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Charby Orbit Powerbank is a 5,000mAh powerbank that allows you to charge three devices simultaneously and has a kickstand and flashlight.
It comes with a braided 15cm USB-C to USB-C charging cable.
Orbit Powerbank is MagSafe compatible, so you get up to 10W of charging instead of 15W from MagSafe-certified chargers.
I don’t think it makes much of a difference because when I asked Charby about it, they mentioned that during their tests, they found that even the official MagSafe charger does an average of 5W while the Orbit Powerbank does 6W. You can refer to the charging graph below.
At the back of the powerbank are the LED flashlight and kickstand.
You can use the USB-C port at the bottom to charge other USB-C devices.
The only button on the powerbank is at the side. Press once to check the battery capacity level and twice to turn on the flashlight. When using MagSafe to charge your iPhone, it will be switched on automatically.
There are three levels of brightness in the flashlight. After pressing twice to turn on the flashlight, pressing the button again will cycle through the levels.
In terms of output, the MagSafe/wireless charging does 5W, 7.5W, 10W, and 15W. For Apple Watch charging, it is 2.5W. For USB-C charging, the maximum output is 20W (5V/3A, 9V/2.22A, 12V/1.67A).
Apple recommends N45SH magnets for MagSafe cases and N48H magnets for MagSafe accessories. The magnets in Charby Orbit Powerbank are N52 which makes it stronger than Apple’s recommendations.
Charging your Apple Watch is at 2.5W. It will not fast charge your Apple Watch Series 7 and above.
If you wish, you also can charge both your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time.
It does pass-through charging as well,
but note that during pass-through charging, it only charges your iPhone and not Apple Watch. you will need to press the power button to manually turn on the pass-through charging for Apple Watch.
Even better, Charby Orbit can charge three devices simultaneously. When that happens, the total maximum output will be capped at 12.5W. MagSafe wireless and USB-C wired charging will be reduced to 5W each, while Apple Watch charging remains at 2.5W.
The only complaint I have is that the build feels plastic and cheap. The gaps around the MagSafe back are uneven, which becomes apparent when the status LED beside the USB-C port leaks to the front.
Also, the four dots on the battery capacity LED are not equally sized.
But given the price, I guess the slight design flaws are still acceptable.
Overall, Charby Orbit Powerbank is still a value for money powerbank that allows you to charge three devices simultaneously and is very suitable for traveling.