FYI Xiaomi Power banks & Banggood.

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FYI Xiaomi Power banks & Banggood.

Purchased a 10000mah Xiaomi power bank from Banggood yesterday. Went to Xiaomi’s website and fond out they are not selling a 10000mah. Asked Xiaomi’s customer service department about the model at Banggood. According to Xiaomi Banggood is not authorized to sell to Xiaomi products yet, and Xiaomi does not have a 10000mah power bank for sale anywhere. The models for sale at Xiaomi are Essential 10400mah, Super-sized 16000mah, and slim 5000mah power banks. These are the only true Xiaomi power banks according to Xiaomi. The Super-sized 16000mah power bank is listed on Xiaomi’s site but not currently for sale.

So, I think I really do have a genuine Xiaomi power bank purchased from Banggood. It is just not officially supposed to be sold to Americans yet.

Update-07-07-2015-My power bank is real. I checked it twice.

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I was also confused by this item when I saw it on a Gearbest post on CPF. They also sell it (10 cents cheaper than BG) Wink , but I couldn’t find the thing on Xiaomi’s site. I was interested how they get 10000mAh output. For the 10400, it’s simply 4× 2600mAh cells.

I’d be surprised if Xiaomi didn’t make the things, but it is odd that they don’t show them on their own site.

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264 wrote:
Purchased a 10000mah Xiaomi power bank from Banggood yesterday. Went to Xiaomi’s website and fond out they are not selling a 10000mah. Asked Xiaomi’s customer service department about the model at Banggood. According to Xiaomi Banggood is not authorized to sell to Xiaomi products yet and Xiaomi does not have a 10000mah power bank for sale anywhere. The models for sale at Xiaomi are Essential 10400mah, Super-sized 16000mah, and slim 5000mah power banks. These are the only true Xiaomi power banks according to Xiaomi. The Super-sized 16000mah power bank is listed on Xiaomi’s site but not currently for sale.

Have you tried validating the code on the box on Xiaomi’s site? I got a 10400 from BG and it’s legit.

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Check this out

http://www.yugatech.com/toys-gadgets/xiaomi-outs-new-10000mah-mi-power-b...

 

This is actually a counter to asus zenpower which uses

3x18650 compared to xiaomi's old 4x18650 design. 

The 10400 mah model will soon be phased out and

Replaced by this model. If you have doubts, open and

Check the cells if lg, samsung

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maybe it's a printing error.  Laughing

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Well, as far as I know Xiaomi doesnt have any official online resellers

Just checked one of my 10000mAh from Gearbest:

I dont say its genuine, but it sure looks real compared to pics of fake ones on the net

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Ormbett wrote:
Well, as far as I know Xiaomi doesnt have any official online resellers

Just checked one of my 10000mAh from Gearbest:

I dont say its genuine, but it sure looks real compared to pics of fake ones on the net


That picture is the confirmation that it is genuine. Kinda counterintuitive I know.

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Yep, but what I meant is that there is always a tiny possibility that fakers have cracked the algorithm for caclculating genuine codes

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So you’re saying the fakers cracked Xiaomi’s serial number generator and printed their own fake scratch&see numbers on boxes. It isn’t impossible but we’re talking about relatively cheap products. All this without Xiaomi ever realising that their legit serials are getting used on something they never made.

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Have not received the power bank yet. Asked Xiaomi if it was a actual Xiaomi product and they said “no”.

Went to Xiaomi’s Chinese website and sure enough they have the 10000mah power bank for sale. So, maybe Banggood just does not have official approval to sell the new model power bank. Not trying to start a argument with Banggood. So in all likely hood I do have a genuine Xiaomi Power Bank being sent to me from Banggood.

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Have not received the power bank yet. Asked Xiaomi if it was a actual Xiaomi product and they said “no”.

Maybe it is just released for the domestic market and they want to sell out the old ones before introducing the new one. I am just speculating, offcourse Smile

either that or you just talking to the wrong person at Xiaomi :bigsmile:

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So you’re saying the fakers cracked Xiaomi’s serial number generator and printed their own fake scratch&see numbers on boxes. It isn’t impossible but we’re talking about relatively cheap products. All this without Xiaomi ever realising that their legit serials are getting used on something they never made.

No, that was not what I said Wink I am pretty convinced that it is genuine.

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They're selling the 10000mAh on Chinese version website.  It use 3*Sanyo NCR18650BF,tipical 3350mAh.

