I recently bought an iPhone 5 battery case, or in a more recognisable phrase, power bank. When I was back in Malaysia several months ago, power bank was kind of a hot issue. One of my friends told me that he was at a computer exhibition some time ago and almost all the stores were selling power banks. Hence, I started looking for one after I came back to UK.
Apparently, most of these power banks are made in China, no surprise. Companies would just buy them in bulk and slap their logo. Considering there are many dodgy products which are made in China, I am very wary of what I am buying, especially batteries.
In the end, I saw one at Sports Direct last weekend. It’s the type that I would prefer, a case with rechargeable battery source. However, I never heard of the brand before. After a few minutes consideration, I bought one. I have charged it twice now and it seems to be working as expected. I don’t need a huge amount of power. I just need something that would make my iPhone 5 last for a day. Two days later, Mee bought one too. Unfortunately, it wasn’t suitable for her iPhone 5S. When connected, her iPhone 5S actually prompted saying that the device is not supported. How weird and surprise at the same time!