Ugreen Foldable Kickstand Battery review: Large hybrid battery

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in General Discussion edited December 2023

The Ugreen Foldable Kickstand Battery is a hefty MagSafe and 3-in-1 charger that blends 10,000 mAh power, quick MagSafe charging, and versatile USB options for on-the-go convenience.




With StandBy mode as a new feature and the convenience of having no wires in your pocket, MagSafe chargers are catching on for daily carries.

This one combines the utility of the MagSafe with the adaptability of a general USB battery since the USB-C and USB-A ports can charge another device.

With 10,000 mAh, much power is packed into this pocket-sized battery. The 15W wireless charging gets your AirPods and iPhone up to capacity, and the 22.5W USB-A and 20W USB-C outputs can charge your device of choice.

Ugreen Foldable Kickstand Battery - USB-A and USB-C ports, and battery status bar
Ugreen Foldable Kickstand Battery - USB-A and USB-C ports, and battery status bar



The USB-C port also serves as an input and supports passthrough charging.

Ugreen Foldable Kickstand Battery - Charging & Use



The MagSafe battery charges from 0-80% in around an hour and a half, the time from 5-30%, 30-50%, and 50-80% taking thirty minutes each, respectively.

As with similar types of battery, the most efficient use of the Ugreen battery is for charging multiple devices. However, if you're on the go, it still does a good job charging your phone over time.

The battery can charge an iPhone 14 Pro around two times, which makes it great for lending to a friend or keeping your other devices topped off.

Ugreen Foldable Kickstand Battery - StandBy mode
Ugreen Foldable Kickstand Battery - StandBy mode



The Ugreen kickstand battery doesn't seem to suffer from any overheating issues despite having so many milliamp hours packed into a small space.

What it does suffer from is the fact that it has difficulty holding your iPhone in landscape position if you have a case. The edge of the camera bump overlaps with the battery, making it a balancing act to use StandBy.

Ugreen Foldable Kickstand Battery - It's tricky to balance landscape mode
Ugreen Foldable Kickstand Battery - It's tricky to balance landscape mode



However, the kickstand works for landscape if you lay it on its side.

Because the battery is 0.75 inches thick, it could make it difficult to fit into smaller pant pockets, which is a consideration before committing to daily use. As a battery with a kickstand, it's best to use it on your work surface of choice or bedstand.

It is light on its own at 8 ounces, but it might be a noticeably heavier carry when attached to your iPhone.

Ugreen Foldable Kickstand Battery - Standing on its own
Ugreen Foldable Kickstand Battery - Standing on its own

Ugreen Foldable Kickstand Battery - Battery bank and MagSafe hybrid



It makes sense to put a kickstand on a larger battery to make the most of the features, but the overwhelming bulk of the battery makes it awkward to use as anything but a kickstand.

Still, this is a decent MagSafe charger for traveling, overnight use, and charging on your desk.

Ugreen Foldable Kickstand Battery - Pros

  • Large capacity at 10000 mAh

  • Versatile with 3-in-1 charging

  • Decent charging speed

Ugreen Foldable Kickstand Battery - Cons

  • Bulky size is not always pocket-friendly

  • Limited landscape use

Rating: 3 out of 5

Where to buy the Ugreen Foldable Kickstand Battery



The Ugreen Foldable Kickstand Battery is available on the Ugreen store and Amazon for $69.99.

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Comments

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    M68000M68000 Posts: 702member
    This looks nice.  I would not recommend having batteries like this in your pocket so the bulk that the author mentions is no issue to me.  It would be terrible if a battery exploded in somebody’s pocket.  Why even take that risk, should not be in pockets.  
    edited December 2023 watto_cobra
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