If there are two universal truths we can draw from the realm of portable personal technology, it’s that smartphones and tablets are the coolest inventions since some caveman, tired of struggling with square wheels, created the concept of the circle*, a concept which ultimately led to the subsequent development of both the eye-astounding Aston Martin One-77 and the Lamborghini Aventador, albeit a bit later.
And, yes, before anyone tears into what at first may seem a tenuous tie-in, Android-abled accessibility to everything is actually closely related to the evolution of the automobile, for whilst it is illegal to handle a mobile phone (and a tablet, obviously) in any way when driving in the UK (now reinforced by a £90 fine and three points on your licence), using pre-set satnav functions with your Android cradled safely on your dashboard is perfectly fine, as is hands-free calling – two increasingly common uses of smartphones in cars. See, this stuff isn’t just thrown together, you know? Thought has gone into this. A bit.
However, the wider use of smartphones and tablets in cars has produced its own problems: the use of GPS and Bluetooth drains battery life, and even though the motor has evolved spectacularly, not sufficiently to feature more than one ‘cigarette lighter’ charging point.
Fortunately, as always, there’s a gadget to help counteract this singular act of single mindedness: the mMini DC10 from Innergie.
Simply slot the Innergie into said cigarette lighter receptacle and – by the power of Greyskull! – suddenly you’ve got no fewer than two powered-up USB slots at your disposal, allowing you to insert fresh energy into a pair of products simultaneously.
A simple solution to a very 21st century problem that for some reason took this long into it for anyone to arrive at, costing only about £10 (US $15) from here, the mMini DC10 is an in-car essential for the road warrior rep, long distance lorry driver or, indeed, anyone else off on an epic auto adventure.
*Actual pre-historical events may be different to those portrayed.