The growing popularity of tablet computing has brought with it another challenge in the ongoing battle to keep your all your portable devices charged when off the grid. Scosche's solution – the goBAT II Dual USB Portable Charger & Backup Battery – pairs a 5000mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery with dual USB outputs, one of which is a 10 Watt (2.1 Amp) port to meet the power requirements of tablets as well as a standard 5 Watt (1 Amp) port for practically everything else.
The goBAT II mobile battery pack contains a LED battery level indicator showing you how much power is left in its battery and works with the company's reVIVE app, a free program that shows you how long your device will take to charge as well as the ability to email you to let you know when it is finished.
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The device takes 6-8 hours to fully charge and has enough power to charge an iPhone 4 two and a half times, an iPhone 3GS three times and the iPad's 25 Watt battery to 55% without a wall socket in sight. It also ships with a USB adapter for the Galaxy Tab.
The Scosche goBat II costs $89.99.View gallery - 4 images