The Bar From Jackery – A Travelers Review

For those of us who like to stay connected on the go, there’s nothing more frustrating than a dead battery on your iPhone or tablet. The world of wireless still needs power. For the traveler a dead battery can really lead to problems. Need to checkin? Have to check a train schedule? Need Google Maps? Or the worst case scenario… You just boarded a plane for a ten hour flight with a season of your favorite tv show on your iPad and there are no outlets onboard, argh! Time for an external battery. The Bar from Jackery

Even looks cool

Even looks cool

I have used various external batteries in the past while traveling. My latest backup battery is the Bar from Jackery. Coming in at about the size of a granola bar it’s easily tucked away in a bag or jacket pocket. The aluminum construction feels very durable and it looks pretty sleek.
It is 2.1 amps 6000 mAh, giving you plenty of power and a recharge time of several hours for the battery itself. If you are charging an iPhone you should be able to charge it at least twice. For a tablet, at least one full charge. This is based on limited use while your device is charging.
It boosts some small led indicator lights to let you know its status.

Compact

Compact

I have used the Bar in my travels on an iPhone 5s and a Nexus 7. It came in very handy when I was out on day trips, using maps and the camera on my iPhone. Since the Bar takes up minimal space, I keep it stowed in my day bag all the time.
I purchased this one for about $30 and it’s worth every penny and should be a welcome addition for today’s digital traveler.

The following is a known list of compatible devices:

Apple: iPhone 6 / iPhone 5S, 5C, 5 / iPhone 4S, 4, 3GS / iPad Air / iPad Mini / iPod (Apple cable required)
Samsung: Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2 / Galaxy Note 3 2 / Galaxy Nexus / Focus S / Infuse
HTC: One, One max, One mini / Desire series / Butterfly series
Motorola: Moto X / Moto G / Droid series
LG: Nexus 5, 4, G2, Optimus 4X, 2X, V, S, T, 3D, 7
Nokia: Lumia 1020 920 900 710 800 / N8 / N9
Others: Most of Android Phones / Android Tablets / Google Glass / Blackberry / Sony Xperia Z1 / PSP / Nook Color / MP3 MP4 MP5 / GoPro

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