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Charge on the go!

In a world going ever so fast, taking things slow is a luxury not many of us afford. It is…

By Erin Ellen , in Business , at July 12, 2018

In a world going ever so fast, taking things slow is a luxury not many of us afford. It is always hustle and bustle. We are either coming from a meeting or late for gym; it is either a parent teacher meeting at the kid’s school or a long day of jury duty at the courts. One simply cannot afford to sit idle and wait for the phone to charge. Moreover, the phone is a dependency and a need, not a luxury or an option anymore. Just try to imagine a day without the phone and you could see your whole world going wrong at the same time.

In times where smart phone is as vital an accessory as the apparel one wears and time as much a luxury as the very means of subsistence, we often find ourselves, to the greatest frustration, out of the phone battery at the most awkward of the hours. This is a completely avoidable predicament with a simple life saving solution: A power bank. A power bank is a remote battery storage which can charge the mobile phones, among other electronic devices, on the go; all the while one is performing her chores or simply driving to the next destination. 


The power bank is essentially a handheld accessory which is an extension of the personality of its owner. Since the device has to be carried through camping trips, social events and business meetings, one would expect to carry a graceful and aesthetically appealing product. Like the mobile phone itself, the audience sometimes perceives the power bank as a fashion essential. Some of the products available in the market are heavy, bulky and poorly designed. Their manufacturers have put little premium in the appearance of the product. It is a pleasant surprise to find a product that, while catering to the basic technical needs of the user, pay due attention to the design and appearance of the product so that the power bank looks stylish and appealing in the hands of the person who is charging his phone on the go. 


Power banks have taken the market by storm during the last 5-6 years. Innumerable electronic manufacturers are offering their products in different shapes, sizes and capacities. Some of these products are markedly expensive than the rest. So does one go about choosing a power bank when there are virtually infinite options available in the market? The thumb rule in the power bank shopping is the durability of the product. While some products perform at par with the best ones in the start, they start to lose their storage capacity over time.

Another frequently encountered problem is the charging speed that decreases over time. The use of substandard cells in the products exhibits itself in the form of below average products whose half life averages somewhere between a few weeks and a few months. The premium products available in the market, on the other hand, offer the same retention and charging speed over time. One example of such products is Anker powercore 20100 which comes with a performance warranty of 18 months and has been found to perform surprisingly good over time. 

Charging speed 

The conventional wisdom in the power bank manufacturing has been a misconception that the design has to be a choice between charging speed and the number of times a device can be charged with a power bank before it drains out of battery itself. Some of the newer designs offered by more innovative companies like the Anker power core 20100 have successfully challenged this notion. This power bank, and the other like it, offers a fast charging solution all the while keeping the charge capacity of as many as 7 charges for an average smart phone. This truly is an appreciable achievement and a new horizon for the tech industry. The concept of phone batteries is fast changing to factor in the mobility and frequency of charging offered by power banks. 

Just as the mobile phone was a “must have” in the last decade, the power bank is the must have of the second decade of the century. Power banks have made it possible for the device manufacturers to make more and more exciting products with faster processing and brighter and better screens without having to worry too much about the battery drainage of the hardware. People are fast moving towards remote charging to chatter the chains of plugging in and waiting for the handheld devices to charge. It is the new beautiful designs and fast charging solutions, like the one offered by Anker in its Powercore 20100 models, which has made this convenient charging possible.