Essential festival item: Duracell Powerhouse USB Charger
The North American festival season is in full swing with fans looking forward to a jam-packed next two months across various locales. However, a persistent nuisance of attendees continues to be the short-lived battery life of smart phones which has made it a tactical challenge to use your device only when needed – a first world problem indeed. To compensate for the eventual draining of battery life, some individuals bring duplicate gadget batteries, others ensure a full charge prior to departing, and a handful live life on the edge. The portable power pack is another option out there that is just as, if not more, effective, and can be shared across a range of devices – iPhones, Androids, iPads – within your group depending on its capabilities.
The Duracell Powerhouse USB Charger is one of the cheaper alternatives, costing $17.99. Its performance is reflective of the price point, however, as it charged the iPhone to 80% (from 45%) prior to needing a re-charge. The re-charge takes three hours. It features a microUSB and USB port, and weighs in at a super-light 1.2 ounces.
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