Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M13.0 / 5
The Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M1 offers a unique design with multiple ports to charge more than one device at a time — but at a too-high price tag.
High-powered portable chargers usually follow the same color scheme of black and grey in their designs with no other unique styles. However, the Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M1 turns the tables on traditional fast-charging power banks by offering a simplistic design in beautiful colors and powerful performance.
While the Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M1 is well-designed, its retail price, compared to its functionality, may be less attractive to many potential buyers.
Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M1 design
The Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M1 is constructed from a flame-retardant polycarbonate (PC) that makes the power bank smooth to the touch and crystalized to the eyes.
Measuring 130x66x18mm, the Power Bank M1 is 35% smaller than an iPhone 14 Pro Max and weighs only 220 grams.
On the front is a 1x.5 inch LED screen that displays the current battery percentage, and it is set behind a transparent plastic that gives a peak into the placement of the internal components of the battery pack. This unique design provides the Power with Bank M1 with a retro feel.
On the left is a power button to turn the charging pack on and off. While a power toggle can be inconvenient, it prevents the battery from inadvertently discharging when not in use.
The power bank's USB-A and USB-C ports are on the top. Both ports can output power, but the Power Bank M1 charges only through the USB-C port.
With all of this, the Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M1 complies with airline standards.
Charging the Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M1
Inside is a 10,000 mAh battery that can charge any device at speeds of up to 30 watts. Charge protection is included, incorporating NTC — Negative Temperature Coefficient — temperature protection.
NTC thermistors are resistors with a negative temperature coefficient, which means that the resistance decreases when the temperature increases. The primary job of these is to be used as resistive temperature sensors and current-limiting devices.
You can charge the Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M1 through the USB-C port on the top, which charges up to 30 watts max. A USB-C to USB-C cord is included in the box to charge other devices and the portable charger itself.
When charging up the power bank, the LED screen will blink the digital number inside to indicate it is actively charging while continuing to go up with each percentage added.
Charging other devices with the Power Bank M1
Charging other devices is straightforward; you choose the port you want to charge from and then connect your device. Both the USB-A and UBC-C export out power, but at different rates.
The USB-C port charges up to 30 watts, and the USB-A ports charge up to 22.5 watts. If you use both ports to charge two devices simultaneously, each port will only output up to 15 watts of power.
During our tests — where we used an iPhone 14 Pro Max — the battery started at 47%. After 30 minutes of being plugged into the power bank, the iPhone was charged 81%, and after 1.5 hours, the iPhone hit 100%.
Just like when charging the Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M1, the digital numbers will blink while decreasing in percentage due to the battery in the power bank going toward your device.
With the Power Bank M1 being able to charge up to 30 watts, it does offer fast charging through the USB-C port.
The Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M1 is a charging bank that is smooth and easy to understand when charging your devices. Moreover, it is beautiful to hold and look at while using it.
When first opening the packing for the Power Bank M1, it was a little sticky when first touching it, but after using it for a while, the exterior became smooth and non-sticky to the touch.
Getting a glimpse inside the power bank is an interesting design choice, and the tiny LED screen in the middle of it is big enough to see how much juice is left inside the battery at a glance.
Regarding the question of whether the Power Bank M1 is worth buying, for the price tag attached to it, it may not be for many people. While the charging speeds were decent — due to the iPhone limiting the rate to expand the battery's longevity — other battery packs can perform the same at a lower price point.
At the same battery capacity but at half the price, the Poweradd Pro Portable Charger is a good alternative to the Power Bank M1.
The size and charging expectations were all met, but the thought of how often this power bank will be used is still up in the air. The worry of the exterior being ruined after being thrown in a bag is slight, but it feels like the Power Bank M1 will be used more for aesthetic purposes than charging purposes.
The design, color, and feeling of the Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M1 are all around lovely, and seeing how much battery is left inside the battery in real-time is a great addition, but what is completely offered may not match the price you have to pay.
If you love the retro design and popping color the Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M1 offers, you should consider looking at it. Still, if you are just looking for a good battery pack that can charge more than one device at a time, you can easily find others at a cheaper price.
Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M1 - Pros
- Beautiful and simplistic design
- USB-C input and output charging
- Readable battery percentage screen
- Unique interior design
- Fast charging
- Compact size
Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M1 - Cons
- High price
- Only two charging ports
Rating: 3 out of 5
Where to purchase the Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M1
You can purchase the Acefast Fast Charge Power Bank M1 from their website for $45. It comes in cherry blossom, mica grey, mountain mist, and purple alfalfa.