Tablets are pretty power hungry. Even with a smaller screen and smaller overall size, the battery life on tablets might not last as long as you need them to due to the battery also being smaller. It’s just the fact of technology, devices have battery life proportional to their size. Batteries are still trying to reach that next level of smaller size with more power. Until then, your best solution is a portable battery pack. The SOOT Electropack is a good option but is more focused on travel than on using your device. If you need a battery pack that adds functionality, I have a nice surprise for you.
The Cerevo EneBRICK is the answer. The main function is the charging capability with a 6000 mAh battery that’ll charge your smartphone to full a few times over. What that means for tablet recharging, I’m not really sure but my guess is that the battery will charge your tablet to full at least 2 times. There are bigger batteries on the market but you won’t need them unless you decide to get lost in Siberia or something.
Now we can talk about the fun parts of the EneBRICK. Sure it’ll charge your tablet or smartphone but it has a couple of little gimmicks that can function as more than just gimmicks because of the added usability. The first feature is the slight extension that reveals a cleverly angled space that will hold your tablet or smartphone right on the EneBRICK. You can have it charging and have it propped up on a solid stand so you can still use your device easily.
The next feature is the one that turns the EneBRICK into a mobile workstation for your tablet or smartphone. Sure you get a stand and a charge but the extra USB port on the back is the final piece. You can plug in your regular keyboard into the EneBRICK and the EneBRICK will then connect to your device via Bluetooth so you can use your USB keyboard on a device that would usually not compatible with a keyboard. You can even just use your EneBRICK as a stand and for the keyboard, it doesn’t have to be charging anything. A simple little idea that makes a world of difference in optimizing the use of your portable devices.
Concept or Reality?
The Cerevo website does not give any details about pricing or availability so all I can do is tell you to put this on a wish list and wait patiently. It will be worth the wait!