CUKTECH 10 Power Bank Review: 10000mAh, 100W Powerhouse Fits in Your Pocket

Let’s face it, in today’s world, our smartphones are lifelines. We rely on them for everything from capturing memories to staying connected, navigating unfamiliar streets, and even managing our work lives. But this constant reliance comes with a nagging fear: dreaded power anxiety. That sinking feeling when your battery dips below a certain percentage, and the scramble for an outlet begins.

This is where a reliable power bank steps in. It bridges the gap between our ever-growing need for device uptime and the limitations of built-in batteries. However, traditional power banks often present a conflict: high capacity for extended use often translates to bulky designs that weigh down pockets and bags.

Enter the CUKTECH 10 Power Bank. This innovative charger from the established Chinese brand CUKTECH aims to solve this dilemma. Drawing on my experience reviewing power banks from Anker, Shargeek, NOHON, and others, I’m excited to see how the CUKTECH 10 tackles the challenge of offering both significant power (10,000mAh) and a portable, pocket-friendly design. Let’s explore its features and see if it can truly vanquish power anxiety for good.

Table of Contents

We Like

  • Small and Light
  • Enough Battery Capacity
  • Fast Charging
  • Good Price

We Don't Like

  • Short Come-With Cable
  • Two Port Only
  • Low Rated Capacity

Summary

The CUKTECH 10 strikes a sweet spot between size and power. Its compact, lightweight design makes it a breeze to carry around, and the 10,000mAh capacity is surprisingly ample for its size. It excels in both charging and recharging speeds, thanks to its powerful output and the impressive 90W rapid self-charging capability. The price tag is another highlight, making it competitive against established brands. However, some limitations exist. With only two ports (one USB-C and one USB-A), sharing the power bank’s juice with multiple devices simultaneously might be inconvenient. Additionally, the 50% rated capacity means you might not get the full advertised number of charges for your devices.

Specification

CUKTECH 10 Power Bank, 100W 10000mAh Portable Charger, Smart TFT Display, PPS PD3.0 Fast Charging, Compatible with iPhone 15/14/13 Series, Samsung Galaxy S24/S23, iPad Air/Pro, MacBook, Dell and More

Battery Capacity: 10,000mAh

Rated Capacity: 5,500mAh

Input Port: Type-C

Output Port:Type-C/USB-A

Output: 150W MAX

Charging Time: About 1 Hours(90W or above Charger)/about 2.5 hours(18W Charger)

Unbox and Package List

CUKTECH 10 arrives in a compact box, roughly the size of a chocolate bar. This initial impression reinforces the portability claims – you can easily slip it into your pocket without feeling weighed down. Cracking open the box reveals the CUKTECH 10 itself, a USB charging cable (approximately 0.3 meters or 1 feet in length), and a user manual. While the cable might be on the shorter side, it should be sufficient for most charging needs. 

cukteck 10 package unbox

Design

cukteck 10 design
cukteck 10 port

While not quite as compact as a typical chocolate bar, it’s closer in size to a small TV remote – definitely pocketable and ideal for tossing into a small bag without taking up too much space. Weighing in at a comfortable 288 grams (or about 10 ounces), it’s easy to carry around without feeling like a burden. The design follows a sleek, high-tech aesthetic with a gray color scheme reminiscent of popular tech brands like Anker. A standout feature is the integrated TFT display, a colorful information hub showcasing charging and discharging status. This includes details like battery percentage, current activity (charging or discharging), remaining time for both functions, power output, current, and voltage. With a single Type-C port and a USB-A port, the CUKTECH 10 offers flexibility for charging a variety of devices.

Battery Capacity: 10000mah/Rated Capacity:5000mah

The CUKTECH 10’s 10,000mAh battery capacity certainly offers a decent amount of backup power for most users throughout a day. However, it’s important to understand the concept of rated capacity. The advertised 10,000mAh is the ideal potential, but real-world factors like heat generation during charging and internal resistances can lead to a lower rated capacity, which in this case is 5,000mAh. This translates to a 50% energy conversion efficiency, meaning some energy is lost during the transfer process. While this isn’t uncommon in power banks, it’s worth considering compared to competitors like the Anker 737. The Anker boasts a 24,000mAh capacity with a 13,500mAh rated capacity, offering a higher conversion efficiency. This translates to more actual power available for charging. Furthermore, the CUKTECH 10’s 5,000mAh rated capacity might only fully charge an iPhone 15 once, falling short of the advertised 1.5 times in some cases. This is something to keep in mind if multiple full charges are crucial for your needs.

Output & Input

The CUKTECH 10 boasts impressive output capabilities, translating to faster charging speeds for your devices. It shines brightest with Xiaomi devices, offering a whopping 120W output for rapid top-ups. Other popular brands aren’t left out either, with the CUKTECH 10 delivering 45W for the Samsung S24 Ultra and 27W for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. But it doesn’t stop there – even your MacBook Pro 16 can benefit from its 100W output. The versatility extends beyond just output. The USB-C port supports a wide range of input and output protocols, including PD (Power Delivery), QC (Quick Charge), and 5V2A, ensuring compatibility with most modern chargers. The USB-A port joins the party with support for QC 3.0 and various other fast charging protocols for smartphones and other devices. This translates to efficient charging times – in just 15 minutes, the CUKTECH 10 can recover 55% of its own battery, making it a quick recharger itself. The combination of powerful output, diverse port functionality, and fast self-charging makes the CUKTECH 10 a compelling option for powering a wide range of laptops, tablets, and smartphones. It even caters to low-current devices like smartwatches and earbuds, ensuring all your gadgets stay juiced up.

Conclusion

The CUKTECH 10 power bank carves a niche for itself as a portable powerhouse. Its 10,000mAh capacity, while not the highest, offers enough juice to keep most users charged throughout a workday. The real star of the show is the 100W output, enabling rapid charging for laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Compatibility with various fast-charging protocols and a dedicated TFT display for monitoring charging status add to its user-friendly features. While the 50% energy conversion efficiency might fall short of some competitors, the CUKTECH 10 remains a compelling option for those seeking a balance between portability and power.

So, should you buy the CUKTECH 10?

If you’re looking for a backup battery for everyday use – powering your phone, tablet, or occasional laptop top-up – the CUKTECH 10 is a strong contender. Its pocket-friendly design and powerful output make it ideal for those who value convenience and fast charging. Additionally, the price sits competitively against similar offerings from established brands like Anker.

However, if you require a heavy-duty power bank for frequent multi-device charging or extended off-grid adventures, a higher capacity option might be more suitable.

Ultimately, the CUKTECH 10 presents a capable and portable solution for everyday charging needs, making it a solid choice for casual users seeking to conquer power anxiety.

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