When the Mi 16000mAh power bank was announced, I couldn’t resist buying it along with the Mi Band when both were made available on 09th June at 2pm. Some months ago, during a sale on Amazon, I’d picked up an ihave ia1310 Boss 10000mAh Power Bank (Gold) for Rs. 799, so as far as power backup requirements go, things were actually quite sorted.
Previously, I’d looked at buying one from Ambrane (10400mAh), Lenovo (13000mAh), OnePlus (10000mAh) or even Xiaomi’s own 5200mAh and 10400mAh power banks, but they were mostly sold out quickly and then out of stock for ages. Plenty of fakes floating around too apparently, as I learned from some folks who’d bought them, though there are ways to identify the fakes.