VARTA My Power Bank

March 9, 2018

Last summer we decided to give Roo her first mobile phone. We had originally hoped to wait until she was starting high school. However, as we live on an estate where she is able to go out with her friends etc. we found that it was much easier to know where she was etc. if she had her own phone.

Thankfully she has taken to the responsibility of having her phone fairly well. We’ve not received any shock phone bills or as yet it hasn’t been broken or lost. One of the things she consistently struggles with is ensuring that it is charged. She has had access to a tablet for years, which requires charging so why she can’t grasp that her phone is a similar concept is beyond me.

We frequently have the ‘I’m going out with such and such, but my phone only has 17% battery, so I’ll text you once I’m there and when I’m leaving’. Now I’m one of those annoying mums who likes to know where she is, who she is with and when she will be back – some would call it being a mother, however, apparently it makes me annoying.

Whilst at Blog On Xmas last year I discovered VARTA, who besides having an amazing selection of batteries, produce power banks perfect for charging needs on the go. A lightbulb moment when I realise that this could be the solution to Roo’s constant state of ‘I forgot to charge my phone again’. We were kindly sent the VARTA My Power Bank recently to see if this would ease our charging problems.

VARTA My Power Bank 

VARTA My Power Bank // Contents

  • 6000mAh battery pack
  • White 50cm Micro USB charging cable
  • 3 stencils with appealing outlines like unicorns, mandalas & letters
  • 1 black permanent marker pen
  • Instructions

VARTA My Power Bank // Personalisation

Although the My Power Bank comes with a black permanent marker to add personalised details on to the battery pack. Roo opted to use a set of metallic Sharpie pens which she’d bought at Christmas.

To keep the stencils steady on the battery pack we used washi tape which was easy to stick down and then removed when no longer required. Opting for one of the mandala designs on the front of the battery pack. I’m not sure whether it was the Sharpies we used or if we hadn’t positioned the stencil quite right but we did have a couple of places where the ink had bled. I don’t think it looks too bad and if anything adds to that ‘handmade’ finish.

VARTA My Power Bank // Everyday Charging Needs

The VARTA my Power Bank has saved Roo’s bacon on more than one occasion. Especially during the recent Beast from the East when she was out with her friends’ sledging. The four coloured lights on the front of the battery pack let you know how much charge is remaining. With a fully charged My Power Bank able to recharge her Samsung Galaxy S4 at least twice before needing to be charged up. 

Charging the VARTA My Power Bank is really easy with the micro USB cable included. Simply connect to a USB plug and the micro USB end into the My Power Bank. With the lights flashing to indicate how far through the charging process it is currently.

Win a VARTA My Power Bank

To ensure that you are always fully charged, Boo Roo and Tigger Too have teamed up with VARTA to offer one lucky reader their very own VART My Power Bank.

To enter simply complete the Gleam widget below, all entries are optional and each one completed will gain you more entries into the random draw.

VARTA My Power Bank

Disclosure: We received a VARTA My Power Bank FOC for the purpose of review

134 Comments

  • iain maciver March 11, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    a cat

  • Ritchie March 11, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Batman

  • Margaret GALLAGHER March 11, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Fairies

  • Emma C March 11, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Something floral

  • Susie Wilkinson March 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    I love the idea of the Unicorn stencil

  • Elizabeth Smith March 11, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    I like the mandalas

  • Anthony Harrington March 11, 2018 at 3:07 pm

    I would like a cat on mine

  • Solange March 11, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Unicorns.

  • Lorna Ledger March 11, 2018 at 4:48 pm

    Unicorn and heart, this is lovely

  • Annabel Greaves March 11, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    I love flowers

  • Tracy Nixon March 11, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    A dog!

  • Tony Martin March 11, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    gotta be a unicorn

  • Nicola Marshall March 11, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Unicorns and love hearts.

  • Ellen Stafford March 11, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Definitely unicorns!

  • Shelly Wenn March 11, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    101 Dalmatians

  • justine meyer March 11, 2018 at 8:14 pm

    I would Include Fairies x

  • Joanne Sains March 11, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    My Little Pony

  • Leila Benhamida March 11, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    A heart

  • Chris Dent March 11, 2018 at 10:50 pm

    A Humming Bird

  • Graham Ross March 11, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    A Dog

  • Laura Finch March 12, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Marvels

  • Ursula Hunt March 12, 2018 at 10:27 am

    I would have giraffes

  • Emma chapman March 12, 2018 at 10:52 am

    Batman

  • Bruce March 12, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Mandalas

  • Sandra Fortune March 12, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    A Fairy would be nice as I collect them.

