Your banks of portable power
If you have a smartphone, you need a power bank. How else are you going to charge the device that has become a part of you when no power outlet is in sight! Power banks are designed to give you a power source when you are on the go, so that once the power drops – your digital mobility does not stop.
But did you know that you can use your power bank for more than charging your phone? A hiker can use it to charge his LED lamp when it suddenly gets dark. A holidaymaker can charge her e-reader on the beach and continue reading her gripping novel. A runner will be able to keep on enjoying the tunes from her wireless headphones without the fear of the battery running out.
You get the picture: if it can be charged via USB, it can be charged with a power bank. With some exceptions! For example, there are only a few power banks on the market that are able to charge a laptop.
Your needs dictate your choice of a power bank. In general, this is what to look for:
Capacity: Standard power banks range between 1,000mAh to 20,000mAh. Bigger numbers mean more power. Unfortunately, they also mean a higher price. If all you need is an occasional smartphone boost in your pocket, there’s no need to go for an expensive power bank. However, if you have to depend on a portable power source for a day or longer, go for a power bank with the capacity of about 10,000 mAh.
Size: We love power banks precisely because they are small and easy to carry. Alas, power banks with a bigger mAh capacity are also larger in size.
Ports: The number of charging ports is important if you regularly need to charge several devices at the same time.
Amperage: Power bank input ranges from 1 A to over 3 A. The bigger the input number, the faster the power bank will recharge.
LED indicator: Some power banks come with and indicator that tells you how much power the unit has left.
Compatibility: Before committing to a purchase, check whether the power bank is compatible with your devices.
Take a look at the wide range of power banks available on bidorbuy and choose the one that best suits your needs.