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Anker PowerCore Metro PD 10,000 mAh Portable Charger WITH 18W USB-C wall charger, USB-C to USB-C Cable $30 (orig. $80) at Best Buy

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Best Buy has the Anker PowerCore Metro PD 10,000 mAh USB-C power bank WITH Wall Charger and USB-C to USB-C cable for $29.99 (originally $79.99).

Features an 18W power delivery USB-C port, PowerIQ-enabled USB-A port, and trickle charging mode for low-power devices.


18W PowerPort PD USB-C wall charger and cable included.
  • 5V/9V @ 3A
  • AC interface - Overload protection for safe, reliable charging.
  • Universal voltage - Supports universal AC 100-240V (50/60Hz) voltage.


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The included charger appears to be a 15 watt single volt 5 volt only PowerPort not a dual volt 27 watt charger claimed by OP.
Not being at least dual volt means the included adapter will not even fast charge an old Samsung as the phone was designed.

OP argues the point claiming his spec is clearly shown. No it isn't, not that I can see.

What I do see is the bundling of an obsolete charger with a claimed steep discount on a super-inflated list price.

I don't care to inject my opinion on what someone else might like with a down-vote but this incorrect information about the charger significantly reduces the value of the deal.



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Again, reading and comprehension is critical. The name of the model in the deal you linked specifically states "SLIM". This model is the "METRO PD". Your deal was for a significantly inferior model, for $10 less and WITHOUT the 18W PD wall adapter or USB-C to USB-C cable.

An 18W PD charger can only charge a phone? Interesting. Fact check that.

A quick look clearly shows it's a compact charger and it's easily identifiable as being 5V/9V @ 3A. Please show me a deal that has a comparable wall adapter and cable for $10... or even $15. You wont, because you can't.

Stop trying to be right and focus on being accurate. Peace
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EDIT: Two completely different models with the same name. OP's does have PD and you get a charger of some sort with a cable although not the GaN compact charger most would want.

Strongly suggest checking and comparing the specifications to other models. Compare to requirements of your phone first.

EDIT: Can not verify OP's claim about the the charger being 27 watt dual volts.
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Of interest mainly for it's slim form factor but certainly not for it's performance. Slow charging.

No offence intended to OP. Posting deals with good intent should not be discouraged but prospective buyers will do well to pay attention and ignore steep discounts off of grossly inflated list pricing.

On the issue of discouraging posters it is bad SD etiquette imo to down vote and walk with no explanation. Down voting good deals is happening too often. People lead vastly different lives using many kinds of devices . Your idea that every bank must check off every line on a personal list of features or you down vote it is unfair to folks who are just learning about banks and how to select them.

The person you discourage from taking a closer look at the deal might well end up paying too much elsewhere or actually buy a "not a good product" .

"Not a good price" bad etiquette to down vote with out a link to a better deal.

"Not a good product" better explain why. If you do not have personal experience with the specific model offered in a deal or if there is any chance that you do not know all there is to know about charging and power banks then don't vote and speak up in the thread instead.

"other" also known as "hostiles" and "natives" in the tv series LOST. Thanks for letting us know you are alive and kicking
It's amazing the lack of reading ability and comprehension people have on SD.

Your link to the woot deal was for the portable charger ONLY. As indicated in the title AND description, my post includes the 18W PD wall charger AND USB-C to USB-C charging cable.

Please show me a link to a reliable source where you can purchase those two accessories for $10 or less.

Thanks, "PRO". 🤣
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It's amazing the lack of reading ability and comprehension people have on SD.

Your link to the woot deal was for the portable charger ONLY. As indicated in the title AND description, my post includes the 18W PD wall charger AND USB-C to USB-C charging cable.

Please show me a link to a reliable source where you can purchase those two accessories for $10 or less.

Thanks, "PRO". 🤣
Yep, Your post is for a completely different model with the same model name.
Powerbankguide has this to say about Anker's name games and marketing ploys:
https://www.powerbankguide.com/an...s-to-know/

Prices have been dropping in step with reduced demand for mobility items. But buyers should be aware that along with better deals there is a ploy to mix in not great deals with huge "discounts" off of a ridiculously inflated list price.

Knowing the specs is essential if any comparison is to be made. If they are even available. None on the Best Buy page. 5V-9V? Or something else?

I typically post model number prominent in the post, Specs for recharge time, voltage and amperage ranges for both input and output, dimensions, weight, number of ports and whether or not Qualcomm QC is available.

Not everyone has the same devices or needs. Value has to be in the eye of the buyer. People like Anker designs. If performance is lacking or the recharge time is abysmal who's to judge?

18 watt wall charger makes it a deal? O.K. what model number what specs.? Voltage? Compact GaN or a dinosaur? Does not add any value to me whatsoever but who am I to judge?

