TeknoGadyet's Top 5 Powerbanks for 2018

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External battery pack, or commonly known as powerbank, has been an essential companion of our gadgets, not only smartphones, but also other portable devices like music players and Bluetooth headsets. Powerbank saves us from looking for a power outlet, and gives extra life to our devices when they run out of energy.

TeknoGadyet's Top 5 Powerbanks for 2018
TeknoGadyet's Top 5 Powerbanks for 2018

The question is, which one should you pick as the longtime partner of your gadgets? In general, we recommend those that have high regards to safety, those that give protection to you and your devices. Other things like capacity, input, output and physical appearance are just secondary.

Of course, your needs and ours differ, so, we created our top 5 picks for your reference, and here they are.

1. Baseus Bracket Wireless Powerbank

Baseus Bracket Wireless Powerbank
Baseus Bracket Wireless Powerbank

First on the list is the Baseus Bracket Wireless Powerbank, it is very versatile as it can charge supported devices with or without cable. As the name implies, it has a wireless charging capability that can charge compatible devices like Apple iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9. There is two USB ports, one has a 5V/1A output and the other one has a 5V/2A output.

Moreover, it also has a digital indicator that shows how much battery percentage is left, if it is recharging, or charging a device at a faster (10W) or normal (5W) rate. Additionally, it has a sliding bracket that can be used as a stand.

It is available through Baseus and OMG stores nationwide for only Php1,590. You can read our Baseus Bracket Wireless Powerbank Review for more info.

Brand: Baseus
Name/Model: Bracket Wireless Charger Power Bank
Capacity: 8000mAh
Output 1: 5V/1A
Output 2: 5V/2A
Output 3: 5V/1A (wireless)
Input 1: 5V/2A
Weight: 320 grams
Price: Php1,590

2. Tronsmart Presto PBT12

Tronsmart Presto PBT12
Tronsmart Presto PBT12

Next we have the Tronsmart Presto PBT12, it is a USB Type-C powerbank with 10,400mAh capacity. It only has two ports, one is a dedicated output port that has Quick Charge 3.0 technology for Quick Charge compatible devices, and VoltIQ technology that offers up to 2.4A max current for other devices. The other one is USB Type-C that works as input and output port that can support up to 5V/3A power. It also has 4 LED indicators, each represents 25% charge capacity.

It is available both in online and offline stores. In Shopee, it currently being sold for only Php999.

Brand: Tronsmart
Name/Model: Presto PBT12
Capacity: 10400mAh
Output 1: 6.5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
Output 2: 5V/3A
Input 1: 5V/3A
Weight: 250 grams
Price: Php999

3. Veger VP-1015

Veger VP-1015
Veger VP-1015

Veger is a new comer in the Philippine market, but already attracted lots of consumers because of their stylish and affordable products. One of which is the Veger VP-1015, it is a slim powerbank that is just 15mm thin and just weighs only 235 grams. It has two output ports that has fast charging capability and can deliver up to 18 watts of power. It also has two input ports, one is a Micro USB that can accept up 18W input (12V/1.5A or 9V/2A), and the other one is a lightning port, which makes it a good choice for Apple fanatics. 

The Veger VP-1015 is made up of two Li-Polymer batteries that has 5,000mAh capacity for a total of 10,000mAh extra juice on the go.

You can buy it through Lazada for just Php1,499. You can follow them on FB at https://www.facebook.com/vegerpowerbankph/ and IG at https://www.instagram.com/vegerpowerph/ to learn more about their products. And, by the way, we are giving away 3 pieces for our lucky readers. Check out our Veger VP1015 Powerbank Giveaway to join!

Brand: Veger
Name/Model: VP-1015
Capacity: 10000mAh
Output 1: 9V/2A
Output 2: 5V/2A
Input 1: 9V/2A (Micro)
Input 2: 5V/1.5A (Lightning)
Weight: 250 grams
Price: Php1,499

4. Anker PowerCore II Slim

Anker PowerCore II Slim
Anker PowerCore II Slim

Anker is a global leader in smart charging technology, and they are America's leading USB charging brand. They recently celebrated their second year in the Philippines through their official distributor, NAVCO. PowerCore is their line of portable chargers, and the Anker PowerCore II Slim is one of their best selling products locally.

The PowerCore II Slim has a 10,000mAh battery capacity, and has its very own fast charging technology called PowerIQ, wherein it adapts charging output to enable full-speed charging for almost any devices up to 18 watts.

You can get it online through its Lazada Flagship Store or through its physical stores throughout the Philippines for an asking price of Php2,595 with 18 months warranty.

Brand: Anker
Name/Model: PowerCore II Slim
Capacity: 10000mAh
Output 1: 5-6V/3A, 6-9V/2A, 9-12V/1.5A
Input 1: 5V/2A, 9V/2A
Weight: 210 grams
Price: Php2,595

5. Romoss Sense 8+

Romoss Sense 8+
Romoss Sense 8+

Last on our list, but definitely not the least is the Romoss Sense 8+. In fact, it has the biggest capacity among the powerbanks listed in this article, it has a humongous 30,000mAh battery! It has a total of five ports, 2 for inputs - a Micro USB + Lightning, 2 standard USB outputs, and 1 USB Type-C that can be used for either input or output. It is equipped with TSMC quick charging chip that can deliver up to 18 watts of power through its Fit+ output ports.

Available at Shopee and Lazada for only Php1,399, it is highly recommended for those who has no access to a power outlet for a long period of time. You can read our Romoss Sense 8 Plus 30,000mAh Powerbank Review for more details, or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RomossPH.official/

Brand: Romoss
Name/Model: Sense 8+
Capacity: 30000mAh
Output 1: 5V/2.1A
Output 2: 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A (Fit+)
Input 1: 5V/2A, 9V/2A (Micro)
Input 2: 5V/2.1A (Lightning)
Input 3/Output 3: V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A (Fit+)
Weight: 671 grams
Price: Php1,399

As mentioned earlier, we valued safety more than anything else, that's why all the powerbanks listed here have their very own smart safety protect, so there is no need to worry about short-circuit, overcharging, or damaging your devices in general.

What can you say, guys? Do you have other recommendations? Please share your thoughts with us!!

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