Kensington To Scosche: Portable Battery Packs

Kensington To Scosche: Portable Battery Packs

Kristen Lubbe
Feb 24, 2011

When we're traveling there are so many different things we have to pack. The last thing we want to worry about is having to pack a bunch of different chargers for each of our devices. We want something as portable and lightweight as possible without breaking the bank as well. We found four really great options, no matter the budget.

goBAT II - Portable Charger & Backup Battery, $89.99: If we could hand pick a portable battery pack for ourselves this would be the one. It was just released on the market and it's super compact and smart. The internal 5000mAh ion battery will keep your devices going long after they normally would. The goBAT II provides 2 USB charging ports that can be used at the same time. An iPad can be charged up to 55% of full charge.
Super Mobile Freedom Power Commercial Series, $999.99: If we had an unlimited budget (we were hoping to win the Power Ball today, but that didn't happen) this would be the portable battery pack for us. Powers 16V and 19V devices. Features built in USB port to charge iPhone, iPod, BlackBerry and other USB chargeable devices and powers laptops for 40-50+ hours per charge.
Kensington Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod, $69.99: Rechargeable battery pack extends playing time up to 100 hours of music, 21 hours of video and 6 hours of talk. AC power adapter with USB and also includes a dock connector for iPhone and iPod. Features an LED battery meter to display charge status.
Minty Boost Portable USB Charger, $19.50: You can purchase the kit to assemble your own Minty Boost. You'll need the desire to actually put the kit together and we don't think that'll be hard to find. It's a fun DIY that won't set you back hundreds of dollars. It will add hours of life to your gadgets.

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