Nearly all of us have suffered with the pain of carrying a dead phone after working in office or studying in the college. Only a few things can be more irritating than the ignominy of so called “smart” phone that becomes “dumb” after running out of power. That blank screen of your phone is enough to leave you on the mercy of others. Thankfully, there’s an easy way to avoid this. Next time when you step out of your home, keep any of the following five external chargers in your bag and you’ll be good to go as long as you wish.
Best External Chargers For Your Mobile and Tablets
Xiaomi Mi Power Bank
You may not be a big fan of Xiaomi and may not like keeping a Xiaomi phone with you for any reason, but company’s 10,400mAh power bank leaves no reason for not keeping it. Priced at a highly competitive rate of Rs. 999, it challenges almost all other power banks available in the market. Its huge battery can keep your phone going for several days, and it’s a good option even if you don’t have a Xiaomi phone because it can charge almost all well-known brands like Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, BlackBerry, Motorola, Sony and many others. It has got both a micro-USB port and a USB port. Plus, its sleek designed combined with anodised aluminum casing gives it an impressive look that many other power banks lack.
|Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 10400 mAh||Rs 999|
|Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 5400 mAh||Rs 599|
Astro Series from Anker
The Astro lineup of Anker has a lot of power to empower your devices. Depending on the model that you choose you’ll have the options ranging from 10,000mAh – 20,000mAh. These power packs are known a lot for their portability, which allows you to take them anywhere you go. Believe me, it can easily slip into your pocket. Unlike Lepow poki, it can charge multiple devices at once and thanks to its large battery it can keep them powered for several days.
|Anker External Chargers at Flipkart||Starting from Rs 2500|
New Trent iCarrier/iGeek
Don’t be confused by the “i-prefix” that’s attached to the names of these battery packs – these guys can power almost any device that has the capability of charing from USB. Even your Android devices, if you want me to confirm. New Trent started making iPhone and iPad only chargers 6 years ago and there has been no looking back since then. While iGeek is a charger with 9900mAh battery, iCarrier comes with a battery of 12,000mAh. And finally, the easy-to-read blue indicator found on the top of this charger never leaves you wondering how much charge you’re left with.
Although Mophie is widely known for its smartphone chargers and battery packs, still in this article we’ll focus primarily on Powerstation series of company because we’re talking about chargers that can charge pretty much everything that pulls power from USB. Mophie’s Power pack product lineup offers slim and sleek options of 2,500mAh, 4,000mAh and 6,000mAh. The portability of this power pack is great enough and you can easily hide it into your pocket.
|Mophie Powerstation on Amazon.in||Rs 4499|
|Mophie Powerstation on Flipkart||Rs 4499|
iBall Portable Power Charger
I would like to close the post with this option from iBall, which is much more than an external charger. It has 8 connectors, all for different purposes – one for mp3 player, one for Nokia’s 2mm pin based phones, a USB port, a micro-USB port, a port for iPhone/iPod, a port for Sony Ericsson devices, a port for iPad and a port for Galaxy Tab. So it can easily accommodate 8 devices at once. Moreover, it comes with an auto power-saving mode and a retractable 75cm USB cable. Who won’t like to have a 5000mAh charger with these many features in his/her kit of electronics?