Friday, March 22, 2013

New Trent iCarrier Dual Ports External Battery {Review & Giveaway}

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While it used to be just my husband and I grumbling about our dead cell phone batteries, the fact that my daughters have taken control of an iPad as well as an older iPhone means that we are forever charging and recharging devices around here.

It seems like no matter how much we plan ahead, the girls will go to play a game or I will attempt to send a text... and nothing. It's all fairly frustrating and, with our continued dependency on technology seeming to grow more and more, having gadgets uncharged is clearly not helpful.

While I've tried using a charger in the car or sitting next to an outlet when we're in the doctor's waiting room, neither of those are guaranteed to be possible (or convenient). Wouldn't it be great if you could magically just have portable power with you at all times? In the car, on an airplane, on a walk, in a meeting, during a power outage, in an emergency...

Now you can. Thanks to the iCarrier IMP120D from New Trent, charging nearly all of your devices is possible anytime, anywhere.

portable charger

Compatible with a HUGE list of cell phones, tablets, portable game consoles, mp3 players, GPS, cameras and more, the New Trent iCarrier is just about the easiest way that I've seen to charge not one, but two, of your devices in an extremely short amount of time.

A tall order for an external battery? I was ready to find out.

New Trent iCarrier review

Right away I appreciated the sleek, minimalistic look of the iCarrier and the fact that it came with its own AC adapter, a few cords to get you started, and a black velvet storage pouch.

Removing the pieces from the box, I paused as I realized that New Trent had designed the iCarrier to be intuitive and nearly foolproof to use.

Step 1: Simply plug it right in to the wall to charge...

New Trent external battery

...and it begins storing power immediately (it actually arrived partially charged, which I appreciated, but typically takes four hours to charge to full capacity).

Step 2: Charge away!

Using the two USB ports, you simply plug your gadgets of choice right in, press the iCarrier's power button, and the easy Low, Mid, High scale shows you how much power is left.

New Trent iCarrier IMP120D

Voilà! The iCarrier IMP120D has the ability to charge your phones and tablets faster than any other brand of external battery, so it truly is a short amount of time before your battery is filled back up and ready to go. No more fretting that you can't make a call while you are out or that you won't be able to listen to music or watch a movie on your iPod while traveling!

As well as the charging speed, I love that the iCarrier doesn't just give a little "boost" of power, as I have seen from other portable chargers. For instance, whereas another product might give your iPhone 4s an extra two hours of talk time, the iCarrier can provide an estimated 45 additional hours!

As a final bonus, instead of one round of charging draining the entire iCarrier battery, this single device can be used to charge your items up to six times before it needs to be recharged itself!

6 batteries

I can't think of any reasons why someone would not have an iCarrier in their bag, car, on their desk and more. While it is a bit heavier than I expected it to be and too large to comfortably fit in a pocket or small purse, it can easily be stashed in a briefcase, backpack, tote bag, suitcase or more so that you are prepared to charge your devices on the go with ease.

On an upcoming trip that I am taking with both of my daughters, I am so glad knowing that I will have the iCarrier with me so that the girls can play on the iPhone and the iPad the entire flight without running out of juice! It's like magic in this high quality, dependable, dual port little bag!

New Trent portable charger

The iCarrier IMP120D retails for $76.95 and can be purchased directly from Amazon so that you (or your recipient of this great gift) will never be at a loss for power again. Also be sure to check out the "Special Offers and Product Promotions" section for the most up to date discounts and deals from New Trent!

You can find out more about this and all of New Trent's innovative products at NewTrent.com and by connecting with them on Facebook and Twitter.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon be able to charge up two of their own devices anytime, anywhere, because...

One lucky person will win a New Trent iCarrier IMP120D Dual Port External Battery!

New Trent iCarrier


A big thank you to New Trent for providing an iCarrier for me to review as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

188 comments:

abfantom said...

I would like to get the iPad External Battery

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abfantom said...

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Mysharona said...

be handy in the car

Liz said...

This would be AMAZING for when we travel for my sister's wedding next month!

scottsgal said...

this would be great for travel so my son always has a charger handy

Food said...

Would be handy for traveling.

Accidental Farm Girl said...

We are on the road a lot, so we definitely need it in the car. Thanks!

tawndam said...

this would be much appreciated peace of mind when my daughter goes on her Sr trip in May...

Sarah Coulsey said...

Must have when we are camping, or even when I am at an event where I use my phone a lot and plugs are not readily available!!

kelly thompson said...

this would be great in my kitchen....with all the other appliances taking up outlet space

Paula V said...

On the road traveling. Especially when I win ipod, ipad, or tablets. :0(

huntcm74 said...

it would be handy in the car, it never fails that nothing is charged when we are on the road

wigget said...

we could use it on our trip to aruba

Heidi Araujo said...

