Lightning only power bank chargers

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  1. scotts7777, Jul 12, 2014
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    scotts7777 macrumors newbie

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    I've been searching for a while now trying to find a power bank (battery bank) for my iPhone5 that will also charge using a lightning cable.

    The problem I have with my current lipstick-style power bank is that I need to carry two cables - #1 the lightning cable to charge my iPhone5 and #2 the microUSB cable to charge the battery bank. I would really like to find one that has the ability to charge and BE charged with the same lightning cable just by switching it end for end.

    I've searched Amazon, Ebay, Google and MacRumors and all I can find is people discussing mAH ratings or those massive bulky "battery in a case" units which make your iPhone huge, but nowhere does anybody every seem to have the same request as me. I can't truly be the only one out there who finds it annoying having to carry two cables? Please help!

    Thanks
     
  2. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Here are a few option to take a look at:
    Tylt ENERGI 5K+ Battery Pack with Built-In Lightning and Micro-USB Cables and Universal USB Port - Retail Packaging - Blue by Tylt http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JA3EEYG/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_wazWtb1YN6GNY
    (My main recommendation^)
    [Apple MFI Certified] Skiva Ultra Portable External Battery Pack wi... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CTFG26A/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_obzWtb0F0S0A3
    Tylt IP5PPLANT-T POWERPLANT 5200mAh Battery Backup with Lightning Charging Arm and USB Port - Retail Packaging - Black by Tylt http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BNK79X2/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_DbzWtb0YNPTY2
    Brightech - PocketEnergy2™ - Portable Battery Charger with In... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IMKACHG/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_VbzWtb1HMZMV1
     
  3. scotts7777 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the recommendations.

    The "Tylt ENERGI 5K+" looks like it needs a regular USB cable to charge it.
    The "Tylt IP5PPLANT-T POWERPLANT" needs an AC adapter to charge it.

    The "Skiva and MyCharge RFAM-0166"s looks good in terms of not needing to carry a second cord.

    What I'm really hoping for is to get one of those "lipstick" style cylinder tube chargers but instead of having a USB port and micro-USB port it would have a USB port and a Lighting port. Then I could just take my regular USB to lightning cable and either plug it into the USB port to charge my phone and switch it around and plug it into the lighting to charge the actual unit. I can't find anything like this. There are a million that have microUSB and regular USB, but none that have lightning and regular USB
     
  4. Zmanbaseball2, Jul 12, 2014
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    Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Lightning only power bank chargers


    Maybe get this:
    Skiva Apple Certified 2-in-1 Lightning + micro USB Charge and Sync ... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HEU1JGI/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_2SzWtb0MVFK8Z
    With:
    RAVPower Luster Mini 3000mAh Portable Charger Lipstick-Sized Extern... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00APFQ5VS/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_MTzWtb1KHCVH0
    And put it in a zip bag.
     
  5. maliu macrumors 6502a

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    Nifty cable. :) kinda like the Apple micro USB to lightning adapter, but cheaper.

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    Oops, read the reviews. Maybe not so nifty.
     
  6. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I have it and I have no problems with it.
     
  7. Kisey macrumors 6502a

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