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  Technology   Gadgets  11 Nov 2019  Mandatory Powerplay

Mandatory Powerplay

Published : Nov 11, 2019, 8:51 am IST
Updated : Nov 11, 2019, 8:51 am IST

There's a power bank for every taste these days. Here are two with some special features.

The EnAble + from EVM is the lightest 10,000 mAh power bank.
 The EnAble + from EVM is the lightest 10,000 mAh power bank.

With data-heavy smart phones draining the battery at ever-faster rates, the power bank has become a must-have accessory for users on the move. But selecting the right model seems to be a challenge in itself.

Ultra lightweight


We suggest a simple thumb rule with power banks: When travelling, go for the best combo of power and lightness. These days anything less than 10,000 mAh is impractical. But that can add a lot of weight to your hand baggage. Which is why the EnAble + from EVM is such good news. This is the lightest 10,000 mAh power bank, I have seen this year -- weighing just 180 grams. Also usefully, it has both Type C and Micro USB outputs which means it serves every make of phone.

The asking price is light on your purse too: Rs 949 - Rs 999 at online selling sites.

Wireless charging

Many phones especially the premium models, allow wireless charging, using the Qi technology. If you own such a phone ( or have fitted your phone with a Qi patch), the convenience of just placing the phone on the rubber base (complete with suction cups) of the STM Wireless Powerbank is worth the extra cost over a charging cable.

The Australian company that makes this, has thoughtfully added the functionality of a 10,000 mAh power bank, and provided 2 USB and 1 Type C output. That makes for a useful combo of applications that might make the price -- Rs 4799 -- seem worth it.


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