Get the power whether you’re at a festival or camping with One For All’s chargers

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.

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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

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

One For All SV9325: Fantastic reception for after the Royal Wedding

There’s a dilemma coming – watch the Royal Wedding on TV, or head into central London and get in amongst the action. Well, worry no more! Using little more than your laptop, its built-in TV card and a SV9325 portable TV aerial, you’ll be able to watch TV wherever you go.


The device takes its power from a humble USB port, so there’s no need to worry about batteries or finding an external power source, making it the ultimate on-the-go option. It’s a minimal 20cm tall, in a brushed aluminium finish, so the perfect partner for a high-end laptop.

Technically, it uses Patch technology to ensure a wide angle reception of digital terrestrial signals, increased picture/sound stability and minimalise pixellation. It also uses ten stages of filtering to remove unwanted signals like mobile phone or wifi interference.

The device has a nine mile range – which is pretty impressive for an antenna of its size. And if you’re not out and about, it can also work with standard household TVs if there is no external antenna. We’d have liked it to be wide and flat, so it could attached to the back of your laptop’s screen, but it’s pretty nice-looking as it is. Yours for £39.99.

If you’re looking for a more hefty home solution, try the £59.99 SV9390. It’s got multi-patch technology for a wider bandwidth than a traditional aerial – meaning a better Freeview HD picture than ever before.

“Multi-patch” means that it is essentially six aerials in one, allowing it to work through 360 degrees. This means no need for adjustments for better quality, and the ability to place it horizontally, vertically or on the wall without losing any performance. Interference is also minimised, via the external digital amplifier.

The range is up to 18 miles, and it looks pretty cool, too.