Last Updated on September 20, 2021
A sleek way to charge on the go
When I go out, I like to keep things as light as possible. This means I have a small bag, a cardholder with the minimal number of cards needed, keys, and a small phone. I know that Apple has been releasing great flagship iPhones lately with a lot of advanced features, but I still like to stick to the SE version because of its compact size. However, when I travel on days out, it irks me to have to bring a clunky power bank with a cable that ruins my travel light aesthetic. Nolii, a brand that wants you to #TechItEasy, acknowledges and sets out to solve this (albeit first-world) problem.
Nolii launched during the pandemic and set out to solve the ‘bag of stuff’ problem. The cables, batteries and chargers that we needed to pack to get us through the day are bulky, messy and frustrating. Their founder Asad Hamir says that ‘I started Nolii with a simple mission to provide better everyday technology tools that help streamline your life’.
Their latest product is their Set Battery, which is essentially a power bank (with an integrated Apple lightning cable) and USB port combined with a magnetic plug with a USB port. You can choose between three different colourways with a matt textured finish and a smooth design. It provides up to two full charges for an iPhone 11 or 12 and more for devices with smaller battery capacities.
So how does this differ from the standard power bank?
The magnetic plug not only looks elegant but is also a joy to use. In the past, I have had a number of charging fails where the USB cable is not inserted the whole way into the plug and my phone doesn’t charge, but the magnetic feature of the plug ensures that your set battery charges smoothly. The design of the plug and battery together also looks quite chic, so charging the battery looks as if it’s designed to look like part of my modern flat.
Charge phone and battery simultaneously
The USB port on the magnetic plug allows you to plug in an extra device on top of charging the battery. There have been some moments where I have left my power bank at home because I left it charging, but I’ve never left my phone at home charging. The fact that you can charge your phone and battery on the same plug is not only convenient, but it also serves as a reminder for you to take both the phone and battery when you’re about to leave the house.
Integrated cable on the battery
The integrated lightning cable on the set battery looks very elegant and relieves you of one less cable to carry. Combined with how lightweight the battery is, this is my favourite feature. In the first few days of using it, I subconsciously felt around my bag looking for my cable before realising I didn’t need one.
Personally, the Nolii Set Battery finally allows me to live out my travel light aesthetic. I like the stylish design, lightweight convenience and the fact that I don’t have to remember a cable to lug around. It’s perfect for days out and for when you’re busy running errands all over the city.
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