Have you ever been out having the time of your life only to receive the dreaded low battery warning on your iPhone? And even worse, there’s no charger in sight.
You know all the tricks. You dim your screen light, put it on airplane mode and even – god forbid – limit your selfies but eventually there’s just nothing you can do.
Well, now you don’t need to weep when your battery reaches the red zone; we’ve searched high and low on the interwebs to find the Holy Grail: smart purses that charge your phone when you’re on the go. Anywhere. Anytime. I can already hear you saying, “Shut up and take my money!”
While many American brands are already offering this fashion-forward accessory, the places that ship to Australia are few and far between. But these four brands have you covered Down Under:
This Aussie start-up has taken the world by storm by creating high-end tech fashion to fill a gap in the Australian market starting with their exclusive range of smart bags. Lorna & Bel’s first product, the Ava Crossbody Bag, features thick grain leather or suede and is currently available in four colours. The Ava is suitable for all smartphones and has two charging cables so you can charge the bag and the phone at the same time.
Mighty Purse is stocked in more than 3500 stores internationally, but their online store has all the goods and is able to ship anywhere in Australia. They have a wide range of chargeable clutches, handbags, totes and purses in different sizes, colours and textiles for iPhones AND Android smartphones. Each bag comes with built-in hidden cables and an LED indicator to let you know when your purse needs to be recharged.
PRICE: From $59.95 to $210
This American-based company ships Down Under and sells simple, functional and modern varieties of chargeable totes, crossbody purses and clutches. Chic Buds’ ultra-thin built-in battery can hold up to two full charges for your iPhone. They also stock soft vegan leather tassel charms/keychains that double as an iPhone lightning connector cable.
PRICE: From $29.99 to $129.99
While it hasn’t launched on Cotton On/Typo’s website, we’ve been told to keep an eye out for this Take Charge smart wallet that will be made available in-store over the next two months. Keep your eyes peeled!