So Glastonbury is over for another year and you’ve got the muddy boots to prove it, but there are still plenty of other events where you might be stuck in the middle of a field suffering from gadget withdrawal symptoms. But fear not, for there are yet more gadgets that can help you keep connected.
And of course they’re not only good for festivals – if you’re camping this year (or even glamping if you go in for that kind of thing) and are concerned about keeping yourself online, on your phone or maintaining your poker-straight hair –there is help at hand…
The folk at One for All have come up with a veritable plethora of charging implements to keep the watts (or is it amps?) flowing…
First up is the One For All car charger (£16.99), which turns your car cigarette lighter into a charging station and comes complete with seven tips for charging up your mobile phone, MP3 player, PDA, digital camera or game player.
If you want to use your laptop (or get at your barnet with the hair straighteners) you’ll be shelling out £29.99 for the One For All in-car power socket, which converts the cigarette lighter into a 220V mains power point. Also handy for hair dryers (and with the British weather what it is, that could be really useful!).
If you’re not a car owner and will be combining cycling or walking with camping, or indeed have got the train to a festival, there’s also a charger for you. The One For All Universal Travel Power Pack has a 1050 mAh battery which, once pre-charged, gives up to 100 hours of extra power (standby time) when the device’s own battery has run down. It costs £29.99. More on these devices at http://www.oneforall.co.uk
Finally if you need to charge up your phone or iPad quickly, then you might consider the TomTom high-speed multi-charger, which has a 1.2 amp USB charging port for mobile phones or MP3 players, plus a 2.1 amp port to speed-charge high power USB devices such as an iPad or iPhone. It also features a third port for powering 12V in-car devices such as DVD players, and costs £19.99. More at http://www.tomtom.com