In modern day times, it’s important for us to be connected to the rest of the world, and because of the rise of the smartphone, this has become ever more impossible. I rely on my smartphone more than I would like to admit, to search for directions, Google information during a heated debate with my friends, ordering food on Just Eat or to browse social media.

And to be honest with you, it really does suck when my phone suddenly runs out of battery. What if I needed to book an Uber to get home? What if I needed to check train times? Okay, it’s very much a first world issue, but it’s still annoying. Which is why I now carry with me the GP Batteries MP10MA 10,000mAh Powerbank.

The MP10MA powerbank is relatively small, it’s not very heavy and it uses a USB Type-C recharging cable. There is an option to change this to microUSB so if you’re rocking an older phone, you’re still able to use this product.

The GP Batteries MP10MA is a lovely looking blue, almost like a sea blue. It’s coated in a metal, soft to touch finish which can get scratched rather easily. I’ve already taken some small chunks out of the body, and all I’ve done is kept it in a separate pocket in my bag.

I took this device with me to Gamescom 2019, fully charged, and spent around four days at the event. During this time I was on my phone constantly, due to my job in social media. I needed to take photos, short videos, update Facebook and Twitter and also keep in touch with the various PRs I was meeting. It was safe to say that thanks to the 10,000mAh battery, I never had to charge this device once during my time there. Sure, I charged my phone at home every night, but during the day, I relied on the powerbank to keep me topped up. What’s more, is that I charged my Sony A7RII several times during my trip too. Perfect.

The GP Batteries MP10MA does come with an interchangeable cable, meaning you can use the same short cable to charge a device with the powerbank, and also the powerbank from a rechargeable source, like plug or your PC’s USB port. When looking at the device’s edge, you will see a battery level indicator, divided into four quarters using small pinhole LED lights, which is a nice touch.

I’m impressed with the GP Batteries MP10MA powerbank. It the battery lasts for a decent amount of time, it looks good, and the price is very fair too, coming in at around £25 online from various retail outlets. For any more information though, head over to the GP Batteries website.