A week and a half ago, I was sent on an 8 hour international trip by my employer for work. It involved a 2 hour trip to the airport in a shuttle bus that left at 4am, followed by a 5 hour wait at the airport before I even stepped foot on the plane! After spending 6 hours of goofing about on my phone in an attempt to delay boredom, I went into panic mode as the 10% warning about my battery popped up on the screen! That was until I remembered that I had a little something in my handbag that would avoid a near personal crisis…. A DioSun Mobile PowerBank.
After rummaging through my handbag to find my phone cord, I plugged my iPhone in to the USB port on the DioSin PowerBank and breathed a huge sigh of relief as it happily charged away.
At first when I was a little apprehensive about the PowerBank and it actually being able to deliver a full charge to my phone, however I was incredibly surprised at just how fast and effortlessly it charged my phone back up to 100% just as quickly (possibly quicker) as it would have been had I had my phone been plugged into a power point.
So how does it work?
The PowerBank holds a rechargeable lithium battery in a cool touch Aluminium coloured case. The unit gets charged by plugging the supplied micro USB/USB cord into either a laptop or into your phone or tablets wall charger if it has a USB plug. The unit will start charging immediately and you can gauge how much charge it has in on by checking out the 4 flashing lights above the battery symbols. It took just over an hour to have the PowerBank fully charged, however if you can’t wait that long, a simple 10-15 minute charge will give you more than enough juice on your phone if you had to plug it in to get yourself out of trouble for a while.
To charge your mobile device, it’s as easy as taking you phone or tablet cable and plugging the USB end into the PowerBank and then plugging in your device and pressing the power button on the PowerBank. It’s as easy at that! Your device will then start charging just as if it was plugged into to your power socket. Two devices at any one time can be charged as the unit has two USB ports.
On no more than 5 separate occasions did the PowerBank save my butt while I was overseas! It even saved my bosses butt a few times and I only charged it 2 and a bit times (including a top up before heading back to Australia) during the 7 day stay! It has around 9 hours of battery life, however if you plug more than one device in a time it is going to reduce the available charging time.
The PowerBank that I was using is the big daddy of the range and is perfect for long haul trips or if you are heavily dependent on your phone to tablet for meetings or presentations. Being slightly bigger than a Samsung Galaxy 4 and around twice the weight of an iPhone 4, it slipped easily into my handbag, my pocket and a folder I was carrying around. Considering its charging capabilities, it is incredibly light weight and portable which was a huge plus for me!
Smaller units are also available which can give you around 4 hours of charging power and this sized unit would be perfect if you were going out for a night on the town as it’s around the same size of a lipstick and would fit easily into a clutch bag or pocket.
The DioSin PowerBank is one product that I can’t talk more highly about and I’m continually suggesting them to my friends. They are of professional quality, charged my products just as fast as if I had plugged my charger in to the wall, are light weight and portable. In my opinion, the PowerBank is a must
DioSin PowerBank (2600 mAh) – Lipstick sized unit
|Size (LxWxH):||9.6 x 2.2 x 2.4 cm|
Lipstick Sized PowerBank
DioSin PowerBank (8600 mAh) – Large capacity unit
|Output:||DC 5V/1A 5V/2A|
|Size (LxWxH):||12.8 x 7.9 x 1.1 cm|
Large Capacity Unit (product used in review)
In this day and age where our lives are ruled by technology, a DioSin PowerBank is one product you need to have. It will charge your phone, your tablet, GPS, MP3 player…. The options are endless! I can guarantee that it will be a fantastic investment and at $40 ($25 for the smaller lipstick size) you won’t be left in panic mode if your phone goes flat or your GPS dies on you part way through your journey.
DioSin products can be purchased directly from their website here.