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On June 3, 2012
Last modified:March 6, 2013


Compact battery chargesPowerGen and Anker Astro provide instant power for mobile devices anytime and anywhere.

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.

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