Hurricane season is here: Be prepared with a portable power station—starting at $18

 

When it comes to hurricanes or other emergency situations, you know what they say: Better safe than sorry.

Portable power banks provide peace of mind. Not only do they shed light should things go dark, but they can power up life-sustaining equipment and your fridge for keeping food and medicines safe.

Today only, you can get the Jackery Armor Waterproof Power Bank for $18 (was $28) and the Jackery Portable Power Station for $187 (was $250).

Compact and drop-proof, the Jackery Armor Waterproof Power Bank can handle liquids, snow and dirt. It has a large charging capacity with 9000mAh (milliamp hour) and features a microUSB port, a USB-A port, a compass, a carabiner, an LED flashlight and a 24-month warranty. Use it to plug in lights and radios, and charge laptops and smartphones, including the Apple iPhone 11 and Samsung Galaxy S10.

Jackery Armor Waterproof Power Bank

The Jackery Armor Waterproof Power Bank is now 37 percent off. (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: $18 (was $28), amazon.com

“The charger truly lives up to its ‘Armor’ moniker,” wrote a happy five-star Amazon customer. “It both charges devices and takes a charge very quickly, and the compass and carabiner, combined with it being lightweight, make it an ideal choice for people going out for a hike or fishing trip or even wandering about town. Definitely one of the most durable chargers out there and a much more practical travel option than some bulkier chargers.”

Shop it: Jackery Armor Waterproof Power Bank, $18 (was $28), amazon.com

The Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer is much bigger than the power bank and can handle multiple devices for longer periods of time. It packs a punch with a 240 watt-hour lithium-ion battery. It’s designed to charge just about anything, from smartphones and laptops to mini-coolers and drones. It comes with two USB-A ports, one DC car port, a 110-volt AC power outlet and a 24-month warranty.

And no need to save it for an emergency: Take it camping, hunting or wherever you need some juice.

Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer

The Jackery Portable Power Station is now 25 percent off. (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: $187 (was $250), amazon.com

“Today was my test day and I must say I am extremely happy with this product,” wrote another satisfied reviewer. “Besides camping, I live in a hurricane prone area and two things I have learned: You can't take everything with you and you don't know what you will be facing when you return after an evacuation. I keep copies of insurance papers, photos of my home inside and out and store all of my vital information on my laptop to show the insurance company. I have charged my laptop, two phones, handheld radios, emergency lighting and tested it with my CPAP and all worked well. When I need to evacuate this will go with me. I would also like to mention the sales/service department that answered all of my questions. I took this with me to the VFW post and my fellow campers were interested and are considering getting one of their own.”

Shop it: Jackery Portable Power Station Explorer, $187 (was $250), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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