What’s So Great About A Portable Charger?

This post is sponsored by New Trent

I can rarely be found without a portable phone charger with me – it’s the down side of having a phone that’s almost two years old. As a blogger and a community manager for several small businesses, I use my iPhone a lot – I charge it a minimum of three times a day and rely on a portable charger to get me through those times when I have to leave my house (and the electrical outlets there) and run errands or meet clients.

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The first time I heard about a portable charger, I didn’t quite understand it – “what? You can charge your phone without an outlet? How does that even happen?” The first charger I bought five years ago was great. I relied on it to charge my phone one full time while I was out and about and it died after about a year of use. I knew that I needed something more powerful and started asking for advice from bloggers. One told me about (affiliate link) New Trent and I purchased my first charger from them. Four years later, that charger has been passed down to Michael and still works like a champ – the external charger will charge his iPhone three full times before it needs to be recharged itself.

How does it work?

1. First things first. You have to charge the charger. Plug the portable device charger into an outlet and allow it to charge fully – you can usually tell when it’s charged by looking for the lights. Four blue lights means this NT600C by New Trent is ready to be used.

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2. Once charged up, your portable charger is ready to go. This charger has two USB ports, making it extra useful. Charge your phone and iPad, two phones, whatever you want to – it can charge all of these devices, as long as you have a charging cable:

Apple: Apple: iPhone 5, iPhone 4S/4, iPhone 3GS/3G, Original
Samsung: Galaxy Note 2/1, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, Galaxy Nexus, & all other Samsung smartphones
HTC: Evo Shift 4G, Incredible S, One V/S/X, Thunderbolt, EVO 3D, EVO 4G and all other HTC smartphones
LG: Nexus 4, Optimus 4X / 2X / V / S / T / 3D / 7 / One and all other LG cellphones.
Blackberry: Tour, Storm 2, Curve, Bold, & all other Blackberry smartphones
LG: Nexus 4, Optimus 4X/2X/V/S/T/3D/7/One & all other LG smartphones Motorola: Droid RAZR MAXX / X / X2 / HD, Atrix, Bionic, and all other Motorola cellphones.

Plug your device into the charger and look for the power button. Some portable chargers automatically turn on when they’re connected to a device, and some need you to push a power button. The NT600C shown here automatically turns on.

NewTrentNT600C

3. Live life! Set your phone and charger in your purse, in your car, or wherever you need to set it – the charger will continue to provide power to your phone until your phone is fully charged, then it automatically shuts off. When the charger needs to be charged again, it’ll shut off until plugged into an electrical outlet.

4. Recharge. Plug the charger into an outlet and let it charge back up. This particular charger is good for approximately 500 charge cycles like the one we just went through.

This post was sponsored by New Trent. It is a giveaway post that has been edited. As my Blissdom sponsor, New Trent has kindly provided this giveaway item.  I have been a New Trent fan since long before they were a sponsor of mine, and I would never suggest a brand to you that I didn’t love myself. 

Comments

  1. 1
    jen says:

    This one! New Trent iGeek IMP99D/NT99D 9900mAh External Battery Pack and Charger — have the older ipad and need something that would work with all our devices.

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    Kustom Kissers says:

    I like the New Trent iTorch IMP52D 5200mAh External Battery Charger becuase it is slimmer and easier to stash in a purse. My iPhone 5 is practically begging for one. Thanks for the opportunity!

  3. 3
    Janina says:

    I like the New Trent Arcadia Rapiduo (1 pc), 10W 5V/2A Dual Port high-speed USB car charger w/ Free Full Speed Micro-USB Charging Cable (IMP80C/NT80C). That’s where we always seem to run into issues, in the car.

  4. 4

    I would like to have the New Trent Power Rock Case with Extended Rechargeable Battery Juice Case 2100mAh for iPhone 4S.

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    Kerri says:

    New Trent NT120T USB chargeable 12000mAh Heavy Duty 2A/1A Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack

    Seems like it would be good to have this!

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    Austin Baroudi says:

    I like the New Trent NT1400 iZen, built-in/removable 14000mAh iPad Battery Case, with built-in smartcover for the new iPad, iPad2.

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    I’d love the grip case for my iPad and this charger! Seriously that is really cool!

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    Dave says:

    New Trent (1PC) 15W 5V@3.1A Dual high-speed USB port car charger w/ Free Full Speed Micro-USB Charging Cable (NT88C/IMP88C)…yep, could use that!

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    Kjscitech says:

    NT600C charger. I rarely leave the house without a charger thrown on for a recharge whenever I did a spare outlet while out and about. This would make things so much simpler!

