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TechBits: portable power (04.23.14)

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There are many options for getting extra power to your portable devices- and they go beyond just batteries..

The EnerPlex Surfr series phone cases have solar panels built in.  They generate power from the sun, and store it in an internal battery you use to power up your phone.  They make the phone a little big and bulky- but they can be invaluable to hikers or campers.

Dane-Elec provides power and data with the Mobile Junkie Media Streamer.  The unit has a built-in battery beefy enough to completely recharge mobile phones (and then some)- plus, an SD card slot and a USB port for sharing your data over wi-fi.

The D-Link Wi Fi AC750 Portable Router and Charger can also share data through a USB port- but it goes beyond that by serving as a portable router.  You can use it to transform a wired network into wireless.  The same feature lets you secure your data when using public wifi.  The AC750 connects to the unsecure public wireless, then feeds the data through a secure wireless connection to your devices.  That way, you get internet, and a firewall to secure your device.
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