During the Easter holidays, my family and I decided to go skiing in the Alps. We would be driving there and would have to endure an 11 hour journey to get there. I realised that the main thing I would be using to keep myself entertained was my iPod. The problem was, it would definitely run out of juice before we reached our destination. To solve this, I went online and bought a battery pack. My requirements were that it could charge my iPod up at least twice from empty, and that it didn’t weigh an absolute ton. Soon after this, I found the EasyAcc Powerbank, an external battery boasting a whopping 10,000mAh capacity, enough power to charge most tech twice over. It fitted the bill perfectly, and was extremely affordable, setting me back only £21 . It arrived the next day already fully charged! Keep reading for the actual review…
Design and Build
I absolutely love the look and feel of the PowerBank. It’s thin enough to fit in my pocket, but still has a strong, sturdy build. The battery is slightly heavier than I would have liked, weighing in at 241g, but for most people, it won’t be much of an issue.
In my opinion, the PowerBank looks beautiful, constructed out of a matte black plastic highlighted by bright orange edges. It measures 13.3cm x 7.1cm in length and width, and is only 16mm tall, making it extremely portable. Four blue LED lights serve as indicators for the amount of power left in the battery and all the buttons and ports are situated on one end of the device itself, making it simple and easy to use.
Ports and Buttons
The battery only has one button, with its sole purpose being to turn the battery on and off and to start charging a device. There are three ports next to the button, one for charging the battery itself, and two for powering your devices.
In terms of actually charging, the Powerbank, t is by no means slow, taking only 1 hour and 43 minutes to fully charge an iPod Touch from 0%. This meant I didn’t have to wait too long before it was back in action and I was able to continue my web browsing and YouTube watching. I can’t vouch for any other devices, but I will say, whichever phone or tablet you happen to have, you won’t be waiting for long before it’s up and running again. The battery pack itself however does take about a day to fully charge itself, so make sure your devices have enough power before you find yourself stuck without the ability to call someone.
|The EasyAcc Powerbank is, in my opinion, a must-have in your tech arsenal. Never again will your phone or tablet run out of juice during the day, as this little device will keep them both topped-up, ensuring that they stay working, and you stay happy. It’s just a shame about the weight…|