For a an exchange gift at work, I bought a power bank. Why?
The easiest way to find out what to buy if you don’t know the recipient either personally or the name is to buy as if it’s for yourself.
So that’s what I did. I bought a power bank at Staples where I also buy Kaspersky Total Security. It’s nothing fancy.
NXT 5000 mAh Power Bank
- One USB port charges up to 12W.
- Cable length is 0.43 ft (too short for me).
- Tablet/phone compatibility is universal.
For $29.99 I wouldn’t buy it for myself unless it is on sale.
After trying Jackery 20,000 mAh power bank, I learned that 10,000 mAh is ideal in terms of power and weight.
Like a kid, I like the LED ring indicator that show how much power is left. It’s the same indicator that lights up when charging.
I’ve never seen any other power bank with such feature. Others have a bit of light resembling an ember.
Aesthetic aside, I like how fast it charge itself and my phone. I haven’t tried it on my iPad; it’s quite late to try seeing NXT already wrapped up for the lucky techie recipient.
What I Didn’t Like
Another reason that I wouldn’t buy it is the plastic body.
Half of its body is made of plastic. And I cringed at the thought of breaking it as someone who drop things unintentionally.
Busy brain. Clumsy hand.
What I’ll Buy Instead
For power banks, I can think of two brands right at the bat: Anker and Jackery.
If I can get a best deal with any of these two, I’ll take it.
But if I’ll listen to my sustainability-conscious self, I’ll go with Nimble which I discovered through Levi’s channel.
I’ll definitely write about whatever power bank I’ll have in the future.
What power bank do you have or want to buy?