Types of Power Banks and Which One You Should Buy

Power banks are an essential gadget for travellers, college students, fast-paced professionals, or anyone who needs to charge their phone or tablet on the go. Whether you’re on a road trip and need GPS, want to snap some Instagram-worthy photos, or simply can’t find an outlet in your place of work — a power bank is the perfect travel companion. This pocket-sized charger is small enough to carry around with you wherever you go and enables you to keep your mobile device powered up whenever you need it. A power bank is essentially a backup battery that stores excess energy from another source such as wall sockets or car chargers. The best part about them is that they can be used practically anywhere and at any time.

Types of Power Banks

Types of Power Bank: Moovy Power Wallet
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Power Wallet

Moovy Power Wallet is a contemporary version of the traditional bi-fold wallet. t provides you with +2 full charges when you need them most. Furthermore, it doesn’t take up any of your personal space. You always have the connectors you need with this charging wallet. Moovy Go’s power wallet is compatible with Apple, Micro USB, and Type-C devices. 

With no details left behind, our hand-crafted French wallets keep up the tradition of beauty. We use Premium Vegan Leathers. Because we are committed to being cruelty-free, we have chosen to use vegan leathers rather than leathers produced through animal slaughter.

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Block Power Bank

Block power banks are one of the most common types of power banks. The blocks come in the shape of a slim rectangle, a log, or a wider rectangle. This type of power bank is great for keeping in your bag or backpack for those moments when you need some extra juice on-the-go.

Credit Card Power Bank
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Credit Card Power Bank

The credit card power bank is a slim rectangular device with a rectangular design. Because it fits comfortably in your pocket without feeling bulky, this type of charger is named for its shape. Its discreet design allows you to store it in small spaces like a wallet or padfolio without taking up a lot of space.


Wireless Power Bank

It can be annoying to keep track of wires. A wireless power bank charges your phone by simply placing the back of your phone on top. Before purchasing a wireless power bank, ensure that your device is compatible with this type of charger.

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How to choose the best power bank for your device?

Below are a few tips to help you pick the best power bank for your device:

  • Check the power bank’s capacity and the amount of charge it can store. You can do this by checking the product details or the power bank’s packaging. The amount of charge a power bank stores can be measured in milliamp hours (mAh). So, the higher the mAh rating, the more charge the power bank can store. 
  • Note your device’s charging port. Most modern devices are fitted with a USB-A port, but if you have an older device, you may need a different charging port. This information can usually be found in your device’s manual or on a label on the device itself. 
  • Do you want a power bank that can double up as a charger? If yes, it’s a good idea to pick a model that has at least two ports for charging devices. This way you can charge two devices at once without needing an extra power bank.

Final Words on Types of Power Banks

The type of power bank you eventually choose depends on how much space you have for it in your bag or luggage, and what kind of extra benefits you’d like it to have. Aside from the power wallet, there are some power banks that have extra benefits. For example, there’s the power bank that has a torch function, as well as one that has a built-in mini fan. Generally speaking, the smaller the size, the smaller the capacity.

While extra benefits are important to consider, it wouldn’t actually give you any benefit if the capacity is not enough for your device. Continue to our previous blog on how to check your power bank capacity.

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