We all love our Android devices and a lot of us are spending more time on our smartphones and tablets than we ever have done. All of the web browsing, the gaming, the app snacking and videos we watch hammers our devices' batteries. Often when your smartphone or tablet dies from lack of juice it's at the worst time and you could be in the middle of nowhere, or just really need to finish that episode of Modern Family and have no access to an outlet. When those times come – and you don't want a fancy back pack – then the best thing to do is to turn to an external battery pack. The sort of thing that has enough juice to power a smartphone or tablet twice over – 7000 mAh should do the trick, right?
Well, if something like that sounds appealing to you then you're going to love today's Gift Idea, the New Trent External Power Supply – model NT70T – is an external battery pack that crams in 7000 mAh of juice into a little package that can keep your devices going. This beast comes with a number of adapters and includes a hook-up for microUSB devices such as smartphones and tablets. There are also two USB ports on there letting you charge whatever else you need as well. It's just not capacity that makes this thing attractive though, as it can charge a 2A tablet and a 1A smartphone…at the same time. So, you can make sure you have a phone to send an SMS or make a call, as well as charging the Nexus 7 for some more Angry Birds.
While it might not be the cheapest alternative to keeping your batteries juiced up when you can't find an outlet, it's not too pricey either. Coming at around $45 it's a good buy for something like this and would be a great gift for those on the go or folks who tend to forget to charge their device before leaving the house. I can imagine this a useful addition for the car in case you break down and run out of juice. There's a lot that you can do with an external power supply like this and it could well be a real life-saver, you never know when you might need that extra power.
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