With so many portable devices that need power these days, it’s no wonder people are looking for ways to charge on-the-go. You can’t always be home when your phone battery runs low, and it’s frustrating to find available power outlets in public - especially in places like airports or student centers.
Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to worry about low batteries in your devices anywhere you go? To sit where you want in the airport without having to think about if there’s an outlet nearby? And to work anywhere - whether it’s in the car or in a restaurant or somewhere else entirely - without worrying whether you have enough power to finish your projects?
USB power banks make that possible. Now, some USB power banks are simple batteries and nothing more. And they can work ok...and who wants just “ok”? Then there are power banks that are more than just a battery - they have other built-in features to make your on-the-go lifestyle easier than ever. Here are the top 2 picks going into 2021:
1. Lion Eclipse USB Power Bank
Typical USB power banks are a battery with power outputs. Some might show you how much charge is left in the bank. And that’s pretty much it.
The Lion Eclipse takes those capabilities a few steps further. It’s small and easy to carry around - weighing in at just 1.6 pounds - but it packs the power. In fact, it can handle charging multiple devices at once. It has a capacity of 27,000 mAh which is much higher than most USB power banks on the market. And yes, it is TSA approved, so you can take it with you on any trip this year.
While the capacity of the Eclipse is great, it’s not even the best part of the power bank. The thing that really makes the Eclipse stand out over other USB power banks is that it can charge devices wirelessly so you don’t have so many charging cords or with cords and can do it all at once. This likely makes it compatible with most devices you already own. You won’t have to buy new devices to match this technology - this technology was made to match your devices.
Right now, not all devices are Qi enabled. Some companies also have certain “certified” Qi chargers, so it’s important to check and see if your devices are Qi enabled and what kind of Qi chargers they work well with. However, for most Qi enabled devices, the Lion Eclipse should be compatible. (If you don’t have Qi enabled devices, the Eclipse may not be your best option. But the Lion Prowler, the next USB power bank on this list, might be a good option for you.)
Wireless charging works for your phone, watch, and earbuds that are Qi enabled. (Qi is Chinese for “life energy” and refers to a type of energy receiver coil in the device.) You can then simply place your device on the Eclipse and it will charge wirelessly. The Eclipse is capable of wirelessly charging three devices at once and can also charge a device connected with a cord at the same time.
For your devices that are not Qi enabled, you can charge any USB-A (2 outputs) or USB-C (1 output) device. Since so many devices are charged through USB cords, the Eclipse is capable to power almost any device on the market this year. If you’re looking for a wireless USB power bank, the Lion Eclipse will be your best option for 2021.
2. Lion Prowler USB Power Bank
The Lion Prowler is a USB power bank similar to the Lion Eclipse, but it has a couple of unique features. While the Eclipse is designed for anyone with lots of smart devices who is constantly on-the-go, the Prowler is ready for anyone who needs a USB power bank that is more than a battery.
Like the Eclipse, the Lion Prowler is a power bank that can charge wireless and corded devices. Its capacity is a bit smaller - 20,000 mAh - but the Prowler weighs almost the same as the Eclipse and has the same number of USB outputs as well. It’s also capable of charging a phone or a watch wirelessly, but only one at a time.
The thing that makes the Prowler different is that it’s made to be carried in rough environments. It can go on airplanes, but you could also easily take it camping, hiking, or boating because it’s designed to be resistant to liquids and hard landings.
The Prowler also makes a great outdoors companion because it has a built-in flashlight and a built-in lamp. The LED light in lamp mode is powerful enough to brightly light a room or a tent without any trouble, but if you need a light with more direction, you can switch it to flashlight mode. There’s also an emergency flashing option if you need it.
Finally, the Lion Prowler is more affordable than the Eclipse, but keep in mind it does have less wireless charging capability. The Eclipse is great if you need to charge a lot of devices wirelessly, but the Prowler is better for rough travel and emergency situations. For a rugged and affordable USB power bank in 2021, the Lion Prowler will be your best option.
Lion Energy Power Solutions
Lion Energy is a company that believes in finding better, sustainable power options than what we’ve had in the past. Their range of lithium-ion batteries and solar panels is extensive and groundbreaking. If you’re looking for safe power solutions that can be used over and over, Lion Energy has the best option on the market.
This is just as true with their USB power banks as it is with any of their products. Lion Energy created power banks that were built for everyday use as well as rough conditions. Whether you need back-up power on occasion or you’re roughing it for days at a time, these power banks are ready for anything you can throw at them. If you’re ready to see the difference in Lion Energy’s power solutions, buy a USB power bank today.