Phone power bank, signalex £1 @ Poundland Worcester
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Phone power bank, signalex £1 @ Poundland Worcester

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LocalFound 18th Mar
2911118.jpgIn store in Worcester, 1200mAh power bank. Seemed a bargain, they had about 50. Assume it's in other stores.
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Bigclive rates these as good value so worth a shot if only for the cells.
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1200mAh
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Gollywood1 m ago

1200mAh


£1...
Banned
Normal price and cheap tat
They dont last
Bin fodder
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Guardianangel3 m ago

They dont last


Guardianangel3 m ago

They dont last


I have a Bluetooth speaker that lasts about 5 hours, I reckon this will give it another 5 hours as it's a 1000mah battery in it. Handy for me if it works...
Decent enough to keep in the car for emergency use. Well worth £1
Yes, it is. But it is not powerful, It can offer about 25% extra battery with an iphone SE.
Absolute poop
simandoo26 m ago

I have a Bluetooth speaker that lasts about 5 hours, I reckon this will …I have a Bluetooth speaker that lasts about 5 hours, I reckon this will give it another 5 hours as it's a 1000mah battery in it. Handy for me if it works...


He was talking about the product its self. The product will break quickly. That is saying if it doesnt explode first. I would stay away. Something this cheap is probably a safety hazard.
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Haroon_Ali1 m ago

He was talking about the product its self. The product will break quickly. …He was talking about the product its self. The product will break quickly. That is saying if it doesnt explode first. I would stay away. Something this cheap is probably a safety hazard.


I'd be disappointed if it blew up you know.
Bigclive rates these as good value so worth a shot if only for the cells.
simandoo37 m ago

I'd be disappointed if it blew up you know.


I'm quite dissapointed that it doesn't.
This is the normal price for this item, the are available in most if not all Poundland stores.
I've had a few of these burst into flames when the battery is inserted the wrong way, so be careful if you do get one and decide to replace the cell at any point.
It's a pound. Even if you used it a few times - it's less than the one time use products that are available.
paully1 h, 29 m ago

Decent enough to keep in the car for emergency use. Well worth £1

Will you keep charging it every week in the hope that if you need it in 6 months, it won't have discharged to zero?
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Gollywood20 m ago

Will you keep charging it every week in the hope that if you need it in 6 …Will you keep charging it every week in the hope that if you need it in 6 months, it won't have discharged to zero?


It's actually a good idea for me, the car can charge it as I have usb X 2 in there, phone often runs low after a long journey because I use it for sat nav. Might work.
1200mha but in reality would not even transfer half of that on a depleted battery but can still help in an emergency. Good for replacing laptop batteries
simandoo3 h, 11 m ago

I have a Bluetooth speaker that lasts about 5 hours, I reckon this will …I have a Bluetooth speaker that lasts about 5 hours, I reckon this will give it another 5 hours as it's a 1000mah battery in it. Handy for me if it works...


they do not hold the charge for more than a couple of days.
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Just tested it on my s7 edge, gets it to 30%, which isn't bad, for £1 I'll use this now and again.
simandoo8 h, 6 m ago

It's actually a good idea for me, the car can charge it as I have usb X 2 …It's actually a good idea for me, the car can charge it as I have usb X 2 in there, phone often runs low after a long journey because I use it for sat nav. Might work.


Just plug the phone into the USB - or get a proper SatNav - or a car with one!
iannewson8 h, 55 m ago

Bigclive rates these as good value so worth a shot if only for the cells.


LOL. Ta, I was just about to ask if this might not be a good source for the cells? PoundLand seemed to have dramatically changed their game on electrical safety in the last few years. BigClive's video disassemblies of the PoundLand chargers are particularly surprising and enjoyable to watch.
paully9 h, 58 m ago

Decent enough to keep in the car for emergency use. Well worth £1


Except that when you have that 'emergency' it will be flat unless you've religiously charged it every few days. Yes, it is only a pound so not much loss but if you really think you'll have that emergency you'd be well advised to spend a bit more on something decent.
Edited by: "Besford" 18th Mar
salahwrexham6 h, 45 m ago

they do not hold the charge for more than a couple of days.


Ack! That's grim then if so. Is that with the most recent PoundLand ones or the ones from a few years ago? They got into trouble and upped their game for the electrics since then.
Pokora10 h, 28 m ago

Yes, it is. But it is not powerful, It can offer about 25% extra battery …Yes, it is. But it is not powerful, It can offer about 25% extra battery with an iphone SE.


Yes I have one, and it charges my old Samsung about 25% also. Charge in the unit lasts about a fortnight from my experience. Worth a quid in my view.
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Besford8 h, 5 m ago

Just plug the phone into the USB - or get a proper SatNav - or a car with …Just plug the phone into the USB - or get a proper SatNav - or a car with one!


You're commenting on a deal for £1 suggesting "just buy a new car" hmmm...
jewelie8 h, 6 m ago

Ack! That's grim then if so. Is that with the most recent PoundLand ones …Ack! That's grim then if so. Is that with the most recent PoundLand ones or the ones from a few years ago? They got into trouble and upped their game for the electrics since then.


It was in 2014. Like you said, they might be selling better products now. I bought one from Primark and they hold the charge for months. Anker ones are phenomenal as well. However, they do not cost a pound. Might be worth it if you make sure it is fully charged on the day you think you will need it.
I get around 40% charge on an iPhone from 1 of these. Got a few of them and they work spot on for a quid when out and about
simandoo3 h, 5 m ago

You're commenting on a deal for £1 suggesting "just buy a new car" hmmm...


💥💥 KABOOM 💥💥
Had one of these for about a year or so now. Only had to use it for a handful of times but it's come in handy. Charges my phone from 5% battery to about 40% which is not bad for a pound.
joshuamfawcett18th Mar

This is the normal price for this item, the are available in most if not …This is the normal price for this item, the are available in most if not all Poundland stores. I've had a few of these burst into flames when the battery is inserted the wrong way, so be careful if you do get one and decide to replace the cell at any point.


You can't replace the cell (easily) they are solderd on the pcb I also doubt that anyone will replace the cell
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TECHNO_TRANSISTOR1 h, 29 m ago

You can't replace the cell (easily) they are solderd on the pcb I also …You can't replace the cell (easily) they are solderd on the pcb I also doubt that anyone will replace the cell



Also, they're claiming they had "a few" burst into flames. You'd think they'd learn the first time?
simandoo19th Mar

Also, they're claiming they had "a few" burst into flames. You'd think …Also, they're claiming they had "a few" burst into flames. You'd think they'd learn the first time?



The ones I've bought have a removable back cover (the same one pictured in your post) have a standard 18650 cell in them with a spring contact and plate like a regular battery holder. The cell itself is identical on both ends with no markings to show which way it goes so is easily put in the wrong way.

A properly designed device has protection against someone putting the battery in with an incorrect polarity, the poundland and poundworld ones do not have any such protection.

It is a dangerous design in imho I think it should be recalled.
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In case anyone comes back to this, it lasted about 5 charges and then stopped working. So I'll leave you to decide if it's worth £1
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