PADACS UltraCharge Mini
Can charge multiple devices; compact; well-priced
As batteries improve, the need for devices like this could drop
$49.95 + shipping
As much as we love our iDevices here at Macworld Australia, their quick-dying batteries are an ongoing sticking point. There’s nothing worse than having your iPad or iPhone run dry on juice halfway through the day.
Keeping all your gadgets powered on the go requires a mobile charge unit that works for multiple devices and is compact enough to take with you. PADACS’ UltraCharge Mini fits the bill, with intelligent design and an affordable price.
The Mini contains a 5400mAh battery and features two USB outputs so that you can charge two devices simultaneously. In the box you’ll also find a USB cable and a 10-in1 cable compatible with a range of tech gadgets; beyond iOS, you can also charge equipment such as game consoles, other smartphones and more.
Setup is a cinch: Attach your device/s to the charger using the USB or 10-in-1 cable. The Mini’s LED screen displays how much power is left in the pack. When it runs low, connect the included AC adaptor cord and plug this into a power supply to recharge.
The unit is compact and small enough to store in the car, on your desk at work or in a bag for travelling. Weighing in at 168g, it’s a lightweight and unobtrusive lifeline for essential, every day gadgets.
Macworld Australia’s buying advice.
When, or if, Apple addresses the draining batteries in its iDevices, the UltraCharge may lose appeal, but for now this is a fantastic solution to keep your devices charged and ready when you need them. At $49.95, it’s well-priced and easy for all users to access.