We've all been there. You're running late for a busy day at work only to realize you fell asleep last night before plugging your phone in. That or you're out and about the whole day, snapping photos or Boomerangs for your Insta feed and your battery is zapped by 3 pm and you're desperately in need of a recharge with no plug in sight. The stress of that 10% battery life warning doesn't need to take over when you're prepared.
If we're going to recommend one thing to add to your daily carry stash, let it be something that works for you, like this best-selling portable battery pack (on sale today for over 30% off).
BUY IT: Anker Astro E1 Portable Charger
Design Editor Arlyn Hernandez owns a similar Anker portable charger, and she doesn't travel without it (she gets two full chargers out of it as compared to the partial charge from a cheaper one she has). This newer model also has enough juice for up to two full chargers, and with high-speed charging capabilities, you'll get powered up in a matter of minutes. Plus, it's smaller than most candy bars, so it's compact enough to fit nicely in a purse or pocket.
Even better, this petite powerhouse come it comes with a micro USB cable, travel case, and 18-month warranty—pretty much guaranteeing that you're getting the best on-the-go charge possible.
Here's what customer J. Laurel had to say in her five-star review of the Astro E1:
"Robust amount of battery storage, enough to get phone completely charged from "zip." A bit heavy, "candy bar with oompf," but that's what robust storage means. I carry in my teeny-tiny purse as backup for various devices."
Act fast: For today only, this clutch-sized charger is marked down more than 6 buckaroos on Amazon. Not to mention it's prime-eligible, so you can have it wrapped and under the Christmas tree by the weekend.