  • Karen Hughes March 12, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    My daughter would draw a red panda . She is much better at art than me

  • Jane Willis March 12, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    A sparkly dragonfly, then everyone would know it was mine because they all know how much I love dragonflies.

  • carrie wilford March 12, 2018 at 4:21 pm

    cats or chimp

  • Sheena Batey March 12, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    A mandala for I could have great fun with that

  • Laura Pritchard March 12, 2018 at 7:30 pm

    A ghost as my husband would use this for his ghosthunting cameras & equipment!

  • Tracy Hanley March 12, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    I would like butterflies on mine

  • S Edwards March 12, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    pokka dots

  • Mirjana March 12, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    Polka dots 🙂

  • laura banks March 12, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    camouflage

  • Marycarol March 12, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    A kitten

  • Sarah Mackay March 12, 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Foxes and cats

  • Katy Malkin March 12, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    nature theme, leaves and greenery

  • Angela Treadway March 12, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    i would do the heart with my sons name in it x

  • Karen Barrett March 12, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Flowers

  • Lyn Burgess March 13, 2018 at 1:41 am

    Lily of the valley

  • Fiona K March 13, 2018 at 6:57 am

    koalas

  • Chris Michael March 13, 2018 at 10:22 am

    Rabbits

  • hayley webb March 13, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    Glittery angel wings

  • Laura Chapman March 13, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Love hearts and my name!

  • Danielle Spencer March 13, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Love the mandalas but I’d also add a bunny!

  • Rich Tyler March 14, 2018 at 2:11 am

    Stars

  • Susan B March 14, 2018 at 8:13 am

    I would put a big fat beautiful pigeon on mine.

  • Paul Green March 14, 2018 at 10:10 am

    Love Birds

  • Nigel Soper March 14, 2018 at 10:41 am

    A Banksy

  • john prendergast March 14, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    hulk

  • Christine Lockley March 14, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    My son would love it and would design around his favourite football team and player

  • leanne weir March 14, 2018 at 2:12 pm

    game of thrones

  • Barbara Jane Shaw March 14, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    Love the unicorns!

  • Lisa Parker March 14, 2018 at 4:33 pm

    I would design letters x

  • Amanda tanner March 14, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Bottle of prosecco

  • ADEINNE TONNER March 14, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    I think it would be the first letter of my name with stars around it.

  • Vicky Allum March 14, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    I really love the unicorn stencil. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Victoria Prince March 15, 2018 at 8:49 am

    I’d attempt to put Pikachu on mine! Though I suspect I’d end up resorting to unicorn stencils lol

  • KAtie March 15, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    A unicorn

  • claire glace March 15, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    Some wonderful indian style patterns….

  • Natalie Charman March 15, 2018 at 6:06 pm

    A cat

  • Georgina Prince was davies March 16, 2018 at 12:27 am

    love hearts xxxx

  • Emma Walton March 16, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Either a cat or flowers.

  • janet early March 16, 2018 at 2:53 pm

    A Budgie.

  • CHERRY LLOYD March 16, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    I like the heart design

  • sandy March 17, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    we’d probably try to do a train 🙂

  • Kim M March 17, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Butterflies x

  • KK March 17, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Hmm… I’m not sure actually. Something anime? A night sky? Maybe some pagan symbols?

  • Rachael Sexey March 18, 2018 at 8:32 am

    A unicorn

  • Linda Ford March 18, 2018 at 8:37 am

    A rainbow or swirls, something easy!

  • Linda Turner March 18, 2018 at 9:37 am

    The Unicorn

  • Carole Nott March 18, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    A cat would be nice

  • Hope smith March 19, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Doodles

  • Shaun Heathcote March 19, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    superhero logos

  • Isabel O March 19, 2018 at 7:14 pm

    I think I’d make a colourful unicorn and my name!

  • Jane March 19, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Definitely the unicorn or a fish

  • Victoria Easton March 20, 2018 at 10:17 am

    couple of dogs – like mine!

  • debbie davies March 20, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    I would use unicorns on mine or should i say i would get me grandaughter to do them because shes mad on unicorns.

