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Charger will keep the kids happy on long road trips

TP-Link 10400mAh Power Bank

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  • Price: $59.99

How many times are you going to hear Elsa sing, "Let it Go …" this summer? If you're on a road trip to anywhere and you have a five-year-old, the answer is endlessly. But what if the tablet runs out of juice? And the tablet is in the back row of the van where there are no power plugs? That road trip will turn into the Nightmare before Nipissing.

Here is a portable power bank to the rescue. I've been testing the sleek little TP-Link 10400mAh Power Bank. My iPhone has been charging all week and it still has enough power to charge the tablet. The guide says I should get at least five full charges on my phone before I need to recharge the battery. That has to be good enough for a few movies across the prairies.

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The Power Bank comes with two USB ports so that a smartphone and a tablet can charge at the same time. And when the kids are bored with watching Disney flicks they can play with the built-in LED flashlight.

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