Battery packs have proved to be a series of disappointments so far, so imagine how nervous it makes me to say that this VARTA Family Powerpack is… excellent.Read more
On one end of the sturdy-feeling unit, beneath a pop-off rubberised cap, are two USB ports, a mini USB port and the power button which lights up to four tiny blue LEDs on the front when switched on.
Which brings me to the point of the Varta Indestructible Powerpack – its ability to charge stuff…
I have – due to its weight and chunkiness – inadvertently chucked it around. Indeed it has survived a one story bounce down a flight of wooden stairs and landed onto flagstone flooring and not even flickered in the process.Read more
This is a simple torch and unashamedly uncomplicated. It’s a manly man’s torch. It should sport a neckbeard and smell of old beer. At 25cm it’s a mid-range unit in terms of length but it weighs almost as much as SausageTheCat. He’s our cat. If he was also constructed out of hardened aircraft-grade aluminium this would be understandable, but no, he’s a proper fatty.Read more