Momma Told Me: @RAVpower 14000mAh External Battery Review + Lipstick Charger Giveaway~ 10/22

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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

@RAVpower 14000mAh External Battery Review + Lipstick Charger Giveaway~ 10/22

*** I received a product sample to facilitate my review. Regardless, all opinions contained below are original and unaltered. All photos contained below are original content copyright Momma Told Me Blog 2013.
External Battery Pack
Momma Told Me: Don't get caught without a battery!

Power. In today's modern world we need it for everything. And if that power is to be portable we need it in a battery. Batteries, of course, are methods of transporting power to various devices, with complete mobility; and often posses the power to be recharged. It's not lost on me that, in my childhood, a 'rechargeable' battery was far from a novel concept; let alone a vehicle that could run on electric power, or a mobile phone that could instantly connect us to anywhere within the world. Technology is something I constantly find myself marveling over, but it is also equally full of it's own new obstacles for consumers. Just 5 years back I would have been over the moon to get 'online' with my mobile handset. Today, I find myself cursing when the ballgame is cut short on my cellphone due to lack of battery power. First World problems, right?
I wish I could defiantly stand tall and declare that I 'live off the grid' and do not need my techy gadgets, but, alas, I am tethered to them like a toddler and a binky. If I don't have access to latest World news updates, where the sirens downtown are heading to respond, or what the weekly grocery store deal roundups are, I feel lost. Naturally, many of these modern devices were initially invented to better our lives in a more profound way (that is, if it gets more profound than following the Dancing With the Stars live results while eating dinner with the in-laws). Cellphones were once a vital lifeline for stranded hikers, wayward travelrs with a flat, and medical emergencies. Newsflash: they still are!

As awesome as all this technology makes our modern lives, all that web surfing, MP3 streaming, and Instagramming can really drain even the most sophisticated mobile batteries. As much as I fear the thought of being without the latest World Series update, I shudder to consider where I would have been on vacation without my emergency contacts. Let's face it, all the glorious mobile devices are absolutely worthless without a power source. If you don't have the juice when you need it, there will be babies born in McDonald's bathrooms, no laughing kitten videos, and the very existence of planking never would have been.
So, just like you need pills to treat the side effects of your pills, you need tech to maintain your tech. The good news? Having a portable battery source for your mobile technology is now more affordable than ever. Numerous brands are releasing a multitude of supplemental products intended to extend the life of your battery on the go, and even provide multiple full charges on it's single 'juice'. I've had a few such external battery packs pass through my possession over the past few years, but few have the charging power of the RAVPower 14000mAh Deluxe. Not only does this sleek, and easy to use, external battery pack match the size of it's predecessors, but it does up to 4x the charging job on just one full charge. That means it can charge the latest iPhone 5 up to 8 times (from empty) on just a single battery charge!

With a dual output, you can actually use the RAVPower 14000mAh Deluxe to charge multiple devices at once, and the included power adapters make it incredibly easy to charge multiple brands congruently. Charge your Apple iPad and your Android phone at the same time! The speed of power output (charging upload) is fairly fast at 5V/3A, though I did experience a long 4+ hour initial charge time for the unit itself. This is hardly a gripe, considering a fully charged RAVPower unit will recharge modern devices multiple times- but did stand out in this reviewer's mind.
portable battery pack
The RAVPower is built with a Samsung Lithium-Ion battery that brags a 500 charge life cycle, and the front of the unit has a convenient external flashlight feature for emergency use. Also included with the unit is a protective carry case, and the four charging adapters. While the charger is compatible with USB charging cords, only one set is provided for the dual charging purposes, so you will need to keep your own extra cables on hand if you hope to charge more than one of the same device at the same time. Without a doubt the RAVPower 14000mAh (also sold in 8400) mobile battery pack is a vital addition to any modern tech junkie's collection, and would make a great gift for any businessman, college student, or over-stressed mother this holiday season.

