We live in an age of turbo-charged mobile devices. Huge touchscreen displays, always-on connectivity and social networking put together mean that many times your mobile’s battery is dead by mid-day if you barely put your device down.
The Vantium PC-5200 is a portable, rechargeable battery that can deliver that extra juice you need when your phone’s battery runs out. The capsule has five LED indicators to show its real time capacity, with each LED representing 20% of its built-in capacity.
With a capacity of 5200 mAh, it is theoretically capable of delivering almost three full charges to a 1800 mAh battery, but that is assuming that your phone is off and so not experiencing any battery drain in the process. In reality, of course, my phone is on and in use when I plug in the power capsule. I get between one hour and two hours of extra operational time if I am using the phone while plugged in.
The manufacturers say that the Vantium Power Capsule is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod, Nokia, HTC, Blackberry,Samsung, etc. Basically, it should work for any mobile device that supports microUSB charging. I have tried it out with a number of devices, including Nokia, BlackBerry, and HTC smartphones without any issues. Power input is rated at 5 volts 1000 mAh, and output at 5.3 volts 1000 mAh.
There is also an LED light that serves as a torchlight. A thoughtful addition, should you also happen to be stranded in the middle of nowhere at night.
If you are often on the road and likely to run out of juice, you should get a Vantium Power Capsule.