Battery technology (lifespan, reliability, etc.) has improved so much that companies like Apple have removed user-replaceable batteries from their products (laptops, iPads, etc…). Some see this as an issue, but we feel that the benefits—stronger cases, lighter devices, less maintenance—far outweigh the potential loss of flexibility. However, this does not mean that having a backup solution is not a good idea. For those who like to be prepared, Tekkeon has been the go-to source for reliable, long-lasting, external rechargeable batteries.
Tekkeon has a whole line of portable battery packs for all kinds of applications. They have units which can power up laptops, DVD players, and other power hungry devices. They also have smaller power units for less juice-hungry gadgets. Many of Tekkeon’s customers carry more than one device and that trend was the impetus for the creation of the dual-port TekCharge.
The new dual-port TekCharge has two 5V USB ports and can be used to charge multiple devices in parallel. It can even act as an emergency flashlight. The Li-ion battery pack can significantly extend the play time of many devices:
- iPhone : WiFi (20 hrs), 3G (12 hrs)
- iPod: Touch (18 hrs)
- iPad: WiFi (5 hrs), 3G (4 hrs)
The TekCharge’s flexibility also extends to its recharging options. Recharging the TecCharge powerpack may be done either from an available USB port or directly from a power outlet. The AC power brick can also be used to charge your USB-cabled gadgets directly.
If you are a multi-gadget slinger, then you need to check out the TekCharge. If you are like us (NEVER without backup power), then this TekCharge should be in your day pack. If you run power hungry apps on your portable devices, then this TekCharge should be somewhere nearby. If you are…well, you get the idea 🙂