With the storm and subsequent black out this week, I have been a refugee of sorts. I walked 70 blocks north to find electricity on tuesday the day after the storm from lower manhattan. An item I find indespensible is my Mophie juice pack powerstation . I first bought this last winter before going on a trip to China, it’s essentially a battery that recharges my iphone several times. It’s very handy on long trips, and situations like this week. My only connection with the world was my iPhone and the Powersation kept me charged and connected. The Mophie website as well as the Apple store sell them for $79, but you can sometimes find them on Amazon for about $50. Another handy feature is that you can connect different charging cables to it. I originally had an iPhone 4, but when I got an iPhone 5 I just connected the new cable and I was good to go. It will accept any USB charging cable (mini USB, micro USB as well as both iPhone connectors).