We’ve all been there. You’ve been patiently waiting for months for a special trip and it’s culminating to that pivotal moment. You reach for your phone and open your camera. The screen turns black…and stays black.
You know what’s next.
Some call it the “circle of death”, some the “spinning wheel of disappointment”, but the results are the same — your phone is dead.
Between ubering, taking endless photos, and walking/driving navigation apps, preserving battery life while traveling is a challenge.
And in a COVID-conscious world, more and more places require online registrations or reservations, so you’re going to need those confirmation codes and barcodes ready to go!And, wit m
No matter what your final destination, we’ve sourced the best chargers for you and your travel companions.
For Every Trip: Apple Lightning Cable (2 Meter) + Power Adapter $48
Invest in a power charger that can juice up your phone in record time. Invest, because yes, this charger is more expensive than your $5 TJ Maxx charger, but it’s because it works incredibly well and at (literal) lighting speeds. You’ll also be glad you splurged on the 2 meter cable when the only outlet you can find is behind a table or 2 inches above the ground.
For Road Trips: BMK Bluemickey Car Power Inverter $25.96
We all know the person using their phone’s navigation gets dibs on the charger, and second priority goes to the road dj. This cigarette car lighter has multiple plugs and charges way faster than a compact car charger. It’s also great for charging laptops if you’re trying to do work on the road, or inflating an air mattress quickly on a camping trip.
For On-The-Go Trips: mophie Powerstation PD $49.99
A sleek, lightweight, portable power bank that can fit in a pocket or fanny pack is a must on any trip where you are traveling light, on the move, or will be away from your room or hotel for long periods at a time. This is light enough that it can be easily added to a backpack for hiking or walking around town without taking up a lot of space or weight.
For Group Trips: Xcentz 5-port Charger $22.99
Whether you are traveling with your family, a group of colleagues or a cadre of girlfriends this small but mighty charger can repower a crowd. It’s also compatible with Droids and iPhones alike, and can power other devices like Fitbits and wireless headphones.
For Outdoorsy Trips: Tekpluze Solar Power Bank
This is the Bear Grylls of phone chargers. It’s solar-powered, dustproof, waterproof, and made for the elements. With 2 output ports, it can fully charge your phone up to 6 times. It’s great for camping, hiking, fishing, sporting events, and if that’s not your speed, it’s great for hanging out at the beach! It comes with a handy carabiner to attach to your backpack and even has a flashlight!
It may not be as sexy as packing a new bikini or as exciting as a new travel outfit, but don’t forget chargers are life… battery life!