Power Fort Power Bank (5600 mAh) Review: Style and Function in One Tiny Package

packaging of power fort power bank
The packaging looks neat and the entire build of the powerbank is sturdy.

Powerbank nowadays are a necessity. Most smartphones couldn’t last one whole day even if it’s fully charged. So having a powerbank on your purse or backpack provides security.

However, not all powerbanks are created equal.

In fact, with the advent of smartphones and tablets, powerbanks have become ubiquitous. It seems that they are being sold a dime a dozen.

Because of this, it’s been quite hard to find a really good one–a powerbank that packs a lot of power while looking good at the same time.

The Power Fort Powerbank does exactly that and a little bit more!

a photo of power fort power bank 5600 mah pink
The review unit I got is pink, which I guess is perfect for a “girly geek” website. πŸ™‚

It packs 5600 mAh, and it comes in a compact and stylish package. The powerbank is equipped with four LED lights, which indicate the battery percentage.

Here’s how to know the battery power level:

  • LED 1 Flash=Less than 20%
  • LED 1=20%-40%
  • LED 1, 2=40%-60%
  • LED 1, 2, 3,=60%-80%
  • LED 1, 2, 3, 4=80%-100%

So, this basically means that if the four LED lights are on the powerbank contains 80-100% battery power level.

The package also includes a touch pen,Β  one USB cable (Standard to Micro), User’s Manual, and Registration Card.

touch pen that comes with power fort powerbank
Although this touch pen is a nice companion for the powerbank, I never really used it. I never use a touch pen to use my phone or my iPod. But for those who might find a use for it, it’s definitely a nice addition! And it matches the color of the powerbank! πŸ™‚

Although it only comes with one USB cable, you can practically use any USB charger for this powerbank. Below, you can see how I use my lighting connector to charge my iPod Touch 5th:

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I mainly carry two devices when I’m out: my iPod and my S3 Mini. Most of the time, I no longer bring a lighting connector with me. With this, I can only charge my S3 Mini.

If you have multiple devices, I suggest investing in buying one USB cable with multiple chargers at the other end. For example, in Greenhills, there are USB cables that have a lighting connector and a Micro USB at both ends. This way you don’t have to carry a lot of cables.

 

s3 mini charging in power fort power bank
The S3 mini has a 1500 mAh battery. It charged 37% of batter power from 8:19 am to 9:12 am. Charging speed is not as fast when you charge the phone directly from a power source. But when you’re traveling, you can simply leave it alone and wait for it to be fully charged.

When using the powerbank for the first time, you need to charge it for a full 8 hours.

After that, subsequent charging would normally take 6-8 hours. So, make sure to give it plenty of time to charge. You can charge it before you go to bed– that way it’s ready when you leave the next morning.

Although it’s a small device, it’s quite thick compared to the thin smartphones.

thickness of powerfort powerbank
Here, you can see the difference between the Power Fort powerbank and the iPod Touch 5th generation (with a case). Although it looks thick, it’s not really obtrusive when you bring it in your bag.

Prices of the Power Fort powerbank might vary. But it normally sells around P2500. It’s definitely a good deal. I have one powerbank which is priced at P1500 with 1500 mAh.

Considering its design and the batter power, the Power Fort is a great buy! It’s a great companion for your mobile devices.

 

Irene Chan

Irene Chan

Irene Chan loves two things: communication and technology. With this tech blog and her role as Head of Communications at Veems,Β she believes she has the best job in the world. πŸ™‚ Besides those two things, she's also crazy for coffee, dogs, and zombies.Follow her on Veems to get tips and fun updates from her geeky life.
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