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    Michelle F. says:

    New Trent iCarrier 12000mAh Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack

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    This is the one that I need!! My husband, me, two girls with IPod’s and we travel during the summer and almost ALWAYS someone’s phone is dead!! I would love to win this, and have that problem solved!
    Random.org Please pick me!!

    New Trent iCarrier 12000mAh Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack for the Latest Apple iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini, the New iPad with Retina display, iPad2 , iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS/3G, iPod Touch all versions; Android phones Samsung Galaxy Note/Nexus/S3/S2/S; HTC Titan, Sensation, ONE S/V/X, EVO Thunderbolt, Desire; LG Optimus series; Motorola Razr HD/MAXX & Bionic, Atrix/2; Nokia Lumia 700/800/900 and GoPro (IMP120D: iCarrier is the upgraded version of iCruiser IMP1000 with Dual USB output)

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    Tari Lawson says:

    I could really use the New Trent, 10W 5V/2A Dual Port high-speed USB AC wall charger (NT90C/IMP90C).

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    Ann Fantom says:

    I would love to get the New Trent IMP39B/NT-39B Embassy Keyboard Case for iPad because I hate typing long emails on the iPad virtual keyboard

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    debbie says:

    I really like the New Trent IMP78B Imperial Leather Case Cover for the 1st and 2nd generation 7″ Amazon Kindle Fire.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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    Cynthia C says:

    I would love to have the New Trent IMP36W Embassy Keyboard Case for iPad 2, Bluetooth keyboard /w leather finish back cover for Apple iPad 2 3G Tablet, WIFI Model, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, with three different adjustable angles

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    Sue Ellison says:

    I would like to have the New Trent iCarrier 12000mAh Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack. We travel with 4 phones and and iPad, so this would be great to have. Thanks for the chance! I also took your advice and followed them on FB, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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    Tamar says:

    This is a long title!

    New Trent Chargepak NT600C 6000mAh External Battery Pack with Triple Port Output and Built-in AC Wall Charger for the iPad with Retina Display (4th Gen.), the New iPad (3rd Gen.), iPad 2, iPhone 5 4S 4 3GS 3G, iPod Touch (all generations), Android (Samsung Galaxy Note S S2, HTC Sensation EVO Thunderbolt, LG Optimus V), Blackberry (Bold Curve Torch), Droid (Motorola Razr), and Other Major Tablets with A 5V Input (Samsung, Blackberry, HTC) etc – [The Latest New Trent Battery Model]

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    Kendrah Davis says:

    I think that I “HAVE” to have either the iGeek Heavy Duty 5V/3A Dual USB Charger or the Easypak 5V/3A built-in Cable Charger. My iPhone and iPads are ALWAYS dying on me!! I would love to have one of these awesome chargers. :)

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    Kathleen says:

    New Trent NT120T USB chargeable 12000mAh Heavy Duty 2A/1A Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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    Karen Gonyea says:

    I really love the New Trent iTorch IMP52D 5200mAh External Battery Charger becuase it is slimmer and easier to stash in a purse :)

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    dale rogers says:

    New Trent iTorch IMP52D 5200mAh External Battery Charger

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    Heidi says:

    I think I have to have the New Trent Arcadia Rapiduo (1 pc), 10W 5V/2A Dual Port high-speed USB car charger w/ Free Full Speed Micro-USB Charging Cable.
    Thanks for the chance to win! :)

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    Katie Roch says:

    I like the New Trent NT1400 iZen, built-in/removable 14000mAh iPad Battery Case, with built-in smartcover for the new iPad, iPad2.

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    sarah cool says:

    i would LOVE t have the New Trent NT1400 iZen

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    Nancy says:

    I would like to try the New Trent iCarrier 12000mAh Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack.

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    Rachel S says:

    New Trent iGeek IMP99D/NT99D 9900mAh External Battery Pack and Charger

    So many times this would have came in so handy!

  27. 27
    Corey Olomon says:

    I would love to have the New Trent iGeek IMP99D/NT99D 9900mAh External Battery Pack and Charger

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    Laura Jacobson says:

    Oh I would also love to have the New Trent IMP39B/NT-39B Embassy Keyboard Case! But, first…..the charger. :)

  29. 29
    Sherry S. says:

    I love the New Trent NT1400 iZen
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  30. 30
    Denise D says:

    The new Trent I-Geek looks perfect for my upcoming off the grid vacation that I am wee bit worried over as far as charging my phone.

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    Kevin E says:

    The iPad Battery Case with built in Smartcover

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    I have to have the New Trent iTorch IMP52D 5200mAh External Battery Charger .

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    Kelli says:

    The new Trent iCarrier charger would be awesome

  34. 34
    Rachel says:

    If I was to get the New Trent IMP39B/NT-39B Embassy Keyboard Case for iPad 2 then I’d have to get an iPad. Yes, I’m just looking for justification for an iPad.

