Power – we all crave it, whether we care to admit it or not. And just in the way Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio kicked and clawed his way through the other contenders in the Conclave to become Francis 1st and claim the ultimate ‘Power of Pope’, you too can put more power at your disposal with the gift from god that is the Dual Power Bank from thumbsUP!
Okay, okay, it’s not the same as having the Papal powers of, say, being able to fly and using laser vision to burn sinners, but for us mere mortals this handy little power-up package can help us all defeat the demons of dying batteries on our open source OS smartphones and tablets almost indefinitely. Harbouring a 6600mAh rechargeable battery, once fully juiced the Dual Power Bank can charge the average smartphone to capacity not once, not twice, but three times over. What’s more, if you’ve made a massive miscalculation on the whole device/power/travel front, the thumbsUp! can charge more than one smart-thing simultaneously too.
Portable enough to pop in the average pocket and featuring an LCD screen to display the percentage of energy left in store, the Dual Power Bank comes with both micro USB and mini USB connectors and a USB cable (yes, yes, there’s an Apple charger too), so whenever the risk of imminent power-out looms, just whip it out and plug your Android in – as that talking rat thing says on TV: simples.
Retailing at £40 from Menkind, if you’re the kind of person who likes to constantly dwell within the digital domain, don’t leave home without one.