Indian mobile accessories brand Stuffcool recently launched its latest 10000 mAH power bank recently for Rs. 2999. Unlike most of the power banks available in the market, the Stuffcool PD also includes an 18W PD USB Type-C port. Is the power bank worth to buy? Check out the review..
Stuffcool PD Specification
- Capacity: 10000 mAH
- Battery Type: Lithium Polymer Battery
- Output (2 x USB): QC 3.0, 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A (Max 18W)
- Output (USB type-C PD): 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A (Max 18W)
- Input (micro USB): 5V/2A, 9V/2A
- Input (USB type-C): 5V/3A, 9V/2A
- Warranty: 1 Year
Design and Build
The Stuffcool PD has an aluminium body with a matte finish on the top that offers a very premium and stylish look. It has a rubber finish plastic ring on the sides that offer a good grip while holding this product in hand. Overall, this power bank offers a good feel for holding and is also not prone to smudges easily. The power bank also comes in a black colour that has the same black finish on the sides.
The best part is that it’s very slim and compact, so you can easily carry it in your jeans pocket. The width and height of the power bank are less than the Xiaomi 10000mAh Mi Power bank 2i. It weighs about 236 grams, which is low compared to some of the power banks. Again, the build quality is quite good, so if you looking a power bank with a good build and premium design, then this one is the perfect option for you.
The Stuffcool PD has four LED indicators on the side that glow in white colour. These indicators show the remaining battery left when you are using it, and the remaining battery that needs to be charged when it is charging.
On the other side, there is a power button. Pressing the button indicates the remaining charge left using the LED indicators light. Coming to the ports, it as two full-sized USB ports with QC3.0 support offering an output of 5V-3A, 9V-2A, 12V-1.5A, it the same with the USB Type-C PD output port, which supports maximum 18W and also acts as output when you need. There is also a micro USB port for input that offers 5V-2A,9V-2A, 12V-1.5A input.
The power capacity of this power bank is 10000 mAh, as you know it’s simply the capacity that the charger starts out with and not the capacity that you’re actually able to use. So according to my testing, this Stuffcool power bank deliver approx 7000 mAH capacity out of a full capacity of 10000 mAH. So the conversion rate should be somewhere between 80 to 90%, which is really good for the 10000 mAH power bank.
Coming to what’s most important, the charging speeds. Talking about the input, it can be charged either through micro-USB or USB Type-C. In MY testing, I noticed that this power bank charged much faster while charging through Type-C port as it supports Quick Charge 3.0 and hence accepts inputs at 5V/3A and 9V/2A It takes approx 2 hours 30 min to fully charged using 18W QC 3.0 charging adapter, which is really fast compared to most of the power banks.
In terms of output, Stuffcool PD comes with two USB output ports supports Quick Charge 3.0 and hence deliver output at 5V/3A, 9V/2A and 12V/1.5. You can also use USB Type-C port for output as well. As a result, It takes only 1 hour to fully charge your 3000 mAH battery powered phone, if your phone support QC 3.0 fast charging. It also automatically recognizes the device you plug and offers an ample amount of power required.
The Stuffcool PD also supports pass-through charging, meaning you can charge the power bank as well as you’re device at the same time. This only works when you are charging the power bank via the type-C port (not via micro USB). It doesn’t get heated even after hours of usage. The company promises that the power bank will last more than 500 charge and discharge cycles, and offers up to 1-year warranty.
Like most modern power banks in the market, this Stuffcool power bank has a long list of safety protections including surge and overvoltage protection, over-temperature protection, intelligent detection of supported maximum current for devices (so-called iSmart), and dual voltage control safety chips.
Oveall, I am quite impressed with the compact and sturdy build and performance of this Stuffcool 10000 mAH power bank. But the priced at an MRP of 2999 Rs, the Stuffcool PD is slightly costly compared to other 10000mAh power banks available in the Indian market, but it has an additional USB Type-C PD port, solid metal body, and slim & compact design that you rarely find in a power bank in the price range. More info please check my full review video on my Youtube channel Geekman.