Best Portable Phone & Device Chargers
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If you know a big storm is coming, it's always a good idea to be prepared. Here are the best products to keep your devices charged without a main power supply.
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Anker Car Charger 24W
Made by Anker, you can’t go wrong. There are hundreds of USB car chargers out there that do pretty much the same job, nothing special to say here other than the fact that it’s the best seller and the most affordable.
One of the gadgets that are worth a shot are the power banks. They are simple, efficient and you can use most of the gadgets to come to fill it up and keep storing energy.
Many high-quality power banks can store battery power for months without losing any of that charge over time.
Fully charged Anker PowerCore portable chargers will be able to charge an iPhone X approximately seven times before needing to be recharged.
With high speed charging technology, they are the best portable charger for the money and you will be impressed by how light it is at just over 350 grams.
American Red Cross Clipray
Hand crank loaders are a well-known method.
You will need to spin really hard to generate a usable phone charge, but one minute of cranking will generate enough power for 30 seconds critical phone call or text message that can save your life.
The Red Cross Clipray is the cheapest but efficient on the market.
As well as being a fairly sturdy flashlight, it also has a dual USB mobile phone charger.
This charger is good enough for emergencies, but don’t expect it to generate enough power for playing games or listening to music.
Starting for one minute generates enough power to use the light for about 10 minutes.
5000mAh Weather Radio
This waterproof radio is specially designed for emergencies and various potentially life-threatening weather conditions.
It is the Swiss army knife of radios since you get:
A 5-way power source: hand crank, solar panel, built-in Li-ion rechargeable battery, 3 AAA batteries and the main power supply.
An LED flashlight and an LED reading light, a compass, SOS alerts and AM/FM shortwave radio.
For those who are not familiar, shortwave radio frequencies have a very far range and can be used to transmit messages over long distances.
Blavor Solar Charger
Solar portable chargers are a reliable and efficient way to charge your devices.
BLAVOR Qi 10000mAh and 20000mah solar power bank are easily one of the best on the market and they are powerful and durable.
They are made from high quality materials and contain a premium lithium polymer battery.
It comes with a wireless Qi and can survive large drops, water spills and even prevent dust from entering its internal structure.
It can be quite difficult to get intensive power from solar energy due to the intensity of the sun, so it is recommended to use it only for emergency backup.
And you also have a model that comes with five detachable panels that works like a solar panel with a MAX of 1300ma.
BigBlue 28W Solar Charger
A slightly larger but still portable solar charger is the BigBlue 28W Solar Charger.
The Big Blue is a solid choice in terms of overall performance.
It has five panels that fold into the space of a single panel. Four are solar panels and the fifth has a device pocket and three USB charging ports.
The BigBlue Solar Charger is particularly effective at charging efficiently in conditions that are generally difficult for solar panels to handle, such as cloudy weather, changing sunlight levels, and partially shaded trails.
It’s a great all-rounder that will efficiently charge most gadgets for hikers and campers.
BioLite CampStove 2
Several cooking devices also offer the possibility of recharging your phone.
They work by harnessing the heat of a fire using biomass like sticks and twigs to generate electricity.
One of the most popular of these devices is the BioLite CampStove 2.
The Biolite stove lets you cook, grill and charge your devices while you’re in the backcountry.
It also has a built-in battery so you can store a power capacity of 3,200mAh.
It’s easy to use and you won’t have to worry about finding a camping fuel equipment store anymore.
In situations where weight is not an issue like car camping, the Biolite CampStove 2 could be perfect for you.
Shine Turbine Wind Charger
The Shineturbine is a wind turbine that fits in your backpack.
Designed for the outdoor adventurer, the Shinturbine is durable and weighs less than 3 lbs. It has a built-in battery and can be installed and dismantled in 2 minutes.
This rugged turbine excels in generating electricity in remote locations regardless of rain, cloud or sun.
It’s well designed and it’s worth taking a look at their website to see more details.
WaterLily is a portable turbine designed for outdoor enthusiasts and should be of particular interest to those who enjoy camping, paddling, or living near a stream.
It can charge all kinds of devices by generating
the energy of rivers and streams.
The WaterLily turbine can be anchored to a fixed object and then left in the stream for the flow to feed its propellers and generate the energy charge.
They also provide a crank and WindLily attachment so you can harness the power of the wind as well.
WaterLily and Windlily are worth the detour and it allows to have a passive generator that respects the environment.
If this one interests you, be sure to check out the latest version as they have significantly upgraded it.