Can someone recommend a portable phone charger?

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  1. toddsimon macrumors member

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    Great reviews on this one: http://www.amazon.com/RAVPower-Ligh...s&ie=UTF8&qid=1406948658&sr=1-11&keywords=unu

    14000mAh for $39.99, so about 7 charges.
     
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    I looked around for awhile and this one fit the bill for me.

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00EF1OGOG/ref=mp_s_a_1_6?qid=1406953531&sr=1-6&pi=AC_SX110_SY165_QL70

    Reputable company, small enough for pockets and cheap.

    Edit: links weird on mobile. It's $25 from Anker.

    Anker® 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh

    You definitely want to be careful. There's a lot of crappy brands out there in this space.
     
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    Are there ANY that charge via a female lightning port? I DESPISE microUSB. Does Apple not license out the female lightning spec?
     
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    I use the Mophie Powerstation. Its a good product that does the job
     
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    Can someone recommend a portable phone charger?


    Yes. That's why known no company uses the lightning port to charge a battery pack. I see a few battery cases, with bad reviews that use it though on amazon

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    I'm a reviewer and I have over 200 battery packs. What device do you have? I recommend you get this to charge your iPhone at least 2 times:
    Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6000mAh (2A Output) Portable Charger External ... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EF1OGOG/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_dEp3tb0AH4GE2

    If you have an iPhone 5, I recommend you get this (it has an Apple Certified Lightning cable and micro USB cable built in):
    Brightech - Energetic3 - Portable Battery Charger with Integrated Lighting and Micro-USB Cables - 8400Ah Battery Cell - Perfect for Travel and Road Warriors - The Most Convenient and Smart Way to Charge Your Phone On the Go - Apple Certified https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HR3J65I/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_4Ep3tb0F0P3F1P4J
     
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    Yoobao 6014. It costs 30$ and has 10400 mah. It's aluminium. I like it so much. The best portable charger.
     
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    Hi do do power bank reviews and extensive research. The most important element in a power bank is what's under the hood. Samsung batteries are the best and most cost effective for power banks. You want anything that has Samsung cells.

    With that being said I'm a huge fan of Anker power banks. They have Samsung cells under the hood and have pretty close to 5 star customer service.

    What are your charging needs? Are you a power iPhone user like myself who is a social media fanatic which these apps drain your iPhone like no tomorrow? See I need my iPhone powered through out the day since I don't have the luxury being near wall outlets.

    Anker batteries have a 20% efficiency rate. Manufacturers are only required to label gross capacity. So always multiply labeled capacity x 20% to get the NET capacity.
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Are you saying you are only really going to get 20% of the advertised capacity? Meaning that a fairly basic 3000 mAh battery will actually only provide 600 mAh of real world worth of charging? That doesn't seem right.
     
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    http://www.amazon.com/Poweradd-Pilo...=UTF8&qid=1407260141&sr=1-1&keywords=poweradd

    Our family uses these. They work great and are true to their rating.
     
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    I actually got one from my grocery store.... Don't remember the name. Haha.
     
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