Monday, May 6, 2013

Charging My Gadgets On The Go: Mega PowerBank

Happy Monday, everyone!  I've been wanting to do tech reviews once in a while, as I am a bit of a tech nerd and I love talking about gadgets and gizmos galore, you want thingamabobs?  I've got 20 I've been loving lately!

I'm one of those people who is on their phone a lot.  Between calling, texting, tweeting, filtering-three-times-before-instagramming, etc., my phone battery needs a full recharge every single day.  However, I'm a little prone to forgetting to charge it, which is where one of my favorite gadgets comes in: the Mega PowerBank 8400 mAh portable charger.


This little box of power can charge two gadgets at a time via its two USB ports.  Phones, tablets, cameras, etc. will all work if one end of their cord fits a USB.  I find this is especially great for any sort of travel because I can charge things on the airplane or in my purse if I'm not near a power outlet.


The device has a round button on top to power on and off, and numbers around it that light up violet-blue according to how much power is left.  The camera didn't want to pick it up, but below you can barely see that the 25, 50, and 75 are all lit up, meaning 75% power left.


A really nifty feature, though I haven't actually ever had to use it, is a flashlight.  Double clicking the power button turns on a bright light in between the two USB ports.


The PowerBank comes with two cables that contain a USB plug at one end, and a small, round plug at the other.  It then has 4 different adaptors that can attach to the small, round plug: two 30-pin plug in tips (compatible with iPhones and iPads with 30-pin ports), one micro USB plug in tip, and one mini USB plug in tip).  But as I said earlier, if any of your devices can charge through a USB plug, you can plug them into this with your own cord.


Last, but not least, this comes with a drawstring bag to keep everything together in.


Overall, I highly recommend this if you like having solid battery security on your devices!  Portable chargers in general are great, I didn't start using them until this last year and they really do the trick in a pinch.

As far as I know, this is exclusively available through QVC right now, and is retailing on their website for $65.96.  I received this goodie in a gift bag from an event I attended a while back, so I haven't seen this in stores anywhere.  If you are looking to purchase something in store, there are a ton of other companies selling devices like this one that work similarly.

Do you use any sort of portable power for your gadgets?
xx, Allison

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