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10 Best Portable Chargers (No Need For Extra Batteries Anymore!)

10 Best Portable Chargers (No Need For Extra Batteries Anymore!)

If you’re an adult who’s actively working, and with a lively social life, I’ll assume you carry a cell phone. Unless you’re from the dark ages who got transported here by a time machine, you’d be eager to grab a gadget every chance you’ve got.

People wield cell phones and tablets everywhere because having a portable computer at their fingertips is so convenient.

Like all good things, though, there are downsides to gadgets. I’ll mention one — charging — that’s a downer for sure. There’s nothing worse than that low battery signal right before that perfect selfie or important phone call. Thankfully, there are now many great options to avoid the mess that low batts’ bring about.

Stin Jolt Box 

10000 mAH

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    Stin Jolt Box is the product to extend the batteries in your life. With a sleek, lightweight, professional design, and 10,000 mAH capacity it’s perfect for an office setting or to carry in a purse or briefcase. No matter what phone or tablet you use, this power bank will work for you and keep working! Among the chargers featured here, Stin has the longest standby time; up to 6 months if fully charged. That’s because it’s equipped with advanced power lock technology. It even works with most gaming devices and digital cameras. This charger boosts of an exclusive smart port technology. It intelligently detects any of your devices, and renders the fastest charging speed possible. Speed is up to 3.1 amps.

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    Duracell® Portable Power Bank

    4000 mAh

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      This power bank is compact and perfect for portability. It comes in black, so it matches suits and jeans, homes or offices. It’s smart too. When a device is connected with the power bank, its smart tech design detects the recommended charging time for a specific device and battery to protect from overcharging and to preserve its own battery life. For an affordable price, this Duracell power bank keeps you going.

      ASUS ZenPower

      10050 mAh

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        This high capacity power bank will fit in a pocket or a purse because it’s the size of a credit card! It comes in several colors with a durable shell. If you’re especially talented at damaging electronics, you can even opt for the ZenPower Bumper for added protection. Even without the Bumper, the ZenPower is designed to withstand a 60 kg weight load, so unless you plan on driving over it with a truck, it should survive! The sleek design, variety of colors, and durable casing combined with ultra-fast charges make it a valuable asset for your day or night.

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        OnePlus Power Bank

        10000 mAh

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          This OnePlus product promises to be everything you need and nothing you don’t. This means no excess weight, no excess buttons, no distracting lights, and works fine without them. The dual ports allow you to charge your phone and your tablet, and since it’s so light you can throw it all in your purse or laptop bag. Don’t worry about your expensive devices being damaged, because the OnePlus has a variety of protections to prevent it.

          The Anker® PowerCore+

          10050 mAh

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            The Anker® PowerCore+ is the high-tech power bank to match your high-tech devices. It’s 30% smaller than similar products, but packs a punch. A combination of technologies (Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0, PowerIQ™, and VoltageBoost™) means that the power bank doesn’t just charge fast, but it charges Apple and Android at their highest capable speed. This high-performance charger keeps you performing longer, keeps your products safer, and keeps you charging faster.

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            Comsul Dual Port Power Bank

            15000 mAh

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              Don’t worry about looking unprofessional with this Comsul product. You always look professional carrying it. It’s smooth, gray design features only LED indicator lights so it won’t have you distracted. When you plug it in, you know it’s got you covered. Throw it in your bag and forget about it. When it’s fully charged expect it to charge your average smart phone six times. That’s if you aren’t charging all your other devices: tablets, fitness trackers, cameras, handheld games, and bluetooth devices (bonus: they’re all compatible.)

              XtenderPro Power Bank

              13000 mAh

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                The XtenderPro extends your battery life by using Samsung Polymer lithium batteries. The average phone can be charged six times on one charge, and PowerSmart technology keeps your devices from being damaged. When you order this power bank, a bonus carrying pouch is even included to keep your portable life organized.

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                Aibocn® Ultra Compact Power Bank

                10000 mAh

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                  This dual-output charger is the size of a smartphone and is compatible with most of these intelligent phones. When you use it, you don’t have to worry about problems like overcharging, overheating, or short-circuits. You’d have to really work to damage it with it’s hard shell, and if you do, Aibocn offers a 12-month worry free product guarantee.

                  Verbatim Dual USB Power Pack 

                  12000 mAh

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                    Like most of the others, this Verbatim Power Pack charges a smart phone six times. You can charge two devices at once, and it even comes with a USB charging cable and micro-USB cable. Its small, black design means it fits into any small space and will look good with any color. It doesn’t boast of a variety of high-tech protection, but it does live for 500 recharges. So ration use accordingly.

                    Life happens, and the battery life of your electronics shouldn’t interrupt yours. A portable power bank will keep your battery going so you can receive your phone calls, messages, and emails. Whether it’s business or pleasure, these products make the difference.

                    Featured photo credit: Girl Taking Photo With Smartphone On Sunny Day/ Ed Gregory via stokpic.com

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                    11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

                    11 Google Chrome Apps and Features to Help You Get More Done with Less Effort

                    In today’s fast-paced and never-ending busy world, we are overwhelmed by tasks that need to be completed by tight deadlines. With so much technology it is difficult to find the right tools to help boost our efficiency. And, many tools get obsolete so its essential to stay up-to-date to know when you will have to make adjustments to these tools. Independently of where you work, there’s a good chance that you have to be working on a PC or a laptop.

