Once upon a time our gadgets weren’t particularly complicated or vibrant and their batteries used to last for what seemed to be a life time from a single charge.
Then tech got smart, connected and colourful and battery management became important, shortly followed by battery anxiety.
It’s happened to us all, we need to make an important call but our battery warning indicator starts to tell us that we have had played one game of candy crush too many, and it always happens when we are away from a power socket.
This problem is further magnified by the increasing number of battery powered devices that we now carry around, a couple of well used phones along with a tired tablet and suddenly battery management becomes a challenge, reducing our productivity.
There are several ways this challenge can be faced, perhaps through the use of battery cases, car chargers or portable batteries but you can end up carrying several extra devices to support your power requirements.
It would surly be better to have one device which could be used to charge multiple device, wouldn’t it?
Enter the iWalk Extreme Trio 6000 backup battery, which is cable of charging up to three devices simultaneously.
Providing an integrated Lightning Cable, integrated Micro-USB cable and a traditional USB port, the iwalk Extreme Trio 6000 provides the facility to charge most portable devices whilst on the move. The two integrated charging cables mean that you don’t end up hunting for a cable and clip smartly into the sides of the Trio when not in use.
However I do have a slight concern that if you don’t clip the cables in properly they could get caught and damaged in transit.
Weighing a respectable 140g and featuring a stylish design, with dimensions of 4.9 x 2.8 x 0.5 inch the iWalk could almost be classed as pocket sized, and is certainly very portable.
Within its minimal frame the Trio packs a 6000 mAh battery providing enough power to charge an iPhone 5s over two and a half times, or Samsung Galaxy S5 1.5 times or provide an iPad Air with nearly half a charge. Although just be aware that charging multiple devices simultaneously will obviously reduce the potential maximum charge of each connected device.
The built in LCD screen displays the how much charge the Trio has remaining along with it’s current output levels.
In our testing the Trio charged an iPhone 5s from 30% to 100% in one hour thirty five minutes.
Charging the Trio from empty takes approximately 4 hours through the dedicated micro-USB charging port, and the LCD display notifies you of it’s charge status.
Multiple Battery management can be a logistical challenge but there are cost effective options available, and costing around £50 at the time of writing, the iWalk Trio provides a smart and tidy option for charging multiple devices at the same time. A modern solution to a modern problem.
- Charges up to three devices at once.
- Nice portable design with integrated cables.
- LCD screen is a nice touch.
The Not so Good:
- Just make sure you clip those cables in properly.