There are a multitude of options out there if you are looking for a smartphone charger — plenty of different types, shapes, colors, bells and whistles. But the bottom line is they all perform the same function – they charge your smartphone.

powercard_turbo3The key to floating to the top of the sea of charging banks is to simply put out a quality product at a reasonable price; that is exactly what the Powercard Turbo does.

The Powercard Turbo, made by Monster, is just that, a monster, especially in quality of the build. This charger is built to last. Within the first hours of having it in my possession, my son dropped it on the tile floor in my kitchen. Then, I knocked it off my desk and also had it slide off my lap onto the parking lot at work. Not one dent, ding or scratch. All that trauma and it still fully charged my phone in under forty minutes.

If by some miracle you manage to break the Powercard, the charger comes with a one year warranty for products sold in North America and a two year warranty for products sold in Europe.

powercard_turboIn terms of capacity, the Powercard Turbo comes with 3350mAh, which is more than you’ll find in most smartphones. Older devices might be able to get up to two charges out of it but today’s devices are inching into this space. Nevertheless, there’s plenty of reserve juice should you run low earlier in the day than you’d like.

Using the Powercard Turbo is extremely easy; you take the two inch USB charging cable, plug the microUSB connector into the port then plug the standard USB port into the wall plug. After about two hours the Powercard Turbo will be ready to charge your smartphone.

Once ready, simply switch the USB charging cord so the microUSB end is plugged into your smartphone and the standard USB end is hooked into the Powercard Turbo. After that, hit the power button and let it go to work.


When it comes down to it, this is a really great power bank as it’s tough, durable and charges my smartphone quickly. The two inch USB cord is easy to keep track of because I can keep it plugged into the device. Never get caught with your power down again, get a Powercard Turbo and keep your device working for hours.

Where to Buy

You can pick up a Powercard Turbo charger via Monster’s website for approximately $50.  Additionally, you’ll find it in a variety of colors at Amazon, too. As of today the champagne gold version is only $20.

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