The Top 10 External Power Banks to Catch ‘Em All
If you find that you are constantly on the go, having a robust and efficient power bank is essential. Able to accommodate mobile phones, laptops and tablets, these clever devices are indeed useful. To simplify your buying decision, let’s take a look at the top ten power banks and some of the features that each offers.
#1: OnePlus Power Bank
This unit costs under 20 pounds, so the price is definitely a benefit. A slim design, a robust build and the ability to supply an impressive 10,000 mAh of power can never be overlooked. A useful LCD display and pass-through charging capabilities are additional bonuses.
#2: TP-Link TL-PB2600
The cylindrical nature of this power bank allows it to stand apart from its competitors. A rate of 90 per cent efficiency is able to deliver up to 2,600 mAh. While this may not be as robust as other models, the PB2600 is great for short-term charging needs and a lightweight feel will never drag you down.
#3: CHJDG UltraCompact
The first thing which stands out is the colourful design of a bulldog on its exterior. So, style and power go hand in hand with this model. At only 181 grams and still having the ability to provide you with 10,000 mAh of power, this ultra-compact model certainly lives up to its name. “Intelligent” software enables the CHJDG to recognise the device it is charging; allowing the correct amount of power to be supplied.
#4: Xiaomi 10,000 mAh Power Bank
The name says it all, this model manufactured by Xiaomi delivers a steady 10,000 mAh of power and it is one of the best in the business. Stylised finishes of silver, rose or gold contribute to the appeal of this unit. As each unit is extremely small, portability is never a concern.
#5: Anker PowerCore 20000
At approximately the size of a large smartphone, the PowerCore 20000 supplies a massive 20,000 mAh of power; easily able to charge newer phone models such as the iPhone 6 or 7. Still, it is 30 per cent smaller than other models which offer the same capacity. This makes the PowerCore an attractive buy.
#6: Anker PowerCore 10000
Priced at a mere 20 pounds (at the time that this article was written), you cannot go wrong with the 10,000 mAh supplied by the PowerCore 10000. This unit offers a user-friendly USB port on its front and a handy LED light which signals when a device is fully charged.
#7: RAVPower Ace
While slightly larger than comparable models, a nominal capacity of 22,000 mAh enables the Power Ace to be ideal if you plan on travelling far from mains electrical connections. Three fast-charging outputs allow you to plug in numerous devices simultaneously and futuristic LED lights on its top provide for a truly futuristic appeal.
#8: CHJGD Midas
The slim appearance of this power bank directly mimics the appeal of a typical smartphone. Its performance is equally as impressive. LED power indicators, lightning adapters and a slim width enables the Midas to be easily pocketed if you are out and about.
#9: iHarbort Power Bank MS024
Offering up to 5,000 mAh of power, the MS204 is a great option for on-the-go power when you need it the most. Pass-through charging cabilities and a minimalist design are excellent features for those who are looking for a cheap and yet fully functional device.
#10: Zendure A2
Saving the best for last, the Zendure A2 offers everything that you need. 6,700 mAh of nominal capacity, a slender build, a durable case and an efficiency rate of up to 80 per cent have all allowed the A2 to remain at the top of the list for the remainder of 2016.