One of the few certainties in Nigeria is that, the sun will rise, the sun will set and there will be prolonged power cut. As most of us cannot exist without gadgets such as our mobile phone, laptops, iPads and many other devices. Having a backup power bank is an absolute necessity, if you need to use one or more devices each day.
The smartphone is the most important device to us these days. For most people, the smartphone is not just a telephone, but a torch, a communication device, an alarm clock and much more. For that reason, the power bank for our phone is the most important power bank we can invest in.
Is your power bank up to the job?
Some of the most common complaints, from people who have used different power banks include; power bank is sub standard, power bank takes a long time to charge my device and so on. Others complain that their power bank is larger than the device they are using it to charge.
Before you invest in a power bank, you should have a quick look at our checklist:
- Is the power bank bulky or portable?
- How long does it take to charge your device?
- Is it one of the top brands your friends use?
- If I outgrow the power bank, would I be able to resell it?
- Is it powerful enough to charge my device?
- Is it durable?
- Does it have a minimum of 2.1 amp output?
- Does it have at least 2.5 times more capacity than your device? For example if your device battery is 4000mAh, your power bank should be at least 10,000 mAh.
- Does your power bank have an international certification from say EU or US?
- If you buy cheap, you buy twice or even worse, you damage your device. Avoid cheap, substandard power banks. It is worth investing in an expensive, well made power bank that will not damage your device.