What is a power bank / portable charger?
Power banks and portable chargers are available in a variety of forms, however essentially they provide extra power for your smartphone when you are unable to charge your device. With smartphone applications becoming more and more useful and intensive, the amount of power they require to operate often drains your phone’s battery quicker until eventually it runs out.
A power bank and portable charger will either top up your phone’s battery when you are running low or even bring it right back up to 100% when completely flat. This makes it an essential accessory for any smartphone and ensures you can always contact and be contacted should you need assistance.
As power banks and portable chargers are designed to be carried, they are typically very small and light – although you will be balancing size and weight with the amount of battery power the accessory can provide. Generally, the larger the power bank / portable charger is, the more power it can provide to your smartphone. If you are looking for a quick boost, a compact design is ideal – however, if you need a full charge a compromise on size and weight will be required.
Regardless, most will fit into your pocket or handbag and therefore will be with you when you need it most.
External power or within a case
Power banks and portable chargers connect to your phone’s charging port and feature a variety of shapes and sizes that best suit you.
If you don’t like the idea of carrying around a separate accessory, there are also power banks / portable chargers that are actually part of a protective phone case. So, not only is your phone provided with extra battery power, but you can also relish in the fact the case will also protect your smartphone from scratches and accidental drops.