How many times did you forget to charge your iPhone before leaving home and then you were looking for a charger? Of course, until now, you could buy a Reusable Portable Battery Pack and solve this issue but since 2018 there is a new energy refill alternative: The Disposable iPhone Charger
What is a Single-Use Disposable iPhone Charger?
Whether you call it iPhone Emergency Charger or Disposable iPhone Charger there is no difference. We are talking about small, portable devices, something like emergency battery top-ups if you prefer, you can easily carry in your pocket, which offers extra 15%-40% of battery life (depending on your iPhone model), in a wrapper.
In fact, this pre-charged in a sealed pack solution is a battery from a lithium cell (usually, 600 – 1000 mAh), much like the battery in an iPhone or any other smartphone. The first on-the-go cell phone battery idea was developed back in 2017 with Juice disposable charger.
How to use a One-Time Use Disposable iPhone Power Bank?
It is an extremely self-explanatory process.
- Just open up the wrapper
- take out the precharged Disposable iPhone Charger
- wait for the charging process to complete (up to 40 minutes)
- and discard the portable charger
As Armando Ferreira explains, he gained 20% of extra battery life but this can be life-saving when you really need to use your iPhone.
How much does an Emergency iPhone Charger costs?
You can buy a Disposable iPhone Charger for 5 USD but you can get a discount if you buy more at once. For example, if you are willing to buy 100 One-time Disposable Power Banks in bulk, you can purchase them for $1.49 each.
Which are the most popular iPhone Disposable Chargers right now?
Unfortunately, I haven’t used or tested one but I asked around and these are the best I was suggested:
- Juice Disposable Charger
- Kestronics iPhone Disposable Battery Charger
- Tendo Charge Disposable emergency Charger for iPhone
- Jolt emergency one-time use charger
- Power Hit disposable phone charger compatible with iPhone
Are these iPhone Disposable Battery Packs an environmental threat?
Ok, these disposable precharged on time use Li-on batteries don’t have toxic metals and they are inside biodegradable casings but they still contain iron, copper, nickel, and cobalt.
But most importantly, a Lithium-Ion battery can be recharged with a standard power bank chip, supplied with a recharge socket.
I watched this video, did a little research and since I am a Chemical Engineer I totally agree with the guy on this video. It is completely doable and it is another example of how big companies put profit above planet’s natural resources.
I accept that this product can prove useful at certain occasions but on the other hand, you can just buy a reusable iPhone Power Bank.
What do you believe about Disposable iPhone Chargers? Would you buy one? Are disposable iPhone emergency chargers a step too far? Leave a comment below and until next time take care!