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PopBabies Portable Blender vs. OBERLY Portable Blender Side-by-Side Comparison

PopBabies Portable Blender vs OBERLY Portable Blender. Both seem like an appealing choice, but their poor efficiency and lack of power might let you down.

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PopBabies Portable Blender

OBERLY Portable Blender

PopBabies Portable Blender vs. OBERLY Portable Blender

Overall Verdict

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The PopBabies and OBERLY share a cordless, portable design and intuitive operation, but this comes at the cost of reduced efficiency when compared to traditional corded personal blenders. In all the tests that involve tough ingredients like raw nuts, ice cubes, leafy greens, and frozen fruits, they both struggled to deliver consistent results.

Nonetheless, if you have to choose between these two blenders, the PopBabies would be the better option, especially when it comes to pureeing baby food and soft fruit smoothies. 

The OBERLY, unexpectedly enough, failed to pass any test and received an overall performance score of zero points. In contrast, while the PopBabies just received a score of 2.3/10 points, we found it at least can grind oatmeal and process frozen fruits. The OBERLY may appeal to some for its cuteness, but its inadequate capacity may also leave you underwhelmed.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

Key Specs

Dimension
H10.2 x W3.3 inches
H9.2 x W3.2 inches
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)
Number of speeds
1
1
Pulse/Turbo option
No
No
Dishwasher-safe wand
Yes
Yes
Accessories
a rubber funnel, ice cube tray
Cup Filter

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$34.11
$35.35

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
2.3
0.0

Protein Shake

2.8
0.0
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
Blending Time
3 mins 21 secs
N/A
Result
Very Coarse
Failed

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
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.
Blending Time
2 mins
2 mins
Result
Smooth
Failed

Fibrous Greens

0.0
0.0
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
Blending Time
20 seconds
20 seconds
Result
Very Coarse
Failed

Crushed Ice Cubes

0.0
0.0
Ice Fineness
Failed
Coarse
Unblended Ice
100% of 6 oz
100% of 6 oz

Design

Overall Design Scoring
6.1
5.9

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.
The OBERLY personal blender lying on a table with a paper carton box, user guide, and warranty card by its sides.

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 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.
Height
10.2" (25.9 cm)
9.2" (23.4 cm)
Width
3.3" (8.4 cm)
3.2" (8.1 cm)
Weight
1.3 lbs (0.6 kg)
1.0 lbs (0.5 kg)

Build Quality

6.5
6.5
The motor base and blending cup of the PopBabies blender.
The motor base and blending cup of the OBERLY blender.

Blades

6.0
5.0
A close-up of the PopBabies’s blade
The blade assembly features 6 stainless steel prongs attached to the OBERLY’s motor body.
Material
Stainless steel
Stainless Steel
Type
Cross
Cross
Blade Count
4 blades
6 blades
Removable
No
No
Dishwasher Safe
No
No

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 OBERLY motor base standing on a white table
Rated Voltage
N/A
N/A
Rated Power
175 Watt
175 Watts
Working Time
N/A
90 seconds
Protection
Yes
Yes
Weight
0.8 lb
0.5 oz (14 g)
Cord Length
NaN" (NaN cm)
NaN" (NaN cm)
Extra Feature
No
Silicone feet

Blending Cup

5.0
5.0
The PopBabies’s cup standing on a table, with its dimension being noted to the side as 2.3x8.6x3.2 inches
A close-up of the OBERLY’s lid
A close-up of the OBERLY’s lid
A close-up of the OBERLY’s filter
Material
Plastic
Plastic
Capacity
16.0 fl oz (473.2 ml)
380 ml
Weight
0.5 oz (14 g)
1.0 oz (28 g)
Dishwasher Safe
Yes
Yes
Measurement
Yes
No
Suitable For
Small batches
Small batches
Accessories
A funnel
Lid, filter

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 Oberly personal blender with the noise meter (65.2 dB).
Activation
Button
Button
Min Speed
N/A
N/A
Max Speed
17,234 RPM
9,802 RPM
Presets
No
No
Noise Level
86 dB
65 (db)
Digital Display
No
No
Pulse Mode
No
No

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
4.6
4.9

Hands-Free Operation

3.0
3.0

Assembly

7.0
7.5

Cleanability

7.0
8.0

Behind the Comparison

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