Pokemon Go is consumptive. It asks a lot of your time, but also drains your phone’s battery and chips away at your data plan. There’s now a clever fix for the battery life issue, if you don’t mind carrying a real Pokeball.
An enterprising Etsy seller has created a Pokeball phone charger, which is little more than a 5,300 mAh battery pack tucked inside a sphere. It has a single USB port for charging your phone, and a micro USB port for those times you need to charge your Pokeball.
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While 5,300 mAh isn’t the largest battery pack you can get, it’s enough to charge your phone from nearly dead at least twice. You gotta catch ‘em all, right?
It’s a bit bulky, though. If you’re game to carry around something the size of a bocce ball, have at it. It’s a bit much for me, and calls a lot of attention to whoever is holding it — and you may not want that.
There are also better options out there. I really enjoy the Aukey 12,000 mAh pack, and if you’re really dedicated — there’s a quick-charging 20,000 mAh battery pack that can keep you catching Pokemon for days.
Or you can get an actual generator and stay outside for a month or so. But if you’re that serious about Pokemon Go, we suggest scheduling some counseling with a professional.
The Pokeball charger is $40, but don’t expect to get it any time soon; it’s handmade, and I’m sure there will be a ton of orders.