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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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                      Last Updated on March 21, 2019

                      11 Important Things to Remember When Changing Habits

                      11 Important Things to Remember When Changing Habits

                      Most gurus talk about habits in a way that doesn’t help you:

                      You need to push yourself more. You can’t be lazy. You need to wake up at 5 am. You need more motivation. You can never fail…blah blah “insert more gibberish here.”

                      But let me share with you the unconventional truths I found out:

                      To build and change habits, you don’t need motivation or wake up at 5 am. Heck, you can fail multiple times, be lazy, have no motivation and still pull it off with ease.

                      It’s quite simple and easy to do, especially with the following list I’m going to show to you. But remember, Jim Rohn used to say,

                      “What is simple and easy to do is also simple and easy not to do.”

                      The important things to remember when changing your habits are both simple and easy, just don’t think that they don’t make any difference because they do.

                      In fact, they are the only things that make a difference.

                      Let’s see what those small things are, shall we?

                      1. Start Small

                      The biggest mistake I see people doing with habits is by going big. You don’t go big…ever. You start small with your habits.

                      Want to grow a book reading habit? Don’t start reading a book a day. Start with 10 pages a day.

                      Want to become a writer? Don’t start writing 10,000 words a day. Start with 300 words.

                      Want to lose weight? Don’t stop eating ice cream. Eat one less ball of it.

                      Whatever it is, you need to start small. Starting big always leads to failure. It has to, because it’s not sustainable.

                      Start small. How small? The amount needs to be in your comfort zone. So if you think that reading 20 pages of a book is a bit too much, start with 10 or 5.

                      It needs to appear easy and be easy to do.

                      Do less today to do more in a year.

                      2. Stay Small

                      There is a notion of Kaizen which means continuous improvement. They use this notion in habits where they tell you to start with reading 1 page of a book a day and then gradually increase the amount you do over time.

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                      But the problem with this approach is the end line — where the “improvement” stops.

                      If I go from reading 1 page of a book a day and gradually reach 75 and 100, when do I stop? When I reach 1 book a day? That is just absurd.

                      When you start a habit, stay at it in the intensity you have decided. Don’t push yourself for more.

                      I started reading 20 pages of a book a day. It’s been more than 2 years now and I’ve read 101 books in that period. There is no way I will increase the number in the future.

                      Why?

                      Because reading 40 to 50 books a year is enough.

                      The same thing applies to every other habit out there.

                      Pick a (small) number and stay at it.

                      3. Bad Days Are 100 Percent Occurrence

                      No matter how great you are, you will have bad days where you won’t do your habit. Period.

                      There is no way of going around this. So it’s better to prepare yourself for when that happens instead of thinking that it won’t ever happen.

                      What I do when I miss a day of my habit(s) is that I try to bounce back the next day while trying to do habits for both of those days.

                      Example for that is if I read 20 pages of a book a day and I miss a day, the next day I will have to read 40 pages of a book. If I miss writing 500 words, the next day I need to write 1000.

                      This is a really important point we will discuss later on rewards and punishments.

                      This is how I prepare for the bad days when I skip my habit(s) and it’s a model you should take as well.

                      4. Those Who Track It, Hack It

                      When you track an activity, you can objectively tell what you did in the past days, weeks, months, and years. If you don’t track, you will for sure forget everything you did.

                      There are many different ways you can track your activities today, from Habitica to a simple Excel sheet that I use, to even a Whatsapp Tracker.

                      Peter Drucker said,

                      “What you track is what you do.”

                      So track it to do it — it really helps.

                      But tracking is accompanied by one more easy activity — measuring.

                      5. Measure Once, Do Twice

                      Peter Drucker also said,

                      “What you measure is what you improve.”

                      So alongside my tracker, I have numbers with which I measure doses of daily activities:

                      For reading, it’s 20 pages.
                      For writing, it’s 500 words.
                      For the gym, it’s 1 (I went) or 0 (didn’t go).
                      For budgeting, it’s writing down the incomes and expenses.

                      Tracking and measuring go hand in hand, they take less than 20 seconds a day but they create so much momentum that it’s unbelievable.

                      6. All Days Make a Difference

                      Will one day in the gym make you fit? It won’t.

                      Will two? They won’t.

                      Will three? They won’t.

                      Which means that a single gym session won’t make you fit. But after 100 gym sessions, you will look and feel fit.

                      What happened? Which one made you fit?

                      The answer to this (Sorites paradox)[1] is that no single gym session made you fit, they all did.

                      No single day makes a difference, but when combined, they all do. So trust the process and keep on going (small).

