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Asiana Chicago-Seoul OZ First Suite, New Trent iTorch Ex­ter­nal Bat­tery, United Ne­wark-Hong Kong Busi­ness Class, Pub­lic Chicago

As mo­bile de­vices be­come more per­va­sive, our power con­sump­tion in­creases. It’s also no se­cret we strive for a bal­ance of style, func­tion­al­ity and long life­span from our de­vices, es­pe­cially those we rely on when we travel.

The iTorch IMD52D is sleek at 4 by 1.8 by 0.9 inches and light­weight at only 4.4 ounces. It fits eas­ily in a pocket or com­puter bag. The matte black fin­ish with chrome trim is sleek and pleas­ing to the eye. The four bat­tery power lights make it easy to un­der­stand how much power is avail­able for charg­ing – one solid light in­di­cates 25 per­cent, two equals 50 per­cent etc. It comes with two ca­bles – one for the Samsung Tab, and one mi­croUSB con­nec­tor – and a small velvet pouch.

On first use, I checked the New Trent web­site and found the de­vice re­quires only six full hours to charge so I plugged it in overnight. Start­ing with full bat­tery power on the iTorch, I was able to use my Ap­ple iPhone 5, iPad 3 and my Ver­i­zon Jet­Pack Mo­bile Hotspot, and tem­po­rar­ily kept my­self free from de­pen­dence on wall sock­ets.

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