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    22 Things You Need In Your Life If Your Phone Is Always At 5%

    It's time to stop asking to borrow everyone's charger.

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    1. A super slim and lightweight Anker power bank — it won't take up much room in your pocket or handbag, but it still holds enough power to charge your phone several times.

    Promising review: "I like the solid and sleek construction. Fits easily in my pocket. Most importantly it works! Fast charging, enough capacity to charge my phone multiple times over multiple days, and withstands plenty of me dropping it and yanking the cord out awkwardly and accidentally." —Joe Hull

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in two colors).

    2. Or a cute portable charger that plugs directly into your phone so you can say goodbye to carrying around an extra charging cable!

    gif of reviewer holding the pink charger and showing its built-in lightning cable
    hands holding a phone with the white charger plugged into it

    Promising review: "The holy grail of portable chargers!!! I was traveling to Disney for vacation and knowing me, I would drain my battery with just taking pictures alone. I wanted a portable battery but didn’t want a carry a cord either, so I was excited when I found this little baby! It does exactly as described, pretty pink color, and I get one full charge of battery for my iPhone 11. Get it, you will not be disappointed!" —Meghan Doble

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in six colors). 

    3. OR!! A magnetic wireless charger — it attaches directly to the back of your iPhone 12 or 13 so you can fully leave that pesky charging cable at home. It even has a handy built-in kickstand so you can make a hands-free FaceTime call.

    model using the wireless charger in blue
    Model using gray magsafe charger
    Amazon, Amazon

    Promising review: "I got this on sale not knowing how much I would use it. It has been a lifesaver. Not having to carry around adapters and cords when my phone is running low has been awesome." —Jamazon

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99 (available in five colors). 

    4. A backpack with a handy dandy USB port so you can quickly charge up your devices when you're on-the-go. Portable chargers are great, but carrying them is SO annoying.

    Reviewer wearing backpack
    Backpack with usb cable plugged in

    You'll have to supply your own power bank, but the USB port makes it much more accessible and easier to use!

    Promising review: "This was the best backpack ever for traveling out of the country. The combination lock gave us the the extra security we needed. I highly recommend it!" —Janet Knight

    Get it from Amazon for $31.95+ (available in two sizes and six colors).

    5. Or a handbag with a USB port, because who says you have to give up style for convenience?! And also because finding a portable charger in your unorganized mess of a bag is almost always impossible.

    Reviewer wearing black purse
    Model placing charger in port

    Just remember you'll have to supply your own power bank!

    Promising review: "First, I LOVE the color of this bag. It's so vibrant, yet it's classy. I have traveled with this bag a few times, and it's roomy enough to carry my laptop, back-up chargers, a notebook and even some personal items. I really like that it comes with a matching wristlet." —Jen

    Get it from Amazon for $35.98 (available in 15 colors).

    6. A wireless charger that's so easy to use you'll have absolutely zero excuses for forgetting to charge your phone at night. Just plop it on top before you go to bed and you'll wake up to something you rarely ever see: 100% battery life.

    Wireless charger placed on table
    Phone placed on wireless charger

    Promising review: "I find this product to be very useful for my work desk. I work in a warehouse, so my phone (iPhone 11) is often sitting at my desk when I'm off running around. This makes it easy to just grab and go if I'm headed out for a break or for any other reason." —Matt R.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in six colors).

    7. Or a 3-in-1 wireless charger — now you can just set your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods in their dedicated spots and rest assured that your devices will be fully charged for once.

    Promising review: "I love this charging station! I‘m one of those people who has all the Apple things, so being able to charge my phone, watch, and AirPod Pros at the same time is a total game changer for me. I can’t even guess how many times I’ve misplaced my AirPods because I didn’t have a dedicated place for them. Now there’s no question where they are every morning. Not only that, but the charger is pretty fast (especially for the watch and earbuds) and the station itself is easy to set up and use." —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in five colors).

