We often get asked why we don’t blog about how to charge your phone without electricity or how to charge our phones without USB and/or wall outlet. In reality, we have no such blog posts to offer. But we do know a thing or two about charging our phones without electricity.
“There are portable chargers for the iPhone 6s, 7 and 8,” said George Landow, a tech blog editor. “But if you can get past the price, they’re all good.” “My first investment in a portable charger was a Mophie Juice Pack,” he said. “It was a little thicker than Apple’s charger, but I couldn’t put it down. It had a USB port, but you only got about two hours of use on a 15-minute charge. It was amazing.” Aside from the Mophie, Landow said his other favorite is the Anker PowerCore 25600 Portable Charger. “It has two USB ports, a 10,000mAh battery and three USB ports,” he said. “It has Quick Charge 2.0. If you’ve got an iPad or a regular phone with a USB port, it’s a great option.
Portable solar chargers
Solar chargers are becoming popular and are proving to be better than an ordinary USB charger at charging your phone when you are out and about. They take the form of a large, flat panel with a few LEDs. You can connect them to a battery bank, plug your phone into them, and then place the panel on top of your phone. As long as it has enough sunlight hitting it, the charger will give you 5% charge. This is a much better charge than what a USB charger could give you, especially if you are in a natural disaster such as a hurricane, earthquake, or flood. Roku Portable Charger The Roku Portable Charger is a built-in portable solar charger, and it comes with a built-in 2,200 mAh battery. The built-in battery can charge your phone up to five times. At a price of $99.
Portable battery chargers
Most portable battery chargers are battery chargers. Sure, they come with a trickle charger, which charges the battery as much as 1,500 times, and which typically can charge an iPhone 4 at least 2 full times. But it’s generally just a battery charger. Most phones today come with batteries of at least 2600mAh capacity. This is roughly enough to charge an iPhone in a few hours, and every new phone comes with a 2100mAh battery. So if you have an old phone or a non-iPhone 4 and you want to charge it, you don’t need an expensive high-performance charger. A good option is Anker’s $20 Nanoleaf. I’ve been using it to power an iPhone 4 and it’s been doing just fine. A typical high-performance charger will charge the battery much faster, but it’s a lot more expensive.
I found that I didn’t need to worry about my battery life while I was out and about with this portable charger. I can also tell you that it has not lost its charge after about three and a half years of good use. I’m not sure how that could be since it’s a Sanho product and I’m sure it gets a good amount of use.