As a blogger, I am pretty much constantly attached to my mobile phone. Sad though it is, social media is a big part of my life and it’s here to stay. I love my current phone, it does everything I need it to. It takes great photos, has plenty of memory and makes it dead easy to stay in touch with my Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts on the move.
But there is one thing I can’t stand about it – and that’s the battery life. Actually, I can’t really blame the phone, I think it’s just overuse. I’ve often wished there was a way I could just plug my phone in to charge while it was in my handbag. And it turns out I can. This is life changing – and not just for me.
Power a Life wee PAL charger
The wee PAL is about the size of an old style iPod Nano. It weighs 90g and fits easily into your pocket or clips onto your belt. In the box with the wee PAL, you get a power lead with a USB fitting at both ends. You can charge up the wee PAL itself from either your phone charger or your computer via the USB.
It works with anything that can charge up using a USB, so it’s great for tablets, game controllers and Bluetooth speakers as well as phones. It can charge an iPhone 6 in an hour and a half. And when you’ve used it to charge something up, you just plug it back in to recharge it and use it again.
Power a Life ethos: Buy one, give one free
I mentioned above that Power a Life was life changing and this is my favourite thing about it. Every wee PAL purchased will quite literally change someone’s life. For every one bought, Power a Life are going to give a solar light to a child in an African Government school.
The lights are charged by the sun and last for 3 to 5 hours, allowing children who don’t have electricity to study in the evenings. This can have such a huge impact on their education because it will allow them to fulfil their potential in school. A better education means more opportunities as they get older. This in turn will help them to escape poverty and give back to their communities.
Win a Power a Life wee PAL Charger
If you are as smitten with the wee PAL as I am, you’ll be delighted to know that you can win one by entering the competition via the simple rafflecopter below. There are loads of options for entry but please do show Power a Life some support on social media and tell your friends about them. They are an amazing social enterprise and I wish them every success.