                    Do you are feel like you do not have enough time, or cannot accomplish much as of late? It is recommended to take a step back and look at the big picture. Also, you want to explore new and innovative ways to improve productivity.

                    In this article, I outline 11 features and apps within the Chrome browser that can help you do just that.

                    Minimizing Tabs

                    Let’s face it we all have more than a dozen tabs opened on our computers. One neat trick to still keep most of them open is to turn them into pinned tabs. On Google Chrome you can right-click the tab and select “Pin Tab” option. This turns the tab into an icon enabling you to continue multitasking.

                    Pinning a tab anchors the tabs on the left of your toolbar; a great benefit of the “Pin Tab” feature is that you can’t close these tabs accidentally since the “X” disappears after pinning them.

                    Incognito Mode

                    Google Chrome is a very easy-to-use and intuitive. But, Google does collect our browsing data; so to remedy this, you can use Incognito Mode. This feature does not keep your browsing or download history. You can enable or access it in three different ways:

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                    1. Press Ctrl/Command+shift+N
                    2. Select File Menu and choose New Incognito Window
                    3. Download extension New Incognito Window

                    This feature is very handy if you’d rather not have your browsing history stored and utilized for future advertisement or suggested pages.

                    Save Webpages as PDF Files

                    Have you ever browsed interesting or important information and then forgot to bookmark or save it in “favorites”, making it impossible to find again? Chances are you have done this on a number of occasions.

                    Thankfully, there is an easy solution. You can save webpages as PDF files. On your keyboard, press control/command+p and you will be able to save webpages as PDFs.

                    Open Recently-closed Tabs

                    Ever had dozens of tabs opened and all of a sudden your browser shuts down? It has probably happened to all of us. You can easily recover all of your tabs using two approaches. Don’t panic if this happens because there is a workaround and solution for it.

                    One is by pressing Ctrl/CMD+Shift+T.

                    The other approach is to click on the three vertical dots on your browser and hover over “History”.

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                    Solve Mathematical Problems

                    Google’s Chrome browser doesn’t just search for relevant and updated information. It is also capable of performing some mathematical problems. Within the omnibox (Chrome’s address or URL bar), you can perform mathematical exercises.

                    For example, if you are struggling with percentages you can search 20 percent of x amount and it will instantly provide a result. Pretty handy, right?!

                    Play Media Files

                    Are you frequently met with difficulties when playing or watch a video files? Well, once again Chrome comes to the rescue. You can can listen or play videos from all sorts of movie or music files (mp3, mp4, .mov, .mkv, .ogv, .webm, .wav, etc.) by simply dragging the file into the search bar.

                    In addition, you can view images, PDF files and Microsoft Office files, too.

                    Navigate Swiftly Between Tabs

                    With all of those tabs opened comes great navigation responsibilities. Rather than clicking through every tab, you can use shortcut keys like Ctrl+Tab to navigate all of the different tabs. Also, you are able to navigate to the first tab by pressing Ctrl-1, Ctrl-2, and so on. If you want to switch to the very last tab, press Ctrl-9.

                    Stay Focus(e)d

                    Computers nowadays have awesome capabilities.

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                    Sometimes we like to get work done, but let’s face it, we’re all human. We sometimes procrastinate by visiting a website we really like, or maybe take a break with watching a flick on Netflix, a video on YouTube or browsing Facebook.

                    With Chrome’s StayFocusd extension, you can truly stay focused and get more done in less time.

                    This extension naturally helps you stay more productive by limiting the amount of time you spend on websites. You can set the time and it will automatically block those sites after a certain period.

                    Grammarly for Editing

                    Grammarly is a must have, and it’s really a complete powerhouse. Grammarly helps you check your grammar and spelling for everything you write online.

                    You can use it professionally or as a student, which will make the editing process much easier and more efficient. Furthermore, it can automatically check for typos when you send an email, type a Tweet, or post a Facebook comment. It’s like having your own personal copyeditor!

                    Loom

                    There are times that words in an email or written text in a chat app will just not convey the right meaning.

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                    There is a saying that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, the same is true of videos.

                    With Loom, you can capture, narrate and immediately share video recordings of your screen, which will help coworkers understand issues you are facing, or to easily convey an explanation on screen. Plus, with video you will be able to easily walk people through a process, and you can use it to create simple how-to videos.

                    Chrome Calendar Extension

                    No matter what your level of responsibility is at your job, Google Calendar is another essential resource to have at your fingertips.

                    Specifically, you can have this extension added as an icon in the toolbar of your browser, which I highly recommend. Once you add the extension to your browser, you can check for upcoming events with a single click without leaving your current page.

                    Final Thoughts

                    Google Chrome has definitely evolved from its inception. As you can see you have a very powerful tool that comes as a free installation and is loaded with dozens of capabilities. The above listed Chrome apps can resolve some of the most common obstacles to your time management and productivity.

                    Featured photo credit: Andrew Neel via unsplash.com

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