Remember the good old days, when our Nokias could last for a week on a single charge? Those were the times when phones were really just for making calls and sending messages. Now, it’s all about which one has the most functions. Being able to play 3D games, take photos, listen to music, and even scan bar codes have become what we expect all smartphones to do.
With so many functions and applications to run, however, a decent battery life has become something as rare as a phone with no camera. What used to be several days of battery life has been dramatically reduced to mere hours, meaning that you would be lucky to make it through an 18-hour day on a single charge. More and more people are bringing their phone chargers with them everywhere to charge their devices whenever they have the chance.
This is a very tedious ordeal, but thankfully, the invention of the powerbank has been the answer to everyone’s prayers. The gadget’s sole function is to charge your devices on-the-go, without having to plug them into wall sockets. And here are 5 kinds of people with powerbanks that we’ve come across.
1. The OCD
These people are afraid of sharing their powerbanks, and constantly think that their friends will drain that little battery box dry. Even if you’re down to 2% on your phone, good luck, because this person is not going to give you a single volt.
They say: “Cannot lah bro, its full charge is only good enough for me to use.”
2. The Overkill
These people live to give you power. In fact, they’re so generous that you could even take their powerbank with you — and they won’t even get mad. Why? Because they always have a spare with them. Expect to see them carrying around 2 to 3 power banks at any one time.
They say: “No more power? Sure, I can help. You want to borrow the 20,000, 41,600, or 6600mAh one?”
3. The Overcharger
Scavengers, just scavengers. The minute the Overchargers step out of their house, their power banks are already plugged in. No, not because they forgot to charge their phones the night before, but because they’re scared. These are the people that have their battery on 100% the whole day, and if they don’t, they’ll resort to desperate measures — which is to borrow your power bank.
They say: “Bro please lend me your power bank. I’m discharging. Oh my god it’s 99%, PLEASE HELP ME.”
4. The Collector
This would be the more refined and less crazy version of the Overkill. Instead of having 2 or more power banks on him, he has it all at home like a collection — from various brands, with different capacities, even in all kinds of materials. There’s possibly one for every day of the year.
They say: “Yoobao, Meepow, Romoss, I have ‘em all, but for today, it’s just me and my silver Xiaomi.”
5. The Budget Banker
Quantity — not quality — is the mantra that these people live by when it comes to powerbanks. You’ll find them charging their devices with unbranded powerbanks, even powerbanks with the word powerbank written on them. They need not necessarily have bought them; they could’ve gotten them as free gifts, won them in contests, or even received them as presents. These powerbanks are dangerous, and risk damage to your electronic devices, so be careful when you’re asking to borrow a charge from a budget banker!
Are you one of them?