We are absolutely glued to our phones. Glued to them. You might even be reading this on your phone (hi, mobile readers). But, I often forget my iPhone charger (and sometime the cat gets all up in my gadgets and eats my cables). If I've got a long train journey, by the time I've read Buzzfeed, Brainpickings and finished playing around on Pinterest even though I'm using up all of my data looking at photos of ohmygodsobloodyadorable red pandas, I've run out of battery.
I want a Mighty Purse so much. As well as looking rather splendid, it'll charge my mobile phone. It would even charge my iPad (other tablet models are available) if I had one.
It works with a USB adapter, so you just need to charge your purse before you use it. It's compatible with smartphones and tablets and you'll get two phone charges per Mighty Purse charge. I'm guessing that will equate to one tablet charge. And it only weighs 200 grams. Basically: it's a lifesaver on a train to Edinburgh when you realise you've left your iPad charger at home and want to watch the rest of Party of Five season 1.
Given the apparent witchcraft and wizardry involved in making The Mighty Purse, I thought they'd have a higher price tag than £84.99. Now that's a lot for a purse (even a leather one), but portable chargers are bigger, clunkier, less useful and not actually that much cheaper. And they certainly don't come in lovely yellow and pink leather.