Power a Life: Review and Competition

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 Wee PAL charger review and competition

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.

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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.

a Rafflecopter giveaway



  1. Tracy Nixon
    February 5, 2016 / 6:41 pm

    I love Botanical Skin Works because is a natural and organic skin care company that creates products for people with sensitive skin and skin allergies, both of which I suffer from. I find their skin care range works for me.

  2. ashleigh allan
    February 5, 2016 / 7:46 pm

    Green & Blacks chocolate – it tastes delicious!

  3. sofia s.
    February 5, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    SIGHTSAVERS – they help blind people around the world to see again…how amazing?

  4. Laura Nice
    February 5, 2016 / 9:51 pm

    Gap does great things

  5. Dadmac
    February 5, 2016 / 9:56 pm


  6. Anthony Harrington
    February 5, 2016 / 11:27 pm

    I try to buy Fair Trade Coffee and chocolate

  7. Alix Smith
    February 6, 2016 / 8:53 am

    I love Faith in Nature shampoos & conditioners – the only ethical beauty brand that performs as well as the standard ones.

  8. aaron broad
    February 6, 2016 / 10:54 am

    Pedal Forward as I like they make bamboo made bicycles

  9. Ruth Harwood
    February 7, 2016 / 10:01 am

    I buy a lot of ethical fair trade products xx

  10. Katie skeoch
    February 7, 2016 / 10:29 pm

    People tree, gorgeous clothing with the right pay for the people who make them!

  11. Sue Caton
    February 8, 2016 / 8:31 am

    I like to shop in the co-op, Lush, People Tree. I’d also use shops like Unicorn and Eighth Day in Manchester who can be trusted to stock from ethical companies.

  12. laura stewart
    February 9, 2016 / 2:42 pm

    i like to buy eco friendly cleaning products

  13. February 10, 2016 / 4:08 pm

    I like Ethical Superstore because they give a platform to a host of clever, ethical, brands.

  14. Andrea Lloyd
    February 13, 2016 / 3:00 pm

    Fair trade chocolate

  15. Agent Spitback
    February 14, 2016 / 1:24 pm

    What a fantastic idea – Power A life! Good on you! I too can’t stand when my battery level dips! Power banks are so useful.

  16. carole nott
    February 17, 2016 / 11:31 am

    i try to use many ethical products where possible.

  17. Jess Mary
    February 17, 2016 / 5:31 pm

    My favorite ethical company is Green People 🙂

  18. Michaela Smith
    February 18, 2016 / 11:43 pm

    Lush 🙂 I love the products and they are not tested on animals 🙂 🙂 🙂

  19. Suzy B
    February 19, 2016 / 9:49 pm

    I buy Fair Trade bananas from Sainsbury’s or The Co-op. I like the fact that the growers get a guaranteed minimum price for their product and have better working conditions.

  20. February 22, 2016 / 12:57 pm

    Booja Booja chocolates, proof that you don’t need to sacrifice ethics when it comes to buying real luxury chocolates for a special gift

  21. February 22, 2016 / 3:59 pm

    I love the Body Shop – I feel like they are the ORIGINAL ethical brand x

  22. Rachel Butterworth
    February 22, 2016 / 8:51 pm

    Lush. All of their products smell amazing.

  23. frances hopkins
    February 24, 2016 / 8:50 am

    Lush, its products are amazing

  24. Allan Fullarton
    February 24, 2016 / 3:37 pm

    Buy eco friendly cleaning products

  25. February 24, 2016 / 10:07 pm

    I like to use a lot of Tesco own brand products because, along with most of the big supermarkets, a lot of their products are not tested on animals and they don’t cost the earth.

  26. Sheri Darby
    February 25, 2016 / 9:26 pm

    Divine – Because their chocolate is delicious as well as Fairtrade

  27. Andrew Tanner
    February 26, 2016 / 3:24 pm

    origins such great quality products that really work

  28. Susan B
    February 26, 2016 / 3:31 pm

    My favourite ethical brand is Lush. They are vegan, they put their money where their mouth is and they always have. They lobby the government about animal-related issues and give their customers the chance to do the same by providing information and sometimes petitions to sign. What’s more, the quality of their products is head and shoulders above those of their unethical competitors.

  29. jo liddement
    February 27, 2016 / 9:02 am

    I love Braintree which sells gorgeous bamboo and organic cotton clothes

  30. Vicky Loveday
    February 27, 2016 / 1:48 pm

    Fairtrade. I always look out for that symbol.

  31. Martina Evans
    February 27, 2016 / 5:16 pm

    Lush! Their products are amazing and they’re a great ethical brand.

  32. Christopher Read
    February 27, 2016 / 10:00 pm

    Burnt Sugar Fudge – it’s delicious!

  33. Lynsey Buchanan
    February 28, 2016 / 2:46 am

    I love the Green People’s skin care it natural and organic

  34. kim neville
    February 28, 2016 / 8:10 am

    I like Green People as they have lovely products for my sensitive skin

  35. February 28, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    I like TPO – the peoples operator – mobile phone company they donate like 20% of their profits to charity and they have great deals for their customers as well. My sister is on their network and in 4 months she’s topped up just £10 as they keep giving her extra credit and bits which as a single mum is great as she would rather spend her money on things for the kids

  36. Pam Francis Gregory
    February 28, 2016 / 5:17 pm

    Body Shop – Show other big business how to do it

  37. February 28, 2016 / 5:48 pm

    Green People beauty products, they really suit my skin and are affordable

  38. Natalie Crossan
    February 28, 2016 / 5:56 pm

    I love the Body Shop 🙂

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