One of the best questions you can ask yourself is: “What company should I purchase my power bank from?” It’s with this questions is where your quest of a quality power bank will come from.
Why Should I Care About Where I Purchase my Power Bank From?
You need to pay close attention from what brand you purchase your power bank from because each brand approaches their products differently, and when we’re dealing with a charging electronic such as portable chargers, it’s vital to know who you’re buying it from and why.
Power banks these days aren’t exactly an “Easy” to make consumer electronic but it’s actually quite difficult to make quality ones and ones that are able to provide a superior charging experience than the rest. It’s easy to just create a plain power bank that can charge but it takes a company to know what it’s doing to create a power bank that is Powerful, beautifully designed, well built and amazingly reliable. The kind of companies that create power banks that are worth getting are companies that know portable chargers is a consumer electronic that should be kept up to date and hold quality when it comes to its power capacity, charging speed and design. The build of the power bank has to be good as well, after all, what good is something if it doesn’t work?
These Top Power Bank Brands are consistently showing that they’re capable of pushing the limits of what it means to deliver a powerful charging experience and constantly pushing to create better products with all the latest tech, while not scamming their customer into insanely high prices.
Let’s get started on what companies make some the best power banks on earth.
Here at Charger Harbor we’ve done Plenty of reviews for Anker products. From their wall chargers to their power banks. If there’s one thing that’s very true is that they’re very capable of creating great charging electronic products.
This is because Anker takes advantage of all the latest charging technology and knows the standards of what power banks should feature in a modern day.
PowerIQ and Voltage Boost
PowerIQ and Voltage Boost are two of the most prevalent charging technologies that Anker uses. The PowerIQ technology is able to deliver a max charging speed to the device it’s charging. Even though every one of Anker’s power banks has this kind of technology it doesn’t mean that it will actually charge the device connected to at its max charging speed. What PowerIQ does mean is that it will use all of its available power to charge the device that is connected to the power bank. This means if you’re using a something like the PowerCore+ Mini to charge a tablet, then the tablet will charge at 1 Amp only because that’s all the power bank is capable of.
Going into higher capacity power banks something like the PowerCore 20100, where both of the charging ports are 2.4A, that’s where PowerIQ is truly able to shine as Anker’s portables chargers can charge nearly any device connected to it at its max charging speed.
The Voltage Boost technology is able to accommodate the PowerIQ charging, and what Voltage Boost is able to do is that it can stabilize charging speed by increasing and making Voltage the same during the charging process for a device. This is very important because even though Amperage during charging is important, so is the consistency of it; and that is what Voltage Boost is able to deliver.
The Build Quality of the Anker products is by the far one of the best we’ve seen.
Structure and material used isn’t exactly special since most of their power banks are made of plastic and Aluminum. However, it’s the way that they go about making their chargers really sturdy. We’re honestly not sure what they do to make their power banks structurally strong but whatever it is, we really hope that Anker doesn’t stop doing it. Although it might be because they use very few pieces with their chargers and this way, all the components are able to hold together much more easily.
Not only is the structure of their power banks great, it’s what’s on the inside that counts just as much with their power banks featuring Anker’s Multi Safe-Protection system that is available to offer safety tech that makes charging with their portable chargers safe with every use. There are few times that their chargers will heat up and this is mainly due to their usage of technology that is able to manage temperature in an efficient way.
Innovation at Every Turn with Charging Speed, Size and Charging Technology
If there’s one thing that is apparent with Anker, it’s that they know what technology standard they need to build for their customers. It’s no secret that people want fast charging but that’s not what every charging technology company gives.
Anker is not about mediocrity. This is because when they have a high capacity power bank it either features 2.4 Amp per port or a Quick Charge port. Also, now that we mention it, Anker is a very big user and implements Qualcomm Quick Charge into many of their power banks. Even though Quick Charge is compatible with certain devices; for those that do have Quick Charge compatible devices, the ability to use fast charging while on the go is completely possible because Anker even implements this fast charging technology into small power banks like the PowerCore 10000 with Quick Charge 3.0.
