REVIEW – For a year or so I had the joy of a Rift S VR device, but when I moved I had to give it back to its rightful owner. When I bought my own I decided to get the Oculus Quest 2 which allows for a completely wireless VR experience. This came with a roughly 2.5 hour battery life which I have drained in an entire session before. In comes the NENOTOH Mini Power Bank to add extra juice for a longer playtime between charges.
What is it?
The Nenotoh Mini Power Bank is a power bank designed to keep you playing your Oculus VR headset for longer.
- 3300 mAh capacity
- 1.5 hr battery life for Oculus
- USB-C charging and output
What’s in the box?
- NENOTOH Mini Power Bank
- 90 degree adapter
- USB-C charging cable
Design and features
This is one of the simplest, straightforward battery packs that I’ve used that just works. I pulled the NENOTOH Mini Power Bank from the box, checked out the adapter, and plugged it in to charge using the included USB-C charging cable. While charging, one indicator light turned an amber color that blinked until it was finished.
Not long after, the indicator light turned a solid amber color and it was ready to go. I tried both with and without the adapter and settled on just using it without. I have the Oculus Quest 2, so the adapter might be for other varieties. It plugs in easily and sits there without issue. When charging a device, the indicator light turns blue until the battery is nearly depleted. The light then starts blinking blue to let you know it is about to run out.
While I don’t play games that require me to do crazy acrobatics, playing Beat Saber and baseball, the two most movement-oriented games I have, worked flawlessly. It didn’t fall out and was still firmly attached when I was finished.
Usually, my Quest 2 VR headset will give me around 2.5 hours of game play before I have to charge it. With the NENOTOH Mini Power Bank, I noticed it gave roughly 1.5 hours more. This is on par with what was advertised which is impressive since I feel many battery packs do not hold up to their advertised rate.
In a pickle, you could use the battery pack for charging USB-C devices. I used this with my Nintendo Switch since it uses USB-C, and it did charge the Switch, draining it quickly. It charged 12% in roughly 30 minutes and was completely drained after charging the Switch up 20%. While it is advertised for the Oculus, it seems to work on other USB-C devices as well.
What I like
- Easy to plug in and go.
- Charges quickly.
- Easy on the pocketbook.
What needs to be improved
- No way to really tell how much charge is left in the battery.
Overall, the NENOTOH Mini Power Bank was a great charger for the small price tag. It sat well on the Quest 2, charged it quickly and gave the advertised 1.5 hours of extra play time. The only thing I would add is just a little ability to see how much charge is left. Other than that, I would recommend this product for improving your wireless VR experience.
Where to buy: Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided by NENOTOH.