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Published on September 27, 2017

10 Durable Power Banks You Need So No iPhone Is Going To Drain From Now On

10 Durable Power Banks You Need So No iPhone Is Going To Drain From Now On

Could you live without your smart phone? Realistically, you are not going to drop dead without the aid of your phone. But it will make your day to day activities a difficult feat. They have become an integral part of our daily lives. Whether or not we plan on having our phone on us is a given. Of course we are! They have become an extension of ourselves. We use them to communicate, take pictures, gather information, share information, and to keep ourselves entertained.

We use our apps for nearly everything, from tracking our heartbeat, picking a place to eat dinner, to checking in on relatives overseas. We rely on our phones because they make our lives more convenient, but that convenience is only matched by the length of battery life. If our phones keep dying on us, their convenience is lost.

Consider that you had to take a trip a few hours away from home, realizing an hour into the drive that you’ve forgotten your charger. If your phone dies, you will be lost without the aid of your GPS. If you aren’t close to any major highways or convenience stores to find a new charger, you could be lost for a little while. That would not only a total drag, but a waste of time.

If that doesn’t convince you, imagine that you’re in the midst of a heated conversation. If your phone dies at an inopportune moment, you may not be able to get your point across; unintentionally destroying that relationship.

To help you out, I have compiled a list of 10 convenient power sources, so that you’re never left defenseless without the aid of your smart phone.

1. Lohi 7000mAh Ultra Slim Battery Case

    Who doesn’t love a 2 for 1 special? This case doesn’t only protect your phone, but it charges it on the go as well! You don’t need to worry about forgetting your charger, because it’s always with you as long as you have your phone. The power indicator keeps track of your battery power, so you always know how much you have left.

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    It can be yours for only $39.99! Buy it here!

    2. RAVPower 22000mAh Power Banks, High Capacity 22000 Portable Charger with 3 USB Ports

      You can charge up to 3 devices simultaneously with this portable charging port. It’s portable and light build makes it perfect for traveling with friends or a business outing. With a speedy recovery time, it charges up in just 11-12 hours. Just plug it in before you go to bed and wake up to battery power freedom! With this device, you can charge your smart phone up to 8 times!

      It can be yours for only $39.99! Buy it here!

      3. RAVPower Portable Charger RAVPower 6700mAh

        You can’t beat the value of this product! It’s small, compact and powerful! You can charge your phone at least twice before having to re-juice, so you’ll never be stranded without the aid of your device. It is available in a variety of bright colors, so no more boring black or white!

        It can be yours for only $16.99! Buy it here!

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        4. Iceworks 5000 ultra slim Portable Charger

          With its super slim and portable design, you can take this device just about anywhere !You can discreetly slip it into your pocket, or stow it away in your pocketbook. The apple-certified cables are already built in, so this charger is really all you need!

          It can be yours for only $33.6 ! Buy it here!

          5. RAVPower 20100mAh 65W(Max.) Built-in AC Outlet Universal Power Bank Travel Charger

            This device packs a lot of heat. It’s huge battery can charge your smart phone up to 8 times, and your laptop nearly twice! It offers Triple Protection & Safer Use, which includes overcharge protection, short circuit, current surge protection, air vents for safe heat dissipation and a dust cover to prevent dust from entering the device. It is compatible with an assortment of devices including GoPros, table lamps, printers, vacuum cleaners, and fans. You can charge up just about anything on the go!

            It can be yours for only $145.99! Buy it here!

            6. Grand Teton Power Bank

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              If you want a power port with pizzazz, this is the device for you.Stylishly wood crafted, this design separates itself from the rest. It provides enough power to fully charge a smart phone at least once.

              It can be yours for only $49.99! Buy it here!

              7. EMTEC Power Pouch 6000 mAh for Apple iPhone Lightning Version

                If you are looking for digression, this charger provides a hidden battery source inside of a stylish carrying case for both convenience and beauty. An extra USB port is located inside of the Power Pouch for additional charging for another device or a friend. This is ideal for emergency situations, as it provides enough power for 2 full charges. That’s 27 hours of talking time!

                It can be yours for only $24.99! Buy it here!

                8. PhoneSuit Flex XT Pocket Lightning Charger

                  This power port is so compact, it will take up little to no space in your pocket or bag. It’s thumb-sized design plugs directly into your phone, there are no additional cables needed. It’s the worlds smallest, lightening fast charger that will fully charge your device at least twice!

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                  It can be yours for only $50.00! Buy it here!

                  9. eShopMind Universal 8000mAh 3D cartoon Totoro Portable Power Bank

                    This devices cute cartoon design makes this power source impossible to resist! It’s lightweight design makes it easy to carry and transport for your convenience.This power bank provides a universal fit for iPhone, iPod, Samsung devices, other cell phones, and tablet PC’s.

                    It can be yours for only $19.99! Buy it here!

                    10. Aibocn Power Bank 10,000mAh External Battery Charger with Flashlight

                      Exquisite design and conveniently portable, it’s small design packs a punch with its high capacity.The unique fingerprint resistant design keeps a clean and attractive appearance. It’s double USB allows for simultaneous charging of your smart phone or tablet at exceptionally high speed. This device also offers intelligent safety protection, offering features such as overcharge support, over-discharge, over-voltage, over-current, and short circuit protection; making this product incredibly safe to use.

                      Perfect for the outdoorsy type, it also offers a backup flashlight feature, in case you find yourself lost in the dark while camping, hiking, or any emergency situation.

