By: Michelle Banks

Few things are more frustrating than being in the middle of an important call, search or photo opportunity and getting a low battery alert. It’s worse when an outlet is nowhere to be found. At that moment, branded power banks are real-life superheroes coming to the rescue.

 

How do power banks work?

Power banks are portable chargers that can be used to charge a cell phone or other device when there isn’t an outlet available. Using a promotional power bank is easy. Simply charge the power bank ahead of time and tuck it away in a purse, backpack or bag. When their battery is running low, connect the device to the power bank’s out port using the device’s own USB charging cable. It’s really that simple!

 

Choosing the best power bank for your promotion or incentive

If you’re planning a power bank promo, be sure to choose a power bank that’s right for your customers or employees. That means understanding mAh: how power is measured in portable battery chargers. The acronym mAh stands for “milliampere hour” (one-thousandth of an ampere hour). Simply put, your device’s mAh is the amount of power its battery holds.

The higher the mAh capacity, the more powerful a power bank will be. (Your clients and team members will want a custom power bank that has sufficient mAh output to completely charge their device.) More power means customers can fully charge a wider array of devices. (Manufacturers generally post the mAh capacity for devices on their website, in the technical specifications section.)

Force Power Bank with Attached Cable

A promotional power bank with 2000 mAh battery capacity, like our Force Power Bank with Attached Cable, is suitable for charging a cell phone with a battery capacity below 2000 mAh.

Mission Power Bank

A branded power bank with 4000 mAh capacity, like the Mission Power Bank, would be able to charge that same device at least twice.

 

Mega Power Bank

Larger devices, like tablets, require a higher mAh output. This custom Mega Power Bank has an 11,000 mAh capacity.

Consider your customers’ or employees’ device needs when choosing custom power banks. If they are most likely to charge a smartphone, choose a device with a lower mAh capacity. If your customers or employees will use their power banks to charge a tablet or other large device, select a power bank with a higher mAh capacity.

 

Comparing branded power bank prices

Portable chargers come in a wide range of colors, styles, sizes and prices. When you compare branded power bank prices, compare the mAh capacity as well to be sure you are making an apples-to-apples comparison. Typically, low-priced power banks will be less powerful. More powerful portable chargers may cost a bit more. Balance price against how your customers or employees will use the power bank to ensure you’re choosing the right one for your power bank promo.

 

Put your brand in recipients’ hands—again and again.

With people depending more on their electronics, carefully selected power banks are business gifts your customers and employees will love. Best of all, this giveaway puts your brand in the hands of customers or employees every time they need a power boost, making yours the brand that saves the day.

 

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Michelle Banks

Michelle Banks

Michelle is 4imprint’s Technology Category Manager, and has been with the company for 10 years. Keeping a close eye on what’s going on in the changing tech world, Michelle writes about the most popular products that customers want.

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