It’s too late to have this in hand to give Dad for Father’s Day, but it’s not too late to gift him with a USB charger that has a backup battery with its own solar charger inside. Just print out a picture of the PowerTrip and include it in the Father’s Day card and have PowerStick ship the charger directly to your Dad. Anyway, the PowerTrip is a USB charger that comes with three connector cables (30-pin Apple, microUSB, and miniUSB); it also works with your own USB cables if your device uses something else. In addition to being a wall charger, it has a 6000mAh internal battery that can keep your devices, even tablets, charged while you’re away from home. “It can receive a full charge from a wall socket, a supplemental through a USB port, and a top-up through its solar PV panel.” If you want, you can even add 4, 8, or 16GB of flash storage so you can backup important files on your computer, too. The PowerTrip is $99 directly from PowerStick. Adding the flash memory adds $10, $20, or $40, respectively.
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