The charger is packaged nicely in a little box that’s a bit more than twice the width of the charger. It includes an Anker micro USB cable and a mesh pouch. The little tab on the paper tray made it easy to pull the whole thing out of the box. Nice touch!
Initial impression of the charger
When I pulled the charger out of the plastic bag, I thought to myself, “Yes! A man version of the lipstick chargers ” The charger has good ergonomics, including a textured surface that grip friendly. It is also the first Anker charger that I’ve seen to have this type of surface. No more worrying about smears and micro scratches.
Charging the charger
The charger came with only 2 LEDs lit (6 LEDS total, so @ 33% charge at time of arrival). I connected the little critter to a USB power meter and I was pleasantly surprised that it was charging at close to 2A. As the charger gets closer to being fully charged, it pulls in less power. With 1 flashing LED left, the power draw is at @0.6A/3.1W.
The charger charges an iPhone 6+ at @1A / @ 5.5W, Note 8 @ 1.6A (drops to @ 1.2A when display is on) and @8W and an iPad Air at @2A.
Suggestions for improvements
Anker should start making their new chargers with USB-Type C input and output support. Another suggestion is instead of 6 LEDS, 10 would be more user friendly. The LED indicator on the PowerCore II 6700 is only slightly smaller than the PowerCore+ 13400.