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APC Black 10000 mAh Mobile Power Pack M10BK
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs APC M10BK 01/07/2015

This review is from: APC Black 10000 mAh Mobile Power Pack M10BK

Pros: It is very easy to setup and use.

Cons: Would have been nice to see a 2 year warranty at least.
Color coded output for the tablet side would be ideal. When testing the unit I ended up plugging my tablet into the phone side.
I am not a huge fan of the battery indicator. I would rather it have a display with battery percentage left instead of the four indicator lights it features now.
A wall charger would be ideal to include.
The cord the unit comes with is very short at roughly 12 inches in length.

Other Thoughts: A single tablet charge or four smartphone charges is definitely accurate but in the end this will depend on the devices you charge.
My phone took two and a half hours to charge. My tablet took roughly four and a half hours to charge when in the 1A output and around three hours in the 2.4A output. Impressive charger to say the least and while I have a few of the small lipstick style chargers but I will definitely consider replacing them with a higher capacity unit like the APC M10 in the future. Living in a hurricane prone state, having power outages ranging from hours to days, access to those handheld devices is always a comfort. One complaint I have is, when I went to charge my phone it did not start to charge. I do not know if it is just a problem with my phone or the unit. I had to unplug and replug the cable and then my phone charged with no problem. But it is something to keep in mind as I waited two hours to check the battery status only to find it at zero percent.

Overall this APC M10 unit is not bad. However I would sooner purchase two or three cheaper units with the same capacity for the price of a single APC M10. A 1 year warranty does not move me in the least. It lacks a wall charger and it comes with a very short cord to boot. I do not see this as being a $60 device in the slightest.

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge Quad-Core 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W BX80623I52500K Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Flawless.

Cons: Too Flawless!

Other Thoughts: I have been running my trusty 2500K for three years now with no signs of slowing down. I had upgraded from an E8400 and to me this is the E8400 just made even better.

When I did my 2500K build I constructed it with the thought that I will more than likely be using this computer for at least 5-6 years before looking at an upgrade and so far I have been right on track. Outside of upgrading other peripherals I see no need to upgrade to the latest and greatest anytime soon.

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Callisto Dual-Core 3.2GHz Socket AM3 80W HDZ555WFGMBOX Desktop Processor - C3 Revision
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Decent dual core cpu even in 2014.

Cons: Not a hard con but the unlocked cores were unstable on mine. Such is life of the silicon lottery.

Is not good for streaming on Twitch.

Other Thoughts: Has no problem with gaming in 2014. Even Heroes of the Storm runs great. Unfortunately it isn't a good cpu for streaming on Twitch. The stream is very choppy and fiddling with settings made no difference. Unlocking the cpu made my stream very smooth for about 10 minutes until my computer rebooted.

This is still a great cpu.


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Display Name: Margaret B.

Date Joined: 05/08/04

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  • First Review: 03/29/07
  • Last Review: 01/07/15
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