Power accessories for blackout?

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  1. NavySEAL6 macrumors 6502a

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  2. jasonbaum macrumors regular

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    Looks like it could be worthwhile. There are a ton of external batteries out there specifically for iPhones, iPads and other handhelds much less expensive but few that I've seen with a hand-crank. What I'd like to know is how long you'd have to crank it to get the battery anywhere near capacity.

    If you're interested in external batteries, there are other threads here that discuss them. I just ordered this one from New Trent.

    Good luck!
     
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  4. maliu macrumors 6502a

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    Anything from New Trent.....I have 4 of their batteries, all awesome.
     
  5. Archer1440 macrumors 6502

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    I have yet to see a Brookstone branded power accessory that provides clean power to an i device.
     
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    Can you easily explain what you mean by "clean power"? If it would be too difficult no worries.

    Just wondering.
     
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    Good article on being preparing for blackouts

    Just a recommendation for a good read.

    The Next Web
     
  8. Archer1440 macrumors 6502

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    In brief, every iDevice adapter I have ever used which is sold by Brookstone renders the devices (iPad and iPhone) inoperable during charging due to such "dirty" and poorly modulated current that the touchscreen can't properly function.

    This is with two different iPads and four different iPhones, on three continents, using Brookstone branded multi-port USB chargers owned by friends in two separate incidents and by myself (which is where I first discovered the problem).
     
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    Thanks Archer. Much appreciated.
     
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    I will vouch for New Trent as well, I have loved every product I have used from them. For iPhone/iPad, without a question, I will tell people to consider their products.
     
  13. buddybd macrumors 6502

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    I have a 1350VA UPS connected to my PC. If I am ever in such a spot, I'll just connect my chargers to that.
     
  14. NavySEAL6 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The brookstone one still looks the best, I just dont trust the build quality. The weather emergency flashlight looked the best and I like the solar panel too.
     

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