Many families are technology driven. From cell phones to tablets to portable gaming devices, each family member needs his or her own charger to keep those diversions working. Any parent who has had a dead battery on a trip knows that the traveling time becomes almost unbearable without these constant companions.
Luckily, there are portable charging devices that can prevent dead battery meltdown. When a plug or adapter isn't available, a portable charger is the simple solution to your problem. There are various types and brands available for purchase, but I prefer the solar powered options. With these devices, all you need is a light source to replenish that phone or tablet and make the child's tears disappear.
One type of solar charger that our family uses is the Manhattan Solar Power Pack (purchase for approximately $40). This compact recharging device fits easily in my purse. The carrying case holds both the charger and all the adapters. More importantly, I can charge my iphone, ipad, camera and the kids' video games with this device. During long swim meets, I have placed the charger on my car's dashboard to charge when we arrive in the morning. When my kids' iTouch battery dies around mid-afternoon (yes, swim meets are long and there aren't too many electronic outlets to be found), I can give the iTouch a boost of power and we're happy campers for the remainder of the swim meet.
Another good solar charger is the Daytripper Solar Charger (purchase for approximately $24)In addition to providing charge to your devices, this charger offers an integrated light and runs for 5 hours. I think that this version would be perfect for travelers. I'm sure that some of the stranded cruise passengers would have loved this item.
Our family is prepared for our next long day or trip with our portable charging devices. Don't let device battery run-down ruin your next outing. Get yourself a portable charging device today.