Touted as the most powerful power bank for its size, the Pixy Mini is this pocket-friendly, granola bar-shaped power bank with a capacity of 5,000mAh and a 20W power delivery, making it capable of recharging practically any portable gadget you’ve got on hand… even your laptop.
What’s so impressive about the Pixy Mini is its deceptively small size. Tinier than a credit card, and hardly bulkier than a Zippo lighter, the Pixy Mini was designed to be carried around… but not even in your backpack, rather in your pocket. Outwardly, it looks like any other power bank, with a USB-A port and a USB-C port on either side, and 4 LED indicators that tell you how much power the Pixy Mini’s battery has.
On the inside, however, the Pixy Mini comes with a powerful chip that supports up to 20W power delivery along with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 technology for up to 4x faster charging than a conventional power bank. The chipset on the inside even supports pass-through charging and has multiple safeguards to protect you against, short-circuits, overheating, or overcharging.
Overall, the Pixy Mini is designed to balance portability and power beautifully. It weighs a paltry 98 grams (3.5 ounces), making it perfect to slip into your pocket or carry in your backpack until you need it. Pair it with your USB-A to Lightning or USB-C cable and you can charge a myriad of devices, from the latest generation of iPhones and iPads to even MacBooks, ultrabooks, the Microsoft Surface Go, and thin USB-C laptops. Surprisingly enough, most laptops have an internal battery capacity ranging between 4,000 mAh and 7,500 mAh, which means the Pixy Mini can give it a significant power-boost, letting you use it for an extra couple of hours. Enough to quickly finish your presentation at the café while you’re grabbing a quick coffee, or even get you through a video conference when the power runs out.
The Pixy Mini comes in 3 colors – Charcoal Gray, Midnight Black, and a subtle Lavender Purple that’ll go well with a purple iPhone 12. For its convenience and size (and the ability to charge a laptop which remains highly underrated), the Pixy Mini costs only $39 and you can grab it here.