Power banks have become an essential tool for today’s hybrid workforces. These portable devices can be used to recharge electronic equipment such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops when no power source is available. Despite advancements in battery technology, heavy usage can quickly deplete the charge of most devices, often in less than a day. It can be incredibly frustrating to forget to charge your phone before leaving the house or embarking on a long trip. In these situations, having a power bank on hand can be a lifesaver, especially in South Africa, where power outages due to load shedding are common.
A gadget to suit the needs of every individual
Power banks with a capacity of around 10,000mAh can charge the average phone twice before needing to be recharged. They are small and easy to carry, making them a convenient option for on-the-go charging. For business users, frequent travellers, or individuals who need to charge multiple devices at once, there are also 20,000mAh options available. Most power banks are compact enough to fit easily into a backpack, handbag, or pocket.
With a power bank, users can recharge their devices on the go without needing to find an electrical outlet. This can be particularly useful when stuck in an airport, during power outages due to load shedding, or simply when a device’s battery is running low, and there is nowhere to charge it.
Like all batteries, power banks have a limited lifespan. As technology advances, obsolescence also becomes a consideration. For example, an old 1,000mAh power bank sufficient to charge a phone a decade ago may no longer be adequate. Today’s power banks come in different sizes and capacities, with some models capable of providing multiple charges for a device.
However, not all power banks are created equal. There are always trade-offs between cost and higher specifications or between size and the ability to charge multiple devices.
Unmatched performance, unrivalled reliability
Xiaomi’s range of power banks stands out for their exceptional performance, portability, and power. They offer fast charging capabilities, with options ranging from 10W for everyday users to 50W for professionals with multiple devices. Best of all, every device in the range offers the same unparalleled reliability at an affordable price point.
For users who need to charge not only laptops, tablets, and phones but also less power-hungry accessories such as smartwatches, fitness bands, or Bluetooth headsets, the full Xiaomi range supports low-current charging. This allows these devices to be charged without causing damage.
Which Xiaomi is right for you?
The Redmi 10,000mAh 10W Power Bank (VXN4305GL) is a great option for users who want a small and lightweight power bank with 10W fast charging capabilities at an attractive price. This model has a 10,000mAh capacity and a lithium-polymer battery. It features both type-C and micro-USB input ports and can be fully recharged in just seven-and-a-half hours. With dual USB output ports, it can charge up to two devices simultaneously and comes with a micro-USB cable.
The Redmi 20,000mAh 18W Fast Charge Power Bank (VXN4304GL) is a great choice for customers looking for a power bank with slightly faster charging capabilities. This model offers double the capacity at 20,000mAh and features an 18W fast charging capability. It has a Li-polymer battery, type-C and micro-USB input ports, and can also be fully recharged in seven-and-a-half hours. With dual USB output ports, it can charge two devices at once and comes with a micro-USB cable.
The Xiaomi 10,000mAh 22.5W Fast Charge Power Bank (BHR5884GL) is an excellent option for users needing multiple devices regularly and quickly. This model offers a higher fast charging capability at 22.5W and can charge up to three devices at once. It has a 10,000mAh capacity, a Li-polymer battery, and a type-C input port. It can be fully recharged in just 4.5 hours and features dual USB and type-C output ports. It comes with a type-C cable.
Compact, lightweight, powerful
For customers looking for an ultra-compact and lightweight power bank with 22.5W fast charging capabilities, the Xiaomi 10,000mAh 22.5W Fast Charge Power Bank 3 (BHR4412GL) is a great option. This model has a 10,000mAh capacity and a Li-polymer battery. It features both type-C and micro-USB input ports and can be fully recharged in just three-and-a-half hours. With the ability to charge up to three devices simultaneously, this power bank is ideal for users who need a compact and lightweight device. It weighs only 200g and can fit in the palm of your hand. It comes with a type-C cable.
Xiaomi also offers a power bank designed specifically for professional users: the Xiaomi 20,000mAh 50W Fast Charge Power Bank (BHR5121GL). This model is designed for professionals who need 50W fast charging capabilities and may spend hours without access to power or travel frequently for business. It has a 20,000mAh capacity, a Li-polymer battery, and a type-C input port. It can be fully recharged in four-and-a-half hours and features dual USB and type-C output ports. It can even charge certain notebooks and MacBooks. It comes with a type-C cable.
Xiaomi’s range of high-quality, fast-charging power banks is designed to meet the needs of every user. Whether you’re looking for an everyday solution or something to match a professional schedule, Xiaomi has a power bank that won’t break the bank. Xiaomi power banks are available from Takealot and Makro.