My daughters school does a 46 hour dance a thon and her phone doesn't last the whole time. They are not allowed to use the outlets.

Gina F. said...

The iCarrier would come in handy for me while I am on the road.

jbmthill said...

Would come in handy on our vacations. We have 3 iphones in my household and we always fight for the car charger and my teenage son uses his for all photos on our vacation. We are taking a summer vacation roadtrip and this would come in handy.

like2sweep@gmail.com
Beth H
jbmthill

sd4david said...

WOuld come in handy ALL the time. My phone battery life dies. Laptop has a good bettery life so far.

Marti Parks said...

It would come in handy anytime I'm away from home. I would love it.

stefanie gladden said...

definitely on my road trips to the beach!!!

Mikaela said...

This would be great for traveling! Especially during our trip to Florida next year!

peg42 said...

This would be great for when we travel. We often go by train to visit my Dad and it's 16 hrs. each way. This would be perfect.

carol clark said...

when im going to the beach or just traveling
under carol roberts

DEBIJOT said...

This would be great for traveling.

The Jaded Mom said...

For camping:

Ken Ohl said...

love to get for the i pad. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Sandra Davis said...

would be great for being on the road for vacations and other road trips.

Colleen M said...

We travel frequently so this would be very handy for that!

s said...

Actually at work.

Blogroll Please... said...

I would use it when I go camping!

Bethany C. said...

I would use it most when we travel to our relative's houses.

Jennifer P said...

It would be most handy every day. We are on the road a lot and are frequently using our phone in buildings to the point of it dying, even if we charge it in the car. How great to be able to charge anywhere!
cspmom at gmail dot com

Jody Sisson said...

It would come in handy when we go back country camping.
jodysis at windstream dot net

stowelljg said...

The iCarrier IMP120D from New Trent would come in handy just about at anytime. It seems as if I always have a low battery with one device or another. This would really save me in a crisis. Thanks for the chance to win this.

gahome2mom said...

At home and in the car... we have several family members with computers and so many devices that need charging. Thanks.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

traveling and summer vacations
seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

on the go with the iPad, always low on battery power

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
pumuckler {at} gmail {dot} com

mecarolks said...

I'd use this for traveling & camping.

Anzhelika Yeremenko said...

I would use it when we travel, like for our road trip to Canada next month.

Renee Walters said...

This would be great for traveling! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

Anastasia said...

This would be awesome for charging the ipod, kindle and other electronics while we're on the go or out camping :)

Patty Schuler said...

On the ship! We cruise often..

clc408 said...

It would be very convenient for travelling.

Daraya Johnson said...

It would come in handy when on vacations!

brnmanis said...

traveling

Space Monkey said...

the husband is over the road many times for work and he really could use this.

walk9 said...

At the hockey rink since we pretty much live there.

KPort207 said...

on trips

kport207 at gmail dot com

Star S said...

Camping and traveling without a doubt

Debra said...

on busy days when im out running around and dont have time to charge my phone

Sue Ellison said...

This would be great for my son. He is always on school trips like sporting events, UIL, etc.

suebee05@gmail.com

Francine said...

when travelling

Sharon Kaminski said...

would come in very handy for our weekend travels

delaney's mom said...

this would be great at work, we all have devices and not enough outlets!

kellyr78 said...

This would be useful for when we are on vacation or at relative's houses.
kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

Anonymous D said...

This would be nice for traveling

Kelly Nicholson said...

traveling or in a power crunch

steve stone said...

traveling and at work
gabbflabber@live.com

kroch said...

It would come in handy when I'm waiting in airports for flights.

Katie Roch
dancehottie1621(at)aol(dot)com

Stephanie said...

oh my - iphones of all ages, ipads, ipods -- between the 5 of us could really put this baby to the test here!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

Dave said...

I would love this and use it in the car

michedt said...

I think it'd come in handy when being out all day. Especially if you forget to charge. That's happened to me several times.
Michelle Tucker

Christina Carattini said...

We seem to spend our lives going to soccer practices and games, this would be so convenient.

LesleyfromWI said...

My husband travels a lot for work so this would be great for him

tpwin12 said...

I would use it in my car.

Melissa Storms said...

It would be great on long car trips.
upstatemissy@gmail.com

sherylssg said...

It would come in handy my video camera so I don't miss any memorable moments.

sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

Danielle Lima said...

when I am out hiking or at the beach

Brooke Adametz said...

While traveling!

AngelWinner said...

On trips; in the car.

kdrae said...

On the road!!

Janna Johnson said...

at school for sure
Thanks! Janna JOhnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on gfc

Tamar said...

