It used to be that we carried spare batteries for our devices. Then Apple sealed its products’ cases shut and some of us complained. Loudly. Then we realized that carrying an external battery pack meant we didn’t have to power-down to swap out batteries, and that we could now pick and choose the perfect third-party option, and we all shut the hell up.
Which is my long-winded way of introducing the new Zaggsparq packs, a range of three battery packs tailored perfectly to your iCharging needs. As long as you don’t own an iPad 3, that is.
The current (ahem) Zaggsparq is being replaced by three different packs: the 1220, the 3100 and the 6000. These numbers give you the capacity, which is a guide to the number of charges it’ll supply.
For instance, if you have an iPhone you can expect one, two or four full charges depending on which you buy. iPad 2 users can buy the top end 6000 and get a 60% charge, or opt for the 3100 and enjoy a mere 30%.
iPad 3 owners can suck it. Find a power outlet and take a nap.
Other niceties are LED indicator lights, built-in power prongs and the ability to act as a regular wall-wart charger, doubling up on utility.
All three Zaggsparqs launch today, at noon MDT (whatever MDT means. Apologies to everyone if I accidentally broke any embargoes). Prices range from $40 to $100.