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So the 10000 is out time to start worrying about the one sold by BG and the one on Gearbest being fake not the real deal Smile

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Open it up. Bet you will find IMR 2500mah batteries inside

It's the simple things that we take for granted that cost us the most

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That would be uncool Sad

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FYI (for US): Newegg Flash has the best prices I’ve seen on Xiaomi 10400mAh and 16000mAh. Free Shipping (8-15 days)

10400mAh for $15.99 – http://flash.newegg.com/Product/9SIA3EX2YU3270
16000mAh for $18.99 – http://flash.newegg.com/Product/9SIA3EX2YU3271

ZERO affiliation with Newegg, have been looking at a 16000 for awhile and Newegg Flash came up in google. Sale ends tomorrow (06.27.15)

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shimey wrote:
FYI (for US): Newegg Flash has the best prices I’ve seen on Xiaomi 10400mAh and 16000mAh. Free Shipping (8-15 days)

10400mAh for $15.99 – http://flash.newegg.com/Product/9SIA3EX2YU3270
16000mAh for $18.99 – http://flash.newegg.com/Product/9SIA3EX2YU3271

ZERO affiliation with Newegg, have been looking at a 16000 for awhile and Newegg Flash came up in google. Sale ends tomorrow (06.27.15)

I noticed this reminder at the bottom of the sales ad:

*_Warm reminder:

1.This item is an export product , it is without original number or security code

2.The user manual is in English, not in Chinese , as it is an export product

3. Before using it , please make it fully charged

4. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us before ordering it, we will try our best to help you . _*

Does item number one mean it may be a fake product??

Richie

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Yikes – I assume New Egg would be legit, as the “Google Trusted Store” popped up during check out.

Hope this isn’t a case of failure in not reading the fine print.

I ordered a 16000. I’ll update here once I get it…

SORRY FOR THE THREAD-JACKING

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Damn, I just bought another one of those 1000mAh. They are too cheap to resist. Smile Now I have to figure out what to do with them.

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Damn, I just bought another one of those 1000mAh. They are too cheap to resist. Smile Now I have to figure out what to do with them.

My wife and I are heavy into these portable power banks. We’ve been replacing our aging NewTrent versions with the Jackery Giant+ and a few others.

I decided to check this 10,000 mAh power bank out myself. Just purchased two (2) of them from Banggood for $12.99 each. I’ll be sure to open up what I get and post photos some weeks from now.

Richie

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I decided to check this 10,000 mAh power bank out myself. Just purchased two (2) of them from Banggood for $12.99 each. I’ll be sure to open up what I get and post photos some weeks from now.

Before the day was over I had also ordered the 5000mAh Big Smile

Pic of one of my 10000mAh (from Gearbest)

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Richie086 wrote:
I decided to check this 10,000 mAh power bank out myself. Just purchased two (2) of them from Banggood for $12.99 each. I’ll be sure to open up what I get and post photos some weeks from now.

Before the day was over I had also ordered the 5000mAh Big Smile

Pic of one of my 10000mAh (from Gearbest)

Looking forward to your impressions of it once you charge and start to use it. Thank you.

Richie

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Update on my order from NeweggFlash.

FAKE! Terribly, unforgivably FAKE. Wrong packaging, wrong logos, wrong printing, wrong cable.

USB ports (in and out) are loose. Something is rattling inside.

Not just a bad copy. Potentially dangerous.

Terrible. I’m glad the flash sale is over. I’m sorry I even posted the link in the first place.

Have contacted Newegg. Failing that, I’ll contact Google Trusted Stores. Failing that, I’ll try a Paypal dispute.

I’m hoping they just issue a refund. If so, I’ll tear it apart and post pics. Maybe in a separate thread.

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shimey wrote:
Update on my order from NeweggFlash.

FAKE! Terribly, unforgivably FAKE. Wrong packaging, wrong logos, wrong printing, wrong cable.

USB ports (in and out) are loose. Something is rattling inside.

Not just a bad copy. Potentially dangerous.

Terrible. I’m glad the flash sale is over. I’m sorry I even posted the link in the first place.

Have contacted Newegg. Failing that, I’ll contact Google Trusted Stores. Failing that, I’ll try a Paypal dispute.

I’m hoping they just issue a refund. If so, I’ll tear it apart and post pics. Maybe in a separate thread.

Shimey, sorry to hears this. Please keep us posted on the outcome. And if they do let you keep it after a full refund, I“m sure we’d all like to see what’s inside it. We’ll see if what I ordered from Banggood is as bad.

Richie

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noticed someone over at Gearbest in a review did open the charger, his text is in russian but pic is universal Smile http://www.gearbest.com/mobile-power-bank/pp_187685/review.html?page=3

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Lol, funny that the untrusted store has the real deal and the trusted store has the fakes

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I got two of the 10000mAh ones in the mail today. One from Banggood and one from Gearbest.
Both are genuine according to the Xiaomi website. Smile

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