If you read my recent review of the STM Nomad gear bag, then you know that I carry a ton of mobile gear with me, and I’m on the road a lot. In a setup like mine, any accessory that can take the place of multiple items and free up some room in my […]
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The New Trent Travelpak and Travelpak+ battery pack/charger combos

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If you read my recent review of the STM Nomad gear bag, then you know that I carry a ton of mobile gear with me, and I’m on the road a lot. In a setup like mine, any accessory that can take the place of multiple items and free up some room in my loaded gear bag is very welcomed.

In my bag, I currently have 3 charging bricks, multiple USB cables, and a backup battery. This battery takes a MiniUSB cable to recharge, while it charges other devices through a full-sized USB port. At home, my family has my old backup battery, which takes an antiquated MiniUSB cable to recharge and charges devices via USB. We also have a smaller battery specifically for previous gen iPhones that has the old 30 pin Dock Connector, and recharges on its own dock. So, all of these batteries have different capacities, have different recharging methods, and pair with different devices. Yuck.

The recently released New Trent Travelpak and Travelpak+ both caught my eye, because they are specifically designed to help with this problem. The only difference between the two models is battery capacity, with the Travelpak having 4000mAh, while the Travelpak+ has 7000mAh. Both batteries feature an integrated wall socket for recharging its battery without additional cables or accessories and two USB charging ports.

One of the two USB ports puts outputs 1 amp, which is good for charging phones and other accessories. The second port is what got my attention. It features a 2.1 amp output, allowing you to recharge larger devices, such as tablets, faster. This is especially useful with the Travelpak+, since it has the enough battery capacity to fully recharge most 10″ tablets.

Both Travelpaks also feature pass through charging, which allows you to charge two devices and recharge the battery at the same time. This adds an extra level of versatility, as the Travelpaks can replace both a phone and a tablet charger, as well as providing battery backup for any number of devices. With all of these features, the Travelpak+ could basically take three or four items out of my bag, and allow me to take just one backup battery on family trips. Yeah, the Travelpak+ is officially on my “I want” list.

 

The Travelpak is available directly from New Trent for $44.95, but is on sale today for $34.95.

The Travelpak+ is available directly from New Trent for $59.95, but is on sale today for $54.95.

 

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