AskMen: The Ten Best Portable Chargers For Keeping You Wired In, Even Off The Grid
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014
If there’s a hint of physiological, mechanical or environmental energy being wasted out in the world, there’s probably a portable charger to repurpose it toward charging your mobile electronics. AskMen scoured the market for the latest, most versatile off-grid chargers, from insoles that generate power from your every step, to kits that adapt to changing weather conditions, to ultra-compact battery banks. Wander as far from the electrical outlet as you want and still keep all those power bars shaded in.
There are a lot of multifunctional portable chargers on the market that pair electronics charging with things like flashlights and emergency radios. The new mPowerPad 2 distinguishes itself from all those others with a unique feature set. It has the FM radio and the flashlight, but it also has an electric insect repellant designed to keep the winged vampires of summer away from your flesh. The $200 5,800 mAh model comes with a solar panel and includes a removable 2,500 mAh pocket battery to add even more portability.