The Need For Power Banks

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Custom power banks are becoming more and more popular as smartphones, tablets, and other tech devices become so important in our lives. These tech devices can be extremely helpful, even saving the day during power outages, but only when they have juice to turn on.power banks

When your power drains from your device you are stuck dead in the water until you find an outlet... and if that is in an airport, during a delay, good luck trying to find an outlet not already being used. This is where the benefits of a power bank come in, for a power bank is simply an external battery pack that allows you to not only charge your device, but do so without being tethered to an outlet.

Power banks are fully customizable, they work with all kinds of phones, tablets, GPS's, and other devices, and best of all they are incredibly useful. The best promotional gift you can give is one that will be used over and over again! Giving away another gadget that will just get thrown away, or tossed in the junk drawer. Remember that when your gift gets used your logo gets seen, and when your gift is useful enough, it also gets talked about.

So how do power banks work?

A portable power bank is an external battery in a sealed case with a specially designed circuit to control power flow. It has a USB cable which allows users to charge via a power source like a laptop. This electrical energy is then stored in the power bank for use when a phone or other tech device is running low on power.

Power banks are also very convenient to transport as they are small enough to tuck into a pocket, purse, backpack, or briefcase.

What’s mAh?

mAh stands for milli-ampere hour. It’s a measurement of how much energy a battery can store. The higher the mAh, the longer the power bank will be able to charge a device. As an example, a phone with a 1500 mAh battery can be fully charged once by a 1500 mAh power bank. A 5600 mAh battery gives 2-3.5 full charges to a phone and will charge an iPad about 40%.

Do power banks work with all phones, and only phones? actioncamera

Since power banks don’t have software, you don’t need to worry about platform compatibility. They’ll work with iPhones or Androids, and they’re not just for use exclusively with phones. If a tech device can be charged by a USB cable,(tablets, GPS systems, GoPro cameras, bluetooth dongle, portable speakers, etc.) then it will work with a power bank.

How long does it take a power bank to charge a device?

Most power banks charge phones and other tech items at the same rate as a wall charger. So instead of being tethered to a wall outlet, users can resume their day while their phone charges. This is also a great security feature. For those of you who find yourself charging your phone in public, say at the corner coffee bar, or in an airport, you won't have to worry about being leashed to the wall outlet for the power bank stays in your pocket along with your device.

What's the best way to fully utilize this as a marketing tool?

The obvious choice would be to hand these out at tradeshows and conferences, but think beyond that. Develop a campaign focused on "handing out power", or bundle the powerbank with a thumb drive featuring your company or product presentation as a wonderful and useful tech gift. The added benefit of a tech item like this is that it spans all demographics... it's not gender focused, or user specific, it simply works for everyone.