Power Banks that are yet to arrive in the Philippines
We’ve reported a lot about power banks in the past especially those that were announced by big companies like Xiaomi, ASUS and Microsoft. Unfortunately, some of them are yet to be officially offered here in the country so they’re a bit difficult to acquire. But in case you are wondering about those power banks, here’s a list of them.
Xiaomi’s power banks entered the Philippine market in August 2014 starting with their 10,400mAh and 5,200mAh Mi Power Banks in limited quantities. A few months later, the Chinese company announced their power bank with the biggest capacity so far, the 16,000mAh Mi Power Bank. It’s taller than the 10,400mAh variant and features two USB ports for charging two devices at the same time.
A few weeks later, Xiaomi made a follow up to their largest Mi Power Bank with the announcement of their smallest in terms of capacity – the 5,000mAh Mi Power Bank. Although low in capacity it boasts a thin body measuring 9.9mm thin.
ASUS, known for their ZenBooks and ZenFones, has also released their own power bank last month called the ZenPower. It has a capacity of 9,600mAh and comes in different colors. We were told that a 10,400mAh model is also in tow.
Smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus, has also announced their own power bank late last year. It has a capacity of 10,000mAh with two USB ports and comes in Sandstone Black or Silk White. It is slated to arrive in Europe and India next month.
We encountered this power bank back in January when we attended a Dell event in Bangkok, Thailand. It comes in two capacities – 18,000mAh and 12,000mAh, with two USB ports for your mobile devices. The best part is that it is also capable of charging your Dell laptop.
Microsoft also has a power bank of their own called the Portable Power. It has a capacity of 6,000mAh and comes in White, Bright Green, and Bright Orange colors to match their Lumia smartphones.
Motorola’s Power Pack Micro doesn’t have a lot to boast when it comes to capacity. As its name suggests, it only has a capacity of 1,500mAh. What separates it from other power banks is that it’s small enough to be hooked to a keychain, features Bluetooth connectivity and uses the built-in Motorola Keylink to help you find your phone or keys if ever you misplace them.
Announced just recently, Samsung’s Animal Edition Battery Packs are not just about power and cuteness. It’s about raising awareness about endangered animals they represent. It comes in two capacities – 11,300mAh and 8,400mAh, and works with the interactive Charge the Life app for Android.
As of writing, there’s no indication yet on when these companies will bring their power banks here so we can only wait. Let’s just hope that we don’t have to wait that long.
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