Are you one of those people sitting on the ground near an outlet at an airport?
What if you could have hours of portable power that you could carry with you? Doesn’t that sound better?
I am a freelancer and find enjoyment going to my local Starbucks to work. The only problem is:
1) my computer is 6 years old and doesn’t hold a charge for more than 15 minutes, and
2) Starbucks covered all their electrical outlets to discourage people from working there
I still wanted to get a beverage and work out amongst people so I needed a solution.
Of course, I could buy a new computer but that wasn’t the best solution.
I then thought about how I could solve this another way.
I saw lots of batteries on Amazon that claimed that they would work with my Macbooks. I have a Macbook Air (the one that dies quickly) and a Macbook Pro. Each has different power requirements.
Watts and other power measurements are a bit foreign to me as a part of me things that you should just plug something in and it will work.
So, I read a review from someone that said that a Macbook requires a 30 W adapter but actually needs a 60 W output.
Without buying a bunch and returning then, if that is true, I then only found 2 possibilities. One was $80. One was $300.
Then I started seeing many power banks on Amazon and got a little lost. I made some Google searches and found mentions like this one:
“You can charge using a higher wattage than is permitted, but you should not use a lower wattage. For instance, the MacBook Pro 13 inch uses a 60W MagSafe, but you can use an 85W MagSafe to charge or power it (although it will not charge any faster).”
If you Google 85W battery, you only (at the time of writing this) have two options:
The $300 Solution
This Power Bank has a sleek design and lots of features. All of which I didn’t need. Plus, it is $300.
The $82 Solution
The Novoo Power Bank.
This battery pack ends up being the perfect solution. My Macbook Air battery probably lasts about 30-45 minutes because it is so old. This battery then gives me about another 3 hours. So, start to finish, 3.5-4s depending on if you are using a bright screen, wifi, etc, etc.