As much as we've talked about portable chargers, we've yet to come across one that I would call affordable (excluding the various deals we've found, of course). Satechi just changed all that, though; it released a 10k mAh power pack for $50. Fifty dollars! Considering I've reviewed portable chargers with half that capacity for nearly double the cost, I woudl say this one is a good deal right out of the gate.

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Not only that, but it's a dual USB charger, so it can juice up two devices at one time. It has a 5V/1A port for devices like smartphones, and a higher-rated 5V/2A port for more power hungry devices. While tablet compatibility is yet to be seen, this unit will definitely provide all the juice you could possibly need to keep your smartphone powered up for a few days.

You can grab it directly from Satechi or on Amazon.

Keep iPhone™, iPad™, Kindle Fire, Samsung Galaxy S III or any other
USB-based portable device fully charged while on the go

San Diego, CA – June 20, 2012 – Satechi, a leading mobile accessories manufacturer, is pleased to announce the availability of its Portable Energy Station.  The powerful 10,000 mAh battery pack features a 1 amp and a 2 amp USB port to keep most smartphones or tablets fully charged including charging a dead iPhone 4S up to 5 times.  The convenient battery pack features a lightweight (5.93oz.) and compact (5.5” long) design allowing users to easily throw the device into any backpack, purse or carry on.
The Satechi Portable Energy Station provides a quick and efficient charge and features a rechargeable lithium ion ensuring users’ devices stay fully juiced at all times.  Additional features include a battery life indicator and auto off feature which detects when the connected device is fully charged.   The Portable Energy Station comes complete with a USB charging cord and 6 connectors compatible with most smartphones and tablets.
The Satechi Portable Energy Station is available now for $49.99 at and
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