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    Mikki says:

    I think I’d need this one: New Trent Chargepak NT600C 6000mAh
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. 36
    Lindsay says:

    (New Trent Arcadia Grabbit Case + Command Hook in my hubs’ bathroom) Team Stream = best Father’s Day gift. Ever.

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    Martha says:

    I think I “need” the iCarrier. Of course I have expensive taste, but it would work will all the assorted devices!

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    Gina H says:

    Oh I have an I would love the New Trent Power Rock Case with Extended Rechargeable Battery Juice Case 2100mAh for iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 (IMP210B/NT210B)

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    Laura ari says:

    I’d live to have the dual USB car port charger

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    Heather Abbe says:

    I must have New Trent Arcadia Rapiduo (1 pc), 10W 5V/2A Dual Port high-speed USB car charger w/ Free Full Speed Micro-USB Charging Cable. It looks awesome, and my kids could charge all their devices on our long drives.

    My Name: Heather Abbe
    My Email: abbegirl1977 at gmail dot com

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    igeek usb charger
    Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com Janna johnson on GFC

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    Marge J says:

    I would rally enjoy the NT600C model Trent. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful device.

  43. 43
    diane Baum says:

    The Trent iGeek IMP99D/NT99D 9900mAh External Battery Pack and

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    deanna says:

    want: New Trent IMP39B/NT-39B Embassy Keyboard Case for iPad 2
    xo

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    Daniel M says:

    dual USB car port charger

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    Jessica B. says:

    Am I such a sucker? I must have this: New Trent iCarrier 12000mAh Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack!

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    Darlene Owen says:

    I would like the Belkin Car Charger with 8-Pin Lightning Cable for Apple iPhone 5, iPad (4th Gen), iPad mini, iPod touch (5th Gen), and iPod nano (7th Gen)(2.1 AMP / 10 Watt)

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    Jessica Peeling says:

    I love the New Trent NT52D/NT-5200 iDual 5200mAh 1A/0.5A Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack for the Iphone! jessicapeeling@yahoo.com

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    Krystal says:

    I would went to their page I really need/want he portable charger. With four kids dr appointments & extra activities I never remember to plug my phone up (until I need it that is and then I am like what the crap was I thinking). Thanks for the chance to win!

  52. 52
    Dawn Monroe says:

    I love the new home audio system.

  53. 53
    Renee says:

    I would like to try the New Trent iCarrier 12000mAh Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack.

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    Nicole Peifley says:

    I like the New Trent iCarrier 12000mAh Dual USB Ports out of all the products listed on Amazon.

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    Katherine H says:

    I would really like to have the New Trent NT1400 iZen, built-in/removable 14000mAh iPad Battery Case, with built-in smartcover for the new iPad, iPad2.

  58. 58
    Matt says:

    I think the New Trent iCarrier 12000mAh Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack would be really useful in keeping my Android phone charged while using my cycling tracking app on long rides.

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

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    Nichol Tone says:

    I like New Trent iCarrier 12000mAh Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack for the Latest Apple iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini, the New iPad with Retina display, iPad2 , iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS/3G, iPod Touch all versions; Android phones Samsung Galaxy Note/Nexus/S3/S2/S; HTC Titan, Sensation, ONE S/V/X, EVO Thunderbolt, Desire; LG Optimus series; Motorola Razr HD/MAXX & Bionic, Atrix/2; Nokia Lumia 700/800/900 and GoPro (IMP120D: iCarrier is the upgraded version of iCruiser IMP1000 with Dual USB output)

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    Deborah Mireles says:

    I think this would be great to have! New Trent NT120T USB chargeable 12000mAh Heavy Duty 2A/1A Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack

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    Linda Walker says:

    I could really use this charger along with a few car chargers as well.

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    brandi hawn says:

    my family really need this b/c we don’t even come close to having enough plug ins for all our apple electronics :)

    dontdwell311@yahoo.com

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    Ashley wheeler says:

    I think out of everything, I would still choose the charger you are giving away!