Off hand, in the current market, $10-$15 seems slick to me for a brand name 18 watt phone charger. I don't see how paying more for a battery which can only charge phones makes any sense. Just my opinion.
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Yep, Your post is for a completely different model with the same model name.
Powerbankguide has this to say about Anker's name games and marketing ploys:
https://www.powerbankguide.com/an...s-to-know/

Prices have been dropping in step with reduced demand for mobility items. But buyers should be aware that along with better deals there is a ploy to mix in not great deals with huge "discounts" off of a ridiculously inflated list price.

Knowing the specs is essential if any comparison is to be made. If they are even available. None on the Best Buy page. 5V-9V? Or something else?

I typically post model number prominent in the post, Specs for recharge time, voltage and amperage ranges for both input and output, dimensions, weight, number of ports and whether or not Qualcomm QC is available.

Not everyone has the same devices or needs. Value has to be in the eye of the buyer. People like Anker designs. If performance is lacking or the recharge time is abysmal who's to judge?

18 watt wall charger makes it a deal? O.K. what model number what specs.? Voltage? Compact GaN or a dinosaur? Does not add any value to me whatsoever but who am I to judge?

Off hand, in the current market, $10-$15 seems slick to me for a brand name 18 watt phone charger. I don't see how paying more for a battery which can only charge phones makes any sense. Just my opinion.
Again, reading and comprehension is critical. The name of the model in the deal you linked specifically states "SLIM". This model is the "METRO PD". Your deal was for a significantly inferior model, for $10 less and WITHOUT the 18W PD wall adapter or USB-C to USB-C cable.

An 18W PD charger can only charge a phone? Interesting. Fact check that.

A quick look clearly shows it's a compact charger and it's easily identifiable as being 5V/9V @ 3A. Please show me a deal that has a comparable wall adapter and cable for $10... or even $15. You wont, because you can't.

Stop trying to be right and focus on being accurate. Peace
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I up- voted your deal and corrected my post. I'm happy to delete anything to clean up your thread including this.

The extra large font with bold makes the essential information disappear for me. Would you consider posting essential details directly under the link as the first thing in your post?

Many like this or a similar format:

Model: B1239H12-1 ( name isn't enough especially with Anker )
specifications
dimensions: *x*x* weight
PD Input: 5V/3A
PD Output: 5V/3A
Type A Output: Power IQ volts amps unknown, no QC
Bonus: Includes adapter with cable. adapter # xxxx, specifications unknown

Not having PD does not mean "inferior model" . Search for "best portable battery bank" and you'll see tech editors recommend models that are not PD. Not everyone needs or wants PD especially in limited 18 watt size.

I understand that you believe the ac adapter adds value. Some will agree others will not. You say it is "compact" but I'm not seeing where it states GaN which replaces the older bulkier adapter
models. If I were to buy this then the first disappointment I would have is learning that the charger can not charge my other C-PD banks at their fastest rate because it does not have 12V PDO ( or does it ?).

What will you use this 18 watt for except old phones?
Samsung and many others are already 25 to 45 watt. For myself I just purchased the 45 watt 74 Whr 20100 # RP-PB159 $35 deal, ( 3-1/2 hr 30 watt refill speed ) ,and,

ELECjet PowerPie 20000 PPS $42 deal which charges Note 10+ and newer models at 45 watt speed with PPS protocol. It refills in only 2-1/2 hours at a 60 watt speed and comes with a 5 amp 100 watt cable instead of the 2 amp 20 watt cable.

Size, weight form factor are more important to certain users than good specifications so I do not propose that the models I bought are "superior" for everyone.


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Again, reading and comprehension is critical. The name of the model in the deal you linked specifically states "SLIM". This model is the "METRO PD". Your deal was for a significantly inferior model, for $10 less and WITHOUT the 18W PD wall adapter or USB-C to USB-C cable.

An 18W PD charger can only charge a phone? Interesting. Fact check that.

A quick look clearly shows it's a compact charger and it's easily identifiable as being 5V/9V @ 3A. Please show me a deal that has a comparable wall adapter and cable for $10... or even $15. You wont, because you can't.

Stop trying to be right and focus on being accurate. Peace
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The included charger appears to be a 15 watt single volt 5 volt only PowerPort not a dual volt 27 watt charger claimed by OP.
Not being at least dual volt means the included adapter will not even fast charge an old Samsung as the phone was designed.

OP argues the point claiming his spec is clearly shown. No it isn't, not that I can see.

What I do see is the bundling of an obsolete charger with a claimed steep discount on a super-inflated list price.

I don't care to inject my opinion on what someone else might like with a down-vote but this incorrect information about the charger significantly reduces the value of the deal.
If you want to try acting like an all knowing tech guru, you should really try looking up some info first instead of trolling and posting incorrect info on a thread you know nothing about.

Wall adapter: https://www.anker.com/products/va...r/A2019121

Prove me wrong, you can't.
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This is your post. Why don't you show where it says on Best Buy that the charger you are finally getting around to linking is the one that comes with this deal?

