Using a Power Bank Can Offer a Lot of Interesting Benefits

Posted on April 29, 2017 By


In the past, the first mobile phones could be charged only with a charger placed in an electric socket. Nowadays, the development of technology offers a new way that can save the day when your phone runs out of battery: the power bank. (Btw: For my german readers check this site out: tool can charge a smartphone or a tablet when you need it the most. Think of a moment when you are expecting an important phone call and your phone is dying or if you are on the road and you need the navigation on to reach your destination. This device has a lot of benefits for those smartphone users that really depend on their phones.

Benefits of Using a Power Bank to Charge Your Phone

First of all, you can charge your phone or tablet when the battery is down, no matter where you are. If you are on the street or you don’t have your wire charger with you, the power bank will help you immediately. However, don’t forget to charge it before you leave home. Another benefit refers to the dimensions of the device. It is easy to carry in your pocket or handbag because it has reduced dimensions and it is light-weighted. The unique design makes it even more attractive to use and the multiple sockets offer charging for any brand of phone or tablet. You can choose the power of the device based on what you need to charge with it, but the prices, even if they are different, remain low for such a life saver. Another interesting thing is that a power bank can minimize the consumption of its own energy and feed the devices you want for several hours, until it also dies.


If you are a person who uses the phone a lot, you should also consider to use a power bank.


Why a Menzies Frame?

Posted on October 11, 2016 By

  • Pat creates bike frames by hand in Canada, and they are completely custom-made.

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  • He can create a road frame, mountain bike frame (26 or 29, hardtail), a track/single speed frame, a cyclocross frame, or even a triathlon frame (with ovalized aerodynamic tubes).  Because he does NOT use fixed lugs, he can make a bike to fit any size or geometry requirement.
  • Pat’s frames are light (road/track frames have typically ranged from 3.5 to 4 pounds).  By putting light components on, a Menzies bike can be as light as any other racing bike.
  • Pat’s frames are weatherproof.  He coats them inside and out with epoxy so no water, snow, slush, or anything else can get in.  He has personally ridden his frames in all conditions.
  • Bamboo is incredibly strong (check out our section on strength for more details).  Pat creates his frames by gluing the bamboo together at a miter joint first with epoxy.  He has ridden his frames at this stage of completion to test the strength of the epoxy, and even at this point they are incredibly strong.  Then, however, he wraps the joints with carbon fibre or natural fibre and coats it with another layer of epoxy.  This makes a Menzies frame so strong that even with Pat’s most aggressive riding, he has yet to dent, crack or otherwise damage one!  A Menzies frame would be the perfect mountain bike or cyclocross bike.
  • Pat can add an extra element of beauty by inlaying a stripe of wood down the centre of the frame.  Check out the section on inlaying for more details.