You know that feeling of panic and dread when your phone’s about to die. You can’t phone for help, you can’t use GPS, and you can’t bury your head in Instagram to avoid chit-chatting with the person behind you in the queue.

 

While smartphones are getting bigger and better, their batteries are not living up to the hype. With everything that your smartphone can do, you may find that your phone is running out of steam halfway through the day. A portable cellphone charger, or power bank as they’re often called, is the answer.

 

CHARGE ANYWHERE, ANYTIME

A portable cellphone charger allows you to charge your phone when you aren’t able to plug it into a wall. If you’re heading out on a long drive or going camping, your portable charger will keep you connected. You can even buy solar-powered ones for lengthier outdoor adventures.

 

CARRY IT WITH YOU

They’re compact and portable so you can easily slip it into your bag. They also charge via USB so you can connect it to your laptop or charge it in the car while you’re stuck in traffic.

 

HIGH-POWERED ACTION

Portable cellphone chargers have high-power batteries and often charge phones quicker than conventional chargers. They are also designed to minimise their own energy consumption. How quickly it charges your phone depends on what power outage it has.

 

COMPATIBLE WITH ALL PHONE BRANDS

Power banks aren’t brand specific so you can walk into your nearest tech store and pick one up without too much hassle.

 

MULTIPLE SOCKETS

Most portable chargers have multiple sockets, making them great for your cellphone as well as your iPod or tablet.

 

AFFORDABLE

Best of all, if you think a portable cellphone charger is the answer to all your problems, you won’t have to put too much of a dent in your pocket. Use your RCS Card, and you can have your very own portable charger on standby for as little as R200.

 

TAKE THE POWER BACK!

Your RCS Card gives you access to the RCS shopping network of over 21 000 stores – including South Africa’s leading electronics stores. Swipe your RCS Card today, and keep your smartphone ringing!