There was a time when all you needed before you left the house was your wallet and keys and that was it. Over time, we added more to our must-have items. Among those must-have items is a portable charger. Powerstick knows how important it is to have power on-the-go and have created the PowerTrip to help. It’s not a question of if you need it, it’s a question of which one do you need?
Your smartphone battery dies – now you can recharge on the go with the PowerTrip portable charger by PowerStick.
Your smartphone battery dies. With how connected we all are, it’s one of the worst things that can happen. Now you can recharge on the go with the PowerTrip portable external charger by PowerStick. The Powertrip will help you keep power with you no matter where you are. You’ll find that the Powertrip comes in different shapes and sizes but the coolest part is the design.
Overall Size and Battery Power
The PowerTrip Charger from PowerStick is a bit on the bigger side as far as external chargers go, though it will fit nicely in a purse, backpack, brief or suitcase. Battery size is always an important factor in evaluating a portable charger so always be sure you look at how much power the battery provides.
The PowerTrip’s 5700mAh battery is what we consider an average amount of power for an external battery as some near the 10000mAh. The sheer size of the battery inside the PowerTrip allows you to charge multiple times if needed or charge multiple devices which is a great option. The overall charge time for a smaller battery like the iPhone is fairly quick and as should be expected, a larger device or tablet will take longer. We gave the PowerTrip a full workout at a swim meet and were able to get five full iPhone charges and two Androids charges leaving about 15% power remaining.
For other external chargers, overall size and battery power would be all you need to know; however, the PowerTrip Portable Charger has more features than one may originally think.
One awesome option with the PowerTrip is the ability to personalize your device. PowerStick.com works closely with you to make sure the quality comes out at a level that you are pleased with; send them a logo or photo to customize the design. The image wears really well and we have seen no fading despite being carried around with other things touching the logo.
The PowerTrip is like any other external charger in that it has a USB charge output and a micro USB charger port. The micro USB is to charge the PowerTrip, and the USB is to charge your device. However, this is where the similarities end and the PowerTrip stands out from the crowd.
You can also use the dedicated prong set to plug the charger directly into an outlet which provides an incredibly fast charge. The PowerTrip is unique in that it also has a solar panel on the back. The solar panel allows it to soak up the energy of the sun and keep charging your device even if the charger itself is low on energy. The solar panel is one of the things you won’t find on most of the external chargers, which makes the PowerTrip that much more of a must-have for the frequent traveler. While the solar recharge takes a bit longer, it is easy to do. Simply set your charger outside with the panel facing up and let it soak up the sun while you go about your day. We tested it on the beach – while charging a device – and found the solar power kept our PowerTrip from reducing its internal charge as quickly.
Having three different options to charge the PowerTrip came in handy, depending on the situation we were in. While in the car you can use the car charger to charge, the solar panel when outside and the outlet prongs to charge overnight.
The PowerTrip also carries some storage space inside just in case you need to store files. PowerStick.com offers 4GB, 8GB, and 16GB options. If this is a feature you will use, it is nice to have the option to pay more for the increased storage. Given how handy the solar power is as a backup, we find the storage a nice addition that will certainly be appreciated when you need it.
Overall the PowerTrip by PowerStick.com is a great portable charger offering a few features that you simply can’t find in other chargers. This makes the PowerTrip the perfect smartphone accessory to have for those who travel a lot or are away from their home or office for long periods of time; it retails for $99 with a $10 raise in price for each higher storage increase option.
Onto the Giveaway
PowerStick.com is offering one lucky reader the chance to win their own personalized PowerTrip!
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