Just yesterday, the power went out in my house — for five hours. It happens.
A mobile charger can keep your phone alive and well, but it probably makes sense to keep something a little more substantial on hand.
Like this: For a limited time, and while supplies last, you can get the Suaoki Portable 150W Power Station with dual 110V AC outlets for $84.49. That’s after applying promo code 8DAOWFIP at checkout. It normally runs $126.
Just to be clear, this is not a generator, Suaoki’s product description notwithstanding. It’s a lunchbox-style battery capable of running, among other things, two small appliances. To that end, you’ll find a three-prong AC outlet and, below that, a two-pronger. You could use it to power, say, a laptop, a fan or even a CPAP machine (though not for an entire night).
It also has four USB ports (one of them QuickCharge 3.0-compatible for phones that support that fast-charge option) and four DC outputs, the latter good for powering things that would normally run on a car’s cigarette lighter. (There’s an adapter included.) On top of all that you get a dual-LED flashlight.
Also of note: Suaoki backs this with an 18-month warranty.
Over 350 buyers rated it 4.1 stars out of 5, and those reviews mostly pass muster, according to both Fakespot and ReviewMeta.
There are lots of products like this on Amazon, some of them capable of storing or producing more power. But most of them cost more as well. If you want a versatile backup battery for well under $100, this is worth a look.
Originally published on Nov. 13, 2018.
Updated, April 12: New deal availability information.
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