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Review : New Trent IMP120D iCarrier Battery Pack

Rating: ★★★★½ 

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When touring the Disney Parks, I am constantly tweeting pictures and videos of things I see and experience. Needless to say, my phone battery would drain quickly as it struggles to get the 3G connection to actually allow the media to get posted. There are often times it takes several retries to get a successful post or connection. I had a tendency to try to make sure to pace my usage so I wouldn’t run out of power before my next opportunity to plug-in and charge.

I started meeting more and more people who had battery packs that they would carry around in the parks, which allowed them to use their devices as much as they wanted! I met 5 different people using the same brand of battery pack, and it was New Trent. Everyone had great things to say about their experiences with the device, and highly recommended that I get one. It seemed obvious that I needed to give this a try.

I purchased the New Trent iCarrier battery pack, which at least two of my new friends owned. The pack has 2 USB ports, comprising of one at 1A and the other at 2A. The 2A port is what you will need for the typical tablet device. Either port will work great with the typical smartphone. Both ports can be used at the same time, so that you can keep the devices full of power. The 12000mAh capacity is described as having the ability to

  • Charge a “new iPad” (iPad3) : to 80%
  • Charge an iPad2 : 1.2-times
  • Charge an iPhone5 : 6-times
  • Charge an Android Galaxy S2 : 6-times

I now carry this battery pack with me whenever I am traveling, whether I am in the Parks or on a plane. I just use my phones and Kindle Fire as much as I want, knowing I can charge-up and keep having fun.

Disney Mobile Launches New Phones in Japan

Today, Engaget reported that Disney is launching new phones with the DoCoMo brand, in Japan. These new phones will be Android based and provide exclusive access to Disney content. This seems to be a similar them to the Disney phones that were discussed last fall. Disney appears to be strongly targeting the Japanese market with new phones. It will be interesting to see if we ever see this kind of market focus in the US. With the potential use of smartphones in their theme parks, it would seem to be a logical direction.

Disney Releases Android Smartphones

Those who know their Disney history, will know that Tokyo Disneyland was the first park Disney built outside of the United States. Tokyo was given this great honor, due to the Japanese people being ultimate fans for Disney!

Knowing that there is such a fanatical love for Disney in Japan, it is not surprising to learn that Disney exclusively markets some products to them. Today, Disney has announced another round of Android smartphones in Japan. You’ll notice that the phones have a very familiar look to that of the iPhone, but with a detail of Mickey ears as the home button. With these new phones having 1Ghz processors and 8MP cameras, they are fairly standard specs to other Android phones on the market.

I’m sure there are a fair number of people in the United States that would like to get one of these in their hands!