+ Thursday September 19th, 2019

These days we are constantly checking their phones so the thought of being without it is often worrying. To combat this occurring most of us have a portable power bank in some form. These have improved over the years and now Cygnett have released their latest power bank with new technology.

Cygnett’s latest range is the ChargeUp Boost Power Bank Range which has their proprietary Smartchip technology which results in the power bank being able to charge devices up to 50 percent faster — something everyone wants. They have dual 2.4 Amp USB-A output ports and have extensive safety features to help prevent any damage to it and the devices it is charging.

The Cygnett ChargeUp Boost Power Bank Range is available in 15,000 mAh, 10,000 mAh or 5,00 0mAh sizes and can be purchased from the Cygnett website or from many of your local retailers such as The Good Guys, JB Hi-Fi and Harvey Norman. The price ranges from RRP$39.95 for the 5,000 mAh version to RRP$79.95 for the largest 15,000 mAh version. Each size is available in black, purple, navy blue and red.

If you are stuck for a Father’s Day present for your old man this good looking power bank could be something he needs and at the same time you can support an Aussie company.

Scott Plowman   Editor


Scott is our modding guru - he has his finger on the pulse of all things ‘moddable’, pointing us towards all the cutting edge mods hacks that are available. When he’s not gymming it up, or scanning the heck out of Nexus devices, you'll find him on the Ausdroid Podcast.

Outside of Ausdroid, Scott's a health care professional and lecturer at a well known Victorian university.

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Les Ran

I await a decent USB-C battery that conforms to the Power Delivery (PD) protocol for fast charging.

After enjoying fast battery charging, I can’t go back to USB-A.

Ausdroid Reader

Honestly not sure why you’d bother with these or simply regurgitate Cygnett’s own press release rather than doing your homework by visiting a product page you link in the article: 1) 12 Watt output (5V 2.4A) appears per unit not per device 2) So 2 outputs charging at 1.2A max is the result of plugging in 2 devices, patently worthless with modern mid-range and high-end smartphones 3) No QC (Quick Charge) 3.0 support 4) No 9V 2A support 5) No 5V 3A USB-C port or support 6) ‘SmartChip’ only charges (some) iPhones (up to) 50% faster – to me appears… Read more »


As an ausdroid reader, just to say – play nicely with the writers please. It’s on a perfectly relevant topic. Not earthshaking (like another Note 9 leak would be) but fine. And the author, Scott, generally covers the uber geeky stuff – a simple product review from him is kinda relaxing ; )

Ausdroid Reader

Hear, hear. A very rude comment from someone who hides behind a pseudonym.

Ausdroid Reader

Actually my real name, but don’t let that stop you. It isn’t rude to point out the flaws in an article – given that many of us have enabled push notification of content from Ausdroid we want it to be something relevant and worth reading. Some unit testing rather than PR copypasta would make this worthwhile – knowing that it actually charges a phone with a generic cable @ 2.1A and charges a S7 with the genuine Samsung cable at 2.4A, but charges 2 devices at 1A/1.2A max in parallel would be valuable as buying information. Meanwhile a 10400mAh TP-Libk… Read more »

Philip Clark
Ausdroid Reader

He has a point though – the only power bank reviews I see here are budget old-tech microUSB ones, when microUSB has pretty much been phased out of modern mobile devices – the kind of crap they try and sell you at airports. There are far better (and cheaper) power banks available that support USB c and quickcharge, which I wager would be more relevant to the majority of Ausdroid readers. Not sure why Ausdroid keep pushing press releases like this – I don’t want to be cynical but it has a whiff of retailer advertising about it.

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Exactly – at best it’s a re-written press release as filler content and while I don’t think it’s a paid product placement it reads exactly the way one from 2008 would’ve been done. I think Ausdroids journalistic standards are higher than that but that it is factually incorrect (re 50% faster – claims like this deserve at least a phone call from Ausdroid to Cygnett to say “than what, exactly”) and an ‘average at best’ product at an insane price point for the featureset really gets my goat – it also appears a downgrade of the Cygnett Digital which is… Read more »

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