When traveling, electronic devices such as smartphones and tablets can make things much more convenient. However, if they are out of power they are useless. Unfortunately some hostels may not have a plug for every bed. Sometimes it can be difficult to find an outlet in an airport or train station. Not every seat on planes and trains have outlets. And sometimes you might stay out all day past the point when your device would run out of power. However, that is where portable chargers come in handy. I have found them to be very useful and have used a handful of different varieties, but the Anker PowerCore 13000 is the best one I have found and is the one I currently use. Here are my thoughts on it:
The PowerCore 13000 has, as the name suggests, has 13,000 mAh. This term stands for milliamp hours, and is just a measure of battery capacity. I have found that the PowerCore 13000 can fully charge my phone multiple times without needing a recharge itself, and can bring my iPad from below twenty percent to fully charged.
The PowerCore 13000 has something called PowerIQ, which basically means that it charges devices quickly. It seems to recharge my devices even faster than if they are plugged into a standard outlet. The PowerCore 13000 fully recharges overnight, ready to go for the next day out.
The PowerCore 13000 is not the smallest or lightest portable charger, but it is very efficient with its size. It is 3.8 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches and weighs 8.99 ounces. You would be hard pressed to find another portable battery that packs 13000 mAh into a size that small.
With two USB outputs, the PowerCore 13000 can charge two devices at the same time. If your travel partner needs a charge they can plug their device into your PowerCore 13000. Or if they have their own you can take turns using each other’s, so you can have one in use and one recharging.
When everything above is taken into consideration, the Anker PowerCore 13000 is relatively very inexpensive. It costs around $37 on Amazon, and will occasionally go on sale also.
Slow double charge-
If two devices are being charged at the same time, the charging time for each is slowed down somewhat.
I highly recommend the Anker PowerCore 13000. It has worked extremely well for me and has proven to be very reliable. When the advantages and disadvantages above are weighed out, the advantages come out on top by far. I have been very happy with my purchase and continue to use it regularly.
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