Want to charge your phone? Just look in the mirror

Usual introduction to this. You know the story. Smartphone batteries aren’t great. We don’t want fat batteries, but at the same time we don’t want to be running back to a power point to juice the thing up every few minutes.

So what are you going to do?

Well, a battery pack / portable charger / portable battery (whatever you want to call it) is the solution, but then you have to remember to carry the thing around with you.

This particular one, for £15.95, is a clever compact mirror and a battery at the same time. It manages to combine the usefulness of a 3000mAh powerbank with a pretty stylish mirror, so you can look your best at the local pub or club.

The modern mirror is a great handbag accessory, and the 3000mAh battery should juice most smartphones up once from nothing. It’s compatible with the iPhone 5 and 6 plus Android devices too. Best of all? You don’t need to remember to cart around an extra device – just put your mirror in your bag as you normally would.

No flat battery, and brilliant make-up – all in one little gadget measuring just 7.5 x 7.5 x 2cm. It features one standard USB port output (so you can use whatever cable you need) and is charged via a microUSB port on the side.

The people behind this also want me to point out that it’ll help you get the perfect look for those all-important selfies too. 🙂