@yakkoTDI I use mine for two things: travel, and nursing along old devices with dying batteries.
Travel is improving, many newer larger planes have USB charging ports. Most airports have charging stations, but if you’re hopping between minor airports like me and have short layovers between little planes, a charge pack is very useful.
@hchavers@yakkoTDI That’s what my Bluetti EB240 2400Wh power station is for. It’ll charge my phone, laptop, and even run a small microwave or coffeemaker. Hook up some solar panels and you’re good to go if the grid is down for an extended period of time.
Also advantageous that unlike a gas generator, it’s silent just in case the breakdown of the power grid is accompanied by a breakdown of the social order, you really don’t want to advertise that you have a generator.
@ColeSloth@hchavers There’s a 30,000mAh Romoss charger on the 'zon for $36 that I own. works great. Small possibility that TSA will confiscate it for being too large to fly, but I’ve flown with it twice with no issues. YMMV.
I was tempted, but .52 lbs (about 8 ounces, if my unit-conversion math is right) seems a bit heavy compared to a random Anker 10,000 mAh power bank I glanced at which clocks in at 6.35 ounces. (A couple years back, I found myself at a day-long outdoor ropes course where it was minus 2F and I vowed that I would never do something like that again without an electric vest. I bought a couple of cheapie vests from Ali-something and they’re great, but I remain on the lookout for light power banks to power the electric vest when I need to wear it.)
@andymand The specs on this site (and even on the big-A site) are notoriously messed-up. Sometimes it’s the item and often it’s the shipping package. I think that’s the weight thing you are seeing. because also it says height is 1.3 inches and I’m sure that’s not the unit itself. All my Mophie stuff (way too much of it I bought here…) has been efficient in size/weight for the amount of power.
I picked up two 20,800 mAh Mophies for $20 each at a clearance warehouse. No one wanted them anymore (I guess) because they charge with a micro USB, but who doesn’t still have those cables still laying around the house?
@KENSAI LOL! But seriously, I don’t think there’s anything to be embarrassed about since it’s only used to recharge the power bank itself. No one knows what goes on in the privacy of one’s own charging station
@xarophti True, though microUSB carries so little power compared to USB-C that charging a large battery bank takes a long time. Not a big deal if you don’t need it I suppose…but still, microUSB sucks and every time I see a new product 2021 still using it I die a little inside.
@scapri I bought this one on sale for $26. Almost to your specs… The only bug in the ointment is that the USB-C is for charging the bank only, though you can charge it while using the wireless charging… Also like that the 10,000 MAh brick is a fair bit smaller and only slightly thicker than my phone.