Infinacore Pandora Battery 2024 REVIEW — MacSources

MacSources
13 min readFeb 8, 2024

High Promise with lackluster performance.

As I became more involved with the BSA scouts with my sons, I needed more options for portable power. I have tested several power banks and have found many important/necessary features. First and foremost, when considering battery efficiency limitations, I want a battery capable of providing at least one extra charge for my 4441mAh iPhone 15 Pro Max, 564 mAh Apple Watch Ultra 2, and 523 mAh Apple AirPods Pro Gen 2 charging/case. Assuming these values and ~70–80% efficiency, I tend to aim for batteries with at least 10,000 mAh. Beyond simple capacity, I try to find devices that allow USB-C input/output and the ability to charge at least two devices. Lastly, after my recent 60+ mile trip to Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico, I want to minimize weight as much as possible.

Packaging:

The Infinacore Pandora 8000mAh Powerbank arrived in a clean white, 4 1/8 inches square by 3/8 inches thick retail package. The cover panel had the INFINACORE name in an avocado-green font along the top right and large side-by-side images of the device. The images did a great job at showcasing the single USB-C port, dual USB-A ports, LCD screen, power button, grey rubberized feet, retractable Type A wall outlet prong, and magnetic charging ring. The front panel listed a product UPC barcode, information about the white color, and 8000mAh battery capacity. The back panel provided a large, bold avocado-green PANDORA name followed by six product feature icons (high capacity, pass-through charging, battery indicator, optimized charging, wireless charging, and global adaptors). The midsection listed the product contents (charger, EU travel adaptor, UK travel adapter, user guide/welcome card), capabilities ( wireless output, USB-C PD output/input, A/C Wall charging input), and pass-through charging. Lastly, the lower segment provided product manufacturing labels and a large informational QR code.

Unboxing:

I opened the box and removed the 8.2-ounce, 3 1/4 inches square by 1-inch thick Pandora Powerbank from the thin plastic tray. Before disposing of the packaging, make sure to remove the thin cardboard overview and the User Guide. The Overview Card provided a warranty-linked QR code…

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