This Power Geek “Awesome” 2200 mAh power bank came from Poundland for the princely sum of £2. They do a 4000mAh version for £5 too. It’s interesting if you need to power a very low current device because it doesn’t cut the power off under low load like most power banks do, but it was unable to sustain 1 amp for the whole discharge test. For light loads like bluetooth headphones it’s good value, but look elsewhere if you need to charge a smartphone.
I bought this Juice Long Weekender Dual USB 10,050 mAh power bank from Sainsbury’s for £20. Normal retail price appears to be £30. I’m not a fan of the fingerprint magnet mirrored part of the case, but it meets the claimed specifications and seems to be of a reasonable quality. Not bad for £20 if you need something you can pick up today.
I’ve compared a couple of cables to existing Apple lightning cables I had, but that’s not really fair as they’re older cables that have been quite heavily used. As you can see, cables do degrade over time but a new Apple Lightning cable is not quite as good as I had expected. They’re OK for an included cable, but nothing special. If you’re buying aftermarket lightning cables, you can do better given how much these cost individually (currently £19 from Apple).
I bought this Xiaomi Mi 2 10,000 mAh Dual USB power bank from Banggood for £17.84 including shipping from China. It supports QuickCharge 2.0 rather than 3.0 as in the Banggood description, but it’s very good if you’re happy to have a power bank intended for the Chinese market. Recommended.