I could've used it a zillion times this past week.

msilba said...

this would come in handy while traveling to visit family for sure

Debra Guillen said...

definitely while traveling

latanya t said...

at work

mkjmc said...

At home especially when all the kids are home with their "Tech" stuff

RICK said...

It would bee nice to have in the car while on a trip.

RICK said...

It would bee nice to have in the car while on a trip.

Elaine Hearn said...

when i'm traveling

jlafount said...

Anywhere I take my dying battery iPod Touch

Ranu Tanu said...

We could definitely use it while traveling when our phone GPS eats up the battery.

Coming Home to Live said...

Traveling to visit the family!

Klydra Pugh said...

When traveling to the country to visit family.
Thanks for the chance.

skipthelaundry said...

When I have to go to 4 different games and practices for sports activities for the kids.
Amber Porter

Marti B. said...

On trips, for sure.

HeavenlyAlchemy said...

This will come in handy out and about for my IPod TOuch, Camera, as well as other electronics.

CHRIS HOEY said...

winit today like now

garygreen said...

I would love to win this prize.

Bo said...

It would be great for my car - my cigarette lighter doesn't work so I haven't been able to find a charger that works in my car so far!

bxcrochet said...

to charge my iPad on the go

knickgirl_3 at yahoo dot com

anamlgrl said...

this would be useful for my iPhone 5 at work. it doesn't have a great battery life and I can't always find a place to plug it in..

jackeline said...

I'm traveling to Florida during Christmas time...this would be great for that.

Sarah said...

We do a lot of day trips on the weekends so this would be perfect for those when we start to run out of juice!

Tiffany Weikel said...

it would come in handy on trips

garygreen said...

I would love to win this prize.

VJ ~ vantalee said...

It would come in handy on the road for sure.

Kim said...

At work or on the go!

Nadya said...

i would love it for camping trips!

Rebecca O said...

This would be handy for when we are at the beach. Thanks!

Jerri Davis said...

When I am away from home I could keep it in my purse and in case the phone got low. Thank you. Jerri Davis

Jessica Schank Snow said...

This would be great for all the traveling we do to visit my grandmother.
Thanks for the giveaway! =)
JJs2468@aol.com

Susan C said...

At work - my phone is old and terrible and loses its charge so fast.

eclairre said...

be handy in the car

Nikki Strong said...

I would use the charger on long trips staying away from home.

Nancy Brumfield said...

I am doing stuff on my phone and ipad all day long and my phone always dies before I get home.
this would be wonderful to keep my stuff charged

BrunoDogg2 said...

I could use this for my Tablet and Cell Phone!

Some Lucky Dog said...

I'd use this for my Droid RAZR MAXX and my iPod.

Cindy Brooks

WENDY Price said...

Anytime we are on the go.

Maria Iemma said...

This would be fantastic when I am traveling on business - a life saver really.

iggysaysno said...

i think it would come in handy on roadtrips

Joe Lalonde said...

My phone is always dying. This would be a life saver!

Heather! said...

It would be great to have this anywhere! I can see using it in the car a good bit.

Thanks!
h4schaffer at gmail dot com

mahnrafjtb said...

We are planning a road trip down to see my Mom this summer. This would be very handy
btjfarnham at yahoo dot com

Teresa said...

This would be great when I am out all day.

Helga said...

I would use it when traveling

Karen said...

It will come in handy at the beach.

Gina said...

Definitely during a power outage, I needed this a few times over the winter storms.

Sylvia Zajis said...

I am disabled and have to go to the doctor a lot. They sometimes hospitalize me without advance notice as well.
With no time to go pack, this would be great to have for those unexpectedly long doctor visits or last minute hospital admissions!

Sylvia Zajis said...

I am disabled and have to go to the doctor a lot. They sometimes hospitalize me without advance notice as well.
With no time to go pack, this would be great to have for those unexpectedly long doctor visits or last minute hospital admissions!

sparkedcat said...

This would be great when we are camping.

Lauren Eggers said...

This will be great for when Im travelling to see family

Holly Kennedy said...

My fiance works out of state and flies a lot so for him at airport.

tvcollector said...

When I go for walks

channallocks said...

the iPad External Battery

dropastitch@yahoo.com said...

I have to travel to AK in July to be with my daughter when she has her first baby. This would be great to have there.

Leanne Hill said...

it would be perfect in the car for roadtrips!

richied.becky said...

This would come in most handy when traveling when batteries start dying out sooner than expected.

classy_mommie@yahoo.com

KellBee8 said...

I need this when I travel!

Courtnie Miller said...

It'd be great at school.

pdaisy17 said...

It would be really handy as a present for my dad, he travels a lot on business and he's always complaining about the battery on his iphone :)

Jennifer said...

At work.