What Daughter Says: Your modern tech is useless without a charge. Invest in a portable battery pack today, and save yourself from moments of tech-withdrawal.





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26 comments:

  1. I have always wanted to try an external battery. I was recently at a blog conference and could have used one.

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  2. I like the RAVPower® 6000mAh Power Bank For Iphone 5,Iphone 4,Iphone 4s,Ipad Mini,Ipad 4,Ipad 3,Ipad 2 - Xrobot Fast Charging 2.1A Input

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  3. I use my phone like it's my computer. I NEED an external battery!

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  4. I want the [5-in-1] RAVPower® Wireless SD Card Reader,USB External HDD / SDD / USB Flash Disk Reader,3000mAh External Battery

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  5. RAVPower® 10400mAh External Battery Pack Charger / Power Bank Pack / External Battery Charger for iPhone 5S

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  6. I would really like the lipstick charger as it is one more thing that would fit nicely in my Scottevest coats that store EVERYTHING.

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  7. Well, I really like this lipstick charger, but I also like the 5200mAh with Built-in Flashlight Dynamo-on-the-go Power Bank/External Battery Pack Charger. It would be nice to have the flashlight as well. Thanks.

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  8. I like the RAVPower® 5200mAh with Built-in Flashlight Dynamo-on-the-go Power Bank/External Battery Pack Charger.

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  9. I would like the RAVPower Xtreme 15000mAh External Battery Charger

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  10. That Lipstick charger is awesome. It would work with my Samsung Galaxy S4. I would love an external charger for my MacBook Air...I bring that thing every where with me! lol I think I treat it like a tablet. :-)

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  11. I like the RAVPower Xtreme 15000mAh External Battery Charger Portable Power Bank Pack.

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  12. I would really love to have the RAVPower Xtreme 15000mAh External Battery Charger Portable Power Bank.

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  13. I have to say I most want the Lipstick charger. I had one by a different brand a few years ago and loved it. But, I lost it and have never bought a new one. It was actually a a very thoughtful gift.

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  14. I would like the RAVPower® 5200mAh with Built-in Flashlight Dynamo-on-the-go Power Bank/External Battery Pack Charger.Powered by... by RAVPower.

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  15. I would like to have the RAVPower Xtreme 15000mAh External Battery Charger Portable Power Bank Pack for iPads, Samsung Tablets, iPhone.

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  16. I like the RAVPower Deluxe 8400 mAh External Battery Charger / External Battery Pack for iPhone 5 , 4S, 4, iPad 4, 3, 2

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  17. I like the [5-in-1] RAVPower Wireless SD Card Reader,USB External HDD / SDD / USB Flash Disk Reader,3000mAh External Battery. But I liked everything I saw! scain54@aol.com

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  18. I'd like to have the RAVPower 5200mAh with Built-in Flashlight Dynamo-on-the-go Power Bank/External Battery Pack Charger.

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  19. I like the RAVPower® RP-UC04 Dual Desktop Charging Cradle & Sync Dock for Samsung Galaxy S4 S IV i950

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  20. I like the RAVPower® RP-UC04 Dual Desktop Charging Cradle & Sync Dock for Samsung Galaxy S4 S IV i950

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  21. Besides the lipstick charger, I would like to have the (Apple MFI External Battery Pack) RAVPower® 6000mAh Power Bank For Iphone 5,Iphone 4,Iphone 4s,Ipad Mini,Ipad 4,Ipad 3,Ipad 2 - Xrobot Fast Charging 2.1A Input (Apple 30 pin connector and Micro-USB embedded + 5V-2.1A/1A Dual Port)
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  22. I really like the RAVPower Xtreme 15000mAh External Battery Charger

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  23. Other than the prize listed I'd like the Anker® Astro 3E 10000mAh Portable High Capacity Dual-Port External Battery Power Bank Backup Charger for iPhone. My husband would be able to use this.
    Kaci Guis.Harrison
    KaciOhio@gmail.com

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