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I'm going away later in the month and will be faced with the difficulty that all smartphone owning travellers have, that of keeping my phone charged. Usually I'm careful not to overuse my phone if I'm likely to be away from a charge point. But I'm heading to SXSW and twitter is a good way to keep track of what's going on. So I've picked up a New Trent IMP120D iCarrier 12000mAh heavy duty external battery. I was expecting the product to feel cheap. But it's light and well built and comes with a small soft carry case to protect the surface of battery. It comes with two ports. A 2A port for charging your tablet and a 1A port to charge your phone. The big 12000mAh battery should be enough for charging an iPhone six times and it has just about enough to fully charge the new iPad. So…

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Like many, I have found that I really enjoy digital photography and over the last five or six years developed from using ‘point and shoot’ camera to ‘using’ SLRs. My current SLR is a Sony A700 accompanied by an ever expanding and ever improving range of lenses. (28mm f/2.8, 30mm f/2.8 macro, 50mm f/1.4, 70-300G, 28-300, 90mm macro). But there are times when an SLR isn’t convenient, or in the case of gigs, allowed. So it’s useful having a more pocketable camera and for this reason I also use a Panasonic TZ5. Next year I’m going to SXSW for the first time and plan on taking most of my camera kit with me. But I’m not sure I want to drag a camera bag around all day and I’m not sure what the policy will be on using SLRs at some of SXSWs venues. I’ve used my Tz5 at numerous…

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