As I mentioned last week, we are off to Africa this weekend and eek, I am so excited. While I am usually a last minute packer – heck, I have been to seven countries in the last three months – this trip I have been a bit more diligent about and today’s post was about the very first item that made it in my suitcase.
When it comes to technology in my family, dinners are usually a three way tie between myself, my brother, and my dad with who knows about the latest and greatest. I am the only Apple user in the family so sometimes i fall behind when they get into their Samsung Galaxy’s and Google Pixels but one thing my brother and I definitely beat my dad on is our knowledge of back up chargers. That is likely only because my brother and I use our phones enough that we need a mid day charge if we are going non-stop, especially streaming Netflix or music – and thus are up on the latest and greatest.
However, my brother one this one when he gave me an Anker PowerCore 20100 – Ultra High Capacity Portable Power Bank Charger. This is definitely not the smallest model of the power bank and weights nearly a pound but it can charge my iPhone 8 at least give times on a single charge which is amazing for my weekends away or a crazy day of Instagram and Google -mapping. The only thing different about this charger than other ones I have is that you still need your power cord, in my case the cable that goes iPhone to USB but it is not too much extra to carry, in my opinion!
So if you do not have a charger, I highly recommend this one or one of the one’s Anker makes that is a bit smaller if you do not need 5x charge on one go. If you do have one, I would love to know your feels on it!