Australian brand Cygnett, best known for its portable power banks, has dominated Choice Magazine’s latest reviews of the top performing products with five of Cygnett’s power banks ranked in the top seven.
The review, included in Choice magazine’s March print edition and online at choice.com.au, reviewed 33 power banks from a variety of brands.
Choice’s testing included approximate charge time, approximate portable battery charge recharge time, size and weight of the power bank and the usable capacity.
After the review was completed, Cygnett had more power banks which earned a rating of more than 80 per cent than any other device reviewed with the Choice reviewer’s making more recommendations for Cygnett power banks than any other brand.
The Cygnett power bank that scored highest with Choice was the $129 ChargeUp Edge+ 12000 Qi power bank which earned a score of 85 per cent.
This review included a 92 per cent performance score thanks to its ability to charge wirelessly and having enough output to charge a laptop.
The $80 ChargeUp Boost third generation 20K power bank also scored highly with 84 per cent.
Both of these Cygnett power banks ranked in the top four products of the 33 power banks tested.
Other highlights in the Choice reviews included:
- The Cygnett ChargeUp Edge+ 12 000 Qi power bank scored the highest capacity performance score of 92 per cent
- Three Cygnett power banks earned the highest multiple device score in the top seven power banks reviewed
- Three Cygnett power banks earned the highest ease of use score in the top seven power banks reviewed
- Two of the top ranking Cygnett power banks can also fit in a jacket pocket, and one of them, the Cygnett ChargeUp Swift, weighs just 247 grams and can also charge wirelessly
“We appreciate the diligent testing and reviewing process that Choice undertakes to help consumers make informed purchasing decisions. Having an independent review further cements our commitment to excellence,” says Cygnett CEO, Paul Santoro.
“One tip we think consumers will find useful to know is that for safety reasons, power banks are not fully charged at the time of purchase.
“We encourage customers to anticipate a new power bank to be charged at less than 100 per cent and then once it’s in use it can be charged to the power bank’s full capacity.
“From our research, we know that 30 per cent of our customers are repeat buyers to our website and that half of all customers refer a friend to visit Cygnett.com.
Our fast-charging power banks are our fastest growing product range and some of our power banks can also function as a docking station.”
Cygnett products are available at JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Big W, Costco, Target, Telstra, Optus, WH Smith, Newslink and more.