Power options for home or on the go: 3 items reviewed

Einova Ultra Fast Power Bank


The Einova Ultra Fast Power Bank’s most salient feature is its LCD display in the corner which tells you how much juice is left in the battery; so, if you hate guessing and prefer efficiency, your prayers have been answered. The 20,000mAh battery capacity can do 4-8 phone charges, 3-5 tablet charges or 1.5 charges for a laptop. It would be an extremely useful gift for any gender because a stylish water-repellent linen canvas dominates the product’s surface. The color is modern: I’d call it a serious slate gray or a deep gray with a hint of urban business/London or New York blue.

Most of all I must point out: the corner indicator reads significantly brighter in real life compared to the image shown here. Overall it’d make a great gift, even for yourself. It has 3 built-in USB ports and boasts 63W of power in a 6.75 x 4 x 0.63-inch casing. You’ll get 5W USB-A output, 18W USB-A output with Quick Charge 3.0 as well as a 45W USB-C input/output with Power Delivery that can be used to recharge a MacBook or other USB-C laptops. This is a 2nd-gen product; the 1st-gen being one of the first of its kind to hit the consumer electronics market. It also has smart device protection which will stop charging automatically. This feature is built in to prevent devices from overcharging. Is this a lightweight product? Heck no. It’s got weight, but it’s slim and worth carrying because of how it can save your day. Pricewise, for what they’re asking, it’s a great value and might easily end up as your favorite charger, despite its weight and size. If you give it as a gift to someone, you’ll be remembered fondly.
Retail price: $69.99 on the Einova site

Accell Power BLOCK Mini


To lay the BLOCK Mini flat, play around with the thick main wire (see fig. 4) in the back, or else out of the box it might not. The most reliable parts of this power block are the 2 protected AC outlets with 300J surge protection (see fig. 2) They’re on both sides, 1 on each. The 3 USBs on the top (see fig. 1) are also extremely handy and in a prime position. The wireless charging area (see fig. 3) can act as a simple stand for landscape viewing too.
Retail price: $39.99 on the Accell site Comes in black or white.

myCharge Ampprong Plus 


The name alludes to the ability to recharge this battery directly through your wall outlet. I sometimes feel like James Bond using this. Wait, Bond would have a battery that lasts 250 years or something crazy right? Haha. Anyway, on the Ampprong Plus, the prongs extend out (not automatically, you need to use your fingers) and back in when not in use. There’s nothing bad to say about this. It’s got 2 USB ports. 6000mAh Lithium Ion battery, 2.0A Input, 2.4A Output. There might be a new iteration of this charger so check the myCharge portal on Amazon. I also notice the company has made even more chargers with prongs, so this isn’t the only one. When I first got the Ampprong Plus, it might’ve been the first of its kind, I’m unsure.
For the ecommerce price, again, please check the myCharge store on Amazon


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