Disclosure: I received a complimentary item for the purposes of review.
As a mom with two kids I have two main responsibilities when we are on the road – keep them safe and entertained. My smart phone is my home phone, my camera, and my mobile office. With the kids around its also my music player, gaming system and book reader. Needless to say the battery runs. out. fast.
As a matter of fact I’m writing this in the car while my husband is driving. Right now I have the option and benefit of having my phone plugged into the car charger. Once we get out on the trails in Hocking Hills and I’m taking pictures and video of my girls I won’t have that luxury.
Thankfully I have the 6000mAh portable Luster Pack charger from RAVPower. This little pack fits in the palm of your hand. It comes in a padded mesh bag with a small USB to micro USB cord that is compatible with most Android phones. If you need to charge an iPhone or iPad just plug the USB end of your compatible cord (not included) into the USB port on the charger pack. I can typically get two full charges of my phone battery from one fully charged pack.
When I’m live tweeting or posting about an event without the option of being on Wi-Fi having an extra power source is essential. For instance during a school field trip I was able to take a ton of pictures and even post on Instagram without my phone going dead while on my mobile network. Why? Because I had the Luster external battery plugged into my phone.
Recharging the portable power bank is also convenient. Simply plug the micro USB cord end into the microUSB port of the charger and the USB end into your plugged in laptop, any powered on computer, or a USB compatible wall or car charger. It takes about 4 hours to get a full charge. It also works faster if you plug it into a wall charger. I always try to keep mine filled and ready to go. You can tell it’s done by the 4 indicator lights on the top of the unit. When all are fully lit the charging is complete.
As a nice extra, there is a small light on the front of the case which can be used as a flashlight. It’s rare that I have a flashlight but I always have the charger with me. Very handy in case of an emergency.
The RAVPower Luster Pack 6000mAh comes in 4 colors – black, gold, pink and blue. You can purchase it on Amazon.com.
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