other side is the 2A USB port that is needed to recharge the iPad. This will be more important than ever this year since, thanks to updates to the WordPress iOS app and a fantastic watermarking app I recently found (that’s a separate post), the iPad will actually be a decent device for mobile blogging this year.

This battery will help keep all of them charged!

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Sometimes it is the small details that make all the difference. In this case, the small lanyard attachment spot is one of those details that screams, “We really thought this product through!!!” I can actually see this being useful for securing the battery to a handle so that it is easy to fish it out of an overstuffed bag.

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I mentioned previously that despite its huge capacity, this battery is fairly small. Here, you see it next to my iPhone. I wasn’t kidding.

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And, of course, the battery can be used as a flashlight. The first time I saw an external battery with this feature, I was like, “Why?” Then I actually started using it and discovered that it comes in rather handy.

The light on this one is bright. That, combined with the capacity a fully charged Power Bank will offer would likely mean this light could be turned on at the start of CES 2012 and still be going when it comes time for CES 2013. (Okay, not so much, but you get the point.)

The Yoobao Power Bank 11,200 mAh Battery is a huge battery in a small package. It is well made, feels quite sturdy, packs a punch, and has pretty much all the tips you are going to need. It was $129.99 on the Xengadget website, but it is now just $89.95. To my mind, that is an excellent price.

The Yoobao Power Bank 11,200 mAh Battery sells for $129.99; it is available from Xengadget.


What I Like: Huge capacity; As close to universal as you will find; Solid; Nice white color; Flashlight; Will charge the power-hungry iPad

What Needs Improvement: Nothing


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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

10 Comments on "Yoobao Power Bank 11,200 mAh Battery Review"

  1. That’s a nice size battery, now we just need to pair it up with the Pocket Solar USB panels here to keep this thing charged directly off the sun http://www.PortableSolarPower.Biz

  2. Does there any tested about it? Not only review from Specifications? 

  3. Jamaloogy | May 5, 2012 at 8:26 am |

    Just bought it from local dealer here. Use Current Widget app on my Android HD2 to see how it perform with another 2000mA charger..

    dissapointing.. output is low.. slightly lower than my power 1000mA power miracle..

  4. I bought it yesterday, the plug and the USB connected to the plug exploded when I charged it after 3 hours. But the PowerBank still works. I’m going to get it changed to a new one. Or a refund.

  5. Exploded??? Wow. Had not heard of that happening. Glad you are okay!

    Sent from my iPad

  6. Whoa! That’s scary! Dan gave this one to me sometimes after his review, and I have been using it steadily for almost a full year. I don’t know what I would do without this extra battery power in my mobile arsenal.

  7. And I have been thinking about buying one before CES rolls around in January.
    Sent from my iPad

  8. we should see if there is now an even larger one available …

  9. True that. Year after year we find ourselves in a power bind at CES so maybe this year we can get the best of the best lined up and keep our gear charged.p!!
    Sent from my iPad

  10. Looks like the company that sent this review unit went out of business, but we should do some checking. =)

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