Salleefur/Jesselyn/Jesster said...

This would make a great gift for my Honey/Hubby who has to travel and commute A LOT for work. But I'm sure he'll find all kinds of times and ways to make good use of this great device. Thank!

Jesselyn A/Jesstinger
Jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

corey1971 said...

This would be great to have for road trips. (Corey Olomon)

Dianne McVetty said...

When we are camping - Thanks!

polly said...

would be great for road trips

Roy F. said...

When going to family events

Claire said...

On long road trips where we forget to charge our phones in the hotel!

Colleen Boudreau said...

In the car!
holliister at gmail dot com

Tara Martin said...

This would be great for in the car and for out of town. It would be perfect for camping.

Nancy Hall said...

I think it would be great when I am on the road and carry all kinds of chargers with me.

tattwo said...

I would keep the iCarrier in my purse and would feel so much safer knowing I could charge my phone at any time. Thanks

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

I would use it at work. My phone always dies half way through and I'm always worrying about my son. We don't have any way for friends and family to contact us unless they call our cells.

Mary Qin said...

This would be great everywhere!! I use my phone pretty rigorously throughout the day and the battery can never last long enough. I'd bring it with me literally everywhere.

Denise M said...

when traveling with all 8 of my electronics :)

Lauren said...

anywhere and everywhere

ide2678 said...

It would be useful every day and all day. I am constantly on the go with 4 kids under the age of 5.

smarieee said...

It would be most useful for me in the car. I'm always forgetting to charge my phone before I leave.

Crazylicious85 said...

I would use it for my iPad mini and cell phone while on the go.

njsunbunny said...

I would leave this in my car where the whole family would use it for our iPhones, iPods and iPad.

Gianna said...

On the road.

Douglas Houston said...

I always seem to lose battery power when I am in a meeting, a back up would be nice.

Teresa Thompson said...

We camp and go to the lake alot and it would come in handy there.

Courtney Renee said...

While traveling.

Carole Ingram said...

This would be so helpful!! How many times has my phone died on me while out and about !! This would be a life saver!!! :)

Deb Christie said...

Traveling is when I could use this battery the most, airports especially.

Candice said...

Definitely on our monthly trips to visit our families
Thank you!

Super Blogger Girl! said...

I would love this for camping!

one frugal lady said...

My husband is on call 24-7 and has to have his phone charged and ready to go! This would be perfect!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

Les Slusarczyk said...

I'm on the go a lot and tend to not have time to plug in my phone/tablet for a full charge. This would be great for on the road and even while at outdoor events.

Kari Flores said...

This would be great for my husband who is in the military when he is out in the field so that he can maintain battery power to his phone.

Melissa said...

This would be great for traveling/flights.

saturdaynightfever said...

While traveling!

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mperkins37 said...

Camping or on tour. This would be AWESOME!

deniseyweesy said...

camping for sure

daniellexoxoxo said...

This would come handy in so many situations. It would be really great for travel.

marissayvette said...

When we go to disneyland

blew415 said...

great in my kitchen

kathy pease said...

this would be great for my daughter at college

Sonya said...

This would be great on trips, or to keep my battery charged while waiting to pick up the kids from their activities!

Derek Timm said...

When I go up north on weekends in the summer!

Kathleen M Smith said...

I think in the car and for traveling or camping.

barbara stenby said...

This would come in so handy being I commute. They always seem to die on the train.

alena said...

it would get handy on out roads trips

Lauren Harmon said...

I would love to have this for beach days, my phone is always dying whenever I spend the entire day there because it has to be on the brightest setting so I can see it. This would be AWESOME to have so my cell stays charged!

Amanda Kinder said...

This would be handy when I'm having a picnic with the family.

Erica C. said...

This would be good for camping trips.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

81808142-88c8-11e2-9f75-000bcdcb8a73 said...

Great to travel with

Buddy Garrett said...

It would come in handy when I am out on my job.

brendaelsner said...

This will come in handy in the car this summer when we go camping.

candykitn said...

This would be great in my bedroom where all the chargers seem to be

Susan Smoaks said...

This would totally come in handy when we go on vacation and on work trips!

susansmoaks at gmail dot com

golden storm said...

this would come in handy for my eldest son

Vikki Billings said...

This would come in handy in many places, like camping, a road trip and a day at the pool.

vikki.billings@yahoo.com

courtney johnson said...

I will use it everywhere I go. My phone seems to die quickly so this will be a heaven sent device.

ltlbitone said...

my work..

ltlbitone@yahoo dot com

MELINA said...

This would be great for the days that I'm out all day

Angela Cash said...

This would be fantastic for camping trips!

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway...the iCarrier IMP120D from New Trent would be great to have on three day weekend overnight hikes !

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com