Going camping need a portable iphone charger

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  1. steelersfantn macrumors newbie

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    I'm going camping for 4 days and need a portable iphone charger. Can someone recommend one?
     
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  3. steelersfantn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    will that fully charge my iphone from 20% or less battery life?
     
  4. SirStrumalot macrumors 6502

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    Yup... I tend to travel a lot, so I often use it on flights. It's charged my phone from ~20% to 100% in the duration of a 2 hour flight.

    Edit: Assuming you're going on a 4 day camping trip, just keep in mind that this is a rechargeable pack. So it may charge your phone once fully, and maybe about halfway or more a second time before it needs to be recharged.
     
  5. maliu macrumors 6502a

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    www.newtrent.com

    I have the IMP500 and love it. I just ordered the IMP50 so I can charge my iPad as well. The 500 will only charge it when sleeping. Charging port output is only 500 ma, the 50 has both a 500ma and a 1amp port. I spend a lot of time in places with no AC plugs......love these batteries. They both weigh about 5oz so not bad for backpacking. It should easily get you through 4 days.
     
  6. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    Camping? ... you don't need your iPhone.

    just turn it off ... only turn it on if you absolutely need it ... you should enjoy the camping trip without the electronics. :cool:
     
  7. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    True but you do need your phone basically anywhere you go haha. I know I do for business...camping or not.
     
  8. imutter macrumors 6502

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    We use that and have the double charging unit .
    But for camping ? are you not having your car somewhere ?
     
  9. AndrewR23 macrumors 68040

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    usually when you camp, you dont stay in the car or drive a lot.
     
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    He could leave it in the car to charge unless he'll be hiking and camping. If the later is the case then I'd go with solar.
     
  12. mdlooker, Apr 2, 2011
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    Try callpod, I have had total success with the dual fuel tank. A very good product for idevices and other portable devices. They have tons of adaptors and it's global. www.callpod.com/products/fueltank

    Also try "call123" for 20% off.
     
  13. steelersfantn thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well I'm going to Bonnaroo 4 day music fest and I'm not driving, so I won't have my car but with 80k people I need my phone to keep in contact when we get separated. I'll be camping from Wed night through Sunday night.
     
  14. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    I use the ZaggSparq charger from the people who make invisibleshield.

    It charges the iphone 4 times.
     
  15. iApples macrumors 65816

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    I use my RichardSolo. Google it for their website. It's great. I use it all the time.
     
  16. sharpycl macrumors 6502

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    Me too! It's great because it has a flashlight and laser pointer on it too. You may get one (maybe one and a half) charge out of it before you need to charge the battery pack again.
     
  17. lukta macrumors member

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    This.
     
  18. iApples macrumors 65816

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    I love the flashlight/laser pointer. I probably use those more than I actually use it for charging my iPhone. It's awesome. :)
     
  19. Mystikal macrumors 68020

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    I agree because this is what I did this week. Makes things more fun.
     
  20. iApples macrumors 65816

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    I do have to agree. Camping is all about getting away from all the electronics, and not bringing them with you. Turn the iPhone off for a week. I'm sure it will do you some good.
     
  21. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    YUCK! That doesn't sound like any fun. I would hate to bring such an annoyance with me when I'm camping.
    Oh camping! Have a sick time. I recommend checking out Portugal. The Man, Deer Tick, and Explosions in the Sky if you aren't already familiar with them.
     
  22. jdminpdx macrumors 6502

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    I use a richard solo and its fantastic. Charges my iPhone 4 to almost 100 percent. Also has a built in LED light and laser pointer :D
     
  23. krs7272 macrumors regular

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    I just ordered the Richard Solo 1800 for $19.95 so it was an easy choice.
     

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