I can’t count how many times it’s happened; I’m just about to leave home for class and my phone’s battery is at 20%. Since I forgot to charge it, it dies within the first couple hours of being out and I lose access to my maps, bus schedules, lists, texting, calling and more! When you’re living in a relatively new city, this can be especially inconvenient.
I had to resort to carrying my charger around with me everywhere I went and for the most part it worked out! On campus there is a million and one places to plug in your phone but I needed something a little more convenient that I could use, for example on the bus, at the mall or (most of all) at a party. An external battery was the way to go.
Press the battery symbol on the side of the pack to check how charged the pack is (4 green lights = fully charged). Press the eject symbol on the top of the pack to release the key ring and access the lightning cable.
The Mophie Power Reserve is perfect for me. It’s easy to charge, super compact and very simple to use with no extra wires to carry around. I’ll charge it whenever I have my laptop running so that it’ll be ready for whenever I need to go out. Then when I need it, I’ll pop it into my purse or backpack or clip it onto my keychain and I’m good to go! At full charge, it can restore up to 60% of my battery.
The Mophie is charges quickly and is light and compact enough to store anywhere.
I can’t tell you how many times this little gadget has saved me in a tight pinch. A couple weeks ago at the airport, I had decided to use a mobile boarding pass to save some paper but since I had been tinkering around on my phone while waiting for the flight, I accidentally drained my battery! Luckily I had my Mophie stored in my carry on and there were no problems boarding the flight.
In another case, I was invited to a party by some friends that was in the suburbs. When it was time to leave, my phone had died but we wanted to know when the next bus was coming. Mophie to the rescue again! We rushed over to the bus stop and caught the bus right on time to get home. You never know when you’re going to need that extra boost.
Lauren Ibbott is a second year University of Ottawa student, blogger and freelance writer. She frequently writes for DownshiftingPRO. Please follow her on Instagram @Lauren_Patii All opinions are her own. You can read more of her post below: