Trent iCruiser backup battery

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by oakrrl, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. oakrrl macrumors member

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    anyone have experience with the Trent iCruiser? The IMP 1000 (11000 mAh) looks good, but a little pricey....recommendations?

    (I'll be hiking several months in the Himalayas, cold & altitude will drain iPad battery fast, I'll need a backup....)

    thanx!
     
  2. krisjon macrumors regular

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    Check out the new RichardSolo Portable Power Max. 16,000mAh for the same price. Enter "gadling" in the coupon code and get it for $67. I just ordered one myself the other day.
     
  3. oakrrl thread starter macrumors member

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  4. 3goldens macrumors 68000

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    Mophie Power station is so much better!

    In had a Richard Solo, complete garbage! Why would you need a flash light on a back up battery?

    Want something with more power, then consider this!

    Mophie juice pack powerstation

    This 3600mAh external battery will charge a wide range of usb based mobile devices including the iPhone and iPad as well as most usb based smartphones out there at super-fast speeds.

    This thing ROCKS for days!
     
  5. poloponies, Mar 18, 2011
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    Joos! 5,400mAh with a solar charger.

    http://www.solarjoos.com/products/

    "JOOSDEAL" will get you $40 off.

    Here's a review. http://www.bill.lockharts.com/blog/when-you-get-to-the-end-of-the-road-you-still-need-joos/
     
  6. krisjon macrumors regular

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    More power? Check your math. 3600mAh < 16000mAh
    Huge difference. Also, this new one is made by iSound. Just sold through Richard Solo and other retailers. Mophie is a good product as well, but the man needs more juice for his trip.
     
  7. oakrrl thread starter macrumors member

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    RichardSolo EXCELLENT

    For readers of this thread....I read Krisjon's reviews after ordering a RichardSolo and thought I'd made a mistake. Then I checked out reader reviews of the Morphie: ALL the reviews I found were negative (Krisjon's excepted), saying it didn't charge iPad.

    I received the RichardSolo, charged it, and (with trepidation) used it to charge an almost fully depleted iPad1. It charged it 100%, and still had half its charge left over. EXCELLENT!

    I recommend the RichardSolo!
     
  8. Roadking macrumors 6502

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    OP I understand you have already gotten your battery. I would have gotten the Hypermac external batteries. www.hypershop.com
     
  9. Good.Shepherd macrumors member

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    For those reading, I've used a number of these products. The best I've found so far is the Zagg Sparq.
     
  10. krisjon macrumors regular

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    Glad you like it. I'm enjoying mine, too. Like I said, this new charger is sold by Richard Solo, but made by iSound and sold through other retailers as well. It's received good reviews from what i read before buying. I guess Richard Solo's old charger ( previous model) isn't as good. The new power max has A LOT of mAh capacity for the money. Pretty hard to beat at the moment.
     

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