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Old 01-27-2014, 03:00 AM   #751
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I have the Jackery Bar 5600 mAh Premium portable power bank pack. I love it. I got it from Amazon for $29.95. I used it on our last 2 Disney trips as well as at work and pretty much daily because it's so convenient. It charges my iPhone almost 3 charges so it's great at Disney because me and my husband take turns using it. It also has a flashlight which I didn't think I'd ever use, but has ended up being my go-to extra light source. They have many different brands on Amazon for good prices and with good reviews.
Awesome - I like the idea of one recharger instead of two. Wasn't sure if one would be enough but sounds like it will be. Esp since we have DS2 who will need a nap each day back at hotel so we can plug in then too if we need.


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I just bought an Anker Astro Mini battery from Amazon. It's big enough to recharge an iphone twice, but only the size of a tube of lipstick. Also bought a 4" cable so it can recharge while in my pocket. Only 7 days for me!
Great! Thanks- I'm planning to get one this week so glad to have a few recommendations ...
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:08 AM   #752
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Just check the mAh's. That'll tell you about how many charges. And read the reviews! 😉
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:18 AM   #753
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Just check the mAh's. That'll tell you about how many charges. And read the reviews! dde09
What us a mAh? There are so many choices ... I think I will get one that doesn't use a battery (plugs in rather than having to carry some aa or aaa batteries with us) and then try and find one in the $30ish range. The cheaper ones seem risky and the over $50 seem wasteful? May send DH to radio shack or best buy... Seems like his kind of thing more than mine. I usually handle at the WDW prep but this is more tech than disney. Of course he will get the $75 one that makes SOS signal I'm sure :-)
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Old 01-27-2014, 03:41 AM   #754
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What us a mAh? There are so many choices ... I think I will get one that doesn't use a battery (plugs in rather than having to carry some aa or aaa batteries with us) and then try and find one in the $30ish range. The cheaper ones seem risky and the over $50 seem wasteful? May send DH to radio shack or best buy... Seems like his kind of thing more than mine. I usually handle at the WDW prep but this is more tech than disney. Of course he will get the $75 one that makes SOS signal I'm sure :-)
mAh has something to do with how much power they hold. So the more mAh, the more charges you'll get out of it. Also, the more mAh's, the larger the actual external charger seems to be. From my research, the 2,000-3,000 range ones ($20) charge about 1 full charge and 1 more almost full charge. They are about the size of a lipstick tube. The 5,000-6,000 ones ($30) charge 2 full charges and 1 more almost full charge (so almost 3 full charges). These are a little bigger but still not bigger than the iPhone. The lipstick size one would be good if it were for just one phone, but to share, I'd go with the one that's a little bigger. You'd both be insured a full charge from 0 battery and then have some leftover just in case. The Jackery one I have doesn't use batteries. It gets plugged in and you can even charge your phone from it while it's charging itself.

Also, I think Amazon has them cheaper than the electronic stores. I just browsed quickly today because my husband wanted to buy one before our trip but he forgot to order one and we leave Wednesday. I looked at some electronic stores and they were all $70-$80 and you can't really see the reviews on them. If you buy something for $5-$6 more dollars on Amazon, making your order over $35.00, you'd get free shipping. 😊
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Oh, and I've read Anker & Jackery are both good brands with good reviews!
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:39 AM   #756
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I bought the Jackery mini. It just hit me that maybe I should test it out before we go! :-)
It had great reviews & was $19.99 on amazon. Even if it only recharges my phone once before it actually needs a charge, I will consider it a success! The reviews say I should get two charges though.
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I can't live without my morphi battery pack! I think any kind you get will be so helpful. Between the MDE app and taking photos, I'm afraid even with the pack my phone won't stay charged!
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:13 AM   #758
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Why would I need a fast pass for the electric parade?

Oh and spoke to my friend... We will get magic bands at check in (though I wonder if you can still get whatever colors you want) and he also said we can purchase our park tickets at the hotel too and we can then try to get the fast passes. I am hoping to get my son to see the talking Mickey in Town Square for his birthday. He will go crazy!

I'm so used to having my tickets before going, my hubby is throwing me off. Now just to figure out if Memory Maker still lets you add borders and such to your photos like PhotoPass does... Anyone have any info on that?
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Oh, and I've read Anker & Jackery are both good brands with good reviews!
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I bought the Jackery mini. It just hit me that maybe I should test it out before we go! :-) It had great reviews & was $19.99 on amazon. Even if it only recharges my phone once before it actually needs a charge, I will consider it a success! The reviews say I should get two charges though.
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I can't live without my morphi battery pack! I think any kind you get will be so helpful. Between the MDE app and taking photos, I'm afraid even with the pack my phone won't stay charged!
Thank you so very much - I've been in amazon this morning getting something else & will add a charger to my order since I'm already hitting the free shipping threshold; yay!
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battery pack rechargers

I just bought a Samsung recharger http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I LOVE IT!!!! I have used it all weekend. I charged it up and have recharged my phone twice plus our Kindle once. Comes with a 30 prong and a Iphone charger adapter. You will need to get a wall plug to charge it in but we just used our phone charger plug that has a USB port. Takes a little longer to charge but does the job.
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Now just to figure out if Memory Maker still lets you add borders and such to your photos like PhotoPass does... Anyone have any info on that?
yes it does, see this link for more info http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/photopass.htm
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yes it does, see this link for more info http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/photopass.htm
Thank you! Finally somewhere in writing that says the borders are available! I haven't been able to find this anywhere. Ordering mine tonight!
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Well the January thread is about dead...so guess I'll join in here. Flight leaves 8am tomorrow morning! We'll be down there through Sunday. Can't wait!
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