Another thing about portable chargers is that they should be as portable as possible and be small and light enough to take them anywhere. This is what Anker is able to accomplish with nearly every one of its power banks. Yes, we mean every single one, even the ones that are high capacity power banks can still be held in a single hand. Not only that, Anker’s power banks match what they’re capable of. A 5,000mAh power bank is still very small and so is a 10,000mAh one. They’re able to fit more power capacity into small spaces and that’s what consumers want.
Along with the fast charging, special charging, and small sizes; there’s also the innovation in rising charging technologies like USB Type-C that Anker uses very well with its PowerCore 20100 with Type-C Output.
We consider Aukey to be Anker’s somewhat younger brother in the arena of power banks and by no means is this an insult to Aukey, however, it is to say that Aukey is right behind Anker in the way of what their portable chargers are able to deliver. Since their power banks hold many of the same traits that Anker holds onto.
Aukey has its own version of PowerIQ, that’s called AiPower and it’s basically able to do the same thing.
Each one of the Aukey’s power banks takes advantage of AiPower and that means they’re able to Output as much charging speed that the charging port is capable of. This ensures that charging is as fast as possible even for charging ports that aren’t capable of very fast charging speeds.
They have a very wide range of power capacities
Of course, if you want to survive in the portable charger arena you’re going to have to offer power banks that offer a variety of power capacities. In Aukey’s sense, they offer very high capacity portables chargers that have power capacities that can last for days and weeks. They have a 30,000mAh power bank that not only have a high power capacity, but they also offer Quick Charge and Type-C capabilities. So I guess what we’re saying is that Aukey offers power banks that come in full and complete packages.
Sure, a high power capacity is great but it’s what comes with high power capacities is also what matters. In this instance, Aukey offers innovation by making their higher capacity power banks very useful to use.
A Very Minimal and Easy to use Design
When something is easy to use, then it can instantly be considered a good product. This should ring true for power banks since they’re basically portable wall chargers.
One of the most notable things about Aukey’s power banks is that the functional components of the power bank are all on a single side, with an exception of the power button. This makes it so there’s no other place to look for a place to use the power bank and makes their high capacity power banks very easy to use even when you’re connecting 3 devices to 1 charging device.
Along with the minimal design is that the build quality is basically of the same standard as Anker power banks. Even though nearly every one of Aukey’s portables chargers uses plastic, the build quality is really great and the small power banks can sure take a beating.
EasyAcc is a charging electronic company that we feel needs more notoriety. They’re currently quite known but they’re simply not known enough because their charging electronics from their car, wall and power bank chargers are one of the best and on the level that Anker and Aukey are able to deliver.
The variety and focus on other Differentiation with how power banks are used
Since portable chargers are well, portable, EasyAcc has realized that there are ways to act on differentiating power banks so they’re able to fit the specific needs of the user.
This is very apparent for some power banks that use built-in charging cables. We know that we’ve had our doubts of built-in charging cables but for a power bank to have a cable that’s built into it makes a lot of sense. Since the source of power is already so portable, then why not make the charging cable native to the source of power. It’s a great design choice and by doing so, EasyAcc has made power banks that can solely use by those that use Micro-USB or Lightning charging cables without the need for their own charging cables. As a result, it makes what is already a free experience even better.
At another turn, EasyAcc also knows that portable power is meant to be taken to where there is no power. Not only does this mean taking your power bank to the park, gym or office; it also means that power banks should be able to be taken into the outdoors. Places, where the rough terrain is no threat to something that is vital as power. Which is why EasyAcc develops power banks that are waterproof and tough enough to survive falls.
It’s this kind of power banks that are able to specialize that add value than just normal power banks.
Providing a high power capacity with plenty of charging ports and just a bit more
EasyAcc is one of the few companies that offers power banks that have 4 charging ports, and along with the 4 charging ports comes high power capacity and Output to match the amount of charging ports. Most of the time when a power bank has lots of charging ports, the Max Output simply isn’t able to live up to what it’s supposed to offer.
In EasyAcc’s rare case, they’ve proven that a 4-Port power bank can be built and it can be built very well with a Max Output of 4.8A. Each of the ports on their 4-Port power banks is able to deliver a max standard charging speed of 2.4 Amps until the Max Output is reached. If that isn’t impressive enough, they even have a have 4-port power bank that uses Quick Charge 3.0. It’s basically like taking a 4-Port wall charger with you while you’re on the go.