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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 enough
or too big to take them on travel. However solar and combined chargers 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
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
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.
Electronic book readers – favorite books and important documents in one compact device.
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 …