Phone always dying? Take this eco-friendly, high-speed charger everywhere—it's 25 percent off

Kristine Solomon
·5 min read

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The Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger is an essential companion for all your warm-weather activities. (Photo: Verizon/Getty)
The Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger is an essential companion for all your warm-weather activities. (Photo: Verizon/Getty)

Made it through your Netflix queue? Perfected your bread recipe? Good. Now it’s time to get out of the house because the sun is shining, temperatures are rising and the world is finally starting to reopen! “Stay outside” is the new “stay inside,” and we’re definitely here for it — with all the necessary precautions in place, of course.

Face masks, sunscreen and hand sanitizer are a few obvious must-haves, but we know of another under-the-radar outdoor essential: the palm-sized Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger, which happens to be 25 percent off right now. Consider this game-changing gadget as crucial as your house keys. It keeps you on the go all day and night — from your morning power walk to an open-air concert — without ever having to hunt down a power outlet. Now that’s what we call freedom!

Shop it: Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger, $37.50 (was $50), verizon.com

A fully charged phone — anytime, anywhere

Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger (Photo: Verizon)
Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger (Photo: Verizon)

Portable chargers are certainly not a new concept, but this one is superior in so many ways — and we don’t just mean its affordable price of just $37.50 (down from $50). This baby juices up two Apple or Android smartphones simultaneously with serious quickness — up to 80 percent in just 30 minutes with up to 18W of charging power. And it can charge your phone fully up to three times, making it the most resourceful outdoor companion you could possibly ask for.

At just 6.4 ounces and only three inches across, this powerful piece of technology is also a breeze to carry around. Just slip it in your pocket or purse — it’s down to go everywhere you go, and you’ll barely notice it’s there. The Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP charger not only keeps a low profile on your person, but it also leaves an impressively small carbon footprint.

Shop it: Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger, $37.50 (was $50), verizon.com

A lightweight, pocket-sized charger that's kind to the environment

Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger (Photo: Verizon)
Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger (Photo: Verizon)

That’s because this little guy is part of Verizon’s array of eco-friendly phone accessories — portable chargers, cell phone cases, earbuds cases and more — which are made in part with plant-based materials, recycled plastics or are 100 percent compostable. For each purchase you make this year of select products from the collection, Verizon will plant a tree — one million trees as part of the buy one, plant one initiative.

The Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger itself is made with REPLAY 72.5 percent post-consumer plastic, so it manages to be eco-friendly while still providing a high-quality charging experience. That’s a big deal when you consider that only nine percent of the plastic we toss in the recycling bin is actually recycled.

It’s also important when you think about how much plastic waste we generate as a society: almost 400 million tons of it per year, according to Julie Anderson, CEO of Plastic Oceans. Now that practically everyone has a cell phone, a lot of that waste is tied directly to cell phone accessories.

“As the consumer demands go up, as does the production of plastic items. And with that, there is a percentage of plastic that is leaking into the environment continuously. If it’s not leaking into the ocean and into our environment, it’s just sitting in a landfill,” Anderson tells Yahoo Life. There, plastic waste will linger for a whopping 1,000 years — that’s how long it takes for it to decompose.

Shop it: Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger, $37.50 (was $50), verizon.com

Recycled materials and plastic-free packaging mean less waste in our oceans and landfills

Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger (Photo: Verizon)
Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger (Photo: Verizon)

So you can see why the Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger is the whole package — in fact, even its packaging is plastic-free. It comes in recycled paper packaging that contains zero harmful inks or dyes to leak into the environment. This little gadget brings new meaning to “smart” technology — but it also has beauty to match its brains.

If you’re the type of person who likes your personal electronics to look good, the Nimble won’t let you down. It comes in ocean-inspired turquoise, green to match the color of your freshly mowed lawn and, of course, neutral charcoal for all you traditionalists. This handy sidekick is a brilliant way to keep your phone juiced up at all times while also Investing in the planet — and at under $40, it’s a painless investment at that.

Your purchase may be a small contribution to the health of the planet, but it’s a crucial step in creating a bigger market for post-consumer recycled plastics. “We don’t have a uniform recycling system around the globe, so [Plastic Oceans is] constantly advocating for consumers to be aware of the life cycle of a plastic product and its end-of-life process,” says Andersen of the plastic waste problem.

“Currently, consumers buy more virgin plastic products, and there is no use for the secondary recycled material. But if people bought more recycled material products, that would automatically increase the demand.”

Grab the Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger while it’s 25 percent off, then get ready to gain a new appreciation for the world you live in while showing it the care and respect it deserves.

Shop it: Nimble Eco-Friendly CHAMP 10k PD Portable Charger, $37.50 (was $50), verizon.com

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