Product Review: B&D Power Bank

9/02/2015 01:49:00 PM


Technology has reached amazing feats that sometimes battery life of devices couldn't keep up. But thanks to power banks, running out of charge is no longer a concern. It's definitely a necessity for avid smart gadget users. If you don't have one yet, click HERE to see the short guide I wrote - this should help you choose the best power bank for you.

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CCP wrote the ff on their website:
  • Get extra power for your gadgets with this B&D Power Bank
  • It has a 21,800mAh capacity for charging devices when needed
  • Charge 2 devices simultaneously through its USB outputs
  • You can bring it to school, to work, or whenever traveling
  • Keep it handy inside your bag to stay ready for power outages


Inside the neat box was the product and a cord. No paperwork included.


The rose gold trim with the white enamel makes it look sleek. Also available in silver, fuchsia, pink, and blue.


The indicator lights up when it's being charged or when charging another device.




Output and Input ports are on top. Press and hold the power button on the right to activate the LED flashlight. Port capacity and other information is printed at the back.


Size is comparable to a lot of Android cellular phones.


The free cord is too small for my liking.

PROs
  • Doesn't heat up excessively even when used inside a bag
  • Lightweight
  • Shaped to fit most bag side pockets or bag organizers
  • Aesthetically pleasing
  • Easy to use
CONs
  • 21,800mAh capacity is bogus
  • Free cord slows down charging
  • Not "super slim"

Overall rating: 2 out of 5 stars

It takes around twelve hours to reach full charge, leading me to believe that it's actually high-powered. But the 1A port can fully charge my phone only 3 times while the 2.1A port only 3.5 times. 100% battery level is reached after 2.25 to 2.5 hours depending on the port used. My Yoobao 5200mAh power bank takes a little bit over three hours to reach full capacity, and can fully charge my phone 2.5 timesNow you do the math. Not a sizable difference considering the obvious gap in mAh capacity right? I was expecting at least 10 full charges. I do not recommend buying this product.

Note: data services, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, and all running apps/games are closed during charging. Smartphone is only running carrier signal.

Click HERE to read my review on the Yoobao power bank.

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