Monday, September 11, 2017

Hands on: RavPower AC Power Bank Charger 27,000mAh review

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Think about a battery charger and what usually comes to mind is a cheap plastic box with a USB port that charges your phone. The RAVPOWER EXTERNAL BATTERY (model number RP-PB055) couldn’t be further from that stereotype.
For starters, this charger comes with an AC outlet, one that can support devices rated at up to 100W, which is enough to power a 55-inch television, not to mention most laptops and even some desktop PCs.
And although it is not as powerful as say the MaxOak K2 (with its massive 50,000mAh capacity), this effort has some useful features that make it worth considering, especially if you’re after a charging companion to take on frequent trips abroad.

This PowerStation series 27,000mAh charger comes in a stylish semi-rigid casing that holds, other than the battery charger, two microUSB cables, a user guide, a travel pouch, travel adaptor and a power adaptor.
The latter offers a modicum of flexibility (it is fully reversible) but also hides the power LED that indicates whether the socket is active – ouch! Why RavPower didn’t simply integrate the universal power adaptor in the first place boggles the mind.

The Power Bank feels like a hardcover book you’d slip in your handbag. It’s about the size of an A5 notepad but with a thickness of nearly 40mm and a weight approaching 870g (exceeding 1kg once you add the accessories).
RavPower has used an anthracite rubber finish with eight status LEDs and the company’s insignia on top. Cooling air vents and the power input are on one side, and on the other side there’s a Type-C output, two USB ports, a power button and the AC outlet behind a flap.
An LCD screen might have been useful in order to get a more granular reading of remaining battery capacity, and a couple of extra ports certainly wouldn’t have gone amiss (as well as high-capacity output USB Type-C ports for compatible laptops or tablets).

The battery is rated at 27,000mAh/99.9Whr with the AC output delivering a maximum of 100W, but rated at a more sustainable 85W. The two USB ports can deliver 12W each (5V, 2.4A) while the Type-C connector hits 15W (5V, 3A).
The ports use RavPower’s proprietary iSmart technology which detects and delivers the power needed for any connected devices minimising the risk of overcharging. With the capacity here, you will be able to charge your Galaxy S8 or your iPhone 7 between seven times (for the former) and almost a dozen times (for the latter).
However, it’s a shame that there’s no cable for the latter out of the box, although this Power Bank does automatically charge any supported device once connected. The charger will automatically turn off when not in use, and you turn it on by pressing on the power button for three seconds or more.
It’s good to note that 99.9Whr is below the 100Wh threshold imposed by most airlines for batteries – you won’t be able to put the RavPower charger in your checked luggage, only in your hand luggage.

Sunday, July 30, 2017


Are you after the best rated electric gate opener? The growing demand for the safety of the MIGHTY MULE MM260, household, and other related products has led to the introduction of the automatic and the electric gate openers in the market. These are considered to be the best in a range in the market for the purpose of safeguarding the houses and all the other valuable articles inside the place. Due to its growing popularity and the increasing demand, several models and types of electric gate openers are now available in the market. Single and double opener units are the most preferred of the lot, and either of them can be used for a swinging gate.


There are numerous electric MIGHTY MULE MM260 in the market and deciding on the right one is not an easy job, though it might seem like one. Some people in their haste tend to choose the one that they can easily get their hands on. They regret their purchase when the gate opener starts to malfunction after a short duration only. After thorough research, consideration and recommendations here are a list of the top 3 electric gate openers that are currently on the market.


The outer body of the MIGHTY MULE MM260 is made from an aluminum alloy chassis. This further reduces the possibility of corrosions due to the external environment. The built and the functions of this particular electric gate opener make it suitable to be fixed with the sliding door system. This variant of the electric gate opener from ALEKO happens to be a new addition to the family of electric openers being operated by the AC powered chain drive gate openers.


  • The aluminum alloy chassis is the reason for the light weight of the gate opener. This gate opener can support 50 ft long sliding gates weighing up to 1400 pounds.
  • The AC powered system helps in the stop and reverse of the gate in case any obstruction is encountered in the middle. For safety reasons, the gate opener has a high base along with two added sensors.
  • The chain drive gate operator provides exceptional starting torque to the system and makes it suitable for continuous handling. The gate opener can support up to 100 remotes, 2 of which are already included in the system.
  • The gate opener comes with a User programmable and user erasable remote codes.
  • For precautions, heavy duty motor and 20 ft long chains are provided. If the person has forgotten to close the gate, the auto close feature in this electric gate opener closes the gate after getting the signals from a sensor.


Regarding the lifetime of this gate opener, the product has a two year warranty period from ALEKO. As an aluminum alloy chassis is being used, the product happens to be corrosion resistant and can thus be used for extended periods of time. The product offers a great value for the money. The 2-year warranty is directly provided by ALEKO right from the date it has been purchased. If being purchased on Amazon, the warranty deal for the product can be registered with them or at ALEKO.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Your Guide to Setting up an Online Business

So you want to set up an online business. Many do it these days, where the entire business is conducted online with no physical customer facing areas. It works! Just look at Amazon, who has completely dominated online retail. There are certain things you need to remember to keep your online business safe and excelling. You are at a disadvantage to other businesses with a physical front because that is a whole different side to the business, meaning they don’t have to pay as much time to their online area compared to you. But, don’t let it get you down because you can still make it. Here are some tips you need to think of to ensure your online business is nothing but a huge success.

Website Design

You need to focus on your website design. Give it all the time in the world. It needs to be amazing, because essentially it is all you have. The only medium from which to sell your products or services. Get a plan, and take it to a web developer. You can’t afford to make it on your own, even if you have some skill doing it. It needs to be good and run well and only by asking professionals to do it will you really make a significant impact. There can’t be any glitches or errors which can hurt your publicity and you also need a website that is easy to navigate otherwise people are just going to get frustrated and leave your site for another one they feel is easier to use. The colouring needs to be in line with your branding. Make it bespoke and unique. Design a business logo and put it on your site. Everything like this gives your website a professional slant which can give people trust in your business.

Friday, March 24, 2017

How to Pick the Best Removalist Company for Your Next Move

As the world continues to turn, so does its inhabitants. Humans crave change. They can’t stay in one place all their lives. Some need to explore new opportunities while others run away to cosy places in search of some peace. In recent times, Australia has become a central point for immigrants as it offers countless business and growth opportunities to individuals. It promises a resilient economy, boosts acceptance towards all communities, is a hub to explore new business and a great place to grow old. This has resulted in a spurt of removalist companies and is continuing to grow.

If you are among the many that are planning to move your business or home here in 2017, we have a little insider’s guide to help you find the best mover companies. Here is all the information you need to point you in the right direction.

They Should Offer More Than a Bare Minimum

For starters, they should be a licensed company and offer insurance. But that is just a bare minimum. There are many removalists that go as far as offering packaging boxes so the ideal firm must offer some additional and services than just a few handy man and a truck.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Comprehensive Guide to Prepare Health and Safety Policy for Small Business

Having a health and safety policy in place is crucial when running a business. It’s a legal requirement to have your policy in writing if you employ five or more people. You should also make sure your policy contains the right information, in case a health and safety inspector pays you a visit.

So, when it comes to putting together your health and safety policy, what should you include?

Key sections of your policy

First, it’s important to mention that a good health and safety policy is set out in three sections. These are policy statement, responsibilities, and arrangements.
Understanding each section and what it should cover, which is relevant specifically to your business, can help you know what to include when writing your policy.

Policy statement

This is your statement of general policy on health and safety in business. Sometimes called a general statement of intent, the statement, which you should sign and date, should set out your commitment to health and safety in your place of work.