According to famed Founding Father, electrifying inventor and political polymath, Benjamin Franklin, the only things certain in life are death and taxes. Well, that may have been very true back in the 18th century, but here in the shining technological future where we’re overflowing with the kind of gadgety goodness that old Benji could only have dreamed off, there’s now another certainty: make full use of your smartphone or tablet on the go and you’re going to run out of power very quickly.
Yes, no matter how advanced battery technology gets, the sad fact of the matter is that to keep your device in continual touch with the online world, to let you download emails, open apps and allow people to know your current status countless times a day, regardless of the varying degrees of interest to others that status may offer, even the most capacious of batteries is going to be drained dry; which is why the innovators at Innergie have created this: the PocketCell.
As the name might suggest, this is a pocket-sized powerhouse that, charged via USB, securely stores its essential energy, ready to unleash it into your device when required thanks to its cunning combined Mini and Micro USB cable (there’s a third option for Apples too). Compatible then with over 10,000 devices, the PocketCell can extend the life of a smartphone by a whopping 15+ hours, or a tablet by 5+ hours, which should give you ample opportunity to get to a mains point before your digital delight dies. Add in an LED indicator to keep you abreast of remaining charge and you have the neatest, most necessary Android accessory around.
Retailing at £79, the cost may seem a little steep to some, but then how can you put a price on ensuring you never end up running on empty? Precisely.