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One of the major drawbacks of relying on portable devices like the iPhone or iPad is that you're totally reliant on the built-in battery. Once that hits empty, you're done for the day. Fortunately, there are portable battery packs that allow you to keep your iPhone and iPad topped up throughout the day so they're always ready for action.
One such portable battery pack is the New Trent iGeek. This offers 9,900 mAh of power and it compatible with the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 and the iPad 3, iPad 4 and iPad mini (as well as any other device that can be charged from a USB port, so long as you have the appropriate cable). It's fitted with two USB ports so you can charge two devices simultaneously.
It will set you back $65.95, but it will keep all your gadgets charged up and ready for use.
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The Jawbone Era is the best, clearest, most comfortable, and easiest to use Bluetooth headset I've used -- and it only costs $99.
Call clarity is taken care of by the military-grade NoiseAssassin 3.0 noise-cancellation and wind reduction technology. The built-in 10mm wideband speaker allows you to listen privately to music, podcasts, YouTube videos, sports, phone calls, Skype calls, and more, all in full-spectrum, high-definition quality sound.
To top all that off, the Jawbone Era supports a whole range of downloadable apps and voices.
Image source: Jawbone.
One of the perils of talking electronics outside of the safety and comfort of the home or office is that there's a chance that it will get wet. This is where my trusty Aquapac comes in. I can throw my iPad in there -- along with the iPhone if it's really wet -- and it's safe. You can also safely use your iPad in the pool, on a boat, or even in the bath!
$60 is a small price to pay to keep a tablet safe.
Image source: Aquapac.