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Top 7 gadgets for travelers – PowerGen and Anker Astro compact chargers


Top 7 gadgets for travelers: PowerGen and Anker Astro compact battery chargers for mobile devices

No any electronic devise could function without a power. That is why it is essential to get them charged in time especially such mission critical devices for travelers as smartphones and/or tablets. There are a variety of external battery charges available on the market. Some of them could even use solar power while others could combine different sources of energy. Typically solar chargers are either not powerful enoughSolar Charger
or too bigSolae Panel to take them on travel. However solar and combined chargersEmergency charger could be useful while camping or going for outdoor activities.  Currently the most convenient and compact devices for recharging relatively small electronic devices are compact external batteries/chargers.

Here are descriptions of a few most notable of them

PowerGen Mobile Juice Pack Ultra   

Multipurpose external battery PowerGen Mobile Juice Pack Ultra can be used for recharging of iPhone, iPod, iPad and almost all models of mobile phones. PowerGen battery capacity is 5200 mAh that should be enough for 70 hours of listening music on iPod, 25 hours talking on iPhone or charging 50% of the battery of iPad2.  It could work as flashlight for 250 hours

Charging of iPhone takes about 1.5 hours.  PowerGen battery charging takes about 5-6 hours. The battery is made of high quality materials that provide a long service life.  Small size of the battery 9,3 x4, 3×2, 2 cm  make it attractive for travelers. It is always good to have a piece in mid that your mobile device could be recharged at any time.

Anker Astro 5600mAh Backup External Battery Pack and Charger – Power Bank 

Anker Astro
Compact,portable and stylish  Anker Astro Power Bank has capacity of 5600 mAh. It is equivalent to 22 hours of talk time to your iPhone 3G / 4G / 4GS, 2-3 charges for your iPhone, more than 200 hours  audio playback, or 250% – 400% to most mobile phones’ battery life.  Reliable Lithium-ion battery ensures high quality and more than 500 plus recharge cycles over the life of the battery. The Pwer Bank easily fits into a bag and provide instant power for mobile device. Charge your devices anytime and anywhere It also good as a flashlight for night & darkness use.

Need more power? Then look to the following portable battery charger

Anker Astro3 10000mAh Dual 2A USB Output External Battery Backup and Charger

Anker Astro 3
It is good for  iPhone 4S / 4 / 3GS, iPad, iPad2, the new iPad 3, Tablets, Digital Cameras, DV Recorders and various Android phones  such as Samsung Galaxy S / S2 / S3, HTC One X One S Sensation EVO, Motorola Droid, LG Optimus, Nokia N9 Lumia. The battery has a huge capacity – almost double capacity of previously mentioned devices. It is still compact and easily fit into a bag providing additional 40 hours of talk time to your iPhone 3G / 4G / 4GS, 6 full charges for iPhone, a full charge for iPad / iPad 2 / Samsung Galaxy Tablets, or 600%+ to most mobile phones’ battery life. Reliable Lithium Polymer battery of the device ensures high quality and 500+ recharge cycles over the life of the battery.

New Anker Family external battery chargers

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Top 7 gadgets for travellers – Part 2


Electronic book readers – favorite books and important documents in one compact device.


Amazon Kindle Touch 3GAmazon Kindle TouchNook Simple TouchNook Simple Touch

New generation of electronic book readers could make travelers life more comfortable by providing instant access to favorite books, personal, travel and business documents. The majority of them are capable to connect to the internet via Wi-Fi but only few of them could connect through 3G cellular network. The most notable electronic book readers are Amazon Kindle Touch and Nook Simple Touch. Both of them equipped by convenient touch screens and very light and compact. Powered by E-ink technology electronic book readers could run incredibly long time on one charge. For instance Amazon Kindle Touch could run up to 2 months on single battery charge with wireless off and half an hour reading per day. Taking into account massive selection of books, text to speech and 3G connectivity capabilities Amazon Kindle Touch definitely deserves leading positions on the electronic book readers market. In addition to above mentioned Amazon Kindle have experimental but working web browser, supports audio books and MP3 and most importantly 3G model of the device provides internet connectivity via 3G for free. No contracts and no monthly fees and it does work GLOBALLY. It is extremely important feature for frequent global travelers. You can download your books anytime, anywhere. Electronic book readers are especially good on beach vacation. The latest E-ink screens provide superior quality reading experience on light and sunny places – no eye strain or glare.

To be continued …

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Top 7 electronic gadgets for travelers


Author: vip

Technological progress brings to our attention a lot of new electronic gadgets making traveling much easier than it was in the past.

Here are top 7 electronics gadgets that every traveler should consider for the safety and comfort when planning the trip.

Navigation and communication.

Mobile phone – is your phone smart enough?

Mobile phone is a “must take with you” electronic device. Nova days almost everybody has a cell phone mainly for communication and safety purposes. Some of cell phones have some additional features such as GPS navigation, internet connection, audio and video playback, etc. They are running under control of operating systems especially designed for mobile devices. Such phones are called smarthones. Smartphones provide additional level of comfort while travelling. The majority of them are capable of working in cell networks of almost any country. There are many smartphones available in the market. The most notable are Apple iPhone 4S , various Samsung Galaxy lines, Sony Ericsson Expiria, Nokia, Motorola and HTC Droid models.
Apple iPhone 4S Samsung Galaxy S3

Which smartphone to select: Samsung Galaxy Android or Apple iPhone 4S ?

Tablet – the comfort of home computer on the trip

Tablets are good alternatives for smart phones. They bring you the power of your personal computer combined with the portability. Tablets have larger screens and more comfortable in terms of discovering places using GPS navigation software and loaded maps. The big screen and powerful CPU advantage is also applying to watching movies and videos as well as playing games and reading books. Communications abilities including video calls are pretty remarkable .However tablets generally could run less time on the battery than smartphones could. Also they are bigger and therefore less portable. From other side new leading tablets such as Amazon Kindle Fire, coming mini iPad and Samsung Galaxy tab 2 equipped by 7-inch screen and could run more than 8 hours on battery. In addition Amazon Kindle Fire provide great access to the biggest collection of digital content such as music, video, books, etc.

iPad3 Galaxy Tab 2 Kindle Fire

Best selling Android tablets: Amazon Kindle Fire and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2

To be continued …

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