                      It can be yours for only $11.29! Buy it here!

                      The issue is that phones are becoming lighter and thinner at the expense of battery life. While apps are becoming more sophisticated, requiring more battery power to function. In order to maintain balance and level of convenience, we need a higher level of power supply to our phones.

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                      The Productivity Paradox: What Is It And How Can We Move Beyond It?

                      The Productivity Paradox: What Is It And How Can We Move Beyond It?

                      It’s a depressing adage we’ve all heard time and time again: An increase in technology does not necessarily translate to an increase in productivity.

                      Put another way by Robert Solow, a Nobel laureate in economics,

                      “You can see the computer age everywhere but in the productivity statistics.”

                      In other words, just because our computers are getting faster, that doesn’t mean that that we will have an equivalent leap in productivity. In fact, the opposite may be true!

                      New York Times writer Matt Richel wrote in an article for the paper back in 2008 that stated, “Statistical and anecdotal evidence mounts that the same technology tools that have led to improvements in productivity can be counterproductive if overused.”

                      There’s a strange paradox when it comes to productivity. Rather than an exponential curve, our productivity will eventually reach a plateau, even with advances in technology.

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                      So what does that mean for our personal levels of productivity? And what does this mean for our economy as a whole? Here’s what you should know about the productivity paradox, its causes, and what possible solutions we may have to combat it.

                      What is the productivity paradox?

                      There is a discrepancy between the investment in IT growth and the national level of productivity and productive output. The term “productivity paradox” became popularized after being used in the title of a 1993 paper by MIT’s Erik Brynjolfsson, a Professor of Management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and the Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business.

                      In his paper, Brynjolfsson argued that while there doesn’t seem to be a direct, measurable correlation between improvements in IT and improvements in output, this might be more of a reflection on how productive output is measured and tracked.[1]

                      He wrote in his conclusion:

                      “Intangibles such as better responsiveness to customers and increased coordination with suppliers do not always increase the amount or even intrinsic quality of output, but they do help make sure it arrives at the right time, at the right place, with the right attributes for each customer.

                      Just as managers look beyond “productivity” for some of the benefits of IT, so must researchers be prepared to look beyond conventional productivity measurement techniques.”

                      How do we measure productivity anyway?

                      And this brings up a good point. How exactly is productivity measured?

                      In the case of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, productivity gain is measured as the percentage change in gross domestic product per hour of labor.

                      But other publications such as US Today, argue that this is not the best way to track productivity, and instead use something called Total Factor Productivity (TFP). According to US Today, TFP “examines revenue per employee after subtracting productivity improvements that result from increases in capital assets, under the assumption that an investment in modern plants, equipment and technology automatically improves productivity.”[2]

                      In other words, this method weighs productivity changes by how much improvement there is since the last time productivity stats were gathered.

                      But if we can’t even agree on the best way to track productivity, then how can we know for certain if we’ve entered the productivity paradox?

                      Possible causes of the productivity paradox

                      Brynjolfsson argued that there are four probable causes for the paradox:

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                      • Mis-measurement – The gains are real but our current measures miss them.
                      • Redistribution – There are private gains, but they come at the expense of other firms and individuals, leaving little net gain.
                      • Time lags – The gains take a long time to show up.
                      • Mismanagement – There are no gains because of the unusual difficulties in managing IT or information itself.

                      There seems to be some evidence to support the mis-measurement theory as shown above. Another promising candidate is the time lag, which is supported by the work of Paul David, an economist at Oxford University.

                      According to an article in The Economist, his research has shown that productivity growth did not accelerate until 40 years after the introduction of electric power in the early 1880s.[3] This was partly because it took until 1920 for at least half of American industrial machinery to be powered by electricity.”

                      Therefore, he argues, we won’t see major leaps in productivity until both the US and major global powers have all reached at least a 50% penetration rate for computer use. The US only hit that mark a decade ago, and many other countries are far behind that level of growth.

                      The paradox and the recession

                      The productivity paradox has another effect on the recession economy. According to Neil Irwin,[4]

                      “Sky-high productivity has meant that business output has barely declined, making it less necessary to hire back laid-off workers…businesses are producing only 3 percent fewer goods and services than they were at the end of 2007, yet Americans are working nearly 10 percent fewer hours because of a mix of layoffs and cutbacks in the workweek.”

                      This means that more and more companies are trying to do less with more, and that means squeezing two or three people’s worth of work from a single employee in some cases.

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                      According to Irwin, “workers, frightened for their job security, squeezed more productivity out of every hour [in 2010].”

                      Looking forward

                      A recent article on Slate puts it all into perspective with one succinct observation:

                      “Perhaps the Internet is just not as revolutionary as we think it is. Sure, people might derive endless pleasure from it—its tendency to improve people’s quality of life is undeniable. And sure, it might have revolutionized how we find, buy, and sell goods and services. But that still does not necessarily mean it is as transformative of an economy as, say, railroads were.”

                      Still, Brynjolfsson argues that mismeasurement of productivity can really skew the results of people studying the paradox, perhaps more than any other factor.

                      “Because you and I stopped buying CDs, the music industry has shrunk, according to revenues and GDP. But we’re not listening to less music. There’s more music consumed than before.

                      On paper, the way GDP is calculated, the music industry is disappearing, but in reality it’s not disappearing. It is disappearing in revenue. It is not disappearing in terms of what you should care about, which is music.”

                      Perhaps the paradox isn’t a death sentence for our productivity after all. Only time (and perhaps improved measuring techniques) will tell.

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