Battery

A Comprehensive Guide To How Much An Anker External Battery Actually Charges

Truth in advertising can sometimes be a lost art. I took the time to test out a bunch of different batteries from my favorite brand, Anker, to see how much life they actually breathed into my iPhone and iPad. I wanted to find the perfect battery to replace the current Anker one I use.

I received no compensation from Anker, I just really like their products. You get the benefit of my, ahem, attention to detail so you can make the right decision for your power needs.

Best Travel Battery On Sale This Morning On Amazon

The best brand of batteries is part of Lightning Deals this morning on Amazon..  I’ve written about some of the great Anker products I carry in my backpack before, including: The Best USB Charger My Favorite Choices For Power On The Road Today, it’s a battery on sale, the Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 13,000 mAh 3 Amp portable battery. It’s normally priced in the $35 to $40 range but it’s priced at $21.99 for Lightning Deals today.  If you’re not familiar with Lightning Deals, they’re first-come first-served.  This one […]

Should You Purchase A Fuel Rod?

Keeping my various electronic gadgets powered on the road can be cumbersome, but I have a pretty good system worked out.  That being said, I’m always looking for a better way to keep my gear charged.  So, when I happened to walk by a few Fuel Rod kiosks recently, I was at least initially curious. It was a long shot this would be a viable option, but I did a little research anyways to see if it would be a good fit for any of my readers. The machines advertise […]

Lowest Price I’ve Seen On My Favorite Battery

I’m working on a series of posts for items I carry in my backpack and noticed today that my favorite pocket battery has dropped in price again. I’ve paid $19.99 for the Anker 3200 mAh portable charger in the past and thought that was a good deal.  Then, right before Christmas Amazon dropped the price to $16.99.  Today, it’s showing up at $13.99. As a general rule, batteries and storage devices continue to get cheaper.  But, the Anker stuff is really durable.  I have half a dozen different pieces from […]

My Favorite Portable Phone Charger On Sale At Amazon

It looks like one of my favorite travel gadgets will be on sale in Amazon’s upcoming end-of-year lightning deals.     Anker makes some of the best chargers on the market in a variety of different sizes.  For folks who don’t want to carry a bulky charger around, this one weighs less than 3 ounces (or about the same as 10 quarters).  I don’t carry much lipstick but it’s advertised as being about the size of a tube of lipstick. For battery hogs like me, Anker also makes some bigger chargers […]