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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

          Anker

            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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                    Last Updated on December 30, 2018

                    18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools (2019 Updated)

                    18 Best Time Management Apps and Tools (2019 Updated)

                    No one can dispute the countless benefits technology has brought us. It’s undoubtedly allowed us to connect, perform, improve and leverage our resources beyond what was once imaginable.

                    If you’re not taking advantage of one of the hundreds of time management apps and tools out there, you’re definitely missing a trick.

                    But with so many apps to choose from, how do you know which ones to use? Well, this will depend on your needs, but we’ve put together a list of 18 of the very best time management apps that can help you with the most common time management challenges.

                    Let’s dive straight into the list…

                    1. Rescue Time — Use your time wisely

                      If you have doubts that you’re using your time sensibly, this app will send you weekly reports to indicate what things are stealing your time. You may be shocked to discover how much time you’re actually wasting.

                      Download Rescue Time

                      2. Remember The Milk — Keep on top of all your tasks

                        If you’re struggling to manage everything you have to do, and you work with many different devices, then this is the app for you. It’s a great free tool which is compatible with your mobile, computer, Gmail, Outlook, etc. It helps you to manage your tasks easily, and reminds you of them – wherever you are.

                        Download Remember the Milk

                        3. Focus Booster – Boost motivation to complete tasks

                          This app is based on the principles of the Pomodoro Technique, and is aimed at individuals who procrastinate and feel overwhelmed by tasks. It’s designed to enhance your focus and remove any anxiety you might have with time pressures.

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                          Download Focus Booster

                          4. Toggl – Keep track of time spent on projects and tasks

                            This is a great alternative to time-sheets, if you need to track how much time you spend on different projects. Effective time management starts with being clear on exactly how much time you actually spend on your projects and tasks, and then through analysis, working out how you can manage them more effectively.

                            Download Toggl

                            5. Dropbox — Store and send large files easily

                              There are many apps that allow you to transfer content from your computer to other devices – but Dropbox is free and easier to use than the others. With the Dropbox app, you can even access and share important files on the go.

                              Download Dropbox

                              6. Evernote — Keep all your notes in one place

                                Evernote is a free productivity tool that allows you to capture all your ideas, thoughts and images in many different ways (e.g., with voice, notes or images).  You can even record your meetings, interviews, speeches and ideas, create lists, add voice or text attachments, and share your files with friends. You can also sync Remember The Milk with Evernote to really optimize your time.

                                Download Evernote

                                7. Mind42 — Focus on tasks at hand with mind mapping

                                  Mind mapping is a great productivity technique, and Mind42 is the best free mind mapping app currently available. It helps you to become more organized by focusing your thoughts – thereby gaining clarity on what needs to be done.

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                                  Download Mind42

                                  8. SyncBackFree — Back up and sync your files effortlessly

                                    This free software allows you to back up, restore and synchronize your files easily. It not only saves you time now – but also in the future. If you have never backed up your files before, you should definitely take a look at this pivotal tool.

                                    Download SnycBackFree

                                    9. MyLifeOrganized (MLO) — Manage your to-do lists effectively

                                      Check this out if you find it difficult to manage all your tasks, to work with your to-do lists, and to organize your goals. This task management system helps you to target what you should be focusing on to reach your objectives. It automatically generates to-do lists, with priority actions for your immediate attention so that you can track your progress methodically.

                                      Download MyLifeOrganized (MLO)

                                      10. 1Password — Have all your passwords remembered

                                        This app allows you to keep all your passwords in one encrypted database, protected by one password. This saves you time when you forget your passwords and need to retrieve them. It also allows you to use various passwords for different accounts so you don’t compromise on security.

                                        Download 1Password

                                        11. Pocket — Keep your eye on the ball

                                          When you’re surfing the web, it’s easy to get distracted by enticing and fascinating websites. Use this tool to save your ‘finds’ to access and read later on at a convenient time which will not impact on your immediate work.

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                                          Download Pocket

                                          12. [email protected] — Boost your attention span

                                            This amazing app combines neuroscience and music to boost your productivity. According to the developers, it’s possible to increase your attention span by up to 400%! Ideal for those who find it difficult to focus while studying, working or reading.

                                            Download [email protected]

                                            13. Launchy — Interact with your computer in a smart way

                                              This small and simple tool allows you to launch your documents, project files, folders, and bookmarks with just a few keystrokes. This makes life so much easier as you don’t need to go through the start menu to access what you want.

                                              Download Launchy

                                              14. Forest — Boost your focus by growing a forest

                                                This unique and fun app helps you stay focused and on-track. The concept is simple: whenever you want to focus, plant a virtual tree. If you stay focused, the tree will grow. If you lose focus, the tree will die. As the app’s name implies, you can grow multiple trees to create a virtual forest!

                                                Download Forest

                                                15. Trello — Track your projects in a highly visual way

                                                  This is a hugely popular app that you may already be familiar with. It works by allowing you to create cards for tasks that you need to complete. Each card moves across the Trello board (which is typically broken into columns such as To Do, In Progress, and Completed) as your start, work on and complete the associated task.

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                                                  Download Trello

                                                  16. Wunderlist — Digitalize your to-do lists

                                                    Purchased by Microsoft in 2015, Wunderlist is an easy to use, feature-packed to-do list app. From planning a holiday, to sharing a shopping list with a partner, or managing multiple work projects, Wunderlist will keep you on top of all your tasks.

                                                    Download Wunderlist

                                                    17. TimeTree — Have a shared calendar with your family

                                                      This app allows families or teams to share multiple calendars and appointments. So, whether you’re planning a party, or run a local sports team, Time Tree can keep everyone up-to-date with all current and upcoming activities and events.

                                                      Download Time Tree

                                                      18. Todoist — Capture and order all your tasks and activities easily

                                                        Todoist is close to being the ultimate digital to-do list. It’s available via browsers and apps, and lets you schedule all your tasks and activities. Each item can be flagged for priority as well as given a due date. There is also a neat option to add notes to any of your tasks.

                                                        Download Todoist

                                                        The above list covers what we consider to be the very best time management apps and tools. And the good news is – that many of them are completely free of charge! So, what are you waiting for? Select the ones that will be the most valuable to you – and begin boosting your productivity now!

                                                        Oh, and one more thing… Take a look at a couple of our other articles that will help further streamline your time management:

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