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mophie juice pack plus review

mophie juice pack plus review

Mophie's Juice Pack Air for iPhone 4 impressed us back in September with its minimal bulk and ability to almost double runtime versus the standard Apple battery. Still, there are some power users - or weekend travellers - for whom "virtually double" still isn't good enough, hence the Mophie Juice Pack Plus. Bigger battery, bigger price; is this Mophie good value or overkill? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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DigiPower Jump Start Slim Battery Pack Costs $29.95, Adds Plenty of Juice

DigiPower Jump Start Slim Battery Pack Costs $29.95, Adds Plenty of Juice

As our gadgets get more advanced, one of the things that seems to be getting left behind, more often than not, is our battery life. As we use our toys more and more throughout the day, our patience gets tested when we see that the battery quickly goes from green to red, and we've no way to charge it while on the go. But, that's why portable battery packs exist, we imagine, and thanks to DigiPower, we'll have a remarkably small one available for purchase soon enough.

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Magellan rugged ToughCase for iPhone boosts GPS & battery

Magellan rugged ToughCase for iPhone boosts GPS & battery

GPS specialists Magellan have launched a new combination ruggedized battery case and signal-enhancing GPS cradle for the iPhone and iPod touch, promising increased accuracy as well as the freedom to take your Apple device out into the rougher elements.  The Magellan ToughCase is waterproof to up to a meter for 30 minutes, together with being resistant to dust, rain, mud, water and snow.

There's also a 1,840mAh battery in there too, which Magellan reckon is sufficient to double your iPhone's runtimes, while the SiRFstar III GPS chipset is accurate down to three meters.  It's not just usable with the company's own RoadMate software, either; just about any GPS app in the App Store should get the positioning boost.

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ZAGGsparq mobile battery charges any USB device

ZAGGsparq mobile battery charges any USB device

ZAGG has been around for a while and the company made its name selling super-tough and invisible film protective layers for all sorts of electronic devices from smartphones to notebooks. The company has branched out into home media players and audio gear as well. ZAGG has unveiled its latest product called the ZAGGsparq.

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Duracell Smart Power Products Review

Duracell Smart Power Products Review

There's still some way to go before we can recharge our gadgets while they're still in our pockets, but if the thought of plugging in your iPhone pains you then Duracell's Smart Power system may go some way in helping. Based on a conductive charging pad which demands only that you sit a gadget on top in order to rejuice it, Duracell claim it's a new stab at freedom from the regular grid; SlashGear cleared some desk-space to find out whether that was true.

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