I test power banks of all shapes and sizes and the one that never leaves my bag is heavily discounted

Baseus Blade 2
(Image credit: Jennifer Young - Windows Central)

You might think it's hard to get excited about a power bank, and you'd be right. As someone who reviews PC and gaming accessories day in and day out, it takes something really extraordinary to raise my eyebrows, and I certainly did when I first tried the Baseus Blade 2 65W power bank. A super slim, super lightweight power bank for laptops, handheld gaming, and smartphones that is so skinny I barely know it's in my bag. It would normally set you back $100, but for a limited time it's 30% off at a few outlets, taking this nifty device down to only $69.99. Nice.

Baseus Blade 2 Ultra Slim Power Bank | $99.99now $69.99 at Walmart

Baseus Blade 2 Ultra Slim Power Bank | <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FBaseus-Blade2-12000mAh-65W-Fast-Charging-Power-Bank-Portable-Laptop-Charger-Battery-Pack-with-Digital-Display-Mariana-Blue%2F5189276107" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"">was $99.99 now $69.99 at Walmart

The power bank that's as sleek as it is powerful, at only 7.3mm thick it will slide into your device rotation as easily as it slides into your bag. Perfect for laptops, handhelds like Steam Deck and mobile charging on the go. Comes in Blue, Silver and Coral. To get this price at Amazon see the alternative deal below.

✅Great for: Charging handheld gaming devices like the Steam Deck that need 65w delivery, and topping up your laptop on the go

❌Not for: Charging laptops multiple times, as capacity is only 12,000mAh

👀Price Check: <a href="https://target.georiot.com/Proxy.ashx?tsid=8428&GR_URL=https%3A%2F%2Famazon.com%2Fdp%2FB0CQT9XLH3%3Ftag%3Dhawk-future-20%26ascsubtag%3Dhawk-custom-tracking-20" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">$99.99 at Amazon but you can bring the price down to $69.99 using code 30OFFBLADE at checkout

Slim, sleek and stylish

My workspace changes on a daily basis depending on where my children are and where I can get some quiet, even packing up my things and heading to my Mum's for peace. Juggling a myriad of wires, my trusty Steam Deck, and an assortment of gadgets for testing means that every ounce of space and ounce of weight in my bag counts. As soon as I saw the Baseus Blade 2, I knew it would be perfect and fit into any of my bag's gazillion pockets with ease. It was quite a bit wider than I anticipated when unboxing it, but oh SO slim. In fact, it's as slim as my mobile phone at a ridiculous 7.3mm. Slipping it into my bag is like slipping in a notebook; it's ridiculously handy for traveling, and the softcover it packs into doubles as a screen wipe. I recently took it on a flight, too, where bags are thoroughly weight-checked, and usually, I'm sweating with the potential combination of my laptop, Steam Deck, and power brick, but I knew the Baseus Blade 2 wouldn't really add any considerable weight or bulk with its measly 1.3 pounds.

Of all the power banks I have, this is the one I grab because of its noticeable lack of bulk. It's also the one my teenager always wants to borrow. In fact, I'm considering just using this deal myself to grab the Coral variant and being a generous god and letting him have the original.

The Baseus Blade 2 has 2 input and output USB-C ports, delivering 65W of power to your devices, and an LCD screen to keep you up to date on how much juice is left and what wattage it's currently using. For more insight, you can download the Baseus app, which connects instantly and even lets you change the text on the LCD screen when the device is asleep. Being only 12000mAh does mean it will only charge my laptop once rather than multiple times, so it's really just a top-up device for on the move rather than something I would use for longer periods like a camping trip, but if you are looking for a higher capacity, and potentially more hefty power bank then check out our list of the best laptop power banks for other options.

What you're paying for with the Baseus Blade 2 is something incredibly sleek and lightweight to complement your devices. I would usually hesitate to recommend something so pricey at $99, but for $69, it's a total steal (and like me, your whole family will want to steal it).

Jennifer Young

Jen is a News Writer for Windows Central, focused on all things gaming and Microsoft. Anything slaying monsters with magical weapons will get a thumbs up such as Dark Souls, Dragon Age, Diablo, and Monster Hunter. When not playing games, she'll be watching a horror or trash reality TV show, she hasn't decided which of those categories the Kardashians fit into. You can follow Jen on Twitter @Jenbox360 for more Diablo fangirling and general moaning about British weather. 

  • DaveDansey
    I do get excited by new power bank announcements (although maybe shouldn't admit that!).

    One category for me is "lightweight hiking" - a power bank light enough to be carried alongside all other kit required for a few day hike, whilst packing enough power to keep camera and gimble charged. Also needs to be charged as quickly as possible on longer hikes (for top ups at pubs etc).

    I saw "super lightweight" mentioned for the Baseus Blade 2 along with 65w and you had my attention.

    However, I then saw "measly 1.3 pounds"... measly!! that's 544g. I think there's a mistake there, as on their own website it lists a more reasonable 339g (0.75lb).

    Unfortunately this doesn't beat my current favourite and go-to for the past 3 years, the "Huawei 12000 Supercharge 66w". It's going to take some beating as it charges in under 2hrs, is small, sleek and only 235g (I weighed mine at 231). Quite pricey and I've only found on eBay in the UK - I am considering buying another though as I'm concerned mine will die before a better replacement is available. I doubt weight could be bettered, but one with a more consistent shorter charging curve would be nice.

    My favourite daily go-to is already on your list, the "Anker 737" - love this power bank. Also glad I researched and got that model instead of the newer variant (despite the newer one packing a bit more power and having higher output, I feel the optional charging base is rather gimmicky and no need for the full-face glossy fingerprint laden front - the 737 is far neater).

    The "Baseus Blade 2" main selling point appears to be the slim form factor, and I do love a power bank with a screen. I am therefore tempted as it could compliment the 737 as a lighter daily go-to especially for day travel.

    I want to love the "Anker 548" but decided against it due to some unfortunate shortcomings (slow charge speed and output wattage limitations when using multiple ports). I thought it also used LifePo4 cells but looking on their site now, no mention. This has the potential to be an awesome, easy carry "mini power station" for situations where you need a bit more juice than an average power bank but don't want to lug a bigger power station such as...

    My "UGreen PowerRoam 1200w". It's simply awesome, I can't fault it - perfect camping companion. Also great for taking to my mates "mead hall" (which doesn't have power) - it can run a laptop and projector perfectly for hours. If only I could justify the PowerRoam 2200 as well - maybe one day :)
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