Due to my social media management work I am increasingly finding myself looking for ways to keep my phone charged for longer periods of time.
Now I already have a Powersolve PAF10AH4 which is a rechargeable power bank that has two sub output ports allowing you to charge up to two items at once.
The main problem is that it is quite a bulky item for fitting into your pocket.
It was at this point that I started to have a look at some of the other products that Powersolve do. I came across the SPB1501 ultra slim credit card rechargeable power bank.
Now the first thing that caught my eye was that it was nice and small and had a nice rubberised plastic housing which I thought would help to protect it.
I then had a look at what it could do and it seemed to be exactly what I was after. The power bank is fully charged in three to four hours, extends the battery life of most smart phones by around 50% – 70%, will charge any device such as digital cameras, iPods, etc that charges using 5V UB charging technology and it even comes with a 3 year warranty.
When the product arrived it was well packaged and looked very professional but… Does it do what it says on the tin? The first thing I did was to drain the power bank completely by charging three phones on it (they weren’t all empty of battery). I then put it on charge and it took 3 hours 15 minutes to charge Fully.
Now it may be the size of a credit card but it isn’t the thickness of a credit card (it is probably about the thickness of 7 or 8 credit cards) so did it fit in my wallet? It didn’t fit in the credit card slots but it did fit quite nicely in the section at the back where you put your notes.It charged my iPhone very quickly and it was even still charging when I had to use the phone. It comes with a small USB to micro USB charger and also has two Apple adaptors so that you can charge your apple devices with ease.
So was there anything I didn’t like about the charger? Well I couldn’t argue about the price as at only £15.95 (at the time of writing this) it is very good value for money. If I were to be really picky then I would say that it could do with a built I cover for the ports, mainly because if it is going in your pocket or in your wallet then there is a good chance of getting dust particles in the ports.Other than the ports this is a highly useful, well built and reasonably priced power bank that will tuck away into your pockets or wallets without causing too much of a hassle. Definitely a product worth getting if you use your phone or camera a lot.
They do also have a Facebook page but this doesn’t get used very often…