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Maxpower Power Bank E720i

As you all know, the battery life of iPhones is not great.  There have been times I felt a bit stranded when my iPhone 4 (2+ years old now) was nearly out of battery in a late afternoon and I had to be out and about, not near any power outlets to recharge my iPhone.  That is when I thought I needed this extra piece of gadget to help me get through the day while I need to be mobile.

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The Maxpower Power Bank is not a new product. They have lots of different kinds of battery accessories for different uses. I like this one because it can recharge my iPhone a few times if I need to be away from the power outlet for a little while. This unit can also recharge an iPad.

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It has both a 1.0A USB power outlet and a 2.1A USB power outlet.  Perfect for the bigger gadgets.

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It does come with a whole bunch of cables and adapters, but no iOS device adapters.

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It is a bit bigger than the iPhone. I don’t think I would go for smaller batteries because they are of limited usage.  This one is perfect for me as it is not a battery case that is permanently adding bulk to my iPhone.  When I need to charge the iPhone, all I need to do is to connect the two using the iPhone cable.  I can even leave the battery inside my backpack or jacket pocket.

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To recharge the battery, just plug it into an iPhone charger using the mini USB cable that comes with the unit.

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The LED lights below the power button tells you how much power is left in the unit.  If you are out and about a lot, this kind of backup power for your iPhone is pretty necessary.

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