When you travel, making sure you’ve got all the relevant chargers can be a pain. We all carry so much technology that half the time the bag is weighed down with power packs rather than the technology that we want to use. While that’s good exercise it soon becomes tiring. APC however has tried to simplify this by creating a charger that plugs into a spare USB socket and then drains the power to charge your mobile phone.

In short it works. Getting excited about a cable is hard, after all, it’s just a cable, however this one allowed us to charge our phone while we were doing something else mundane, and saved on valuable space in the bag.

One end plugs into a spare USB socket the other into the phone. We tested ours with a Nokia 3310 although you can get versions to fit most leading brands including Ericsson, Alcatel, Motorola, Siemens and Panasonic. No drivers were needed and we experienced no real problems apart from the cable falling out a couple of times from the phone (it was hard to tell whether this was a phone issue or the cable - personally we think it was the phone).


If you're short of space in the bag or looking to get another charger and always have your laptop with you then this is a cheap and space saving alternative.

ee.co.uk - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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