RavPower have just released the new Deluxe Series. Whilst very similar to the older series – in the sense that the product is essentially a portable battery pack – the deluxe series come with some added features.
RavPower already had great product design with the older series, take the Luster Mini for example, it was a decent power bank which incorporated an incredibly handy flashlight. With this new series they changed the way their power banks looks. A sleeker, tougher case finished in a semi-gloss black or white colour.
iSmart has also been introduced in this series and if you care about your device’s battery health and require a fast charge, is the technology you didn’t know you needed. iSmart automatically detects and delivers the optimal charging current for any connected device – outputting a maximum of 2.4A, which enough to charge a tablet.
I was very kindly sent two models to review, the RP-PB31 (7800mAh) and the RP-BP07 (10400mAh).
|Capacity (mAh)||No. of Outputs||Current Output||Dimensions (mm)||Weight (g)||Charge Time (h)||Status Lights|
|RP-PB31||7800||1||2.4A||95 x 63 x 20||281||8 h||Yes|
|RP-BP07||10400||2||2.4A||140 x 55 x 22||340||12 h||Yes|
What’s in the Box?
As you noticed for some reason the RP-PB31 is missing the fabric case which I tend to use to protect the power bank from the light scratches and scuffs it could get from everyday use – but don’t let this deter you from getting it.
Both these products are extremely cheap to purchase so I would not think twice before buying either one, or both for that matter. For the power users I would suggest the RP-BP07 since this carries the most juice and has two output ports – allowing you to charge two devices at once. For the casual ‘leave the power bank in the backpack for emergency’ users the RP-BP31 should suffice, although I would personally still go for the larger power bank unless physical size is an issue. Carrying either product around shouldn’t be too much of a problem – the heaviest one, the RP-BP07, weighs only 340g.