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    Allison says:

    Grip case

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    Danielle Porter says:

    This one looks great: New Trent NT120T USB chargeable 12000mAh Heavy Duty 2A/1A Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack for the Latest Apple iPhone 5, the New iPad with Retina Display, iPad 2, iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS/3G, iPod Touch (all versions); Samsung Galaxy Note/Nexus/S3/S2/S; HTC Titan, Sensation, ONE S/V/X, EVO Thunderbolt, Desire; LG Optimus series; Blackberry Bold, Curve, Torch; Motorola Razr HD/MAXX & Bionic, Atrix/2; Nokia Lumia 700/800/900 and GoPro :-)

  66. 66
    Aimee C says:

    I think the one that my family would absolutely need is this one : New Trent iGeek IMP99D/NT99D 9900mAh External Battery Pack and Charger (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002YFDRHW/ref=sc_pgp_c_0_2312052011_m_A3GSCL19TAH7YV_13?ie=UTF8&m=A3GSCL19TAH7YV&n=2312052011&s=merchant&v=glance) It’ll work with all the awesome devices we have. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Emi says:

    I have to have this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZBZ64Q/ref=sc_pgp_c_0_2312052011_m_A3GSCL19TAH7YV_3?ie=UTF8&m=A3GSCL19TAH7YV&n=2312052011&s=merchant&v=glance

    New Trent iCarrier 12000mAh Dual USB Ports External Battery Pack for the Latest Apple iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini, the New iPad with Retina display, iPad2 , iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS/3G, iPod Touch all versions; Android phones Samsung Galaxy Note/Nexus/S3/S2/S; HTC Titan, Sensation, ONE S/V/X, EVO Thunderbolt, Desire; LG Optimus series; Motorola Razr HD/MAXX & Bionic, Atrix/2; Nokia Lumia 700/800/900 and GoPro (IMP120D: iCarrier is the upgraded version of iCruiser IMP1000 with Dual USB output)

  68. 68
    Vikki Billings says:

    I would love to have the Canon PowerShot SX260 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 20x Image Stabilized Zoom 25mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p…

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    Kasey L says:

    trent iGeek IMP99D/NT99D 9900mAh External Battery Pack and Charger I could use this!

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    Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames) says:

    I would really like to get an iPad keyboard. The Embassy looks like a good one.

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    Candice Hull says:

    l like the New Trent Arcadia Grabbit Case fit for the iPad because I always drop mine Thanks!

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    vickie says:

    So many things to love!!! My wish list has grown by leaps and bounds after browsing. At the top of my list is New Trent IMP36W Embassy Keyboard Case for iPad 2, Bluetooth keyboard /w leather finish back cover for Apple iPad 2 3G Tablet, WIFI Model, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, with three different adjustable angles

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    Claire says:

    id love the trent arcadia grabbit case for ipad!

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    Brittney House says:

    New Trent NT1400 iZen

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    Erica C. says:

    The Arcadia Grabbit case is neat!

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    Sonya says:

    I love the New Trent, 10W 5V/2A Dual Port high-speed USB AC wall charger (NT90C/IMP90C)

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    Sonne says:

    Really want the New Trent iTorch IMP52D 5200mAh External Battery Charger

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    Jennifer says:

    the icarrier is awesome!

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    Candie L says:

    I like the New Trent Arcadia 2PCS Micro-Knit “Clickpen” Stylus (TwinPack, Black + White), for iPhone 5 4 4s, iPod touch, iPad: 1st gen/2/the NEW iPad/ iPad 4th gen with Retina display, Samsung Galaxy Tablet and Phone, Motorola Tablet and Phone, Blackberry Tablet and Phone, Google Nexus 7, Barnes and Noble Nooks and all capacitive touchscreen devices. (IMP63T/NT63T). Thank you

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    Megan Parsons says:

    I have to have the IMP99D/NT99D 9900mAh External Battery Pack and Charger
    makeighleekyleigh at yahoo dot com

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    susan smoaks says:

    i would like to get the New Trent AirGrip Case, IMP1100, 11000mAh with iPad Leather Case

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    Donna L says:

    I would like the Garmin nüvi 52LM 5-Inch Portable Vehicle GPS with Lifetime Maps.

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    Jill D says:

    The item I think I’d most like to have is the New Trent Arcadia NT38B/IMP38B Airbender ClamShell Keyboard Case for the iPad (4th Gen) with Retina display! It seems like a really wonderful product but it was hard to choose a favorite as they have a number of different things I’d love to have!

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    tina reynolds says:

    I really like the New Trent IMP39B/NT-39B Embassy Keyboard Case for iPad 2, Bluetooth keyboard /w leather finish back cover

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    Rebecca Ferguson says:

    i would love to have the New Trent iTorch IMP52D 5200mAh External Battery Charger

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    Brian E. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…we like the New Trent iGeek IMP99D/NT99D 9900mAh External Battery Pack and Charger

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    Breanne says:

    New Trent, 10W 5V/2A Dual Port high-speed USB AC wall charger

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    cassandra says:

    I would have to have the Trent NT1400 iZen for the ipad!

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    G says:

    I would also love to have the izen case for my iPad and the newt rent stylus in addition to this great portable charger. Thanks so much for the chance to win thi Great product. I’d love to have for my iPhone and iPad. Thank you

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    ryan ravitz says:

    NT600C by New Trent

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