Mobile phone giant Motorola has recently launched two new Android handsets (The Moto X Style and Moto X Play) and both come with a huge 3630 mAh battery; enough power they claim to last up to two full days. But is that enough for those of us who are always on the go without a plug socket within easy reach?
You don’t need to walk far down the street to see that smartphones and tablets play an important role in people’s lives and most of us will admit to spending too much time glued to the screen checking emails and Facebook updates. Obviously this trend is nothing but good news for an already booming industry, but the pressure is certainly on for the mobile phone manufacturers such as Motorola to develop new technologies and deliver longer battery life for their consumers. According to Motorola’s president, however, that technology is still quite a way off. During an interview with the BBC, he said that ‘he would love there to be a battery tech breakthrough’ but believes it will be a long time before his industry can offer a phone that lasts for a week or longer.[i]
So what is the solution in the short term? Carry on reading, because here at USB2U we have the answer. Branded Promotional Power Banks, otherwise known as Power Bars or Portable Battery Chargers, provide mobile phones and other devices with a charge just when they need it most.
Just like mobile phones, Power Banks come in all different shapes and sizes. Some chargers start at just 1400mAh, but to get the most out of your Power Bank you want to make sure you choose a device with an equal amount or ideally more battery power than the phone has itself. The milliamp hour ratings (mAh) represent the quantity of energy stored in each power bank. For example, an Apple iPhone 5S has a battery capacity of 1560mAh, therefore a 2200mAh Power Bank will deliver around 1.4x full charges.
Not sure how they work? No problem. Simply charge the device at home for 2-3 hours by connecting the Micro USB cable included into your laptop’s USB port and then disconnect and pop in your pocket to top up your smartphone on the move (using a 3 in 1 cable or your own charging cable).
As far as modern promotional products go, Power Banks are undeniably one of the most useful gadgets to carry in your pocket. Thinking of investing in a batch printed with your logo to boost your brand’s exposure? Make sure you maximise the large print area so your logo, web address or slogan can be under your end user’s nose in times of need. Power Banks have a high perceived value and won’t be thrown in the bin any time soon, so you can rest assured that your advertising budget will stretch for years to come!Back