Tech Gems – Portable Battery Chargers

In today’s digital age, everyone is carrying multiple electronic devices for work, personal life, and leisure. So what’s the worst that can happen? Running out of power, of course! Never fear, LilD is here to share some of my favorite portable battery chargers.

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It all started the day my husband surprised me with a little white box. In those days, I carried my iPhone charger back and forth between work and home, so my darling husband—who’s the typical ‘survivor man’ that likes to be prepared for any situation—gave me a very thoughtful and practical gift: a RAVPower 3000 mAh Luster Mini External Battery (model has since been updated to provide more power!).
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RAVPower Luster Mini battery charger

Wow. This little gold lipstick-shaped battery charger packed some serious power! It came with a USB/microUSB cable (to both charge the battery and any microUSB devices), a USB port to plug in and charge any device that uses this connector, plus a built-in flashlight with 3 settings: low beam, high beam, and flashing (a lady should always have a flashlight in her purse for safety!). It comes in many different colors and is the perfect size to fit in everything from a small clutch or shirt pocket to a large tote or briefcase—and the gold satin finish is just glam! 🙂

 

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RAVPower battery charger – small, chic, and powerful!

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RAVPower Luster Mini compared to a standard tube of lipstick

One little ‘hack’ I highly recommend to keep this package as slim-and-trim as possible if you’re an i-gadget user, is to get the Apple Micro USB to Lightening Adapter. It’s extremely small, about the width of a dime, and attaches to the end of the battery charger cable so you don’t have to carry a second USB cable to charge your iPhone/iPad.

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Apple Micro USB to Lightening Adapter

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Perfect portable battery charger solution!

The RAVPower was perfect for personal use but, like I said before, my husband prepares for everything. 😉 Along with my battery charger, he also purchased the RAVPower 14000 mAh Dual USB Portable Power Bank for the whole family (there are 4 of us). This is the ‘big mamma’ charger with 2 USB ports and enough power to easily charge 7 to 8 devices in a pinch. It also has short circuit and overload protection that results in an automatic shutdown if there’s a problem while charging (great for mom’s peace of mind!). This is perfect for travel and long vacations as well as charging ‘power hungry’ devices to make sure everyone stays connected and occupied. 😉

Just when I thought we were all set to handle any ‘dead gadget’ disaster, hubby once again came to the rescue. In our family, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree—yes, we’re ALL tech geeks. 🙂 So while we had family day trips and vacations covered, dad was keen enough to equip our teenage ‘geeks-in-training’ with their own battery packs to carry them thru their day. And these weren’t just any chargers. They were ‘there’s no excuse for not picking up or calling mom and dad‘ chargers. We’re talking waterproof, dustproof, anti-shock, and skid resistant—yup, that’s how we roll, lol! It’s the Unifun 10400 mAh Power Bank with LED Flashlight and 2 USB ports. So now the kids can charge 2 devices at the same time (theirs and their friends), multiple times, and have a flashlight that lasts for 6 to 8 days (like I said, no excuses!). This charger is also great for anyone who works outdoors or in areas where their devices are likely to be dropped and those who enjoy outdoor sports like camping or hiking.

These little ‘tech gems’ have proven to be great options for my family to recharge on-the-go and make sure we’re always connected. Not only that, they’re also affordable, something moms and dads always appreciate. 🙂

How about you? What are some of your favorite portable battery chargers? Please share in the comments below and don’t forget to like, subscribe, and share on social media.

Until next time,

♥ LilD ♥

2 thoughts on “Tech Gems – Portable Battery Chargers

  1. stevemorton says:

    They do some of these now that you can use to start your car with if you have a flat battery!
    I have a similar dual output big brick one that we used on our tour last year, great for a lunch time top-up when you are using your phone camera a lot.

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