This Halo portable charger looks good, works even better

Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

Photo: Rob LeFebvre/Cult of Mac

The portable battery from Halo is perfect for those times when I want to go stealth, keeping my iPhone 5 as free of those bulky, heavy battery cases as possible.

Between running levels of Hodappy Bird and checking Twitter for any vanity retweets, slapping photos of my meals up on Instagram and surreptitiously reading Facebook posts from ex-girlfriends, I am a battery killer.

With the Halo charger available, I found myself grabbing it and a lightning cable on my way out the door all the time, whether heading to the coffee shop or just for a quick bike ride along the Coastal Trail in Anchorage. It’s a perfect way to ensure I have the power I need on demand without strapping my iPhone into some fat case like the Mophie.

The Halo Pocket Power 6000 delivers, you guessed it, a delightfully large 6000 mAh of juice for almost any portable device. That’s right, this Halo power pack will let you charge your iPhone, iPad, Android phone, and Nook or Kindle eReader with nary a problem via its regular old USB outlet on the bottom. There’s enough power to charge my iPhone several times before needing a recharge, and it’s tiny enough to fit in a pocket or small bag. It charges up in the time it takes me to watch a couple of episodes of Game of Thrones, and there are a ton of different stylish color options for those who care about that sort of thing.

If you’re looking for an easy to use, high-powered yet smallish portable external battery pack for any of your USB-charging devices, the Halo Pocket Power 6000 is certainly worth a look for $60.

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Rob LeFebvreAnchorage, Alaska-based freelance writer and editor Rob LeFebvre is Cult of Mac's Culture Editor. He has contributed to various tech, gaming and iOS sites, including 148Apps, VentureBeat, and Paste Magazine. Feel free to find Rob on Twitter @roblef

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