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Heading out the door? Don't forget to grab your travel charger. Without that your device will surely die on that long flight/drive/trip to the mall. Aww, out of juice because you forgot to plug it in? That won't happen with the New Trent TravelPak Plus. This battery pack is always charged because you can actually use it as a wall adapter. Lucky for you it's on sale at Amazon right now.

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The TravelPak Plus is a 7000mAh battery pack. Be aware there is also a regular TravelPak at 4000mAh. The Plus retails for $89.95, and the standard is $79.95. The Plus is also just a few dollars more right now, so there's no reason to get the smaller cell. The TravelPak Plus has dual USB ports and a flip out power plug. The charger is also surprisingly compact. Simply pull it out of the wall, fold up the prongs, and you've got a fully charged battery.

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Left to right: Stock Note II charger, first full charge on TravelPack, Second full charge on TravelPack

The battery performs fairly well, as you can see above. Charge times are a little longer, and it won't quite fill the Note II twice. That's because all external batteries tend to have roughly 70% efficiency. These specific models were just added to Amazon recently, but are lumped in with a larger New Trent iGeek charger. The reviews of the TravelPak units are good, but note the specific device for individual review if you decide to research more carefully.

[New Trent TravelPak Plus]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • lordmerovingian

    Too much for an impulse buy. Already own the Zagg Sparq 2.0 (6000mAh) and some iGo thingy (2000mAh) both with dual USB and i'm always looking for some new toy to buy to satiate my inner beast... Le sigh..

  • TylerChappell

    Or you can get the substantially better 13000mAh Anker Astro E4 for less than $4 more.
    Not much of a deal in comparison.

    • sixtyfour

      I got the Anker Astro3E 10,000mAh pack for $35 but it doesn't have the built-in power prongs like this unit. This Trent charger/pack looks like a cool all-in-one solution for the on-the-go geek.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      I don't think anyone us arguing that you can get a larger battery for about the same price, but it's the form factor and convenience of this one that I really love. It essentially replaces your main charger, and is super convenient because it's pretty much always charged by definition.

  • Rob

    I have the newTrent 12000 mAh travel charger. It works quite well when I can remember where I put the power cord to keep it charged up! (oO) #firstworldproblems

  • Blazerjim

    Ryan, looks good so i bought one. It'll be here next week. One question though, which side is the 1A charger, and which is the 2.1A charger. New Trent's website lists that each one has different charging rates at 5V. I don't see any labels here, so maybe you can point out which is which?