If you are someone who usually takes short trips (be back later in the day; and not in couple of days), then you need to weigh things carefully before making your final decision in buying the best travel battery pack. You may hear suggestions about getting a battery pack that has greater capacity, but you may not need something like that.
Capacity or Portability?
It is only natural to choose a battery pack that can juice up your device to full capacity whenever you need it. However, if you have a device with a large battery capacity, then you may need a huge portable battery pack. Expect the battery pack to be heavier and more expensive.
If you only need to be away for a couple of hours or so and you only need a battery pack in case you forgot to charge your device, then it is wiser to choose portability over battery capacity. However, it is different if you have the tendency to stay out for longer period of time than usual.
The Higher the Battery Capacity, the Longer it takes to Charge
It is good to have a battery pack with higher capacity, but it needs ample of time to charge. A 15,000 mAh battery pack may take overnight to reach full capacity. If you need to bring it along the following morning, you will have to settle with the amount of power it was able to store. Sometimes, it may not be enough and could get you in trouble when you suddenly need to stay in the place where there’s no available electricity. Bringing a battery that’s low in power may not do you any good.
Quality and Price
High quality batteries usually come with a high price, which should not be viewed as expensive. It is especially true with brands that can render their services for a long time as compared to cheap batteries that you can only use for a few times (worse, only once or twice).
It is advisable to read reviews and see what people think about a particular brand before making your decision.
It sounds so easy to choose the best travel battery pack that money could buy, but it isn’t really the case. You need to be decisive in order to get your money’s worth.