We live in a mobile world. That means most of us take our smartphones and tablets wherever we go. But, what happens when our mobile device runs out of power? We hunt around hoping to find a wall outlet so that we can recharge our device. This hunt for power can be eliminated by carrying a small power bank.
If you are looking to purchase power banks to distribute as promotional items but don’t know where to start, then this power bank buying guide is for you.
Power Bank: What Is It?
Essentially, a power bank is a portable charger for mobile devices. Think of it as a rechargeable external battery that can be used to charge other devices through a USB connection.
How Do Power Banks Work?
The answer to this question depends on the capacity of the power bank as well as the capacity of the battery in the device being charged.
One of the most important differences between power banks is their charging capacity. Measured in mAh (milliamp-hours), the capacity of power banks range from 2,200 mAh to 20,000 mAh. Power banks with a higher mAh capacity can recharge a device more times than power banks with a lower mAh capacity.
The other factor is the battery mAh capacity of the device being charged. For instance, the Apple iPhone 7 has a capacity of 1,960 mAh. And, a Samsung Galaxy S7 has a capacity of 3,000 mAh. So, if you are using a power bank with a capacity of 5,000 mAh then you can charge an iPhone 7 two and one half times and a Galaxy S7 about one and a half times.
Number of USB slots
All power banks have at least one standard USB slot for charging devices along with a mini-USB slot for charging the power bank. Larger capacity power banks offer two standard USB slots so that the user can charge two devices at one time.
Selecting the Right Promotional Power Bank
Because of their broad usefulness, power banks are great promotional items. To select the right promotional power bank, you must consider both your promotional needs as well as the needs of the user.
Power banks are available in round or rectangular shapes. So, select a power bank shape and color that works well with your logo or promotional message.
Additionally, both the size and price of power banks increase with an increase in capacity. So, consider your audience, and purchase a power bank that has enough capacity to charge the typical phone or tablet at least one time. A 2,600 mAh capacity power bank is a good place to start.
A power bank is not just an emergency device. It’s also great to carry every day to support virtually non-stop connectivity for mobile devices without being tethered to a wall. Since power banks are so practical, they are a great way to build your brand. Whomever receives your promotional power bank will certainly appreciate it. Take a look at our most popular power banks.