Being the social media stalker that I am, I tend to use up my phone battery a lot more these days. Whether it’s replying to event invitations (nuff popularity) or reading every news thread and wrestling dirtsheet, I find myself staring down at my smartphone a hell of a lot more frequently than I did in my younger days. In the short term it’s great, i’m killing minutes browsing through pointless articles and rumours, however in the long term my battery has depleted when I need it most. I already own a pretty beasty 4000 mAh powerbank but its not the most compact device in the market, so what I need is a handy emergency charger I can carry around without it restricting the blood flow to my thigh, I’d like to thank Sandberg for answering my call.
The ‘Sandberg Credit Card Powerbank’ is a nifty little device that you can actually fit into your wallet much like the one you’re carrying around right now. Without causing discomfort on your person, the credit card ‘Powerbank’ is there in times of mobile aid with it’s small, thin size (92x62x4mm) and simple instructions. Though only consisting of 850 mAh, the aim of the device is to provide convenient power to your smartphone when battery is low, which could be the difference between saying “I love you” or “I…” to your soul mate or mother. Compatible with all phones with a Micro USB connector, the Sandberg Credit Card ‘Powerbank’ sounds like it should never be away from your side, but is it actually worth carrying around?
The ‘Powerbank’s’ design is simple and unfiddly, which is exactly how you want something to be if you intend on carrying it around your bits. Though you’d need a decent sized wallet with enough of a cutaway to conceal it in, the ‘Credit Card Powerbank’ is very lightweight and compact. The tiny Micro USB cable that springs out of the ‘Powerbank’ is a tad tough to pull out and because of how short it is, it is also a touch awkward to carry around attached to your phone. Unlike other mobile charging banks that have enough slack in the cable to contort around your device, the Sandberg device isn’t the comfiest thing to keep in your pocket whilst charging.
I was impressed at how quickly the ‘Powerbank’ charged up (30-40 minutes) but it’s a shame that it then ran out of charge in a 1/3 of the time. Harvesting less ampere-hour (mAh) than a AAA battery, the ‘Powerbank’ sadly perished after only recovering 10% of my smartphone’s charge, which was pretty disappointing to say the least. I wasn’t excepting the world to evolve before me, but what I did expect was to have a bit more bang for my buck, especially seeing for £20 barely any of my android battery had been revitalised, imagine using it on an iPhone, there wouldn’t be any point would there. That being said, the purpose of a compact charger is to charge your battery in case of emergency, so where as you see your smartphone hitting full or even half charge, it will provide that little bit of comfort and a guarantee that you can make that important call.
Sandberg’s Credit Card Powerbank is a nifty little device that fits easily and nicely into your (possibly) bulging wallet, and its lightweight and compact design doesn’t weigh your pocket down like others currently on the market. Whereas the device is quick to charge, it’s also quick to deplete so don’t rely on it to make a momentous difference in your smartphone’s performance; that being said, when used properly and for emergencies it could just be all that you need. It’s not difficult to find a cheaper, more impressive mobile charger that’ll see you lasting hours longer, however it’s the ‘Powerbank’s’ durability and sleek design that’ll see it perhaps being a more worthwhile purchase than a flimsier alternative. It could be a lot better but it equally could be a lot worse, it’s up to you to decide whether it’s worth breaking the bank for.
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