Marie Lodi
January 16, 2015 12:02 pm

It’s a modern nightmare. You see an unbelievably Instagram-worthy scene, flick your iPhone out of your pocket to take a pic of that MAJORLY IMPORTANT item, like a license plate that says DYLNMKY (DYLAN MCKAY, ahem) or a bird stealing a Lara bar out of a woman’s purse, and then your phone just goes and DIES on you.

There are few things more terrifying than seeing the dreaded 1% looming in the right-hand corner of your iPhone — it really sets off a panic in the modern-girl’s heart. I, for one, carry my bulky charger with me everywhere because I refuse to see the day when I finally meet Sir John Stamos face to face and he’s like, “Hey, aren’t you the girl who made stickers of my face in 2005 and plastered them all over the United States and in some other parts of the world too?” And I’ll say, “Excuse me, John I don’t know WHAT you are talking about. ::nervous laugh:: Hush dat hunky mouth of yours and take a self-portrait with me.” (Sidebar: John and I don’t do selfies, we self-portrait, like sexy growns do.) Then just as I’m ready to snap the first evidence of our passionate courtship, it happens: DEATH BATTERY. I’m telling you right now that’s NOT going to happen to me. Not the Stamos part (that will happen to me), the dead battery part.

If I somehow absent-mindedly forget my charger, I’ve got a new backup for my backup: one of these supercute mobile chargers from

The last time I was traveling internationally, I decided not to mess around. I picked up one of these bad boys so I could totally shelve the iPhone-fail anxiety. Traveling is stressful enough, so it was nice to have one less thing to be paranoid about. I mean, what if I somehow ran into Stamos at the biggest mall in Canada? A girl must be prepared.

These emergency iPhone chargers will save the day AND they are so so purdy. You can get them in holographic glitter, neon pink and gold, gold party dots and a red heart print (that’s the one I have if you want to be twinzies).

Back Me Up Mobile Charger, $30