Mobile devices (including tablets) have larger capacity batteries today to keep up with evolving usage patterns. Despite that, for those of us that are heavy/power users, even the higher capacity batteries aren’t enough to last the day from a single charge.
Fortunately, there are several solutions available to keep us charged and going. The most convenient of these, would have to be power banks. Power banks, to put simply, are an additional battery that you can use to charge up your devices. They come in a range of capacities and differ in features from model to model.
Power banks offer portability and convenience. We took a brief look at a couple from EFM – EFM 10,000mAh and the EFM Qi Certified 5,000mAh wireless power bank.
The EFM 10,000mAh Power Bank comes with Device Sensing Technology (DST) that can optimise the output to suit the device that is plugged in. This enables it to provide the fastest and most efficient charge possible. The feature also prevents your device from being damaged from getting overcharged.
Some of its key features include:
- Able to charge 2 devices concurrently
- Includes DST
- 10,000 mAh capacity
- 2-year replacement warranty
The EFM Qi Certified Wireless Power Bank is a slightly lower capacity power bank but offers the convenience of wireless charging for supported phones. The wireless charging capability supports up to 10 watts of output power. The device also includes a desktop stand which allows you charge the power bank and device at the same time.
Key features of the wireless power bank include:
- Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
- AUS safety standards certified
- Fast charge with the 10-watt output
- Safe mode in-built
- 5-year replacement warranty
We’ve played with a few power banks in the past. Whilst, the 10,000mAh is very similar to others, we particularly liked the wireless charging feature of the EFM Qi Certified Wireless Power Bank. Our only complaint – no 15-watt wireless charging with 10,000mAh capacity yet to fully support high end Android devices.
Note: Photos for the review were taken using the Huawei P30 Pro.