External Battery Charger a Travel Essential

external battery chargerI do not travel anywhere without an external battery charger, because I never want to be somewhere amazing and not be able to at least take a photo with my phone.

The good news is these are cheap, so you never have to have a dead battery again. All you need is an external charger. I got sick and tired of my battery dying so now my family has a whole assortment of external batteries. Here is a review of all the ones I’ve tried.

 

The first one is not only able to charge all devices with an attachment that uses a usb port, but it is also a flashlight. I find the flashlight to be quite handy. I never know where I’ve put my flashlight and now I always now where to find one! It costs right around $20 on Amazon. It is basically the size of a lipstick and comes in lots of colors. It is the RAVPower Luster Mini 3000mAh Lipstick Charger External Battery Pack Power Bank Charger (Ultra Bright Flashlight with High/Low/Strobe Modes, 5V/1A Output)

 

 

 For Christmas I bought a whole bunch of these off of Amazon as presents in all different colors. Everyone I gave them to seemed to really like them. Right now they cost about $7.00. This kind does not have a built in flash light. It is just a charger and slightly bigger than the one above. This is the Ekitmall 2600mAh External Battery Pack High Capacity Power Bank Charger

 

I got this one for myself, because I have an iPhone 4S. Unlike the two above that will charge any device this will only charge an iPod or iPhone with that type of plug in. You can only charge this one with an iPhone 4 cable. It is nice because I can quickly charge it off my phone charger in the car, but when I upgrade phones it will no longer work for any of our devices. Well, I guess I could use it on the iPads. This one cost me $5 on Amazon. This one does not take very long to charge, but it also does not charge a device very much. Last time I used it I got about a 10 charge, which was better than having a dead phone. This charger is the Stitchway UltraPower 1900 mAh (BLACK) Backup Battery Charger for Apple iPhone 4

 

Last but not least is a cell phone case that is also a charger. The down side to this is it will only charge your cell phone, but most times that is the only thing you need charged anyway. Mine is the Mophie Juice Pack Plus Case and Rechargeable Battery. I got it at Best Buy for $100, you can get them on Amazon around the same price. It is a really nice case and can charge your phone up fast to 100%.

 

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Disclosure – RAVPower gave me a RAVPower Luster Mini 3000mAh Lipstick Charger External Battery Pack Power Bank Charger (Ultra Bright Flashlight with High/Low/Strobe Modes, 5V/1A Output) to review. Opinions are all my own and I bought the other products.

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57 Responses to “External Battery Charger a Travel Essential”

  1. Yona Williams

    A trick for cleaning my house is to trick my sweetie into doing it…just kidding.
    I listen to music to keep me energized and moving – it makes it more fun.

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  2. Kim

    I like to do a little bit everyday so I never have to spend an entire day cleaning or folding laundry

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  3. Mary Ann

    I have a battery charger like this that I got for Christmas – I love it! I would love to win this for my husband since he’s out and about most days for work. My must have for travel is generally my phone since I pretty much always use it as my camera too. 🙂

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  4. Natalie

    I must have a neck pillow, portable radio and tennis shoes!

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  5. Jamie

    My must-haves are my medicine, hair brush and clean clothes. Most of the other stuff I can buy if I forget it! 🙂

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  6. Ann Fantom

    I have to have a book to read when traveling to burn time when sitting in airports

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  7. Randi Rock

    my purse!

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  8. Alice F.

    My traveling must have is a cell phone. ..I can’t leave home without it.

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  9. Lynda Del

    My must have for traveling is my iPad.

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  10. Lauren

    A must have would be my make-up!!

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  11. Marlynn @UrbanBlissLife

    I live and die by external chargers (currently have a Mophie and an iGo), and can always use more! Some for the cars, for my purse… Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

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  12. Melinda Howell

    I always have my phone…I cannot leave home without it!

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  13. Tracie Trump

    I must have a good pillow and my laptop with Netflix movies!

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  14. Amanda

    a camera!

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  15. Lisa V.

    My must have is my phone.

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  16. Edna Williams

    I must have my make-up.

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  17. Colleen Boudreau

    My cell phone.

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  19. Jessica H.

    Aside from the basics, my camera! (:

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  20. Cynthia C

    My must have for travel is my Kindle.

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  21. Kitty Iecvan

    My must have is my laptop!

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  22. Alyson @ Starting Over at the Dirty 30

    A good book, Sudoku, phone, and music

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  23. Cristi Marashi

    I have to have a fan with me. I can not sleep without one being on!

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  24. Kay Lynn

    My must have when traveling is healthy snacks.

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  25. ERICA WEAVER

    MY CELL PHONE LAPTOP AND MAKEUP

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  26. Birdiebee

    Must have when I travel is my cell phone and charger.

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  27. Stephanie

    My phone, of course!!

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  28. Marilyn Nawara

    My cell phone and lots of snacks.

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  29. Crystal F

    I have to have my kindle when we travel. thank you!

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  31. Kathy Fleming

    When traveling my must have is a cell phone.

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  32. Teresa Thompson

    My kindle is a must.

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  33. Samantha

    Snacks and card games!

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  34. joni

    I must have a hair dryer and a curling iron.

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  35. Lauren Watson

    I have to have a couple of my pillows or else I can’t sleep 🙂

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  36. Julie Lynn Bickham

    My cell phone and my nook if I can’t bring my laptop.

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  37. Dale

    Emergen-C to make sure I don’t get sick!

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  38. alona y

    I just have to have a good book to read to fill the down time.

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  39. Ann Cluck

    I must have a clothes line that I can use in my hotel room.

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  40. Sky Evans

    I must have lipstick.

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  41. Dorrie Turner

    I like to have a camera in addition to my cellphone for when the cellphone battery runs out, I can still take photos.

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  42. Marion Gasiorek

    My must have is a pillow and a cooler with snacks in it.

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  43. Candie L

    When we travel I always have an extra pair of contacts (because you never know what could happen). Thank you

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  44. sheena little

    Games for the kids, music ,a full battery for 3 phones

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  45. angela dupree

    where every you go whether it is in a car or even a train one must always carry a charger

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  46. Faye

    I must have my android smartphone, tablet and makeup.

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  47. greg

    money!

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  48. Daniel M

    cell phone is a must

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  49. MARIA simon

    my prayers and my phone!

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  50. lynn brannen

    I take my laptop,kindle and cell phone

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  51. MARY M.

    MY GLASSES

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  52. amy

    my phone

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  53. kenneth

    My phone of course

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  54. cheryl

    My purse

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  55. ken

    wallet

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