The processing power of smartphones is at an all-time high. To give some perspective, one iPhone 6 is 120,000,000 times faster than the computer used to guide the American Apollo rocket back in the 60s and 70s. So clearly technology has advanced incredibly quickly. With that increased processing power, people have also become significantly more dependent on technology to go about their daily lives.
Unfortunately, their increased processing power uses a lot of battery power, and even though batteries have also advanced over the years, they haven’t been able to keep up with smartphones. Today’s phones batteries will usually only last about a day, if not less, compared to the weeks of use you could get out of an old Nokia.
Introducing: Power Banks
Thanks to the low battery life of many modern smartphones, power banks, or if you need to know the Thai ‘พาวเวอร์แบงค์’, are very popular in Thailand. New trends like Pokémon Go have only served to bolster the public’s interest in products sold at places like Smart Power Bank. Between using it as an alarm clock, a phone, a messenger, a camera, a web browser, a game system, and a GPS, it’s no wonder why smartphones die so quickly. But nonetheless, people who live in urban areas such as Bangkok need some extra battery life to go about their daily lives.
Luckily, power banks are becoming more and more advanced as technology continues its ceaseless march forwards. Today, you can buy power banks with up to 16,000 mAH of power, which can easily charge a smartphone many times over. That means that even with tons of GPS use, internet video watching, and game playing, you can still plug it into your trusty portable power bank and be ready to go.
Useful for Gamers and Non-Gamers Alike
Again, Pokémon Go has had an enormous impact on the power bank industry in just a short amount of time. While Pokémon Go has not yet been released in Thailand, players are buying power banks from Smart Power Bank in anticipation of its release. Reports have been coming in from around the world about the massive drain the game has on a smartphone’s battery, but that isn’t stopping determined trainers from catching their favorite Pokémon.
The augmented reality train that Pokémon Go rides on has only been gaining speed for the past few years. Augmented and virtual reality has become increasingly popular, both in the mobile market and with home consoles such as PS4 and Xbox One. It would only make sense that these power-drain games and apps will only become more common and more widespread.
Even if you don’t have plans to go out with friends and hunt for Pikachu, it’s probably a good idea to have a fully-charged power bank ready to go for emergency situations. You may not use your GPS, and you may not surf the internet, but it’s always a good idea to stay on the safe side. Getting stranded without the utilization of a cell phone can be bad news for city-dwellers. So whether you’re a trainer-in-waiting, a food delivery worker, or you just like to watch videos of cats on the internet, it would be a good idea to invest in some backup power for your phone.