by Brent Dirks
August 7, 2013
Just in time for back-to-school season, accessory maker Anker is offering a spectacular, limited-time deal on its Astro Mini external battery pack. Now through Wednesday, Aug. 21, the 3,000 mAH cell can be purchased through Amazon.com for $19.99. Shipping is free, even though the product isn’t available for the Amazon Prime two-day shipping. Slightly larger than a tube of lipstick, the Astro Mini is made of an aluminum outer shell along with premium microchips inside to ensure safe use. The battery can also be used to charge other smaller devices like an iPod. The cell should also be able to completely charge a dead iPhone 5 at least twice. As a nice touch, the Astro Mini is backed by an 18-month warranty. Available in either black or silver, the Astro Mini comes with one USB to micro-USB cord, one 30-pin adapter, and a travel pouch. For other recent accessory news, see: Apple Offering In-Store Discounts On Certain Accessories This Month, Scosche Unveils The Colorful boltBOX For Lightning Compatible iOS Devices, Heartbeats Introduces Your Bluetooth Heart Monitor To A Pebble Smart Watch, and Twelve South Introduces The New HiRise Stand.