on Oct 11, 15

3 Common Problems with Portable Phone Chargers

Portable chargers are one of the best things to bring to a festival and to carry around during your day-to-day activities. They are huge life-savers that always come in handy. There is a lot to love about them but also a lot to critique about most portable chargers. Here we have identified the 3 most common issues with portable phone chargers:
  1. Many portable chargers on the market, such as the Mophie Power Reserve, are far too bulky to be convenient. Though phone screen sizes may be growing, their power sources shouldn’t have to. Two main types of portable chargers are the brick and lipstick shapes, neither of which is convenient for carrying in your pocket or your hand. Bricks tend to have the surface area of a phone, but are significantly thicker, making them less portable than one would like. The lipstick design is somewhat better, as its shape is reminiscent of an oversized tube of lipstick; however, it is still not ideal for carrying around. Though it lacks the vast surface area of a brick, it is still rather thick and thus inconvenient for fitting in a pocket.
    The Flux Charger™, on the other hand, has a smaller surface area than a phone screen and is only 7 mm thick, which allows it to easily fit in your pocket or your hand along with your phone.
  2. Along with large dimensions, many portable chargers are too heavy, occasionally weighing more than a phone itself. Even if you get over the unwieldy shape of one, you must now cope with its weight. Many chargers on the market approach 12 ounces in weight, and some surpass even that. (For comparison, the iPhone 6s weighs only 4.55 ounces).  If you’re traveling light for the day and don’t want to bring anything you don’t need, there’s no reason to carry around the extra weight of a heavy charger; if you’re already bringing other heavy objects you shouldn’t have to carry more than you already are.
    Flux Charger’s 3 ounce charger will solve your woes, and leave the heavy lifting for your time at the gym.

  3. Most portable chargers require you to carry around a cord separately. Oftentimes, a portable charger includes only the power source itself, as well as a USB port to plug in your existing phone charging cable. This is an inconvenience as it requires you to remember to bring not only your charger, but also a separate cord, with you. Furthermore, a charging cord takes up even more space in your pocket or bag.
    Flux Chargers’s solution to this is built-in cables that serve both Android and iOS devices so you don’t have to worry about bringing anything but your Flux Charger™ with you when you want to charge on the go.

Have any more issues with most portable chargers? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Bruh

  • I remember I used to have a huge brick for a portable charger back in the day. it did the job, but as you point out, it was far too inconvenient to carry around. I like something that is portable and light.

  • not gonna lie, those are the problems i’ve also had when looking around for charger.

  • Great article!

  • should be design, there are some chargers out there that look pretty bad.

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