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RavPower is another brand like Anker or Aukey that makes loads of great mobile accessories that are far cheaper than the sort of brands you can find at the Apple Store. I’ve had nothing but good experiences with all of them too, as the three companies seem to be in a pretty competitive war on sites like Amazon which has sent the prices for things like batteries, chargers, and cables lower than ever. (Which is great for us.) Today’s Amazon Item of the Day is actually three items from RavPower that they also are providing coupon codes for which make these already super cheap batteries even cheaper- One of them, with the coupon, is the cheapest it’s ever been.
So, why do you need these external batteries? Well, as you’re likely fully aware, smart phones are getting faster and faster, while manufacturers like Apple insist on making them slimmer and slimmer each year. I think all of us would be totally happy with a few millimeters of thickness for the additional battery capacity that they could pack in, but, that’s not the world we live in. Instead, these kind of external batteries are a completely necessary accessory for anyone who plays games a lot or just spends a bunch of time using the various social network apps, which at times seem even more battery intensive. Today’s deals involve three different batteries, each with slightly different features and capacities:
First up is the RAVPower 16750mAh Power Bank. Its regular price is $34.99, but if you use coupon code TOUCHPB010, it goes down to $21.99, which is the cheapest this battery has ever been. With 16,750mAh of charging capacity, you can charge an iPhone 8 Plus 3.6 times. Also, it can output 4.5A, so it can charge two devices at full speed, at once. This battery weighs 10.7 ounces, making it a great overall battery pack to carry around with you daily.
Next up is the RAVPower 26800mAh 3-Port Power Bank. Normally this battery pack will run you $56.99, but using coupon code TOUCHPB41 at check out brings it down to $39.99. Primary differences between this and the previous battery are that this one has three USB ports up from two, and 26,800mAh of power storage which according to RavPower is enough battery capacity to keep your iPhone charged for upwards of nine days of normal usage, charging it to full over six times. It’s also capable of 2.4A per USB port for fast charging, but the additional ports and power capacity come at a cost: This pack weighs 1lb, making it a bit more of a brick in your bag than smaller capacity batteries.
Last, but not least is the RAVPower 20100mAh USB-C Power Bank. Normally priced at $51.99, using the coupon code TOUCHPB043 also brings it down to $39.99. With “only" 20,100mAh of onboard power, its capacity is slightly less than the previous battery but what it loses in capacity it gains in futureproofing with the addition of a USB-C port capable of charging things like laptops, the Nintendo Switch, and other USB-C devices. It also weighs 1lb, and is probably the better buy of these two batteries unless you just really have nothing that uses USB-C and want that slight bump in capacity. Additionally, it’s the only one with a QuickCharge 3.0 port on it, which probably means nothing to you unless you have a newer Android phone that supports the QC3.0 standard.
I’m a big believer that you can really never have too many batteries, particularly with how many things charge over USB now. I’ve collected an embarrassing amount of them, and as new batteries come out that support things like USB-C or have other fancy features, my older ones get relegated to living in places like the glove box of my car or in random bags I use so I’m never somewhere that I can’t charge my phone. Additionally, if you’ve got a battery already, these companies have made some oddly huge advancements in maintaining the same capacity (or in some cases even more) with way less weight. I found the first Mophie battery pack I bought ages ago while cleaning out my closet and that thing was a brick compared to these.
Anyway, thanks a ton to RavPower for the coupon codes, I always love passing along stuff like this to our readers. These coupon codes last through the end of the month, but I have no idea what RavPower’s stock is like on Amazon so I wouldn’t wait too long if you’re interested in any of these.
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