Foxnovo FP10 10400mAh Lithium Polymer Ultra-thin External Battery

Screen Shot 2015-03-17 at 4.16.16 PMThe bottom line on the Foxnovo FP10 battery is this: it works. In the past I’ve tried several different reserve power supplies for my gadgets, and I have had mixed results. However, there is no ambiguity about this battery: it’s large, effective, versatile and well designed. It’s one of the larger external battery that I’ve come across in terms of capacity (with impressive 10,400 mAh of charge), and yet it’s much smaller in size than some of its larger near-competitors.

In order to test this battery charger I decided to completely drain my small electronic devices so that I get as clean of an idea of this battery’s efficiency as I can. (As an aside, when you really want to discharge them, the consumer electronics has become really robust in recent year. It took me much longer than I thought it would. I had to blast music from my iPhone for hours and hours …) I discover that I was able to fully charge all of my small electronic devices with plenty of power to spare. Most of them I was able to charge several times, and thanks to dual USB ports, was able to charge up to two devices at once. Full charging usually takes between one to two hours. I’ve tested this battery with iPhone 5S, iPhone 6 plus, Kindle Paperwhite, Mobee Magic Bar, Jabra SPORT Bluetooth Stereo Headset, and the first generation iPad (32GB, Wifi + 3G). Oftentimes I was able to fully charge four or five devices with just one fully charged Foxnovo FP10 battery. I was also able to charge my iPad to completely, and even charge it to almost half its capacity the second time around. If there was an easy way of connecting this battery to an ultrabook I would not be surprised if it would be possible to charge it to a decent amount as well.

The battery comes with a quad-head USB cable: micro USB, Micro USB 3.0, lightning, and 30-pin. Between these four cable heads you can charge almost any portable electronic device that’s available out there, and you can also use it to charge the battery itself.

I think this would have been a much more effective product if it had two additions that some of its competitors already incorporate into their batteries/power banks: incorporated wall-outlet prongs for easy charging, and a permanently attached retractable micro USB cable. These two additions would make this battery stand out in the already very crowded field of external batteries/chargers.

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Bojan Tunguz

Bojan Tunguz was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which he and his family fled during the civil war for the neighboring Croatia. Over the past two decades he has studied, lived and worked in the United States. He is a theoretical physicist with degrees from Stanford and University of Illinois. Tunguz has taught physics at several prominent liberal arts colleges and has been writing about physics, science and technology for more than a decade. He also has a wide spectrum of interests, and reads and writes about current events, society, culture, religion and politics. Over the years he has reviewed many of the books that he has read, and posted his reviews on various online outlets. In 2011 he had become a top 10 reviewer on, where he continues to be very active. Aside from reading and writing, Tunguz enjoys traveling, digital photography, hiking, and fitness. He resides with his wife in Indiana. You can follow my review updates on the following pages as well: Facebook: Twitter: Google+:

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