HyperShop is one of those reliable names that you go to for all of your battery or workplace organization needs. We previously reviewed their HyperDrive Gen 2 18-in-1 USB-C dock that turned out to be immensely impressive, and we were recently sent two of their best-selling battery packs: the HyperJuice 130W USB-C Battery Pack and the HyperJuice 18W 15000mAh Battery Pack. Both of these devices were remarkable in their own ways; each of them ticked some boxes and left some unticked. Let’s go over them one by one.
HyperJuice 130W USB-C Battery Pack
The first thing I thought of when I unboxed this power bank was how huge it is. It is monstrous. Not only is it size-wise big, it is also insanely heavy. It looks like it’s made for serious business. Before even taking a good look at it, I instantly knew that it’s primarily designed for rough, outdoor usage. I could tell that its hefty metal body and large size has a reason behind it. Despite its bulk, the HyperJuice 130W USB-C Battery Pack doesn’t come off as ugly. It has a clean finish resulting in a gorgeous body. Managing to retain both the bulk and the aesthetic of a device is not easy, and HyperShop made sure to achieve exactly that.
The HyperJuice 130W USB-C Battery Pack is fairly minimal in its design with a plain silver body and the brand name emblazoned on both its sides. It has very simple controls, all hosted on the same side of the pack. There are just three ports, USB-C 1, USB-C 2, and USB-C A, and a power button accompanied by a 5-LED battery level indicator. The battery indicator is, of course, very helpful in terms of revealing the amount of juice the pack holds and the instruction manual helps to explain the lights’ status and what it means in detail. The controls, three ports, the power button, and the LED lights, are in a single line on one of the short sides of the power bank, so you don’t have to take it out of its pouch when you need to use a port.
Yes, this power bank comes with a pouch. While it’s nothing fancy, it is made out of soft and comfortable velvet and it feels nice to tuck your bank in it. It features strings that close at the top thus ensuring the safety of your device.
As mentioned above, the HyperJuice 130W Battery Pack has a solid body. It has a robust and sturdy aluminum body that is made to last. It looks like it’ll survive the harshest agents of weather. However, its weight and size also limit its usage to some extent. I wouldn’t be comfortable using this battery pack in my everyday use. It’d add a lot of weight to my purse and I wouldn’t want that. So, unless you need a power bank to take on an adventure or for outdoor use that you know is going to be rough, the HyperJuice 130W Battery Pack is going to feel unnecessarily heavy to you.
Having talked about how big and heavy the HyperJuice 130W Battery Pack is, I think it is important to mention that anything hosting a 27,000 mAh 100W battery is bound to be that huge. So, it’s the battery that’s actually monstrous. Its performance is also in correlation with its size. The power bank is capable of charging three devices at the same time. The two USB-C ports have a power delivery of 60W and 100W each, while the USB-A port delivers 18W. I plugged in my phone when it was on 6%, and in 45 minutes, I had a fully recharged phone. After 2.5 recharges, when the battery pack died, it took an hour and a half for it to be fully charged.
The HyperJuice 130W Battery Pack also has a built-in over-current, over-voltage, and over-temperature protection circuit in place, so I wasn’t concerned about its safety at any point knowing that the HyperShop has my back. Performance-wise, I loved this power bank. Not only does it facilitate a fast and safe recharge, it’s also an all-in-one solution for almost all of your tech devices. Samsung Galaxy, iPhone, headphones, Bluetooth speakers, VR headsets, Nintendo Switch, drones, and more, the HyperJuice 130W Battery Pack is suitable for everything.
HyperJuice 18W 15000mAh Battery Pack
This lithium-polymer battery pack is hands-down the best battery pack I’ve reviewed to date. It is small, portable, and fit for every use, unlike the HyperJuice 140W Battery Pack, which is too big to be carried around everywhere.
The HyperJuice 18W 15000mAh Battery Pack’s design is my favorite part about it. The feature that absolutely won my heart is the bank having in-built cables. There’s no need for you to carry USB-C or lightning cables, both of these cables are safely tucked on each of the bank’s sides. All you have to do is pull them out and you’re good to go.
The body of the bank has no unnecessary fluff on it. There are just two cables that go inside it, LED lights that reveal battery status, a power button, and a USB-C port. Its textured body gives it some detail, aesthetic and improves your grip on it.
Sufficiently sturdy is how I’d describe the body of the HyperJuice 18W 15000mAh Battery Pack. It isn’t as hefty as the first power bank, but at the same time, it doesn’t come off as cheap or flimsy. It is reassuringly heavy. Had it been lighter, the bank would’ve been categorized as low-quality. You can tell it’s made out of good-quality plastic, without it being too heavy to be a burden. The plastic used is thick and fine, and exudes class. Since there is no inclusion of metal also, the weight remains manageable.
I noticed that, unlike a velvet pouch that came with the first power bank, nothing accompanied the HyperJuice 18W 15000mAh Battery Pack. This is probably because the former bank is meant for the kind of usage that would require a pouch. This one, being around the size of a phone, doesn’t really need one. Just like the first power bank we reviewed, this one also comes with over-current, over-voltage, over-heating, and short-circuit protection so you can trust it. All in all, body-wise, I found this bank to be perfect for on-the-go usage.
There’s another pretty exciting feature that the HyperJuice 18W 15000mAh Battery Pack offers. It’s capable of being charged and discharged at the same time! Its USB-C cable acts as both an input and output cable. So using the USB-C cable as input, you can charge the bank while charging another device with the lightning cable. And using it as output, you can charge any device that requires a USB-C cable to be charged.
Both the cables can also be used as output cables at the same time and charge two different devices simultaneously. The bank delivers 18W while charging one device and 5W when charging two. Upon testing, my phone went from an empty battery to a half-full battery within 30 minutes of being plugged in. And the power bank went from an empty battery to a full battery in two hours. Clearly, performance-wise, the former bank is faster but this one has its own perks.
It’s not easy to compare the two. Both of them have their respective pros and cons. But, personally speaking, I was more inclined towards the HyperJuice 18W 15000mAh Battery Pack. Performance-wise, it may require a little more time to charge a device than the HyperJuice 130W Battery Pack but it has multiple features that overpower it too. Its in-built cable design and the ability to be charged and discharged at the same time makes it a winner for me.
Is It Hardcore?
Without a doubt.
The HyperJuice 18W 15000mAh Battery Pack is one of the most hardcore battery packs I’ve come across. It is safe to use, sufficiently fast and reduces the hassle of carrying cables. The HyperJuice 130W Battery Pack is also a solid device, with an insane body and highly impressive performance.