                      7. They Are Never Fully Automated

                      Gurus tell you that habits become automatic. And yes, some of them do, like showering a certain way of brushing your teeth.

                      But some habits don’t become automatic, they become a lifestyle.

                      What I mean by that is that you won’t automatically “wake up” in the gym and wonder how you got there.

                      It will just become a part of your lifestyle.

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                      The difference is that you do the first one automatically, without conscious thought, while the other is a part of how you live your life.

                      It’s not automatic, but it’s a decision you don’t ponder on or think about — you simply do it.

                      It will become easy at a certain point, but they will never become fully automated.

                      8. What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

                      Marshall Goldsmith has a great book with the same title to it. The phrase means that sometimes, you will need to ditch certain habits to make room for other ones which will bring you to the next step.

                      Don’t be afraid to evolve your habits when you sense that they don’t bring you where you want to go.

                      When I started reading, it was about reading business and tactic books. But two years into it, I switched to philosophy books which don’t teach me anything “applicable,” but instead teach me how to think.

                      The most important ability of the 21st century is the ability to learn, unlearn, and relearn. The strongest tree is the willow tree – not because it has the strongest root or biggest trunk, but because it is flexible enough to endure and sustain anything.

                      Be like a willow, adapting to the new ways of doing things.

                      9. Set a Goal and Then Forget It

                      The most successful of us know what they want to achieve, but they don’t focus on it.

                      Sounds paradoxical? You’re right, it does. But here is the logic behind it.

                      You need to have a goal of doing something – “I want to become a healthy individual” – and then, you need to reverse engineer how to get there with your habits- “I will go to the gym four times a week.”

                      But once you have your goal, you need to “forget” about it and only focus on the process. Because you are working on the process of becoming healthy and it’s always in the making. You will only be as healthy as you take care of your body.

                      So you have a goal which isn’t static but keeps on moving.

                      If you went to the gym 150 times year and you hit your goal, what would you do then? You would stop going to the gym.

                      This is why goal-oriented people experience yo-yo effect[2] and why process-oriented people don’t.

                      The difference between process-oriented and goal-oriented people is that the first focus on daily actions while others only focus on the reward at the finish line.

                      Set a goal but then forget about it and reap massive awards.

                      10. Punish Yourself

                      Last two sections are pure Pavlovian – you need to punish bad behavior and reward good behavior. You are the only person who decides what is good and what is bad for you, but when you do, you need to rigorously follow that.

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                      I’ve told you in point #3 about bad days and how after one occurs, I do double the work on the next day. That is one of my forms of punishments.

                      It’s the need to tell your brain that certain behaviors are unacceptable and that they lead to bad outcomes. That’s what punishments are for.

                      You want to tell your brain that there are real consequences to missing your daily habits.[3]

                      No favorite food to eat or favorite show to watch or going to the cinema for a new Marvel movie- none, zero, zilch.

                      The brain will remember these bad feelings and will try to avoid the behaviors that led to them as much as possible.

                      But don’t forget the other side of the same coin.

                      11. Reward Yourself

                      When you follow and execute on your plan, reward yourself. It’s how the brain knows that you did something good.

                      Whenever I finish one of my habits for the day, I open my tracker (who am I kidding, I always keep it open on my desktop) and fill it with a number. As soon as I finish reading 20 pages of a book a day (or a bit more), I open the tracker and write the number down.

                      The cell becomes green and gives me an instant boost of endorphin – a great success for the day. Then, it becomes all about not breaking the chain and having as many green fields as possible.

                      After 100 days, I crunch some numbers and see how I did.

                      If I have less than 10 cheat days, I reward myself with a great meal in a restaurant. You can create your own rewards and they can be daily, weekly, monthly or any arbitrary time table that you create.

                      Primoz Bozic, a productivity coach, has gold, silver, and bronze medals as his reward system.[4]

                      If you’re having problems creating a system which works for you, contact me via email and we can discuss specifics.

                      In the End, It Matters

                      What you do matters not only to you but to the people around you.

                      When you increase the quality of your life, you indirectly increase the quality of life of people around you. And sometimes, that is all the “motivation” we need to start.

                      And that’s the best quote for the end of this article:

                      “Motivation gets you started, but habits keep you going.”

                      Keep going.

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                      Reference

                      [1] Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Sorites paradox
                      [2] Muscle Zone: What causes yo-yo effect and how to avoid it?
                      [3] Growth Habits: 5 Missteps That Cause You To Quit Building A Habit
                      [4] Primoz Bozic: The Lean Review: How to Plan Your 2019 in 20 Minutes

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