Smarter Travel Pick of the Day: Prong PWR Case

A case that charges your phone and can plug directly into an outlet—no cords required.

What Is It: Prong’s PWR case, which protects your phone and charges it.

Why It’s Smart:

• Has a foldout plug so you can insert it directly into an outlet—no more worrying that you forgot/lost the charging cable

• Works with many models of the iPhone

• Fairly lightweight for a battery (4 oz)

• Has an on/off switch, so you can choose when your phone is charging while in the case

• LED charge indicator shows you the power level

• Includes a backup micro USB so that you can charge/synch via other power sources if needed

Where to Buy: Prong products are available on Amazon and

(Photo: Prong)

By Caroline Morse Teel

Unfortunately for her bank account, Principal Editor Caroline Morse Teel is powerless to resist a good flight deal. Follow her on Instagram @TravelWithCaroline.

Caroline joined Boston-based SmarterTravel in 2011 after living in Ireland, London, and Manhattan. She's traveled to all seven continents, jumped out of planes, and bungeed off bridges in the pursuit of a good story. She loves exploring off-the-beaten path destinations, anything outdoorsy, and all things adventure.

Her stories have also appeared online at USA Today, Business Insider, Huffington Post, Yahoo,, TripAdvisor, Buzzfeed, Jetsetter, Oyster, Airfarewatchdog, and others.

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Travel Motto: "Don't be boring."

Aisle, Window, or Middle Seat: "Aisle (when the first class private suite isn't available)."

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