Charging your Smartphone while on the move.

Hands up anyone who has had their Smartphone run out of battery just when you needed to make or take that call? Or you turned up at a meeting and you needed to call your boss. Or, more importantly, perhaps your tablet died during the climax of that film or in the final stages of your game.

Or perhaps you're going camping or hiking at the weekend and you want to be sure you can charge your phone while you're away.

I have found a simple solution to all of the above: a charger you can carry with you and use on the go. In fact, all it is is a Rechargeable Battery Pack that you carry with you.
When you get the low battery warning from your phone or tablet simply plug in the battery pack, charge your phone and continue using it. It's so simple.  The battery pack I use comes with a built in short microUSB cable so it plugs directly into my work Blackberry or my own personal Sony Xperia Z2.

If I had an Apple iPhone or iPad I could plug in an Apple cable and charge my Apple device just as easily from the USB port.  I'd like to point you at an Apple micro USB to Lightning adapter, but, as usual, Apple won't let me do that.  You'll have to search for these yourselves - or you could get a non-Apple phone and avoid these restrictions altogether.
The Rechargeable Battery Pack will charge my Blackberry around three times and my Xperia one and a half times. You should get two full charges out of the pack on most phones - including the iPhone.  That should be enough for a couple of days use without needing a charger. The charger has four blue LEDs on the top that tell you how much charge is in the unit.  Four LEDs lit means the pack is fully charged; two LEDs lit shows the pack is about half-charged.  The pack is as quick to charge your phone as a high-power normal mains charger.

And an added bonus for me - this battery pack even runs my Raspberry Pi!

Technical Specifications:

  • Capacity: 5000mAh, Lithium-polymer battery capable of charging two smartphones at the same time.
  • Charges iPhone 2 to 2.5 times, Charges Galaxy S4 about 1.3 times.
  • Max output: 5V / 2.5A.
  • Suitable for Android and Windows Smartphones, iPhones, iPads and Tablets (you will need to buy an Apple adapter as none are included)
  • On a high-power charger the pack is fully recharged in 3.5 hours.
  • On a normal charger the pack is recharged in about 6 hours
  • Size: 5.1" x 2.75" x 0.31".  One of the thinnest battery packs available.  It's designed to stack behind your phone and you can still use the phone with the charger held behind it


There's simply no excuse.  For the little amount this unit costs - and the convenient size - you really should carry one with you at all times.  It will save you - or your friends - time and time again.

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