    8. OR!! A wireless charging tray you'll want to keep next to you at all times. When your smartphone, Apple Watch, or AirPods are running low on juice, simply plop them on the felt pad to easily power them up.

    the wireless charging tray with a smart phone, watch, and airpods on it
    LomaLiving/Etsy

    Promising review: "It is simple and stylish and fits in perfectly with the boho accessories on my entryway bench. Great for minimalistic design as well. And most importantly, it works, which isn't always a given in the world of wireless chargers, in my experience. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a sleek solution to charging multiple devices at the same time." —Jennifer

    LomaLiving is a small Etsy shop based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    Get it from LomaLiving on Etsy for $94+ (available with various charging cord options).

    9. A space-saving and tangle-proof retractable charging cord with connections for lightning, USB-C, and micro-USB ports — so you can charge pretty much any device at all times.

    retractable charger plugged into phone and laptop
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I love how compact and easy this is to travel with. I used to have a tangle of three or more wires and now all I have is this. I use it in the car as well and love how now there are no more dangling wires lying around." —R. Adler

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    10. A small charging cord you can attach to your keychain so you'll be fully prepared once you get that 10% battery warning. It has connections for lightning, USB, micro-USB, and USB-C devices.

    Charger plugged into a laptop
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I don't have any cons on this device. It was extremely helpful while I was traveling and realized that my main chord was not working properly. I used this device and it was a lifesaver!" —Kirsten J.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in three colors).

    11. A device charging station — it'll quickly become your new favorite thing on your bedside table. Not only will it help organize your tangled mess of charging cords, it'll also give you six spacious slots for all your most used devices. It's a must-have if you also always forget to charge your iPad and Kindle.

    Promising review: "I was expecting something a little bigger, a little bulkier. What I got was a pleasant little package that packs a cool punch. You have to assemble the plastic separators but once that's done and you've plugged it in, there are some really cool features. The first was unexpected: There are six USB-to-iPhone cables included in the box! The second cool feature is the plastic separating shelves light up. it's really attractive. The best part about the lights however, is that they TURN OFF when your device is fully charged. How cool is that? I bought this to use in my bedroom at night for my kids to plug in their devices before bed. It's not too bright to disturb my sleep (but it is across the room). I am very pleased with this product and would definitely recommend!"—Morgan Hanzlik

    Get it from Amazon for $56.99

    12. A 10-foot lightning cable that lets you charge your iPhone and iPad from basically anywhere, because there's nothing more annoying than realizing your phone's about to die and you're nowhere near an outlet.

    Model on couch plugging in 10-foot charger corn into iPad
    Amazon

    Promising review: "You can never go wrong with extra long charging cables! My wife and I use these for charging our phones on our nightstands so we can use the phones in bed without over stretching shorter cables. The braided cables are nice and the red connectors add a little pop of color. We’ve had other brands of cables fall apart at the connector in a short amount of time but these seem pretty solid." —Mr. D

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five colors and four other sizes).

    13. A portable handheld fan to keep you cool when you're running errands. Oh, and did I mention it doubles as a flashlight and a power bank?! You'll basically never want to leave home without this.

    Model using portable fan
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I can't say enough about this fan. I love in Florida, and spend a lot of time outdoors and at Disney. I'm a polar bear. Always hot. I've bought a lot of different kinds of little fans, and this one outshines them all. It's quiet, powerful, battery last all day. Even has a flashlight, and is a power bank. For the price, you honestly can't beat it. Trust me. I've tried them all. I liked it so much, I got another one because every one was always wanting to use it." —N. Rosa

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in five colors).

    14. A charging cube with an impressively long cord so you can have three outlets and three USB ports right next to you at all times.

    Charging cube with USB charger plugged in
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I had to have extension cords all over my room for all my electronics. It was a hassle and a fire hazard. Then I found this little cube. It powers my cordless phone, my light pad, my Cpap and two cell phone chargers. Wow. This puts everything in one place for me. No more having something in the room come unplugged. If you have a lot of electronics in a small place, you need this power cube!!" —Martina Poole JDP

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    15. A dual-port USB power brick that also doubles as a portable charger, so you can just grab it on your way out of the door!

    Anker charger plugged into wall and placed on table
    Amazon

    Promising review: "At first I was a bit skeptical that a charger like this would really have the power capacity to charge my iPhone 11 and/or my iPad. It made me a believer after the first couple of days of charging on a trip out of the US. It charges our phones very quickly and can charge two iPhone 11s twice before it needs any additional charge. It can power a device while it is plugged into the wall charging itself too! This would be a great gift for anyone that travels frequently or as an emergency charger." —Dewayne R. Blair

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99+ (available in three colors).

