ON THE ROAD
On a recent three-day business trip, I put the device to the test. Rather than waiting for each of my devices to be fully drained, I simply charged devices when they were idle (for example, during take-offs and landings). The iPhone voice and data use was fairly heavy and by the end of day one, battery life was just below half and I once again used the iTorch to charge my devices. With the devices charged, the iTorch was down to 2 solid lights and the third blinking – about 67 percent charged. The following two days, I continued the same approach with one exception. During meetings, I charged the iTorch allowed for continuous power and I did not have to pull out multiple devices, cords or wall adapters for each device. The sleek look of the iTorch now made me look like an advanced traveler with power to spare.
On its Web site, New Trent does specify 20 hours of iPhone 5 usage and 13 hours for Ipad (3rd generation) with video and WiFi turned on for both. Sporadically recharging on days two and three of my business trip appears to yield results consistent with iTouch statistics and specs.