Running out of power on our iPhone, iPad, MacBook or other Apple kit is right up there in our list of the world's biggest frustrations. You don't realise how much you use these devices until you no longer can, but there are times when that is not just annoying but downright concerning.
Jackery's range of portable power stations and solar panels are designed with outdoors enthusiasts in mind, and finding yourself out in the sticks with no way to communicate with those back home or to power up your navigational devices can be worrying, especially when you're away from home longer than you intended.
The good news is things don't have to be this way, and using Jackery's products you never have to run out of power again - even when you're hundreds of kilometers from a power outlet.
Its Explorer Portable Power Stations and SolarSaga Solar Panels work independently or as part of a bundle, and are ideal for anyone who would be lost without their Apple devices and other electronic gadgets.
More power than you can handle
In essence a gigantic power bank, the Explorer 240 Portable Power Station is the middle model in a range that includes the lower-capacity Explorer 160 and higher-capacity Explorer 500, here offering a 240Wh lithium-ion battery in a tough yet easily portable 6.6lbs shell. With a convenient carry handle it is the perfect travel companion, and ideal for camping trips and other outdoor pursuits.
Aside from the huge capacity, something that really stands our here is the Power Station's inclusion of a 110V AC outlet. Using this you can directly plug in anything with a two-pin power plug, provided that it draws less than 200W. It's not enough to plug in an electric kettle or a hairdryer, but it does offer a highly convenient lifeline for gadgets that won't charge over USB, or may charge faster over AC.
But the Power Station doesn't replace USB - it does that too, with two full-size USB outputs and a 12V car port. You can keep track of all the power going in and out of the station, plus how much power remains, using the handy LCD screen on the front of the device.
At $249.99 the Explorer 40 is a must-have for any camping or hiking enthusiasts.
Never run out of power on your iPhone or iPad again
All power banks, even fancy ones such as the Explorer 240 Portable Power Station, eventually run out of power. At this point you are then carrying around a useless brick.
By combining the Power Station with a solar charger, however, you can keep it topped up indefinitely. If you wanted you would never have to plug in your iPhone or iPad to a mains power outlet again, saving you money on your electricity bill and doing your bit for the environment.
Solar panels do work better on really hot, sunny days, but most people don't realise they can also work in cloudy conditions. The SolarSaga 60W Solar Panel from Jackery (also available in 50W and 100W versions) stands out for its high conversion efficiency of up to 23.7%, meaning it makes the most of whatever rays it can catch.
The design is super-convenient, lightweight (at 3.3lbs), and durable. With two folds it can go down to a third of its size, and there's both a rubber handle and a kickstand for easier carrying and positioning to ensure you achieve the optimum angle for catching the sun's rays.
The Explorer 240 Portable Power Station and SolarSaga 60W Solar Panel make the ultimate portable power bundle, but these devices also work well independently of each other. The solar panel includes a full-size USB port and a USB-C output, allowing you to directly connect devices you wish to charge.