The Anker PowerCore Edge is supposed to be one of the best portable charger Anker has ever made. The experience starts with the unboxing. The box has a simple, colorful design to it. It is completely white and blue with the Anker logo and some product information on it. Once the box is opened, you are greeted with a luxurious grey suede like case with a magnetic clasp and the Anker logo on tan suede like material. Once you remove the charger from the box you will find the usual Happy?/Not Happy? booklet as well as warranty and product information. Also included in the box is a short standard micro-USB cable. I wish Anker had included a cable that matches the quality of the device and included case, but the included cable gets the job done.
The first thing I noticed about the charger is that it is built extremely well and has some weight to it. The majority of the exterior is constructed of aluminum with the rest being made of a textured plastic. On one end there is a power button, micro-USB input port, two USB charging ports, and four LED charge indicators. I am always happy when companies provide four LED indicators because it makes it quick and easy to determine the charge status of the portable charger. Overall the PowerCore Edge is built like a tank and looks absolutely amazing. It is hands down the best looking portable charger I have ever seen, and looks perfect next to an aluminum laptop or other mobile device.
With 20,000mAh of storage I had no doubt that the PowerCore Edge would charge my Nexus 6 and iPhone 6s Plus a few times. What shocked me was that the Edge charged my Nexus 6 from near dead to full four times, my iPhone from near dead to full twice, my Nexus 7 from near dead to full, my Kindle from near dead to full, and still had one LED indicator lit. When Anker says you could keep your phone charged for a week with the PowerCore Edge, they were not kidding. I have no doubt that the average person could keep their phone charged for an entire week using only this portable charger. Not only did it charge all of my devices, but did so quickly as well. While it did not charge my Nexus 6 at Quick Charge speeds, it was able to charge it quite a bit faster than your average 2A charger. It also had no problem charging my iPhone 6s Plus at its full speed.
The only complaint I can make about the PowerCore Edge is that it does not have a USB-C port, although this isn’t fair because Anker does offer a portable charger specifically for USB-C devices.
If you are looking for a portable charger that can keep your phone charged for a week, charge your device quickly, and be one of the best looking devices in your gear bag, look no further than the Anker PowerCore Edge. This charger already has a spot in my gear bag, and I do not see it being replaced any time soon. If you would like more details on this portable charger as well as others, I plan to do a video review later this month.
If you are interested in purchasing a PowerCore Edge, it can be found here.