Do you use your smartphone or tablet a lot? Do you use them for business and entertainment while on the go and far from an outlet? Yeah, me too. I even use my phone a lot at home, but it always hits low battery when I need it and can't sit by an outlet to plug it in.
Don't get caught with a dead battery!
Benefits of a Portable Battery Charger
Charge on the go
Charge while using
Emergency battery back up
I use mine while traveling, at conferences and even at home! It seems like my phone always needs to charged when I need to use it. I'm on my phone a lot because it's how I document our daily lives via photos and video, read while nursing, and do everything else social and blogging while on the go. Most of the time it is easier to use my phone sporadically throughout the day rather than my laptop.
We also let Rissa use a tablet and an old iPhone that works on WiFi (but doesn't have any other service anymore) to play educational preschool apps (like Yo Gabba Gabba's Hello Friends!) and read ebooks. That's a lot of devices needing to charge up and only so many outlets and cables to get it done with….
A Simpler Portable Charger
The first portable battery charger I ever had for my phone was pretty slick – or so I thought. It was slim and compact, but it had several different cords and adapters. It became frustrating to keep track of them and what plugged in where and when. Plus, the charge on it didn't last very long. Oh and I could only recharge it by having it plugged into my laptop.
Last year I bought a New Trent charger to take to BlogHer. It came in handy throughout the conference as well as to keep our phones topped off while enduring a 4 hour delay at the airport. I loved that it plugged into the wall to charge up the device, then used my phone's normal charging cable to connect for extra juice. Less to keep track of and super easy to use. That's when my love affair with my New Trent charger started and led to me receiving a new one to test out.
My Newest New Trent Portable Charger – Doing Double Duty
Darcy lives outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband, their 8 year old daughter, 6 year old son, two cats, and a rescue dog. She loves to share kids crafts, simple recipes, and parenting tips to help other moms. She's passionate about education (which is why she is a PTO board member and Box Tops Coordinator) and all things babies. Darcy loves purple, geek culture, and making an ordinary life feel extraordinary. She and her family enjoy exploring Wisconsin and planning local adventures. Author of Breastfeeding 101: Beauty in Breastfeeding, available on Amazon. Her writing has also been featured on Babble, CafeMom, and Mom.me.