OT: Portable cell phone charger

Discussion in 'Suggestions, Comments, Technology Questions, etc.' started by temery, May 15, 2016.

  1. temery

    temery What?

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    I've been doing a lot of hiking, and like to listen to music, take pictures, and use a trail mapping app. The problem is I can only go two hours on a full battery.

    Any suggestions on a portable battery charger?
     
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    I use Rokform Battery Charger but they are very pricey $99 (20% promo code)
    iPhone Battery Charger

    I had to get this one for extended trips away from an outlet; it has multiple charges.
    Also attaches easily to a phone case.
     
  4. CTMike

    CTMike Vanilla Cake > Fish Cake

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    Mophie Juice Pack may also be an option. I like the Anker stuff too
     
  5. temery

    temery What?

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    How quickly do these charge the battery? Or is this something you plug in and keep plugged in?
     
  6. huskiesouth

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    My sons and I have a Solove 20000 and use it often - hiking, their construction business, one is an advanced live concert photographer - does a good job, will re-charge phone/tablet simultaneously quickly, does not weigh very much. I suggest whatever brand you buy you get one with sufficient power, I have found the greater the power the quicker the re-charge time.
     
  7. BUHusky

    BUHusky The original. Accept no substitutes.

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    2nd any of the lipstick sized Anker models. I have one and it's great.
     
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  8. Fishy

    Fishy Puncher of Throats

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    For hiking, get a battery case.

    If it's an iPhone, get the Apple battery case. It'll roughly double battery life and it's the least hassle.
     
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    August_West Resident Champion

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  10. temery

    temery What?

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    I saw that reviewed on consumer reports. Apparently it only works if the battery still has a charge. If the battery is dead, or if it's well below zero, it's not going to start a car.
     
  11. temery

    temery What?

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    Follow up question: I have an iPhone 5s that works fine. My only complain is the battery life.

    If I were to get a new iPhone, would the battery life be much better?
     
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    I bought a 6s plus and the battery life is significantly better than my previous 5s
     
  13. intlzncster

    intlzncster i fart in your general direction

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    What do you want the most?

    1. Ergonomics - Light weight, small form factor
    2. Power - ability to charge multiple times over the course of a weekend or merely top up your current battery. We talking day hikes or weekend mountain treks?
    3. Cost - how much do you want to spend? Or not a factor
     
  14. Kauffmak10

    Kauffmak10 Audio Video Custom Installation

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    I 2nd the Anker endorsement. I have a couple and they are great..

    If you aren't worried about size, this is the way to go:
    Anker | PowerCore 20100 | Black

    All the juice you'll ever need.. only $39.99

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Chin Diesel

    Chin Diesel Power of Love

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    I've had an Angler 1200mAh charger for three years. Works great. I can take it on a golf course to charge my cell phone since my phone has a golf GPS app that I use. I'll also play music during the round.
    4-4.5 hours later my phone has 100% charge and the Yankee has about 50% juice.
    I've used it to power phones and tablets on long flights or car rides and it always works.
     
  16. temery

    temery What?

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    I went with this suggestion. The battery case is not at all cumbersome, and more than doubled battery life.

    Didn't even know such a thing existed.