Today is the start of my 2013 Christmas Techie Gift Guide. Twice each week until Christmas I will be reviewing and writing about products that I consider would make good Christmas presents - with a techie flavour.
Eve's Power BankOur smartphones and tablets have now eliminated so many other things that used to fill up our handbags – notepad, diary, address book, camera, MP3 player, books; and we rely on them for so many tasks – our phones are no longer just for making calls and sending texts. There is one glitch in our reliance on our mobile devices – battery power. If we forget to charge them occasionally we can be ‘stranded’ – out of touch & out of reach. Even if you do remember to plug it in to charge; have you ever left the house without your phone because you forgot it was plugged in charging? I do it all the time, I mean – I DID it all the time – but not anymore. Look what now lives in my handbag!
This is an Eve’s Power Bank – how cute is it?
Eve’s Power Bank is a portable charger for your smartphone, tablet and most other mobile devices. It has its own internal battery that can be drawn from to top up the power in your devices.
The Power Bank can be charged up by plugging it into mains power using its cable connected to the USB port on a power plug (from one of my phones’ charging cables), or you can charge it by connecting it to a USB port on your computer. Once it’s charged, pop it into your bag and you’re ready for the next time the battery in your devices gets a bit low.
Eve’s Power Bank comes beautifully packaged in a little box, which includes a collection of 10 swappable connector tips for just about everything you could possibly want to charge. However, if there happens to be a device that there isn't a connector for, you can just use the cable that came with that device to connect it to the USB port on your Power Bank.
To charge your devices you just connect it to your Power Bank and press down on the leaf on top to turn it on. Then you’ll see what I think is one of the best features of this device – four lights indicate how much charge is left.
Along the bottom edge, you’ll find three ports – one normal USB, one micro-USB and a special USB port for iPads. Having more than one port means that you can charge more than one device at the same time. With a full charge, my Eve’s Power Bank fully charged my LG phone, and my son’s completely flat Huawei at the same time, and there was still enough charge to top up my husband’s Samsung phone. That was with the standard 3200 mAh capacity Power Bank, but if you carry a lot of devices, you might prefer the high capacity 6400 mAh.
Eve’s Power Bank is very light, only 90 grams, and compact – just the right size to not get lost in your bag. It also comes in six gorgeous colours – hot pink, pink, apple green, lime, sky blue and pearl white. The higher capacity Power Bank is slightly heavier and a little thicker.
I've lost track of the number of times my little apple has come to my (and my family’s) rescue over the last few weeks. No more hoping a phone will last until it can be plugged in – you’re not restricted to a mains power for charging when you have a Power Bank. My sons are always using my iPad, which means I usually grab it on the way out the door and find that the power is about to run out. Now I can just leave it connected to my Power Bank in my bag and give it a power top up.
Eve’s Power Bank is from Roaming Connections; an Australian owned and operated company who source stylish, practical and innovative technology solutions, including the largest range of power banks in Australia. You can buy your Eve’s Power Bank from their website for $44.95 for the standard 3200 mAh, or $69.95 for the higher capacity 6400 mAh.
This would be a great Christmas presents for anyone who uses mobile devices – so, ANYONE!
If you run a business, this could also be a great idea for a corporate gift – they can be personalised with your business logo, and it only takes about four weeks for custom printing, so there’s still plenty of time before Christmas.
Roaming Connections have very kindly provided an Eve’s Power Bank for one of you to win. To enter you just have to
- Like the Roaming Connections Facebook Page here
- Like Techie Mum on Facebook if you don’t already
- Tell me, in the comments on the blog, which Techie related gift you would like to receive for Christmas
In addition to the prize, Roaming Connections would also like to offer my readers a very special deal. Just use the promo code TECHIEMUM and you will receive a free iPhone5 to USB cable with any purchase from the Roaming Connections website. Just click on the link below to be taken straight to the site and see the range
Disclosure:Roaming Connections provided me with one Eve’s Power Bank that I could trial and review, and one as a giveaway for my readers. I will never promote a product on Techie Mum that I don’t really like.
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- This competition is a game of chance.
- Submit your entry in a comment at the bottom of this post. You don’t need a Google account. Just sign in as anonymous and leave your email address.
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- This competition is open to Australian Residents only.
- The competition is open for six days – from Monday 4 November 2013 to Saturday 9 November 2013.
- The winner will be randomly chosen from those who have entered on Sunday 10 November 2013.
- The winner will be announced on Monday 11 November on the Techie Mum blog, Facebook page, and Twitter.
- The winner will be contacted via the email address provided. The winner has four days to reply; otherwise the prize will be redrawn.
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