mophie powerstation pd review: A compact, well-built, and fast portable charger

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The mophie powerstation pd is an unassuming looking piece of gear, but its nondescript demeanor means it will appeal to most users.

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Sometimes you’re just not in a place where you can plug your devices into the wall and you need power fast. That’s where portable battery chargers come in. These handy tech devices have been around for a lot of years now and they have been evolving. The mophie powerstation pd is the latest portable battery from the company, and it too has evolved. This little guy can handle two devices at once plus fast charge through USB-C. Read on for the full review of the mophie powerstation pd.

Specifications

The mophie powerstation pd has the following features and specifications:

  • Capacity: 6,700mAh
  • Compatibility: Smartphones, tablets, and other USB-C and USB-A devices
  • Dimensions: 2.16 x 3.76 x .85in (54.86 x 95.5 x 21.59 mm)
  • Weight: 5.2oz (147g)
  • 2-year warranty

What’s In The Box

  • mophie powerstation pd
  • USB-C to USB-C cable
  • Quick start guide and documentation

Design

The mophie powerstation pd is an unassuming looking piece of gear but its nondescript demeanor means it will appeal to most users. The outer casing is made of high-quality plastic that feels and looks durable. There is a dimpled black pattern flanked by a solid grey color which looks appealing.

On one edge is the mophie branding along with a button and LED lights which show how much life is left in the battery. On the end is the USB-C port and USB-A port. That’s about all there is to this device.

Overall, it’s a plain design. Most everyone will be fine with the look of the powerstation pd. It’s built well and should be able to take some abuse.

Performance

The mophie powerstation pd delivers 18W of power through its USB-C connection. That means you can charge your device up to 2.5x faster than a standard 5W charger. But for iPhone users, you’ll need to get a USB-C to Lightning cable for this to work.

The USB-A port delivers 12W of power, which is still better than the standard Apple 5W charging brick but still not the full 18W the USB-C side gives. Android users with USB-C devices are covered as there is a USB-C to USB-C cable in the box.

Overall, the mophie powerstation pd does what it says it will do. It will charge two devices at once using both the USB-C and USB-A ports. But iPhone users, unless they get the USB-C to Lightning cable, will be stuck with the 12W charging port. New iPad owners can take advantage of the 18W side as that device is now USB-C. That all being said, I think this little external battery does a great job.

Price/Value

The mophie powerstation pd is priced at US$59.99 and competes well with the competition at that price. There are other battery packs for less so price and the value is going to be very subjective here. Overall, I think the value is here and the price is pretty close to the competition.

Wrap Up

mophie made a really nice little portable battery pack here. It’s priced right and it delivers what users need, portable power fast.

*We received a sample of the mophie powerstation pd for the purposes of this review.

mophie powerstation PD

US$59.99
9.3

Design

9.5/10

Performance

9.0/10

Price/Value

9.5/10

Nailed it

  • Clean simple design
  • Slim and lightweight
  • Fast charging

Needs work

  • iPhone users will need a USB-C to Lightning cable to take advantage of the 18W charging

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