I think it’s fair to say we may have mislabeled our Technology Collection over the past few years. Yes, we have some awesome accessories like mousepads and silicone media wallets, but we didn’t actually offer tech products. That has all changed with our new relationship with SCX Design, an innovative company based in Paris, France. Our initial offering of power banks and speakers is just the beginning, and we’re well on our way to building a program that is hard to beat!
SCX Design® products might as well have been built for the busy multitasking student. I’ve visited a lot of colleges and universities across the country, and most provide charging stations around campus. This tells me that there is an identified need for students to have a convenient place to charge their cellphones, laptops, and other electronic devices during the day.
Until MCM Brands partnered with SCX Design, I really had no idea about the finer details when it comes to power banks. I knew that you could use one to charge your cellphone, and that was about it. I quickly learned that I wasn’t alone in this regard. I was on a mission to understand this technology device and simplify the tech talk so that we could share knowledge with our customers.
What did I learn? The place to start is to understand the capacity of a power bank and perhaps even the battery capacity on the modern-day cell phone. mAh stands for milliamp-hour, and it is the term used for battery capacity. Today’s modern phone typically has a 3500 mAh capacity. So common sense would suggest that if you bought a power bank that has a 3500 mAh capacity; then, it would charge your cell phone from zero to 100%. In this case, common sense is leading you in the right direction! The higher the mAh rating, the more times you will be able to charge your cellphone.
After understanding the basics of capacity, a purchasing decision comes down to the features that your students might like. We have wireless power banks (no cables needed to charge your cellphone), emergency power banks (inexpensive but will only charge your phone to 33% or 66%), and even power banks that you don’t need to plug into the wall to charge up. Yes, you read that correctly. Our Eco Solar Bank has a monocrystalline solar panel – kind of like how your old school calculator works! Talk about sustainability.
I haven’t even got to the really cool part yet. Your institution’s logo is laser engraved onto the face of the product at our own production facility in Red Wing, Minnesota. When the product is in use or moves, the logo illuminates and can be seen from anywhere in the room. It’s a feature that really grabs attention and is a fun way for students to show off pride of place.
And, what college student doesn’t like music? Our SCX Design® wireless speakers bring the beats with unparalleled sound quality for their size and feature double sound output for a stereo effect. Students can pair two speakers together for greater sound. (Hopefully, this doesn’t cause too much trouble in the dorms!) They can also take advantage of the conference call function for online meetings, classes, or study sessions. Just like SCX Design® power banks, they are laser engraved, and when in use, your institution’s logo will light up!
Not sold? Give your MCM Brands Sales Rep a call and ask them to make sure they have their SCX Design® samples in their bag for your next meeting. Once you hold them, you’ll want to get one in the hand of every student, parent, and alum.
As a reminder, SCX Design® products are part of the It Pays to Play catalog specials. You get 15% off your 6203 Silicone Media Wallets every time you purchase any SCX Design® product at the same time!
I hope you enjoyed this post. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!
Lee Blount. General Manager / Vice President, MCM Brands