5 Fashionable Ways to Recharge Your Phone On the Go
So we went in search of fashionable alternatives to the usual black recharger brick. The following five stylish accessories not only top off your battery when you need it, they look good too.
Everpurse Second Generation
With an Everpurse, you don’t need to sacrifice fashion for function; this stylish clutch bag has a built-in charging pocket. Simply put your phone into the dock within the pocket to begin charging it instantly. Everpurse says the recharger holds enough power to charge your iPhone or Android phone up to three times.
Everpurse is taking preorders now for second-generation purses, which will begin shipping to customers in December. The Everpurse comes with an interchangeable dock that lets you charge iPhone and Android devices in the same purse, a USB-powered charging mat to charge the purse itself and both a wristlet and a cross-body strap. The Everpurse is available in Sapphire, Black and Nude.
Price: Starting at $249 at everpurse.com
Puku S8 Portable Charger
If you prefer to stash a portable charger in your backpack or car, the Puku S8 charger holds enough power to charge a smartphone three to five times. The 8,000mAh battery can also power up a tablet, portable speakers or a GoPro camera. The device comes with a 40-inch USB-to-micro-USB connector, but you can use any USB cable you need (such as one with a Lightning tip for Apple devices).
The Puku boasts a stylish design and soft exterior and comes in six bright, vibrant colors including purple, red, blue. It’s a little larger and pricier than other portable chargers, but it certainly packs a punch in the power department.
Price: $99 at Amazon
For portable power and passionate, bright colors are what you’re looking for, the Powerocks Magicstick belongs in your purse. The small 2800mAh battery actually resembles a tube of lipstick and comes in fun colors that match your bag, phone or personality. It’s small enough for travel or carrying around for the day; just remember to pack your own charging cable.
Price: $18.13 at Amazon
Tylt Syncable-Duo Cable
The Tylt Syncable-Duo Charge and Sync Cable makes a great accompaniment for portable battery chargers. The thin, bright, tangle-free cables are attractive enough that you don’t feel like a tech geek.
What sets the Syncable-Duo apart is its two USB connectors, one with a Lightning tip for iPhone 5 and later Apple devices and the other with a micro-USB tip for Android and other devices. Use it in a car charger or with any other power device with a USB port. When you plug it into your computer or laptop, the cable will sync as well as charge your device. The cord comes in lengths from one to three feet.
Price: from $27.50 at Amazon
Nomad has been making unique chargers since 2012, and the new NomadKey is the smallest, lightest one yet. It’s a 3-inch sync and charge cable that attaches to your key ring so it’s always with you when you need it. Even better, it’s made of tough plastic so it can stand a beating at the bottom of your purse.
Like the NomadCard and Clip before it, the NomadKey comes with a Lightning or micro-USB tip on one end and a USB plug on the other, so you can charge your device wherever there’s a USB port. When you plug it into your computer or laptop, it syncs as well as charges. Although it’s only available in black, this little charger adds a sophisticated, sleek look to your tech wardrobe and definitely jazzes up your key ring.
Price: $29 at Amazon