UPDATED: Awesome flash charger for portable device power on the road

By | June 24, 2013

UPDATE [2013-07-31]: I have withdrawn my recommendation for No More Rack, and I discourage you from patronizing them.

It’s rare for me to be so pleased with a particular merchant that I feel compelled to rave about them on my blog, and even rarer for me to feel that way about a particular product, but now is one of those times.

I recently spend more than $20 on a flash charger from CVS, which (a) turned out to hold only 500mAh of power, which is a pittance, and (b) worse, turned out not to be able to hold a charge for more than a few days when not in use. This was obviously not acceptable!

Then I saw an ad in my Facebook feed (yeah, I know they’re incredibly annoying, but surprise! sometimes they actually advertise things you want) for a 2600mAh flash charger from No More Rack. I bought it, and I just had the opportunity to use it for the first time, and boy, does it deliver the goods.

I was on a five-hour bus ride from NYC to Boston (traffic! ugh) and the charging outlets weren’t working. I was down to less than 30% charge left on my phone. I had nothing else to occupy myself, and there was no way the phone was going to make it all the way to Boston with constant use. I whipped out the flash charger, and it was able to bring the charge on my phone up to more than 90% while I was streaming Netflix. That’s a lot of power in a little device.

Seriously, if you’re ever on the road worrying about if your phone or tablet battery is going to make it, and you don’t want to lug around a big charging brick, this is the deal for you. And it’s a great deal! You won’t find a comparable charger for less anywhere else.

If you’re interested, go to No More Rack and search for “2600mAh Flash charger” to find it.

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4 thoughts on “UPDATED: Awesome flash charger for portable device power on the road

  1. brooke


    Im getting all these nomorerack emails and ads etc thanks for the tip

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  3. Marylee Brown

    I am trying to use mine – (just came in the mail today) – there are no instructions so I’m trying to figure out – does the light go from red to blue and it’s done – or is there more charging that needs done ? It only took about half an hour to do that out of the box – I don’t know if there was already any charge in it or not. Also, will it light up when plugged into the device it’s charging? Will there be any indication on the device that it is being charged? i.e. when I plug my phone into the regular charger I get the lightning bolt icon over the battery fill icon – will this happen when i’m charging it?

    1. jik Post author

      Mine came with instructions. Not sure why yours didn’t. To answer your questions… The light will be red while the battery pack is charging and turn blue when it’s done. It won’t light up when it’s charging another device. The lightning bolt or whatever should display on the device you’re charging just like it does when you plug it into the wall.


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