New Axie 3-in-1 power bank makes global charging a snap [Review]


Journey Axie charger and power bank with international plugs and travel bag★★★★☆
With Journey's Axie, you can keep your gadgets going all over the world.
Photo: David Snow/Cult of Mac

Journey’s new Axie 10,000mAh Global Charger and Power Bank is a handy, MagSafe-compatible 3-in-1 charging device that comes with three extra plugs and a travel case for use worldwide.

It’s designed for international travel. But it’s a great little charger for use at home, too, as a wall charger or as a power bank you can take on the go to keep your iPhone and two other devices juiced.

Journey Axie 10000mAh Global Charger and Power Bank review

Journey’s new Axie 10000mAh Global Charger and Power Bank is one of those devices that’s worth some oohs and aahs straight out of the box. It’s a nice presentation. The sturdy box has its own little fabric handle. And once you open it, most items are stored in Axie’s handsome travel bag. It will hold what you need for charging gadgets whether you’re headed down the street or around the world.

Inside the fabric bag, I found the Axie charger and power bank with a U.S. plug installed plus a USB-C charging cable in one section of the soft case. And in a little box in the other section there were three international plugs that work throughout most of the world (EU, UK and AU plugs). The case flap attaches magnetically and has no handle on it.

Under the case in the box, a little recession holds a small envelope with the user manual and a magnetic ring you can attach to the back of your iPhone for a very secure fit on the charger’s magnetic platform.

Journey Axie global charger and power bank with travel bag
Axie’s USB-C cable for charging snaps onto the device and you can adjust the length (a little). An iPhone charges right on that circular platform (or via USB-C cable).
Photo: David Snow/Cult of Mac

Simple to use

The U.S. plug comes installed on the Journey Axie charger/power bank. Each of the other three plugs can slide right over it, one at a time. There are EU, UK and AU plugs. Those three styles cover the majority of countries in the world. So you can just tuck Axie and its plugs in your luggage and go.

And one of the cool things about Axie is that is can be used as a wall charger or a power bank. You can plug it straight into a wall outlet (or into an adapter via USB-C cable) and use Axie’s MagSafe compatible platform for a MagSafe iPhone (or another iPhone or smartphone using the magnetic ring that comes in the package) or a QI-enabled device like an AirPods Pro case. And there are two USB-C ports to charge other devices. Three ways to charge gives you options.

So even if you don’t have a wall outlet to use, Axie’s 10000mAh power bank can put out 35 watts of power, including 15W for an iPhone on the platform and the rest via the two available USB-C ports.

Journey Axie inside travel bag
Everything you need fits neatly in the travel bag (with or without that little box for the international plugs).
Photo: David Snow/Cult of Mac

Journey Axie features:

  • 3-in-1 charging for three devices: 20W shared between two USB-C ports plus 15W for MagSafe wireless charging.
  • Global power kit (10000mAh): AC power input, multi-country plugs, 0.7-foot/22cm braided cable, 10000mAh built-in power bank and a travel bag.


  • Capacity: 10000mAh
  • Input: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz, O.8A max; DC PD 35W max
  • Output: PD 30W max as wall-charger; PD 35W max as power bank; 15W wireless charger as power bank)
  • Warranty: 1 year

In the box:

  • Axie charger and power bank
  • EU/UK/AU plugs
  • Braided cable with magnetic clip
  • Travel bag
  • Magnetic ring for iPhone
  • User manual

Bottom line: Journey Axie is a handy gadget

While testing the Journey Axie for this review, I found the global charger and power bank quite handy and useful for charging small gadgets like iPhone and AirPods Pro 2. (You’ll want to charge laptops another way.) I didn’t have an international trip planned, so I couldn’t test its plugs properly in various countries. But those three international plugs look perfectly legitimate and they fit neatly over the U.S. plug on the charger. I recommend Axie as a portable charger, especially for anyone traveling internationally.

Price: $149.99 (but get 20% off with code SAVE20)

Where to buy: Journey

Journey provided Cult of Mac with a review unit for this article. See our reviews policy, and check out other in-depth reviews of Apple-related items.



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