We at Literary Traveler worship books, and as such I don’t think any of us would admit to preferring an e-book to the kind ease of a paperback or the sturdy weight of a hardcover. But being print advocates doesn’t make us squares, and we’re also pretty plugged-in. Office meetings at Literary Traveler tend to be a tangle of cords snaking along through laptops, iPhones, iPads, Kindles, cameras, and other miscellaneous devices. The thing about e-readers, tablets, phones, and computers is this: they die. And it’s happened more than a time or two that one of us has gone into the dreaded 10% zone and panicked, realizing that we forgot our device charger at home. Sure we could all share one charger—IF we all subscribe to Apple or to Google or to Amazon—but passing the cord around every ten minutes gets downright disruptive.
Here’s a product that’s been great in helping to keep us organized and powered up: The IPEVO USB SuperCharger. This little baby will charge four USB-laden devices at once, never sacrificing the power of charge. Each USB port emits 2.1 amps! Where similar products often only have enough power to plug in one iPad along with other smaller devices, with the SuperCharger there’s no need for finagling or compromise when it comes to power sharing. Plus, the lengthy power cord makes it more functional and convenient than wall plug-in models. Now Francis, Jess, Amanda, and I can keep charged without the hassle of tangled wires or the sacrifice of speedy power. This product is great for the many “office field trips” we take, whether to a café, book store, or perhaps the local saloon, where power outlets may be limited and we don’t want to come off as power-greedy tyrants. Plus the SuperCharger inevitably brings a sense of unity to our little group, making us feel like the Four Musketeers. All for one and one for all!
Also related and worth checking out is the IPEVO PadPillow for lazy days of e-reading or for working at home or on-the-go. This stand/pillow, which declares itself for iPads, works just as well with Kindle, Nexus, Surface, and any other tablet you may have. I have actually found it quite comfortable to use with my laptop when typing away from the comfort of the couch. It comes in six spunky colors, and while I’m not personally a fan of the Blue Denim, there is a practical option for every taste.