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PopBabies Portable Blender vs Magic Bullet 250W Personal Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

PopBabies portable blender vs Magic Bullet 250W personal blender comparison. Neither of them might measure up to what you're looking for.

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PopBabies Portable Blender

Magic Bullet 250W

PopBabies Portable Blender vs Magic Bullet 250W Personal Blender

Overall Verdict

In terms of blending capacity, the Magic Bullet 250W might hold a slight advantage over the PopBabies, yet in actual performance, its efficiency doesn't surpass that of the PopBabies by a significant margin. Both blenders excel primarily at blending fresh fruits, soaked nuts, or cooked vegetables, while grappling with challenges when it comes to fibrous ingredients, ice cubes, frozen fruits, and raw materials.

If the choice is between the PopBabies and the Magic Bullet, and your emphasis lies on efficiency rather than a mobile blending experience, you might be better off looking elsewhere. Overall, neither of these blenders is likely to meet your expectations.

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design25% Usability15% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 25%Design 15%UsabilityMagic Bullet 250WPopBabies Portable...4.62.87.56.93.62.36.14.6
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Pros & Cons

  • The cordless design allows for blending on-the-go. 
  • It is pretty useful when it comes to making small batches of baby food and fresh fruit smoothies.
  • The battery is easy to charge.
  • Easy to use, assemble, and clean. 
  • Stainless steel extractor blades are pretty solid. 
  • Three extra blending cups are included.
  • It’s inadequate for blending tough ingredients like frozen fruits and raw nuts. 
  • The cup’s small capacity limits the quantity of ingredients.
  • Food must be cut into very small pieces before blending.
  • The low cost of the blender is reflected in its flimsy construction.
  • The cup’s small opening makes it messy to add ingredients.
  • The need to shake the blender during operation
  • 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
H10.2 x W3.3 inches
H12 x W4.5 inches
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)
Number of speeds
1
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
a rubber funnel, ice cube tray
An extra blending cup, a to-go lid, a party mug, two lip rings, two resealable lids

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$34.11
$40.61

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
2.3
2.8

Protein Shake

2.8
3.9
A batch of protein shake prepared by the PopBabies Single-Serve Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (3 minutes and 20 seconds) next to it.
A batch of protein shake prepared by the PopBabies Single-Serve Blender is checked for smoothness by being drained through a stainless steel mesh strainer, with a smartphone displaying the total blending time (3 minutes and 20 seconds) next to it.
Using a spoon to scoop a small smattering of dried blueberry chunks from a mesh strainer containing protein shake produced the PopBabies blender.
PopBabies Portable Blender Protein Shake Test
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
3 mins 21 secs
2 mins 12 secs
Result
Very Coarse
Very Coarse

Frozen Fruit Smoothie

4.0
0.0
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the PopBabies  portable blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 2 minutes and 01 seconds) next to it.
A spoon of fruity smoothie packed with blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and mango made by the PopBabies  portable blender with a smartphone displaying the total blending time ( 2 minutes and 01 seconds) next to it.
To check for solid chunks, after finishing blending, the fruity smoothie made by the PopBabies personal blender is spread throughout a white paper.
PopBabies Portable Blender Frozen Fruit Smoothie Test
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
Smooth
Failed

Fibrous Greens

0.0
6.0
A glass of water and with fibrous greens pulp produced by the PopBabies Single-Serve Blender.
A glass of water and with fibrous greens pulp produced by the PopBabies Single-Serve Blender.
PopBabies Portable Blender Fibrous Greens Test
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
Very Coarse
Coarse

Crushed Ice

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
Failed
Chunky
Unblended Ice
100% of 6 oz
83% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.1
7.5

In the Box

The PopBabies  personal blender lying on a table with a paper carton box, user guide, charging cable, funnel, and ice cube tray 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 PopBabies portable blender 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 10.2 inches and 3.3 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
10.2" (25.9 cm)
12.0" (30.5 cm)
Width
3.3" (8.4 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
2.0 lbs (0.9 kg)

Build Quality

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

Blades

6.0
6.5
A close-up of the PopBabies’s blade
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
Blade Count
4 blades
4 blades
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
Yes

Motor Base

The PopBabies’s Motor Base
The PopBabies’s Motor Base
A close-up of the PopBabies’s motor base
The underside of the PopBabies’s motor base
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 Watt
250
Working Time
N/A
≤ 1 minute
Protection
Yes
Yes
Weight
0.8 lb
1.6 oz (45 g)
Cord Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
2.2" (5.6 cm)
Extra Feature
No
Silicon feet

Blending Cup

5.0
10
The PopBabies’s cup standing on a table, with its dimension being noted to the side as 2.3x8.6x3.2 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.
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
16.0 fl oz (473.2 ml)
12-,16-, and 22-oz
Weight
0.5 oz (14 g)
0.18-, 0.33-, and 0.25-pound
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
No
Suitable For
Small batches
Small and medium batches
Accessories
A funnel
2 lid rings, 3 lids

Speed and Controls

A close-up of the power button on the motor base of the PopBabies
A close-up of the power button on the motor base of the PopBabies
Someone is measuring the noise level of the Popbabies personal blender with the noise meter (86.4 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
17,234 RPM
22,215 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
86 dB
97 dB
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
4.6
6.9

Hands-Free Operation

3.0
5.8

Assembly

7.0
10

Cleanability

7.0
7.0

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