The numbers for Nintendo’s Pokémon Go app have been nothing short of phenomenal. Your smartphone’s battery life, on the other hand, is taking the beating of its lifetime. That’s because Nintendo’s record-breaking app is a power-hungry monster that not only relies on augmented reality and your phone’s GPS, but also requires that your smartphone’s screen — one of the biggest battery drainers — remain on the entire time.
If you want to catch ’em all without having to desperately look for the nearest wall outlet, our DT Shop currently offers the LinearFlux PokeCharger Portable Battery for $40, a savings of $40.
This pocket-sized battery was built for Pokémon trainers who spend most of their time patrolling neighborhoods in search of new Pokémon. Designed to look like a rectangular version of the tri-colored PokéBalls used in the game, it features an LED battery indicator, which displays the battery’s charging process.
More importantly, the LinearFlux PokeCharger uses the company’s 3.0 Amp HyperCharging technology, which provides the maximum amount of power — up to 3 amps — that your iPhone can handle. (It works with iPhone models 5 and up.)
According to LinearFlux, that means the 3,300mAh battery inside the PokeCharger can revive your iPhone at twice the speed of a traditional wall charger (though we can’t verify that). Moreover, it includes a built-in Lightning cable that conveniently tucks into the device when not in use, so you don’t have to worry about carrying one when you’re out hunting Pokémon.
Not an iPhone user? The PokeCharger also houses a USB type-A port that lets you charge Android smartphones, an Apple Watch, or any other USB-connected gadgets. (You’ll need to provide your own cable).
The LinearFlux PokeCharger Portable Battery is currently $40 off and includes free shipping across the continental United States. It can’t guarantee you’ll catch ’em all, but it can guarantee that your next Pokémon expedition will last much longer.