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TECH News: Festival Survival Part 1


Portable Power

Power packs have come on leaps and bounds in recent years as our power hungry tech rarely lives up to their manufactures daily battery life for “normal use”.

Whether you want to keep your phone fully charged to keep all your social media accounts updated or you just want a little something should your phone get low on the way home this guide has you covered.


MIXIT↑™ Power Pack 2000 by Belkin

Not planning on using your phone much? Maybe just turning it on to check messages once or twice a day while away? Then the Belkin Mixit 2000 is what you need.  Screen Shot 2016-06-18 at 21.56.01

Small, compact and providing a full charge to most modern day smartphones, the Mixit 2000 can be your insurance policy!

A single USB slot using your phones charge cable will give your phone a full single charge when needed. There are 4 LED lights to show the remaining amount of power left in the pack.

You can purchase one directly from Belkin for £14.99 now.




PowerCore 10000 with Quick Charge 3.0 by Anker

The PowerCore 10000 from Anker is your long weekend essential!

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Coming in at the size of a standard deck of playing cards, this quick charger can fill most smartphones to 80% of a full charge in just 30 minutes.

It can go on to give you at least 3 full charges on your phone before it needs recharging itself. The PowerCore also comes with a range of safety features including temperature control and surge protection.

The PowerCore 10000 can be brought from Amazon for £20 and is Prime eligible.


10050mAh Waterproof Dustproof and Shockproof Power Bank Built-in Flashlight  by RAVPower

If all the others seem a bit to “fragile” for outside living then RAVPower have got you covered.

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This RAVPower 10050mAH unit is the rugged, all action, go anywhere battery pack that should take a festival weekend in it’s stride.  The waterproof, dustproof and shockproof casing houses a large capacity set of batteries and a built in torch.

The dual USB ports allows for simultaneous charging of 2 devices and is good for 3 charges on an iPhone 6s or 2.5 charges to most Android smartphones.

The pack employes iSmart Technology to detect the device you have attached and provide the correct current for your phone/tablet. The RAVPower also shuts itself down if there is any risk to overheating or a short circuit, protecting the charger and your device/s.

This model is currently 40% off at Amazon, retailing for £20.99.  There is also an additional promo providing 30% off select mini charges when brought with this.


Round Up

All figures are provided by the manufacturers and are a guide only.

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