Which power bank to choose and what did I ultimately settle on? Which brand of power bank is better? The main goal of purchasing such a device is not to notice the absence of electricity.
In addition to the fact that power outages are now possible more often than usual, I move a lot and work online, so there is never enough extra electrical power.
In addition to the power bank, I also bought a new charging station. I will also share a brief review of it. Which brand of power bank is better? I have no idea which power bank is better. Everyone has their own approach.
I chose from popular models, those that I know or have used before. It turned out to be Baseus, Xiaomi, Hoco, Samsung, and a couple more brands. The fact that the brand is popular already says that if a large number of people chose it, the product is worth buying.
I had several power banks, and until today, I have survived with the Baseus 10000, which I bought on a whim in Tbilisi several years ago. It still serves me — stylish, lightweight, capacious, and perfect to take on a walk, for example. I decided to stick with this brand and now need to determine the specifications.
Out of curiosity, I read reviews about different models of Xiaomi, Hoco, Samsung with the capacity I needed and became even more convinced of my choice. In the end, I chose Baseus 20000. The full name, for those interested, is Baseus Bipow 20000 mAh 20W Digital Display Black.
The price was not of great importance, but I didn’t want to overpay. I bought a budget model for 30 euros.
As for the specifications, I was interested in such moments:
- Battery capacity from 20000 mAh
- Weight (understandably, it will be heavier than a less capacious device, but I also didn’t want to carry a brick in my pocket)
- The ability to charge at least two devices, including through Type-C
- Quality of materials, design, ergonomics, presence of a display
All this was in the chosen model Baseus Bipow 20000.
What do I charge?
My wife’s Apple Watch smartwatch, my wife’s MacBook, my fitness bracelet, two phones, and a USB-powered light source. I use the device more as a home device and take it on the go. For short walks, I use the old Baseus 10000, as it is light and flat.
The device turned out to be predictably capacious — enough to charge my iPhone 12 five times and still have battery life left. You can simultaneously charge a MacBook and two phones. Convenient if you work outside the home or there is no electricity.
Power bank charging
The power bank comes with a charging cable. The length of the cable is 30 cm, a bit short, but for now, I manage. It charges from 0 to 100% in about 10 hours. So, I leave it overnight — convenient.
There is a fast-charging function, for which a cable is needed — I haven’t bought it yet. If there is a need, I will buy a fast-charging cable via Type-C. “Fast” charging is 7 hours instead of 10. Well, that’s something.
Two USB outputs, one Type-C output/input, and one micro-USB input. Everything is the same as in my old Baseus 10000.
The power bank’s body is made of black matte plastic.
The front side has a more pleasant coating — microgrid. Scratches do not remain on the front panel.
The back side is made a little differently, and there are small scratches. I don’t know why they didn’t make the back panel the same as the front, maybe it’s cheaper, I don’t know.
An excellent device that copes with its functions and looks decent on the desktop. It holds a charge for a long time, capacious enough to charge several devices.
Suitable for home use, for example, as a light source that works only through a USB output.
The device weighs 450 g, so you can easily take it with you if you work outside the home or without a power source. I can recommend this device.