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    Emergency charger for iPhone 5

    My eldest has requested an emergency charger for her iPhone 5 for Christmas. She doesn't want anything too big or too heavy. Does anyone have a recommendation? .... Suggesting that getting another phone with a better battery is not an option!

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    An Anker external battery

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/s/ref=...&sprefix=Anker

    I have the Astro 3E which is 10,000 mAh but anything above 10,000 will do fine. That or maybe one of those cases that has a battery

    I prefer the external Anker battery though. Need an ipad or high wattage usb mains charger otherwise it takes 22 hours to re-charge
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    Wilkinsons has one for £15. Quite compact and looks good. I think it's ony 1750mAh but that should do in an emergency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_shinobi View Post
    An Anker external battery
    +1. I have a 2nd gen. 12,000mAh Astro3 myself and it's brilliant. It can easily power a Nexus 5 for an entire week.

    Since your daughter doesn't want anything too heavy, the 6,000mAh Astro3 (£20.79*) or the 3,000mAh Astro Mini (£11.19*) would be better choices. The former will fully charge an iPhone three times, while the latter does just over one full charge.

    * Prices after using 'ANKERTHX' code. More details here: www.ianker.com/ad/bf/index_uk.html
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    Looking at an Astro Mini myself to keep around. I have a larger battery in the laptop bag but nothing pocket friendly.

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    Looks like it will be an Anker mini then... Just need to decide on a suitable short connector now. That shouldn't be too hard

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    I bought an Astro E4 and it is brilliant. Charges 3 -4 times, lightweight, fits any phone with included adaptors. Really good on the train etc or days out. Thoroughly recommended.

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