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The Anker PowerCore 13000 Portable Battery

by Eugenia Lazaris

Sep 14, 2019

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Products / Technology

Once upon a time people functioned just fine without cell phones, but today we live in an age where we can’t live without our devices. When they run out of juice, so do we, and we need the proper tools to keep that from happening. Portable external batteries help solve this problem, but, sadly, they are not all created equal. The Anker PowerCore 13000 Portable Battery solves the problem by letting us fully re-recharge our devices anywhere, anytime.

With two ports, the Anker PowerCore lets you charge up to two devices at the same time. This feature makes it ideal for couples or friends to use. It’s no bigger than a man’s wallet and ultra-light (it only weighs nine ounces) so it is easy to transport and fits just about anywhere.

The device is shipped from the seller with half a charge and will take several hours to fill the battery. Once it is charged, it holds enough power to charge two iPhones, twice. While you still need your original device cable to connect your phones or iPads to the portable charger the power amount makes it worth it.

It’s simple to check how much battery it has when not in use. Simply push the side button and the LED lights will turn on. A fully charged battery is indicated by all four lights turning blue.

The Anker PowerCore comes with a convenient pouch to store the charger along with the cable. It is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and Android devices. It comes in four colors, black, blue, red or white, and retails on Amazon for $35.99.


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