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TheAppWhisperer at The Photography Show 2015 – Seduced by Jackery – Portable Battery Chargers


Well, you know, I had such a fabulous time at The Photography Show 2015, hopefully you’ve read about my seminars, if not, I have a special section for you to indulge yourselves, here. One thing I haven’t mentioned yet though, is the fun I had with the mobile photography hardware that I was sent and demonstrated on stage.

A common question we’re asked here at is ‘what’s the best portable battery charger for my mobile phone/device?’.  We have looked at a lot and we are currently being seduced by Jackery’s gorgeous devices.  Their slogan ’empowering life on the go’ is an important one, not least when it comes to mobile photography and art, we’re all so dependant on portable power.

I was sent three devices to demonstrate, the Giant+, the Bar and the Mini. I will detail more information about them below.

Jackery HQ are a very communicative and generous company we will be detailing a reader giveaway tomorrow and following that up with a discount code for all of our readers too, so hold tight before purchasing. Make sure you check back tomorrow for more details.

Jackery Giant+

The Giant+ is a larger power capacity design with four cells, producing 12,000 mAh rechargeable power capacity. Super-fast charge output (5V/3A) though dual USB ports (5V/2.1A and 5V/1A) allow for simultaneous charging of your iPad, iPhone, Android, and more at high speed. This external battery charger adds 500% – 600% extra battery life.  The Giant+ supports up to 3 amps across both USB ports. This means that you can charge two devices at the same time and they’ll both charge at their maximum rates. Some external battery packs limit the total amperage, which gives you a slower charge rate when you have more than one device plugged in. Not so with the Giant+. It’s a little on the heavy side though, 10.4 ounces, which you’ll notice in your pocket or handbag, it’s noticeable but sometimes will be necessary. There are some additional useful features to this battery pack including LED indicators to tell you how much juice remains in the battery. It also has an automatic shut-off feature to help preserve the battery’s charge. If the battery starts to run low, you’ll become aware of that. There’s also an LED torch/flashlight attached to the device. 

Jackery Giant+

Jackery Bar

Fast and small with 6,000 mAh rechargeable power capacity. Adds 22 extra hours of talk time or 2-3 full charges to your iPhone 5S / 5C / 5 / 4S / 4 ; 1-2 full charges to Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, 200+ hours of audio playback. This external battery charger adds 200% -300% extra battery life.  The Bar weighs only 5.5 ounces and measures 3.8 x 1.8 x 0.9 inches. There are two different charging methods, USB and USB-micro. The Jackery Bar can be fully charged in six hours – you’ll be able to tell the charge is complete when you notice all three LED indicators are lit.

Jackery Bar

Jackery Mini

Adds 10 extra hours of talk time or 1 full charge to your iPhones. This external battery charger adds 100% extra battery life. Not so good for tablets as only 2,600mAH and 1A but it’s light to carry and fast charging, so a good product to always have with you for your smartphone.

Jackery Mini

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at:

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