Keeping your smartphones and tablet powered up and working on a trip or when you are away from an outlet for an extended time can be a challenge. It can also be challenging to find external battery packs that are able to withstand spills and the bumps that go along with life on the road. NewTrent has announced a new external power pack for USB devices that promises lots of rugged power.
The battery pack is called the PowerPak Ultra and it has 14000 mAh of power inside. That is enough juice to recharge your smartphones up to six times. The battery pack can survive 500 charge cycles according to the manufacturer. The device has dual USB ports and can charge two gadgets at the same time.
One of the USB ports has 2.1A of power and the other has 1A of juice. The 2.1A of power is enough to charge tablets. The battery pack sells for $69.95 and is available now. The battery can power your iPhone up to 55 hours on a full charge. The 3rd generation iPad can last 18 hours for video playback per charge.