How to Power Up on the Road: 6 Useful Devices to Keep You Fully Charged
(Graphic: Ryan McCullah)
I’ve cowered in the corner of a grocery store, sat on the floor of a bathroom at the Democratic National Convention, and helped a Kenyan gas station attendant crank a car battery in the dead of night, just to juice up my electronic devices on the road.
My last-minute can-do spirit of “Will charge anywhere!” stems mainly from unpreparedness. If I had only thought ahead, or rather charged ahead, I wouldn’t find myself in these precarious predicaments. If I were willing to look at it from a more Buddhist standpoint, I would counter with the fact that my constant searching for outlets has allowed me to make wonderful new friends.
Regardless, dead devices are just annoying. Here are a few things I like to take on the road with me these days, to make sure I am always fully charged.
If you have an iPhone, the Mophie is the way to go: this case snaps onto the phone and adds battery power. I prefer the super-charged version (go big or go home, I like to say). This 2100mAh battery case is equipped with up to 120% extra battery for your smart phone. It also comes in red!
When you need a boost, you need the Mophie Power Station. Keep this 12,000mAh battery fully charged to give a kick to tablets and phones.