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OBERLY vs Magic Bullet 250W Personal Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

OBERLY vs Magic Bullet 250W Personal Blender. Between OBERLY's portability and Magic Bullet's affordability, we highlight which offers better value for money.

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OBERLY Portable Blender

Magic Bullet 250W

OBERLY vs Magic Bullet 250W Personal Blender

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%Usability Magic Bullet 250WOBERLY Portable Ble...4.62.87.56.92.20.05.94.9
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At a glance, the Magic Bullet might seem to promise a slightly superior blending capacity, but when pitted against the rigors of everyday blending, its edge over the OBERLY becomes surprisingly marginal.

Both blenders are fairly capable of processing fresh fruits, soaked nuts, or cooked veggies. Yet, they falter when dealing with fibrous ingredients, ice, and frozen fruits. Their motors and blades simply aren't cut out for these heavy-duty operations. As such, if high-performance blending is your top priority, neither blender might meet your expectations.

Nevertheless, for those torn between the Magic Bullet and the OBERLY, there's more at play than blending prowess. The OBERLY stands out for its portability, a key feature for those on-the-go, making it an enticing choice for frequent travelers or those with active lifestyles.

Pros & Cons

  • Cordless design provides excellent mobility. 
  • Quite convenient for small batches of baby food and fresh fruit smoothies.
  • It’s very easy to charge the battery.
  • Easy to use, assemble, and clean. 
  • Stainless steel extractor blades are pretty solid. 
  • Three extra blending cups are included.
  • The 175-watt motor is too weak to ensure quick, smooth blends.
  • In exchange to its cheap price is a relatively flimsy construction. 
  • For a thorough blending process, it requires cutting the food into tiny particles. 
  • Some may find it annoying to shake the blender while it is blending.
  • It doesn’t allow for hands-free operation. 
  • It is not suitable for blending frozen fruits or raw nuts. 
  • Motor base jumps around while operating. 
  • Build quality is not good. 
  • Its performance is inconsistent.

Key Specs

Dimension
H9.2 x W3.2 inches
H12 x W4.5 inches
Weight
1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
Number of speeds
1
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
Cup Filter
An extra blending cup, a to-go lid, a party mug, two lip rings, two resealable lids

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$35.35
$40.61

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
0.0
2.8

Protein Shake

0.0
3.9
The Magic Bullet Protein Shake Video
A batch of protein shake packed with dried blueberries, oatmeal, and almonds prepared by the Magic Bullet Personal Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes and 11 seconds) next to it.
Scooping a spoon of solid chunks including dried blueberries and almonds that the Magic Bullet 11-Piece personal blender was unable to pulverize in the test of preparing protein shake from a stainless steel mesh strainer.
Blending Time
N/A
2 mins 12 secs
Result
Failed
Very Coarse

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

0.0
0.0
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the OBERLY portable blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 1 minute and 40 seconds) next to it.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the OBERLY portable blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 1 minute and 40 seconds) next to it.
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the OBERLY personal blender is spread throughout a white paper.
The Magic Bullet Frozen Fruits Smoothie Video
After finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the Magic Bullet MBR 1101 personal blender is spread throughout a white paper with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (2 minutes) next to it.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the Magic Bullet Personal Blender.
Blending Time
2 mins
2 minutes
Result
Failed
Failed
Suction

Fibrous Greens

0.0
6.0
The Magic Bullet Fibrous Greens Video
A glass of water combined with fibrous greens pulp produced by the Magic Bullet Single-Serve Blender.
A glass of water with fibrous green pulp produced by the Nutribullet Pro 900-watt Personal Blender sinking from its top to bottom.
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Failed
Coarse

Crushed Ice Cubes

0.0
0.0
The Magic Bullet Crushed Ice Cubes Video
A black tray of crushed ice produced by the Magic Bullet Single-Serve Blender being on a table.
The amount of unblended ice cubes (4.98 oz) of the Magic Bullet single-serve blender displayed on a scale’s screen.
Ice Fineness
Coarse
Chunky
Unblended Ice
100% of 6 oz
83% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
5.9
7.5

In the Box

The OBERLY personal blender lying on a table with a paper carton box, user guide, and warranty card by its sides.
Our Magic Bullet Blender Small Silver 11-Piece Set includes a motor base, a to-go lid, three blending cups, a party mug, two lip rings, two resealable lids, a paper carton box, and a user & recipe book guide.

Dimensions

The OBERLY standing on a table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 4.2 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 9.2 inches and 3.2 inches, respectively.
The Magic Bullet Smoothie Maker personal blender standing on a gray table, with the length of its motor base being noted to the side as 6.8 inches, and the total length and width of the unit as 12 inches and 4.5 inches, respectively.
Height
9.2" (23.4 cm)
12.0" (30.5 cm)
Width
3.2" (8.1 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Weight
1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
Length
Shaft Length

Build Quality

6.5
7.0
The motor base and blending cup of the OBERLY blender.
The motor base and blending cup of the Magic Bullet 11-piece personal blender lying flat on a gray table.

Blades

5.0
6.5
The blade assembly features 6 stainless steel prongs attached to the OBERLY’s motor body.
A close-up of the blade assembly sporting 4 stainless steel prongs of the Magic Bullet blender.
Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Guard Material
Blade Count
6 blades
4 blades
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Motor Base

The OBERLY motor base standing on a white table
The Magic Bullet motor base standing on a gray table.
The Magic Bullet motor base standing on a gray table.
A close-up of the underside of the Magic Bullet motor base.
A close-up of the Magic Bullet motor base.
Rated Voltage
N/A
120
Rated Power
175 Watts
250
Working Time
90 seconds
≤ 1 minute
Protection
Yes
Yes
Weight
0.5 oz (14 g)
1.6 oz (45 g)
Cord Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
2.2" (5.6 cm)
Extra Feature
Silicone feet
Silicon feet

Blending Cup

5.0
10
A close-up of the OBERLY’s lid
A close-up of the OBERLY’s lid
A close-up of the OBERLY’s filter
Three blending cups on a table, with dimension measurements written to the side. The first cup is measured 3.5x4x2.8 inches, second cup is 3.5x6.5x2.8 inches, third cup is 3.5x5.6x2.5 inches.
Three blending cups on a table, with dimension measurements written to the side. The first cup is measured 3.5x4x2.8 inches, second cup is 3.5x6.5x2.8 inches, third cup is 3.5x5.6x2.5 inches.
The blending cup of the Magic Bullet personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (3.5x6.5x2.8 inches).
The blending cup of the Magic Bullet personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (3.5x5.6x2.5 inches).
The blending cup of the Magic Bullet personal blender standing on a table with dimension measurements written to the side (3.5x4x2.8 inches).
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
380 ml
12-,16-, and 22-oz
Weight
1.0 oz (28 g)
0.18-, 0.33-, and 0.25-pound
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
No
No
Suitable For
Small batches
Small and medium batches
Accessories
Lid, filter
2 lid rings, 3 lids

Speed and Controls

Someone is measuring the noise level of the Oberly personal blender with the noise meter (65.2 dB).
Someone is measuring the noise level of the Magic Bullet personal blender with the noise meter (97.8 dB).
Activation
Button
Push
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
9,802 RPM
22,215 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
65 (db)
97 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
4.9
6.9

Hands-Free Operation

3.0
5.8

Assembly

7.5
10

Cleanability

8.0
7.0

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