Mobile battery packs

01-24-2013, 07:48 AM
#1
Mobile battery packs

Anyone else using these?

I just bought a new one as there has been plenty of rioting, bad weather and power cuts here in Belfast the last few weeks and I rely a lot on my phone and other USB powered gadgets I'd hate to be stuck without them.

I already had a small 2,500mah one which can fully charge my phone once but I decided that's not enough and bought a 10,000 mah one which has dual USB slots (one at the full 2 amps and one at 1 amp).

Surprised me a little to see the first initial charge has to be about 14 hours but I think it will be a useful thing to have, can't wait to experiment and see how many charges I can get on my various gadgets.

I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out
01-24-2013, 01:40 PM
#2
I use an Anker 10,000 mah external battery for my ipad. It gives my new ipad about one extra charge, probably charge my iphone 5 times. I've been happy with it. Really good
ratings, here is a link.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005NG...sr=8-4&pi=SL75

01-24-2013, 01:42 PM
#3
Yeah I had one, but it is now rendered obsolete, ever since I got my 5th gen and it's Lightning port.
01-24-2013, 01:51 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by ninjackid View Post
Yeah I had one, but it is now rendered obsolete, ever since I got my 5th gen and it's Lightning port.
Why would that be? Most of them are usb out, so you should be able to use the lightning connector usb cable. But maybe you had a brand with a dedicated 30 pin port I guess. Some of those case batteries were like this.
01-24-2013, 01:54 PM
#5
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Originally Posted by Connector View Post
Why would that be? Most of them are usb out, so you should be able to use the lightning connector usb cable. But maybe you had a brand with a dedicated 30 pin port I guess. Some of those case batteries were like this.
Yup, hold up lemme see if a can find a picture.

EDIT: Ok, here it is:


Last edited by ninjackid; 01-24-2013 at 01:57 PM.
01-24-2013, 02:02 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by ninjackid View Post
Yup, hold up lemme see if a can find a picture.

EDIT: Ok, here it is:

Wow, that almost looks like a wacked out sex toy with all those suction cups, never seen a case battery look like that before. Makes my Anker external battery look quite tame. But thanks for the pic, it was quite interesting.