5 Affordable Power Banks To Keep Your Devices Charged On The Go

25/05/2015 4:48 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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While most smartphones from 2015 promise all-day life, in real-life usage scenarios, they fail to measure up to that claim during periods of heavy usage. For a tablet and smartphone owner, a power bank is a must have accessory. An external battery pack can prove handy during a power cut, or when one forgets to charge devices overnight. It can prove indispensable during a vacation or a trek or trip outdoors.

Dwindling power on your smartphone has become such a common source of anxiety that there is even a name for the phenomena--nomophobia, which also covers the fear of losing the phone.

To keep such fears at bay, these devices can become handy. This selection includes products from Asus, OnePlus and Huawei, who launched their devices this month.

When buying a power bank, make sure you’re buying an original by shopping from a reputable online store. Some power banks can charge your device faster than others, utilising the Quick Charge feature, when available. Others have safety features and can charge more than one device at a time.

  • Asus ZenPower - Rs 1999
    Asus
    Weighing 215 grams, the ZenPower is fitted with a 10050 mAh Lithium Ion battery and lets you charge multiple devices. Larger devices like tablets can be charged thanks to its 2.4A power output. ZenPower is also equipped with many safety features to protect the power bank and the devices that charge on it. Buy: (Flipkart)
  • OnePlus Power Bank - Rs 1399
    Weighing 220 grams, it takes six hours to fully charge, and can charge a smartphone like the OnePlus One thrice. The power bank has a 1 year warranty, also comes with safety features to prevent overcharging and overheating. Buy: (Amazon India)
  • Huawei Honor Power Bank - Rs 1399
    This 13000 mAh power bank lets you charge two devices at 5V – 2A output, and has sleep and energy saving modes to prevent overcharging of devices. The device has gone through a series of reliability tests to ensure it can withstand shocks and drops. The device is currently out of stock on Flipkart. Buy: (Flipkart)
  • Xiaomi 10400 mAh Power Bank - Rs 999
    One of the best options available in India, Xiaomi’s power bank is currently out of stock, though you can hold out for their new line-up that claims to be 30 percent more dense and 21 percent slimmer. Buy: (Mi Store)
  • Anker Astro E4 13000 mAh battery - Rs. 3,421
    One of the most critically acclaimed power banks around, the Anker Astro E4 can detect the device connected and deliver the fastest possible charge. It also doubles up as a flashlight, and can charge two devices at the same time. Buy: (Amazon.in)

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