    16. A set of cable organizers to stop all of your charging cords from becoming a tangled pile on your floor. No more frantically searching for your charger!

    A set of two gold finished round cable organizers installed on a desk with a charger wire running through them
    Brighttia/Etsy

    Promising review: "These brass cable organizers are beautiful and high quality. I’m using two of them to keep a plug-in sconce cord attached to the wall and to direct the cord to the electrical outlet. These little gold pieces add a touch of functionality and glamour to the sconces. Exactly what I was looking for." —Amy Margolis

    Brighttia is a New York-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in industrial and modern interior lighting and decor.

    Get a set of two from Brighttia on Etsy for $12.98+ (available in six colors).

    17. A sleek desk lamp with two USB ports and one outlet so you can stop complaining that there just aren't enough outlets in your room.

    USB and outlet lamp placed on desk with laptop
    Reviewer's lamp with USB cord plugged into one of the included outlets

    Promising review: "Was a gift for a family member off to start her college career and she loves it! That in itself is no easy task, so that's saying a lot!!!!" —Poe4Pres

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in four colors).

    18. A handbag light that doubles as a portable charger, so you can end the days of rummaging blindly through your purse for your phone only to realize it has 3% battery left.

    Small handbag light connected to iPhone
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I saw this listing and it was a surprise, the perfect solution to a problem that I had never realized could be fixed. The light is powerful, and not only does it help me find things in my large totes but also has been useful for traveling. It's been used as a nightlight for bathroom visits and also as a small flashlight." —Vegas Mom

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $35.95.

    19. A rotating digital alarm clock with way more features than you'd ever expect from a simple clock. It has two USB ports so you can easily charge your devices, and the screen even doubles as a mirror when you turn the display off! Oh, and it also tells time.

    Promising review: "I love this TikTok clock. Here’s another 'TikTok/BuzzFeed brought me here' post. The clock is adorable and a modern thin clock that doesn’t look cheap, even though it is." —Tanitha Gaither

    Get it from Amazon for $19.59+ (available in seven colors).

    20. Or an alarm clock with a wireless charging pad on top so you'll always have a reminder to charge your phone before you hit the hay.

    Smartphone wirelessly charging on top of alarm clock
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've been looking for a bedroom clock so I don't have to pick up my phone every time I want to know the time. I wanted something a little different and this wooden clock fit the bill. Not only does it clearly display the time (I leave mine on the lowest of the five brightnesses), it charges my iPhone 8 phone, and looks like a piece of neatly cut and finished wood rather than a plastic alarm clock. Plus my phone is easy to find since it's charging right on top of the clock." —David

    Get it from Amazon for $27.98+ (available in three colors).

    21. A six-outlet wall charger, because all outlets should have room for at least six plugs at this point. This even has two extra USB ports and a night light so you and your fam can truly feel like you're living in 3008.

    Reviewer turning the light on and off the charger with items plugged in
    Charger with several large plugs in it

    Promising review: "Better than any strip! Saw this on TikTok and it’s everything. Love the auto night-light feature. So versatile and compact. Worth every penny. Will be ordering more." —Kellie

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97+ (also available with USB-C port).

    22. And a leather electronics organizer so you'll have a neat and tidy spot to keep all of your charging cables. There are nine slots for everything from USB cords to headphones, so you'll no longer have to fumble around with a tangled mess in your backpack.

    the leather electronics organizer holding several cables, earbuds, and a charging port
    Mr. Crafter / Etsy

    Mister Crafter is a small biz that specializes in personalized leather travel and tech accessories. 

    Promising review: "Absolutely beautiful! The custom lettering came out perfectly and it can easily hold two battery packs and all the cords we could ever need for traveling with cellphones, iPads and our Switch. So pleased with the craftsmanship! Wonderful purchase. <3" —Sarah Kavaljian

    Get it from Mister Crafter on Etsy for $39.80+ (originally $56.86+; available in two sizes, in black or brown, and several engraving options). 

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