Going to Vegas for 4 days, need battery suggestions for iPhone 5

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  1. saintforlife macrumors 6502a

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    Will be going to Vegas for 4 days soon. Will be my first time there. Obviously we will be out and about for the majority of the day and the night. I have serious concerns about how to make my iPhone 5 last for over 16-18 hours a day. I don't really plan on bringing a backpack with me and my wife doesn't want to bring a purse either, it will just be me in my t-shirt and jeans, roaming the strip....so that makes things a bit tricky.

    Should I get an external battery case like Mophie?
    - Pros: No need to carry lightning connector or anything extra in the pocket
    - Cons: Makes phone heavy, wife can't charge her Samsung GS3

    Or

    Should I go with an external battery pack?
    - Pros: Can charge both my wife's S3 and my iPhone
    - Cons: Need to carry charging cables and the battery pack separately...will probably end up need a backup just to carry this stuff.

    Any other suggestions? Looking for tips from people who have been to Vegas before.
     
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  3. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    when I have gone to vegas, i just carry a ac adapter and cord on me at all times in my cargo shorts
     
  4. saintforlife thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. AFDoc, Jun 25, 2013
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    You're in vegas why would you need to be using your phone constantly? FFS unplug and enjoy vegas.

    I bet a majority of the items in your home were produced in china.... any problem with those?

    IF you must have something to extend battery life I say go with a battery case that way it's all together in one unit and not 3 (phone, cord, and batter) Tell your wife your not her pack mule and if she wants more power to figure it out AND you're in Vegas... it's 100+ degrees.... maybe shorts will be better than jeans? My advice.
     
  6. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Going to Vegas for 4 days, need battery suggestions for iPhone 5

    Charges your iPhone 5 6-7 times
    Anker Astro E4 13000mAh External Battery Pack Portable Power Bank Charger for iPhone 5, 4S, 4, iPad 4, 3, 2, Mini, iPods; Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Note 2; HTC One, EVO, Thunderbolt, Incredible, Droid DNA; Motorola ATRIX, Droid; Google Nexus 4, Nexus 7, Nexus 10; LG Optimus [Lightning Adapter not included for iPhone 5] [3 mobile phone connectors] - Black
    http://amzn.com/B00BQ5KHJW


    Charges your iPhone 4-5 times:
    Anker 8400mAh 2 USB External Battery Pack Charger Power Bank for Apple: iPad Mini, iPad 4 3 2; Android Tablets: Google Nexus 10 7; iPhone 5 (Lightning adapter not Provided) 4S 4 3GS, iPod; Android Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S4 S3 S2, Note 2; HTC One, Desire X; Nokia Lumia 920, Blackberry Z10, Sony ,Xperia Z, MP3, MP4, Camera, Game Player [2 USB Output 5V 1A / 2A, Faster Charging]
    http://amzn.com/B0067TQQI8


    Lumsing 11000mAh 5 x USB External Battery Pack Charger Power Bank For Apple:iPad Mini, iPad 4 3 2, Android Tablets:Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Note 10.1; Google Nexus 7,10; Acer B1; iPhone 5 4S 4 3GS, iPod; Android Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Ace,Note 2; HTC One, One X, Desire X; LG Optimus 4X HD, I7, I9;Nokia Lumia 920, Google Nexus 4, Blackberry Z10, Sony Xperia Z; MP3, MP4, GPS, Camera, Game Player [Output: 0.5A ~ 2.1A; White]
    http://amzn.com/B00B9BUZW2

    Anker® Astro Mini 2600mAh External Battery Pack - Ultra-Compact "Lipstick" Size Portable Power Bank Charger for iPhone 5 4S 4 3GS, iPod (Lightning Cable not Provided for iPhone 5) / Samsung Galaxy S4 S3 I9300, S II I9100, I9000, Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy Note / HTC: One Series, Sensation G14 XE XL, Radar, EVO 3D, EVO 4G, Inspire 4G, Vivid 4G, Incredible 2, Rezound, Thunderbolt / Motorola Triumph, Droid / LG Optimus / Nokia N9 Lumia / Blackberry Z10 / Sony Xperia Z - Black [Stylish and Tiny 3.50 x 0.91 x 0.91 inch Dimensions]
    http://amzn.com/B005X1Y7I2

    *copied links from amazon mobile app.

    Sent from my iPhone 5 using Tapatalk 2
     
  7. tekkifi macrumors member

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    I own both this battery back and this battery case. They both do a great job when called upon.

    In your case, I would probably go with the battery pack. It's really small and when I need to take it out I usually just rubberband my lightning cable around it and its not an issue. :)
     
  8. jcpb macrumors 6502a

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    None of the above. Enjoy Vegas, just charge up your phones every night.

    If you bring more than just your phones and wallets, you won't be able to go inside the casinos and play slot machines etc.
     
  9. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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  10. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    My wife and I are frequent visitors to Vegas, and we've have never needed anything more than the standard charging cable and wall plug. But then again, we've never spent 16-18 hours away from a wall charger and only used our phones for picture taking and an occasional map look up.

    Although for your wife, I recommend a crossbody purse. My wife has one and brings it whenever we go to Vegas.
     

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