Thinnest/Lightest Power Bank For iPhone 6 Charging Only - Low Capacity

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  1. boltjames macrumors 68040

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    I've been using a Mophie Juice Pack for years, I don't need it with the exceptional battery life in the iPhone 6.

    I've never owned a power bank and I don't want something big and bulky, just something very thin and very light to keep in my backpack and obsessionally use in an emergency while traveling. I don't need something strong enough to do an iPad or have multiple days worth of iPhone charging either, looking to trade capacity for light weight and a slim profile.

    Can anyone point me towards the slimmest, lightest charger that can get an iPhone recharged up to 75% or 90% in an emergency? Maybe something with the profile of a credit card?

    Thanks.

    BJ
     
  2. kpewpew macrumors newbie

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    Been using lithiumcard http://www.linearflux.com/lithiumcard/
     
  3. boltjames thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Looks really promising, but I don't see a lightning cable at the end. How do you charge your iPhone?

    BJ
     
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  6. kpewpew macrumors newbie

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    Tech specs say 1200 mah, our iPhone 6 is out around 1800 mah, so to be conservative let's say it gives you half a charge.
     
  7. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I am a reviewer and I have over 300 battery pack. I own all of these that I list so I can answer questions you may have.
    I recommend:
    Jackery Air Premium Ultra-Thin Aluminum Portable Charger 5000mAh External Battery Pack Power Bank for Apple iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, iPad, Air, Mini, Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, Note, Nexus, LG, HTC, Moto. Portable Battery Charger, Car Charger, USB Charger, Rechargeable Battery Backup, Powerbank, USB Battery Charger (Orange) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AJG3NK4/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_aXikub0HT644J
    Tylt Energi 2K Travel Charger with Built-In Battery - Retail Packaging - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00J5UX89Q/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_CYikub1TAM1G6
    Aukey Mini Lock Portable Charger Power Bank External Battery Pack 3000mAh for iPhone 6 ,iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S; Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 3 2; Google Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10; HTC One, One 2 (M8); One Plus One; Motorola Droid X G, LG Xperia Z, G3 and other USB Charged Devices (Touch-to-Wake LED Indicator Design, Li-polymer Battery Cell Inside, 5V 1A Input & Output) - Green https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K81BZMS/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_hZikub1TK5S0W
    RAVPower 3rd Gen Mini 3200mAh Portable Charger Lipstick-Sized External Battery Pack Power Bank Charger, iSmart Broad Compatibility, Fast Charging (Ultra Bright Flashlight with High/Low/Strobe Modes, 5V/1A Output) for iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, iPod (Lightning Cable not Provided); Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, S3, S2, Note 2; Nexus 5, Nexus 4, HTC Sensation, One X V One X V S, EVO 4G, Thunderbolt; Nokia Lumia 1020, 920 900 N9; Motorola Razr; LG Google Nexu 4 and other Android & Apple Device, Smart Phones, Tablets (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0084Y47SK/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_SZikub1SSDTWG
     
  8. boltjames thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Thanks guys!

    What would be best for me (now that I know more) is something that can hold two iPhone 6 charges (3600mah) and can charge fast (2.1A)

    So in that context, what would the best choice be in the slimmest/lightest form factor?

    BJ
     
  9. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Power is lost due to conversions so the Jackery Air will be perfect for you. It is flat and holds 5000mah. 1800x2 is 3600 which leaves 1400mah left which will be lost in conversions.
    Ask me any questions you may have.
     
  10. ref26 macrumors 6502a

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    Looks like this one only has 1A output though.
     
  11. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Oops.
    I recommend this that has a 2.1 amp output.
    Anker 2nd Gen Astro 6400mAh Portable External Battery Charger with ... http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00EF1OGOG/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_.5xkub0540FXS
     
  12. boltjames thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Touchdown! That looks perfect. Many thanks. I am assuming that with the iPhone 6 it will sense it's capable of a 2.1A charge automatically and give me the higher speed, yes?

    Go Yankees ;)

    BJ
     
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  15. boltjames thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Nice at first, but dig deeper and the thing is as big as an iPad Mini, it even has holes in it to fit into a 3 ring binder.

    Liked this one too, but at 1200mah it would only get me a single recharge when I'm running low, something at 3600 or more gets me two or three top-off recharges which is what I need in China as I travel without a power source from time to time.

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    This is the one I went with as it's small, lightweight, and I can charge it before I leave the US and wind up with 5 top-off charges during my 10 day trip, no need to bring a cable or re-charge it at all. At $25 it's a no brainer, seems to win the prize of max capacity vs. small size vs. low weight vs. 2.1 fast recharge vs. price.

    BJ
     
  16. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    Maybe you should get the 9000mah version or 12000mah version.
     
  17. boltjames thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Too big and bulky. 4 or 5 top off's from 50% to 90% over a 10 day period in China is the goal and the one you recommended at 6400mah is perfecto from a size/weight/capacity standpoint.

    Where do you do reviews? You have a blog or a YouTube channel?

    Thanks again.

    BJ
     
  18. spiezer macrumors member

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    I've been reading several reviews on Amazon about how this product will randomly fail after a period of time owning it. Furthermore, people on the site are saying that the second generation charger line Anker released has been having several quality control issues.

    Can you offer any insight into this?

    I personally own a first generation product and haven't had any issues. The second generation line looks a lot better but it's unfortunate that it doesn't seem to be performing as well as the first one.
     
  19. Zmanbaseball2 macrumors 68040

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    I own the first gen as well (the 2nd gen 6000). I own the version that came in matte black. It still works perfectly fine. I actually use it almost everyday as my main battery pack. No issues here. Contact anker support.
     

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