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Darren
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reviewed: Infinit Travel Power Pack Reply with quote

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I'm forever running out of power. Gadgets are ever more power hungry and as they add ever more functionality, we become ever more reliant upon them and use them more and more.

Re-chargeable battery packs are a common solution and there are many different versions available. As always, there is a trade-off. The balance between capacity and portability is an important one. There is little point having a solution that can re-charge all your devices 50 times if it's the size and weight of a car battery and there is no point in having a solution that dies before re-charging even one device.

And so we have here the solution provided by the guys at Infinit whose product portfolio includes the rather good Solar Backpack that we reviewed back in May last year. Infinit's answer is a small 5,000 mAh battery pack, a little wider than a pack of cards and weighing in at a svelte 270g. It's small enough to be pocketable yet has enough oomph to re-charge an iPhone from flat to full more than three times.

Click here to read our review.
 

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now that looks like a nice device, initially I was a little put of by the 49 price tag but at 35 its not bad. Payday on Wednesday so I'll be placing an order ready for the school holiday trips out and about.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2011 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally think my solution to the problem is far more elegant Very Happy


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am quite interested in this and did a quick search for "5000mAH Portable Battery Pack" and found this:
http://www.technologyinthehome.com/Shop/Technology-AND-Gadgets/357-Veho-Pebble-5000mAH-Portable-Battery-Pack-Charger.html
Looks the same but weighs half as much, for 40. Strange...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The weight I quoted was for the device in it's retail packaging with the accessory cables and connectors.

The actual device on its own weighs in at 145g. I'll correct that in the review for the sake of clarity.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darren wrote:
I'll correct that in the review for the sake of clarity.

Thanks Darren
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 1:20 pm    Post subject: Just bought power pack Reply with quote

I saw the info on this power pack and decided to buy it for charging my 5v devices mostly my HTC phone. As there was a discount if you buy it through the pocketgpsworld.com site I ordered it yesterday afternoon (Friday 29th July) and it was delivered this morning. Very fast delivery from this company. I do use these power packs quite often and felt my own one was needing replacement after many years.
It is well made and feels very good in the hand and pocket.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm loving mine already! massive thumbs up, AND it has blue LED's. BLUE LED's!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:19 pm    Post subject: Pebble Charger Reply with quote

HI Darren,

I bought a Veho Pebble charger from Gizoo in August last year for 34.95 (still available I just checked!) it looks just about the same as this one and as far as I can see does just the same job. It's kept both my hubbys and my phones charged plus both our ipods for two whole weeks on holiday without needing to be recharged itself. Great gadget!

Just thought I'd post this to give folks an alternative if the one you are showing sells out.

KInd Regards

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Veho Pebble 26.06 Amazon
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This appears to be the same device, but only cost 19.99 with free delivery

http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/21343196/TeckNet-iEP370-5000mAh-Universal-USB-Battery-Pack-For-iPad-iPhone-Smart-phones-And-Portable-devices/Product.html?_%24ja=tsid:11518|cat:21343196|prd:21343196
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DeLorean wrote:
This appears to be the same device, but only cost 19.99 with free delivery

http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/21343196/TeckNet-iEP370-5000mAh-Universal-USB-Battery-Pack-For-iPad-iPhone-Smart-phones-And-Portable-devices/Product.html?_%24ja=tsid:11518|cat:21343196|prd:21343196


Very Happy Thanks.... sometimes things are meant to happen, I attempted to order the Infinit one at the weekend but experienced problems with their website and hadn't managed to retry. By chance I checked this thread and have saved a further 15 or 30 depending on which price you use. Ideal for my weeks camping holiday in France.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just found the TeckNet site and they have 7000mha packs, IEP387 also they have some interesting BT iPad 2 cases that include a keyboard.

http://www.tecknetonline.co.uk/categories/Consumer-Electronics/Kindle-Store/
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My original thumbs up has now dropped somewhat...

It doesn't have enough current (?) to charge an iPad. I just have the 'Not Charging' message Sad It u, however, prolonged its use by about a hour but certainly hasn't charged it.

A shame really Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

actually, scratch that last comment. it does charge the battery even though it says 'not charging'. WHen I stopped using it and left it the battery went up to 14% from 4% (although the 'not charging' message still stayed on)

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