Top 5 Power Bank Brands

Power banks are probably one of the most nifty inventions in our mobile age. Forget asking a billion people for a phone charger at a party or running out of battery in the middle of a busy day, just get a power bank and stop worrying about finding a charging port when you’re out and about. Here are our top power bank brands to try!



Founded in 2009, Anker is the brainchild of a group of friends working at Google. Their vision being to create a world where mobile means mobile. They are one of the leading brands in mobile power. With a range of power bank capacities and sizes, you have options to choose from to best suit your power and style requirements.

Our best pick: PowerCore+ 10050 with Travel Pouch – the world’s smallest 10 000 mAh portable charger, smartphone and tablet compatible, charges devices 75 per cent faster with up to eight hours battery life after just 15 minutes of charging.

Buy: Available on Amazon and selected local retail outlets.


With a simple concept which states that ‘function isn’t design without fashion and fashion isn’t practical without function’, Boostcase is definitely the brand for all the fashionistas out there. Though Boostcase does not provide the traditional power banks, they have the power cases which more than double your phone’s battery life.

Our best pick: Hybrid Battery Case for iPhone 6/6s Plus – a capacity of 4 500 mAh, detachable power sleeve that can be attached with just a click, available in black or gold, over 100 per cent more battery life, and a toggle-switch to turn battery on or off.

Buy: Available online and selected local retail outlets.

Swiss Mobility

‘One great product is worth more than a million mediocre ones’, is what Swiss Mobility lives by. They have range of power banks compatible with all iPhones, iPads, Androids, tablets, smartphones, e-readers and other USB devices. Their power banks are immaculately-designed and are lightweight, small and fast-charging.

Our best pick: Rugged Powerpack 6000 – dust and waterproof, 6 000 mAh capacity, shock resistant shell with drop protection, over 27-hours of additional talk time, lanyard slot, built in dual LED safety lights, dual USB port charges two devices at once.

Buy: Available online, on Amazon and selected local retail outlets.



The Adata mobile accessories range combines the latest technology with convenience and functionality, to ensure great products for their smartphone and tablet customers. With various styles and colours to pick from, personal style and preference is catered for by the brand. With different power bank capacities, you’re sure to find the perfect match for your specific mobile needs.

Our best pick: Choice PC500 Power Bank – fun and colourful options to pick from, 5 000 mAh capacity, 80cm long cable, power level indicator, smart energy saving component that automatically switches off power bank when devices are fully charged or disconnected.

Buy: Available on TakeALot and


By listening to and being inspired by customers while creating breakthroughs with emerging technologies, Lenmar has over 1 200 power-related specialty batteries, portable battery chargers, and external portable energy to the consumer electronics, information technology and industrial tools markets. What’s more, Lenmar products are environmentally-friendly!

Our best pick: 2 500mAh Portable Power Pack with 1 USB for mobile phones – compatible with mp3 players and other USB devices excluding tablets, slim and light in weight, doubles phone battery life, recharges with the included micro USB cable.

Buy: Available online, on TakeALot and

By Cleopatra Shava

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