I am aware that this has been talked about before, but I want to go into more detail, and length. If an admin or mod decides to merge them, then so be it, but I believe this is a distinctly broader topic, and about more than just Anker product names.
To be clear, I am NOT hating, bashing or hitting on anyone for the problem I am talking about below. I am simply talking about how frustrating it is.
Just about every single company does this. It isn't just Anker. I'm going to talk about Apple first, before I get into Anker. Apple is literally the most prominent tech brand in the world, and they cant seem to name their products in a coherent way. First, we had the 2g, which was weird, but at least they made it consistent with the 3g. Then, they decided to clean it up, and make the 4. Then, they made the 4s. What the why? what is the purpose of putting an S after it? Then they made the 5 and 5c at the same time. Same problem. What the why? Then, the 6, 6s, 7, hey it's consistent now, right? Wrong. They then made the 8, and X, which is actually 10 the roman numeral? Now I'm just mad. This is so stupid. Finally, the last straw was when they made an iPhone that had a roman numeral and a letter in the same name. I'm done. I'm actually done. Anyway, Apple rant over, let's talk about Anker.
The PowerCore line actually does a pretty good job of consistent naming, with the format being PowerCore < marketing term > < capacity >mAH. Just from looking at the page though, there are 2 inconsistencies. Where is the capacity on the PowerCore fusion, and PowerCore AC? What's up with that? Next, we have the wireless chargers, which have a good format of PowerWave < capacity in watts > < type >. Generally, they do a good job with their car chargers, making the format PowerDrive < marketing term > < port number >. But then there is the USB-C Car Charger, PowerDrive II PD with 1 PD and 1 PIQ. Drop the first part, and condense the second part to PowerDrive 1 PD and 1 PIQ or something similar. That name is just a mess. The rest of the chargers section looks fine. Then there’s the real problem. The coords. .... I don’t even know. Some of them are named somewhat reasonably, in a still weird format, of PowerLine < maybe + > < maybe II > < cable type>. But why though Anker? There’s no good reason or excuse. Then there is the “premium” Mumbai jumbo I’m not even going to try to dissect. I also think that I have given more than enough examples, so conclusion time.
I’m not attacking Anker, I absolutly love their products, that’s why I’m here. Just, please, please, please stop naming your products such dumb things. Nearly all company’s do it, and Anker is one of the best at not doing it, but they still have a lot of growing room. Anyway, I’m curious what your opinion is, so please let me know.