Every day I bring you an item on Amazon that I personally use or has been purchased by many members of the audience and I have researched enough to recommend.
Today’s TSP Amazon Item of the day the Anker Astro E7 26800mAh Portable Charger. I have tried a lot of back up power packs and this one is my current favorite. This product has a great value to price ratio, coming in at 65.99 with free shipping on prime. It currently has over 2,300 reviews on Amazon with 4.5 stars overall.
Frankly, Anker is just a stellar company, they build high quality products and back them with a great 18 month warranty, though I have never had the need to use said warranty. Next is the power capacity of this particular power pack, 26800mAhs is enough power to charge a
- iPhone7 10 times
- iPad Air 2.5 times
- iPad Mini 3 times
- Samsung S6 6.8 times
To put that in perspective I get an easy 24 hours of light use with my iPhone and it still has quite a bit of battery on it. And if you are in a grid down you minimize use to critical needs, that means this should keep your coms up with your iPhone for a good two weeks.
To me your phone is your lifeline. It brings you news, it lets you call for help, communicate with loved ones and more. While I have a generator and several battery banks in my home I am not always in my home. So I always keep one of these in my pack fully charged as a final back up on power needs. I recommend you consider the Anker Astro E7 26800mAh Portable Charger for your own needs.
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P.S. – Brought this one around today because even now it is still one of the things Amazon is saying will get to you before Christmas. This time of year a lot of stuff (even normally on Prime) takes a long time to ship, inventories run low, etc. This one will still make it in time for Christmas. Yes I know that 65 bucks seems like a lot to spend on a battery back up pack, when there is tons of crap on the market in 20-40 dollar range. Key word there is CRAP!
Trust me folks I have tried a lot of packs, nothing is as good, as reliable, as massive in back up power or as solid a price to value rating as this device. That said if you are okay with a smaller reserve power and/or just need to spend a little less, stick with Anker and just go with a smaller pack. This one here would be my number two recommendation. It is about 2/3rds the price and is basically the same product with you guessed 2/3rds the storage capacity. And that is still a few days of back up power for one phone.
Key thing is this is a great and thoughtful gift. Let me just ask have you ever at any time been somewhere with a dying cell phone? If so how much would you have appreciated a topped off one of these?
P.P.S. – I know a lot of you have purchased Anker Back Up Packs over the years based on my recommendation and tons of you paired them with this Anker Vehicle Charger. For charging phones, back up packs, laptops, you name it in your car, this thing can’t be beat and is still my top recommendation. It gives 24 watts of power compared to the 10-15 watts that most 12VDC car charges provide. But now Anker has a new charger for AC with a whopping 30 watts of power. If you charge your back up packs indoors or just want a really fast wall charger consider adding this to your kit of gear. How fast is it? Well it will fill up the PowerCore Anker Astro E7 26800mAh Portable Charger in 4.5 hours from a totally flat dead state. Folks that is enough power to fully charge an iPhone 6 times in 4.5 hours. I trust Anker because they have never let me down so I just ordered one of these myself.