Finding a Good Quality Power Bank
Read reviews of different brands online. Search online for reviews of different power bank brands to find out which have the best reputations for making quality products. Many online technology magazines and websites will have annual breakdowns of products like power banks, so it might be a good idea to start looking there.
- PC World, for example, lists the Mophie Powerstation Plus XL ($99.95) as the best overall power bank of 2018 and the Xiaomi 10,000mAh Mi Power Bank Pro ($29.99) as the most portable.
Find reviews for specific models once you find a brand you like. Once you find a reputable brand, look into reviews for the specific models of power banks that the brand makes. Pay attention in particular to what the review has to say about the power banks’ durability, its safety certifications, and whether or not it uses a refurbished battery.
- A refurbished battery won’t last as long and could potentially be unsafe.
Look for power banks within your price range. The higher the quality of the power bank, the higher the price. Look for power banks that fit with your financial needs. Many technology websites will post reviews of products based on an intersection of their quality and cost. Looking through these reviews can help you decide how much you’re willing to compromise on each.
- As of August 2018, the Anker PowerCore 10000 With Quick Charge 3.0 with a 10,000 mAh capacity, for example, is listed at a price of $29.99 by “PC Magazine”, while the iMuto Portable Charger X6 Pro with a 30,000 mAh capacity is listed at $50.39, and the Mophie Powerstation AC with a 22,000 mAh capacity is listed at $199.95.