Okay, friends. This is one of my absolute most favorite things.



It is my Anker Battery External Charger that I use to recharge so much of my electronic life while on the go that I can’t imagine not having it!

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You see, while I was in Chicago a while back, we were discussing how crazy it was while traveling that cell phone, tablet and so many of our other devices would run out of “juice” before the day was over.

Of course, it really is amazing how quickly I can drain a battery while traveling. Regardless if I’m traveling with my family on vacation or on a blog related trip. Either way, I’m searching for an electrical outlet by noon most days.

So, when Andrea showed me how she kept up with it all, I immediately hopped onto my nearly dead cell phone and ordered this Anker from Amazon.

Y’all know I like to try stuff for a good while before I shout it from the rooftops to you guys, so it has been a little over a month now and my Anker goes with me everywhere.

And I mean everywhere.

It stays in my purse ready to go.

Anker | ©addapinch.com


I charge my Anker on my laptop or large computer and then when it is fully charged, I can get three full recharges to my iPhone or iPad before I have to recharge my Anker.

Another great things is that I can charge two devices at once on it. So, my husband and I can both recharge our phones while traveling or I can recharge my iPhone and my iPad at the same time.

It just doesn’t get better than that in my book!

Here are a few of the technical details included about the Anker on Amazon.

  • Huge Capacity, 10000mAh; Add 4-5 full charges or 40 hours of talk time to iPhone 5 / 4S / 4 / 3GS, 3 full charges for Samsung Galaxy S3, a full charge for iPad / iPad 2, or 400% + to most mobile phones’ battery life
  • Dual USB ports: charge one device with up to 3A output, or charge dual devices at 3A total max; Custom Android and Apple ports specially designed to charge Android and Apple products; Can individually or concurrently charge Android phones and iPhones at full speed; LED indicates charge level
  • Slim & stylish design, 0.6 inch thick; Easily fits into your bag to provide instant power; Charge your devices anytime, anywhere; PERFECT for long plane flights, road trips, or whenever you need to charge your mobile devices wherever you are
  • Reliable Lithium Polymer battery ensures high quality; 500+ recharge cycles over the life of the battery
  • Package includes: Anker External Battery / 4 connectors for most phones / 1 spring USB power wire / 1 user manual / 1 convenient travel pouch

So, because I love y’all so much, I thought I’d share a few of these with you guys, too. I’m giving away one of these Anker devices. 

And, even better, my friend Amy is just as addicted to her Anker and is giving one away as well. So… you guys can enter to win one of these Anker devices here and over there! Cool, huh?


Here are the details of the giveaway.

Anker Battery External Charge Giveaway

Leave a comment telling me your funniest cell phone story. (Keep it Clean! LOL!)

Congratulations to Comment #69, Ed!

You can also get a few extra entries with the following:

Then head back to this post and leave a comment that you did.

Giveaway ends May 10th at 11:59 PM Eastern. The winner will be announced sometime the following day.

Giveaway open to US and Canadian residents only.

Disclosure: Links are included to Amazon for additional information only. These are not affiliate links. This giveaway is sponsored by Add a Pinch, because I love this thing to death and want y’all to have it, too!

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184 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. No funny stories other than the texts that can be so outrageous when autocorrect takes over and messages come out hysterically wrong.

  2. I have no funny stories unless you count that it seems every single day I lose my cell phone and have to compel my family to call it so that I can find it.

  3. Don’t know if this would be considered a funny story, but my schnoodle puppy recognizes the cell phone ring, and runs to wherever it’s located when he hears it. Keeps me from hunting it down each time.

  4. While visiting my mother-in-law, she picked up the TV remote and started punching the buttons – turning the TV on and tuning to a cartoon channel – I started wondering if the conversation was that boring when I noticed that she raised her head and gave the TV a strange look. A few minutes later her phone rang and she tried to answer the TV remote. When I pointed out that she had the TV remote, she said “Oh, I do that all the time”. I guess all those devices with the numbered buttons look the same to some people.

  5. I recently got my 1st smartphone and immediately downloaded a library of music. While enjoying my tunes via earbuds, I stumbled upon Robin, an Android personal asst. app. I thought “How great, I can interact by voice to perform various functions!”. I was so disappointed with my one-way conversations until I removed the earbuds and discovered Robin had been responding (patiently?) to my commands. What a dummy!

  6. I lead a pretty boring life and don’t have a funny cell phone story except for maybe the occasional weird text message from my sister because she lets the phone spell for her so a lot of the messages I receive from her don’t make sense and completely off subject which is sometimes funny.

  7. Made a much-needed pit stop in the middle of nowhere, a good ways off the main road, and did not realize my phone fell out of my pocket. Back on the road, we traveled 50 miles before the realization struck that it was no longer with me. We had to back track and find the exact spot again to retrieve it. Thank goodness it was daylight!

  8. Wasn’t me, but my dad texted a guy who he was selling something for his car on kijiji i love you, and he meant to send it to me! LOL

  9. My sister was visiting me when I lived out of town. We had to go to the drug store in the middle of the night to get some medicine for the baby. I was driving when I received a text from someone I hadn’t talked to in awhile. I had my sister look at it to tell me what it said. It was a photo, need I say more? We both burst out laughing.

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  10. Well funny now…..but at the time no. We as a family just watched the scary movie The Ring. It leaves you hanging g at the end that whoevers phone rings next ….if you answer it you will die. At the very end of the movie our phone rang. My daughter and I started screaming OMG how can that happen…..did the movie get that to happen and we wouldn’t answer it. He started laughing…..he had his cell in his pocket and pressed dial for the house for that very moment!!!!!!! FUNNY NOW……..he’s so fresh

  11. Im Always Looking for a portable mobile charger I Got a couple but dont get a Full Charge. If I get one it would be Great

  12. I once texted my friend some private information. She was driving when her phone beeped, so she asked her teenage son to check the message. He read it to her and the car full of his teenage friends that she was driving!

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