Editor’s note: This blog post was originally published in June 2017 and has since been modified to incorporate updated branded power bank giveaways.
Few things are more frustrating than being in the middle of an important call, search or photo opportunity and getting a low battery alert, and it’s worse when an outlet is nowhere to be found. At that moment, remembering that power bank giveaway you received is like having a real-life superhero 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 outport using the device’s own USB charging cable. It’s really that simple!
Choosing the best branded power bank giveaway for your promotion
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 to receive a custom power bank giveaway 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.)
A promotional power bank with 2000 mAh battery capacity, like our Jupiter Power Bank is suitable for charging a cell phone with a battery capacity below 2000 mAh.
A branded power bank with 4000 mAh capacity, like the Mission Power Bank, would be able to charge that same device at least twice.
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 promotional power bank prices
Portable promotional 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 promotional power banks are business gifts your customers and employees will love. Best of all, offering the best branded power bank 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.