  • Ema J Lowe March 20, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    I would let my daughter choose and i am sure she would pick kittens

  • Charlene Aldred March 21, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    a rainbow 🙂

  • James Travis March 21, 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Design around football

  • Christine Caple March 21, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    A floral pattern

  • Kirsty Woods March 22, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Unicorn

  • Heidi Borchardt March 22, 2018 at 10:27 pm

    Hearts and Flowers.

  • Sharon Lou Johnson March 23, 2018 at 4:12 am

    Unicorns x

  • Ian Murray March 23, 2018 at 8:46 am

    My son is a fantastic artist, so I would get him to design me anything. possibly harry potter related.

  • Sarah Wilson March 23, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    A fuchsia flower!

  • Diana March 23, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    Unicorns

  • And Monk March 23, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    A James Daisy

  • jo liddement March 23, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Something with nature such as flowers,sunshine or the sea.

  • Lynn Neal March 23, 2018 at 5:18 pm

    Hearts and flowers!

  • Stev Rigby March 23, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Something drawn by my 3 year old granddaughter

  • Sylvia Paul March 23, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    A Butterfly

  • Lynne OConnor March 23, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    I’d love a lion

  • sheri Darby March 23, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    I’d have cats

  • Amanda Noble March 23, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    I would love a cat design on mine x

  • Kim Carberry March 24, 2018 at 12:17 am

    It has to be a unicorn 😀 x

  • paula cheadle March 24, 2018 at 12:36 am

    I love parrots

  • Phil Boyle March 24, 2018 at 10:20 am

    Tree of Life.

  • Kerry Locke March 24, 2018 at 11:33 am

    A unicorn design would be perfect

  • Carol Boffey March 24, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    a unicorn design would be lovely

  • Allan Fullarton March 24, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Game of Thrones.

  • Kim Neville March 24, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Some flowers and sun

  • Sheila Reeves @cakereev March 24, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    I’d have some cakes on it, as that’s my nicknmae, so hopefully everyone at home would know it was mine

  • Samantha Atherton March 24, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Definitely the unicorn or maybe a mermaids and lots of stars

  • Alison March 24, 2018 at 7:27 pm

    A dragon of course 🙂

  • Colin Gault March 24, 2018 at 9:07 pm

    Cavalier King Charles

  • Wendy Tolhurst March 24, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    If I could choose anything, I would probably do a mixture of small hearts and cats. However, out of the stencils shown, I would probably do one of the mandala designs.

  • Katherine giovine March 24, 2018 at 11:26 pm

    A biological biohazard icon on mine

  • Adrian Bold March 25, 2018 at 3:25 am

    Game of Thrones

  • amy bondoc March 25, 2018 at 9:01 am

    butterflies or flowers 🙂

  • Lauren March 25, 2018 at 9:21 am

    Butterflies 🙂

  • Sarah Parker March 25, 2018 at 9:30 am

    rabbits

  • Geoff Hibbert March 25, 2018 at 9:57 am

    Butterfleis

  • Michael Smart March 25, 2018 at 11:53 am

    A dog

  • Stevie March 25, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    I would have some Bowie lyrics.

  • DENISE WILDEN March 25, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    i like the Mandalas but I think I’d have a cat as well

  • claire griffiths March 25, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    a rabbit

  • Sarah Holder March 25, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    A heart

  • Paul Ballantine March 25, 2018 at 1:50 pm

    I’d do fairies for my niece

  • Kellie Collister March 25, 2018 at 2:33 pm

    I love the unicorn stencil ♥

  • Sarah Austin March 25, 2018 at 3:08 pm

    I like the fairies

  • denise s March 25, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    some flower design either aliums of daffodils

  • DAWN HULL March 25, 2018 at 8:23 pm

    I would include a lovely cat design.

  • LARA Latchem March 25, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    Butterflies

  • Mike Gerrie March 25, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    Thunderbolts of Lightning

  • Stef March 25, 2018 at 9:14 pm

    hearts

  • Darren Griffiths March 25, 2018 at 9:27 pm

    Hearts my missus loves them

  • Tammy Neal March 25, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    Batman

  • Tee Simpson March 25, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    I would have a fairy which represents myself

  • Harry Baker-Farmer March 25, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    A car

  • ellie spider March 25, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    some roller skates since I have taken up roller derby I want more skate stuff lol

  • Melanie March 25, 2018 at 11:36 pm

    I would cover it in penguins

  • Phillip James Davies March 25, 2018 at 11:54 pm

    A Lightning Bolt! ⚡️

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