Xiaomi teased an image a few months ago about what we thought was going to be a new power bank or something related but that launch didn’t come….not until today. The company relaunched the Mi Power Bank Pro by adding a few extras and slamming a new price on it.
The new (old) Xiaomi power bank still keeps its 1000mAh capacity, Type-C input port and USB 2.0 output port. What Xiaomi is throwing into the package is a soft protective case and a Micro USB Type-C combo cable that has a Micro USB and USB Type-C connector on end and USB 2.0 at the other end. The power bank now sells for 169 yuan ($25) compared to the 149 yuan ($22) price for the version not having any of these accessories.
The cable will come in handy for those who have devices using USB Type-C ports and still have a device with the micro-USB port, saving them the extra luggage of carrying two separate charging cables.
Looking at it now, the image leaked back then was hinting at a cable and not a new power bank.
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The case is also not a bad addition, considering the body of the power bank is prone to scratches. We don’t know if Xiaomi is going to pull off the other power bank from their online store and replace it with this one or maybe they will sell both side by side. But paying an extra 20 yuan for these accessories does not seem like a bad deal.