There's no rule that says you have to post anything except the link. But look at all the confusion caused by leaving out the model number and specs plus all the work people are forced to do to hunt through poorly written deceptive advertising by Anker and Best Buy just to figure out what is actually offered and if it is truly any kind of deal.

Before citing the claimed huge discount did you first try to find what the trending normal discounted price is? $80 for an 18 watt battery is insane in a regular market. Right now it is doubly insane.

Rather than provide any links to support your views or even a response to the questions raised you tell folks to "go look it up". I'm not an expert or a "guru" and don't need to be to question why an 18 watt battery is selling for this price. What is special about this product that makes it worth so much more than other options?
Does it have more power? How many watt-hour is it?

Does it refill faster or slower than other models?

Your only claim to value is that it comes with a wall charger. Right there you need to provide the model number specs and value of the wall charger.

I posted that it did not look like the small GaN charger that everyone wants and your only reply it "it's obvious that it is the compact one"

If we do nothing more than parrot the claims of the advertisers who are always trying to pull one over then we serve only their bottom line with forum members coming up short.
If you don't want to do the work then post the link, price, no claims and let the fish bite.

It wouldn't be the the first over-priced charger deal on here with poor specs to get 50 up-votes by paid voters.

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If you want to try acting like an all knowing tech guru, you should really try looking up some info first instead of trolling and posting incorrect info on a thread you know nothing about.

Wall adapter: https://www.anker.com/products/va...r/A2019121

Prove me wrong, you can't.
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is this the best deal for pi4 power supply?
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This is your post. Why don't you show where it says on Best Buy that the charger you are finally getting around to linking is the one that comes with this deal?

There's no rule that says you have to post anything except the link. But look at all the confusion caused by leaving out the model number and specs plus all the work people are forced to do to hunt through poorly written deceptive advertising by Anker and Best Buy just to figure out what is actually offered and if it is truly any kind of deal.

Before citing the claimed huge discount did you first try to find what the trending normal discounted price is? $80 for an 18 watt battery is insane in a regular market. Right now it is doubly insane.

Rather than provide any links to support your views or even a response to the questions raised you tell folks to "go look it up". I'm not an expert or a "guru" and don't need to be to question why an 18 watt battery is selling for this price. What is special about this product that makes it worth so much more than other options?
Does it have more power? How many watt-hour is it?

Does it refill faster or slower than other models?

Your only claim to value is that it comes with a wall charger. Right there you need to provide the model number specs and value of the wall charger.

I posted that it did not look like the small GaN charger that everyone wants and your only reply it "it's obvious that it is the compact one"

If we do nothing more than parrot the claims of the advertisers who are always trying to pull one over then we serve only their bottom line with forum members coming up short.
If you don't want to do the work then post the link, price, no claims and let the fish bite.

It wouldn't be the the first over-priced charger deal on here with poor specs to get 50 up-votes by paid voters.
LMAO @ the guy who posted a much more inferior portable charger less than a week ago for $20. No USB-C cable included. No compact USB-C wall adapter included.

You realize the irony in this right?

This is why I post very few "deals" on this site (10 actually) - it's a waste of time because of people like you. Yet I've been a daily user for almost 13 years and benefit from all the deals others post - typically being one of the first buyers within minutes of the best deals in the sites history.

Thanks for reminding me why I shouldn't waste time posting and trying to do the homework for all the lazy trolls like you. Smilie
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is this the best deal for pi4 power supply?
Unfortunately I don't think this is what you're looking for, unless you also need a 10,000 mAh portable USB-C PD charger too. If you just require the USB-C wall adapter and cable, you'd be able to find that product alone for a better price. Check out some info on power supply info for pi4 here: https://www.androidcentral.com/be...berry-pi-4
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Unfortunately I don't think this is what you're looking for, unless you also need a 10,000 mAh portable USB-C PD charger too. If you just require the USB-C wall adapter and cable, you'd be able to find that product alone for a better price. Check out some info on power supply info for pi4 here: https://www.androidcentral.com/be...berry-pi-4
thanks for the link. i was looking for a good reliable charger with cable and yes. will have the extra portable battery charger too.

i wouldnt waste my time on these trollers. thats why i never post any deal even if they were 90% off or free. they will never be happy with the deal unless something like a pricemistake.
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LMAO @ the guy who posted a much more inferior portable charger less than a week ago for $20. No USB-C cable included. No compact USB-C wall adapter included.

You realize the irony in this right?

This is why I post very few "deals" on this site (10 actually) - it's a waste of time because of people like you. Yet I've been a daily user for almost 13 years and benefit from all the deals others post - typically being one of the first buyers within minutes of the best deals in the sites history.

Thanks for reminding me why I shouldn't waste time posting and trying to do the homework for all the lazy trolls like you. Smilie
TY for deal OP. You'll never think so, but surprisingly there's a group of these random elitist, specific semantics folks on SD that just kills the original friendly folks that SD started from.

But I've had similar experiences before posting things and just relegated to not posting any thing these days as you usually just get trolled for trying to help. Makes no sense man.
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