A very last minute yet welcomed discovery we made at CES 2022 came in the form of InfinaCore and the P3. The Pandora Portable Power, or “P3”, is a 4-in-1 portable charging solution which can also act as a wall charger. Armed with a USB-C PowerDelivery port, two USB 2.0 FastCharge ports, and Qi wireless charging capabilities, this compact power bank comes prepared for the on-the-go needs of today. To say that this product turned our heads at the show is an understatement, given our love of portable power solutions.
Let’s dive into the $59.99 Pandora Portable Power (P3) to see what you get from this pocket-sized package.
Pandora Portable Power (P3) Specs
|Input||AC 100-240V 50/60Hz 0.5A|
|AC Charger||DC 5V / 2A (10W)|
|Type C Output DC||5V / 2.4A, 9V/@A, 12V/1.5A|
|Type C Input DC||5V / 2.4A, 9V/@A, 12V/1.5A|
|USB1 / QC3.0||DC 3.6V~6V/2.4A, 6.2V~9V/2A, 9.2V~12V/1.5A|
|USB2 Output||DC 3.6V~6V/2.4A|
|Qi Wireless Output||10W Max (5W, 7.5W, 10W)|
Available in Midnight Black and Polar White models, a purchase of the P3 includes the power bank itself, an EU adapter and a UK adapter.
Build, Features, and Performance
The P3 is a 3-port 8000 mAh portable power bank that fits the palm of your hand. It sports foldaway outlet prongs for charging the battery in any US wall outlet. The USB-C port is the P3’s strongest port, featuring two-way Power Delivery at a whopping rate of 18W. Thanks to this two-way Power Delivery, this port also gives you another means of recharging the power bank whenever actual wall outlets are not available. Then you have two Fast Charge USB-A ports, with the green port featuring Quick Charge 3.0 speeds. Lastly, you have a Qi wireless charging surface for resting any wireless charge capable device, recharging at a rate of up to 10W. Moreover, the P3 features passthrough charging, which allows you to charge multiple connected devices while the P3 is plugged into an outlet.
Looking closely, the Pandora Portable Power sports rubberized surface points on each of its flat sides. This allows the power bank to maintain stability with the surfaces you rest it on as well as with the devices you rest on top of it.
The P3 also houses an always-welcomed battery percentage display, giving you an accurate representation of the battery’s current power levels. This takes away the energy level guessing game by giving you a by-the-percent reading.
We covered and used so many power banks which lean on simple LED’s for sharing this kind of information. As such, I cannot stress enough how handy it is to know your battery’s exact charge levels. Imagine using a battery with a four-LED status indicator, and only one of the four LED’s is lit when you check the battery. Is that 25% remaining or 10%? This is not a guessing game that you want to be in when you are in an energy pinch.
The Pandora Portable Power does a very solid job in the charging department. As a standalone portable power bank, it was able to charge my Samsung Galaxy S20 from a 10% charge to full in about an hour and 18 minutes. The Samsung Galaxy S20 sports a 4000 mAh battery, leaving the P3’s battery at about 40% charge when the phone’s battery reached 100%. Taking advantage of the P3’s simultaneous charging capabilities, you can fully charge any phone out today as well as a pair of ear buds, all from a full P3 charge. However, it should be noted that the more devices I connected at the same time, the slower the P3 charged all of the connected devices respectively.
The P3 itself takes a reasonable time to charge from empty to a full charge. Of course, this always depends on the level of voltage you have coming from your wall outlets. In my tests, the P3’s battery regained about 30% an hour when plugged into my bathroom wall outlet. That led to a maximum charge time of a little over 3 hours and 10 minutes to charge a fully depleted P3.
Taking this all into account, I really do like what the P3 brings to the table. It is a practically sized power bank that fits in your pocket and is ready to go to work at a moment’s notice. Regardless of how many devices you connect to it simultaneously, the charge rates still range from respectable to very impressive. If you have a wireless device that you need to charge on-the-go, then you are all set as is. The P3 has the Qi charging for your device as well as the outlet prongs it needs to charge itself. Being able to also recharge the P3 via a Power Delivery ready USB-C cable simply adds to the device’s overall versatility.
If you have a device that lack wireless charging, or if you want to charge more than a single device at a given time, you will just have to keep the necessary cabling on you at all times. Luckily, I still walk around with an inChargeX cable attached to my keychain. So, that is not necessarily a problem for me. InfinaCore does also sell their own 3-foot 100W InfinaCore Charge Armor Cable for a very affordable $15, so that is always an option for anyone looking for some extra wiring. Although it would be interesting to see if InfinaCore decides to make a shorter version of that cable, mainly for pairing up with the portability of the P3.
All in all, the Pandora Portable Power (P3) is an impressive day-to-day accessory for $59.99. It gets the job done, gives you by-the-percent feedback of its power levels, and is portable enough to stow away practically anywhere. Its 18 W Power Delivery capability even lends itself to giving your compatible laptop some extra juice when in a pinch. It is a modern-day Swiss army knife of portable power.
If you are in the market for some portable power solutions, the Pandora Portable Power (P3) should be on the top of your list of power banks to check out. Do check out the Pandora Portable Power (P3) for yourself by clicking here.
† As usual, there are no affiliate links contained within this post. We were provided a Pandora Portable Power (P3) power bank for review purposes and were not compensated for this review.