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As someone who once got stuck in the middle of nowhere with baby twins, a flat tire and a dying cell phone, I’m a fan of the company Anker. This brand is known for slim portable batteries that allow you to recharge your phone anywhere. After the flat-tire incident I got myself an Anker battery, and I keep it (fully charged, of course) in the glove box, so I'll always be able to call for help if I need to.
But Anker’s reputation for quality products isn’t limited to its powerful batteries; the company also makes great speakers and more. And Amazon shoppers rave, with five-star reviews in the tens of thousands. Below are the three best Anker deals still kicking at Amazon — essentials to improve your life and easy wins as gifts, for just about anyone on your list.
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There are a million good reasons to have spare mobile batteries ready to go: power outage, car trouble (like mine) no access to outlets (say, at a restaurant).
Anker’s PowerCore Slim is light enough to throw into a purse or backpack and can provide 1 to 2 full charges for a smartphone, a tablet, headphones or other essentials. It’s compatible with any gadget that has a USB-C, microUSB or a Lightning connection. Right now it’s down to just $15 in black and $21 in white (decidedly easier to spot in most bags).
One of 31,000+ five-star reviewers, who owns multiple Anker chargers, shares, “I like the solid and sleek construction. Fits easily in my pocket. Most importantly it works! Fast charging, enough capacity to charge my phone multiple times over multiple days, and withstands plenty of me dropping it and yanking the cord out awkwardly and accidentally.”
This waterproof, ultra-portable Bluetooth speaker comes in black, red or blue and weighs less than a pound. Anker has engineered its SoundCloud 2 speaker for a variety of outdoor conditions; it's protected against rain, snow and dust. It charges like a smartphone, and the battery can be counted on for up to 24 hours of non-stop play. Most important, it sounds amazing thanks to dual drivers and an advanced digital signal processor that reduces distortion. Today you can save $10 on this speaker. It's down from $40 to just $30.
One of tens of thousands of five-star reviewers reports, “Anker’s SoundCore 2 didn’t disappoint. Vocals by a basso vocalist were smooth...High frequencies from an acoustic guitar were crisp and very satisfying. The sound of a bass drum was somewhere in between a 'punch' and a 'boom.' And the SoundCore 2 is loud. At maximum volume, it easily filled my 20 x 20 foot garage with sound.”
Anker's SoundCore Liberty 2 ear buds are designed to provide stunning sound quality. They use Anker’s Head ID custom sound to analyze your hearing profile and create audio tailor-made for your ears. Small and comfortable, they're easy to wear for long periods. And you just might find yourself keeping them in longer than expected: A single charge holds eight hours of playtime. (And believe it or not, the charging case is good for four full recharges.)
In black or in white, they're on sale for Cyber Monday, down to just $80 from $100. A great gift-to-self or to someone you love. A reviewer who runs marathons put the Liberty 2 buds to the test: “Four hours and 20 minutes of running and had no issues with comfort or sound.” Sounds great to us!
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