Getting All the Right Extras
See how many USB charging ports the power bank has. Look for a power bank with at least 2 USB charging ports on it. That way, you can charge your phone and another device at the same time. Usually, the charging ports on a power bank will have different charging outputs, so that you can charge larger devices at the same rate as smaller ones.
- Remember that charging multiple devices on your power bank means that it will need to be recharged more frequently.
Make sure the power bank comes with the necessary cables. Your power bank should at the very least come with a cable to recharge the power bank itself. Ideally, however, it should also come with USB cables for use with your devices. If it doesn’t, you may need to purchase cables separately, which you should factor into the cost of your power bank.
- Ideally, you should look for a power bank that charges using the same type of cable as your device(s). That way, you only need one cable for both.
Choose a power bank with an LED indicator. Make sure that the power bank you choose has an LED indicator that lets you know when it’s finished charging and when it’s low on power. If your power bank doesn’t have an LED indicator, you’ll have to rely on your own judgment and guesswork to determine when it needs to be recharged, which can be a real pain when you’re on the go and need to charge your devices.
- Search for the reviews for the power bank as well to see if anyone mentions how well the LED works.