Play harder for longer with the help of a powerful rechargeable battery pack.
- High capacity 10,000 mAh rechargeable power pack
- Built-in kickstand
- Locks console securely into place
- Easy access to all console buttons
- LED power indicators
- Additional USB charging port
- Charging cable included
- Also charges via a Nintendo Switch AC adapter
Lightweight for use on the go, the battery locks securely into place and allows easy access to all console buttons.
Venom 10,000mAh Power Bank Review £29.99
Overall - 88%
This is a product review for the Venom Power Pack for the Nintendo Switch which has a capacity of 10,000 mAh.
The packaging is simple but eye-catching. The unit comes in a plastic tray within the box to minimise the risk of damage from movement. In the packaging, you receive a power cable as well as the Power Pack.
The Power Pack has built-in kickstands on both sides which makes your switch a lot more stable, but the unit has no slots to allow you to carry extra games.
When you charge your switch battery from completely empty it takes approximately 3 hours when using the cable provided but when using the cable that comes with your switch this can take upto 5 hours and then it gives you approximately 3 hours of play time (depending on the game you are playing, this time is based on playing Mario Odyssey at full volume with wifi turned on and brightness set to auto).
According to Venom’s official video, the Power Pack triples the battery life of the switch, however, we found that a fully charged Power Pack gave the test switch we used 1 full charge and then a further charge to 53% so it is just over 2 ½ times the battery life. These were from fully running down the switch until it switched off before recharging.
The unit has a built-in USB port which allows you to charge external devices such as your phone etc but this will reduce the amount of charge you will get from the unit.
The weight of the Power Pack is 315g, when added to the weight of the switch at 400g (including joycons) it becomes a little weighty. Also for those gamers with larger hands who like to hold the back of the switch screen and not just the joycons during gameplay it may be a little bulky as it doubles the thickness of your switch if you opt to charge while you play.
There is no access to the headphone jack when using the power pack as this is covered by the unit (but after talking with Venom they have assured us that this design flaw has been rectified in their new batch of Power Packs).
Overall we have found the Venom Power Pack to be a portable well-built unit which is easy to use and reasonably priced.
The market has a range of power packs available but the Venom unit offers what we can see to be great value for money as its RRP is just £29.99