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Power Bank for Emergencies

If there is one thing that really helped me in my preparation for Hurricane Irma, it was my HubXtra power bank from  My Charge.  My sister and her family had just lived through Hurricane Harvey and it was the main thing she recommended I purchase.  Being able to stay connected with my family in Florida and Georgia gave me peace of mind during this tragic time in our lives.   It allowed me to use my mobile phone long after the charge had gone.  This power bank is packed with charge and comes with an integrated Apple® Lightning™ cable, an integrated micro-USB cable and a built-in USB port.  It’s portable and I was able to charge it completely before the hurricane was upon us.  It charged quicker than I expected it could (in fact it charges 65% faster than competitors).

Power Bank for Emergencies

Power Bank for Emergencies

Power Bank for Emergencies

Power Bank for Emergencies

Even though Hurricane Irma has come and gone, it’s still hurricane season and I’m sure there are more to come. It never hurts to be prepared either way for hurricanes or what ever else may come our way that could create a power outage.  This has been one of the most trying times of my life and I’m certain, it would have been even more difficult if it wasn’t for my new charger.

My new power bank is going to be my travel companion from here on out.  I learned from my last trip that I need one after my mobile phone died and left me stranded at the airport.  Reason being, I take oodles of photos where ever I go.   I missed a lot of good photo opps because of my dead battery along with being left stranded.   I won’t make the mistake of traveling without one again.  Not only does it charge my smartphone, it is compatible with my iPad as well.  I never leave home without it as I’m sure many of you feel the same way about yours.

Head on over to My Charge to find the charger that is right for your needs.   At some point, you’ll thank me for the suggestion.

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  1. Michelle Cantu

    September 21, 2017 at 5:04 pm

    I have never owned a power bank. Which is crazy, because I totally need one. This would be perfect for our vacation planned next month.

  2. Sandy N Vyjay

    September 21, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Power banks are really indispensable, especially when you are traveling outdoors for long periods. On one of our treks in Africa the powerbank came to our rescue when our camera’s battery died.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 21, 2017 at 6:21 am

      I agree with you. I didn’t know how much I needed one until I didn’t have one with me.

  3. Jaime Nicole

    September 20, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I pretty much carry my power bank with my everywhere now. It’s saved my bacon with my cellphone more than once.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 21, 2017 at 6:22 am

      That’s a good habit to be in.

  4. Emily

    September 20, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    I need this, I have not seen this before. But having the piece of mind that if something happens I will be able to charge my phone and stay in touch with people it very comforting. I will have to check this out, thanks for the idea!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 21, 2017 at 6:23 am

      You’re welcome. I hope you get as much use out of yours as I do mine.

  5. Ali || Veggies by Candlelight

    September 20, 2017 at 8:02 am

    Power Banks are huge! Especially when you’re stranded or in a storm and still need to get in touch with loved ones. I have something different but does the same thing!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 20, 2017 at 12:29 pm

      I have had other power banks, and have other still. None of them charge as fast as this one does. I am in love with it. I’ve got to purchase another one for the car.

  6. Dogvills

    September 20, 2017 at 3:42 am

    I always take a spare battery with me and a power bank. There are times when my phone battery drains really quick especially when I am in an area where my phone searches for a signal. That drains the battery really fast.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 20, 2017 at 12:30 pm

      That is a good idea. My phone battery drains way too fast and I think it ‘s because of all of the apps I have on it.

  7. Lisa

    September 20, 2017 at 12:22 am

    This sounds like a great device. How nice to be able to keep your phone charged during Irma.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 20, 2017 at 12:31 pm

      It was such a scary time. My family had to be evacuated and were scattered everywhere. It was nice to be able to talk to all of them without worrying about my phone going dead.

  8. Amanda

    September 19, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    This is such a great resource for those not only in the path of hurricanes, but anyone who is susceptible to dangerous weather or simply doesn’t want to be left without communicative powers. Thanks for putting this on my radar!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 20, 2017 at 12:32 pm

      Oh yes, I completely agree. There have been 2 instances since I moved here when the electric went out. The first time I called and a truck had run into a pole or something. I didn’t call the second time, I figured they knew it was down lol. Of course, my phone was dead as it usually is. I plug my devices before it, lol. The power bank would have come in handy both times.

  9. Lynn Woods

    September 19, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    With all the hurricanes, this has been on my mind. Thanks for the reminder! We only have one.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 20, 2017 at 12:34 pm

      You’re welcome. I’m fixing to purchase another one. Two is better than one in cases like this, lol.

  10. Lynsey

    September 19, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Power banks are amazing, especially during hurricanes and other natural disasters, I always find them great for on the go work too! I’ll be checking out MyCharge!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 20, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      They’re useful for everything and every where.

  11. Anosa

    September 19, 2017 at 9:36 am

    I seem to buy and lose the power banks every few months, my family seems to steal them off me. I am glad this was able to help during the hurricane.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 20, 2017 at 12:37 pm

      So far I’ve managed to hide mine from the kids, lol.

  12. Tomi C

    September 19, 2017 at 9:22 am

    I don’t know how I’d survive without my power bar chargers. I keep one in my car and in my purse at ALL times for those emergency quick charges.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 20, 2017 at 12:48 pm

      You’re smart. I’ll never be without one again.

  13. Julee

    September 19, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Power Packs are an amazing invention. Never leave home without one. MyCharge is a great brand. I have a couple and love, love, love them.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 20, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      This is my first purchase with them but I really love mine so far.

  14. valmg MomKnowsItAll

    September 19, 2017 at 8:51 am

    I have a number of power banks. They’re invaluable for travel, as well as for power outages and long days full of running around.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 20, 2017 at 12:49 pm

      I’ll never leave home without one again, lol. Being stuck at the airport was a nightmare.

  15. candy

    September 19, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Okay I am sold. Need to get this before our next vacation. So many great reasons to have a power bank.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 20, 2017 at 12:50 pm

      You will be so glad if you select this brand.

  16. Amber Myers

    September 19, 2017 at 8:37 am

    This sounds like something I need just in case! I might have to pick one up for emergencies, and when we travel.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 20, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      Yes, it’s a good idea to have one or more.

  17. Sarah Bailey

    September 19, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Power banks are a must, we have a couple that we don’t go out without as our iPhones just drain their battery so quickly!

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      It’s smart to have one for each iPhone.

  18. robin rue

    September 19, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Oh yes, we ALWAYS have a power bank handy. We take it when we travel, but always have it ready just in case, too.

  19. Terri Beavers

    September 19, 2017 at 7:55 am

    This is the best one I’ve ever owned. I highly recommend it.

  20. Sapana V

    September 18, 2017 at 3:14 pm

    Currently, I want a power bank urgently. I would love to explore it.

    1. Terri Beavers

      September 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      I think you’ll be really pleased to own one.

  21. Dennis

    September 18, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    I totally need a power bank, my phone dies so quickly! It’d be easier to manage erp software for small business when my phone is always charged. What’s the point of having a smartphone if you can’t use it all the time?

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