PowerPak +: NT135T INDUSTRY-GRADE PERFORMANCE 13,500 mAh
The PowerPak+ is great a multitasking thanks to its dual 1A and 2A charge ports. Hook up your tablet and smartphone together to the PowerPak+ or help charge up a friends's smartphone alongside yours- there's more than enough power to go around
Power users, rejoice. The PowerPak + packs a behemoth charge capacity of 13,500 mAh and can store 600% of average smartphone's battery life. You - and your friends - will never have a dead phone or tablet on your hands again.
iPhone 5 battery life testing
|iPhone||Without PowerPak+||With PowerPak+*|
|Video playback (audio ON)||8 hours||+/- 55 hours|
|Internet (Wi-Fi)||7 hours||
+/- 48 hours
Note: Tests are done in a controlled environment with normal phone use. result are for comparison purposes and users may experience various results outside of the stated test numbers.
* Numbers are derived from total number of recharge from PowerPak and total use time combined.
The New iPad (3rd gen) Battery Life
|Video playback (audio ON)||10 hours||+/- 18 hours|
|Internet (Wi-Fi)||10 hours||
+/- 18 hours
Note: Tests are done in a controlled environment with normal tablet use. result are for comparison purposes and users may experience various results outside of the stated test numbers.
* Numbers are derived from total number of recharge from PowerPak and total use time combined.
|- NT135T PowerPak+ battery pack (13500mAh)|
|- Standard Micro-USB Charge Cable
|- User Manual
| Note: There have been some changes made to the final production model that may differ from the original specs of the prototype unit.
- Battery capacity has been bumped up from 12,000mAh to 13,500 mAh.
- Battery size, dimensions, and net weight remains the same.
- Final production model name has been changed to NT135T to reflect the changes made
|CELL||Li Ion Polymer Battery|
|CAPACITY (Wh)||13500 mAh@3.7V = 49.9Wh
|INPUT (type/spec)||Standard Micro-USB Input|
|OUTPUT 1||regular USB 5V@1A|
|OUTPUT 2||regular USB 5V@2A
|WEIGHT (unit/package)||10oz = 283.5gm /|
Smartphone Compatibility :
|Apple||iPhone 5, iPhone 4s / 4, iPhone 3GS / 3G, Original|
|Samsung||Galaxy Note 2 / 1, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S2, Galaxy Nexus and most Samsung cellphones.|
|HTC||Evo Shift 4G, Incredible S, Sensation XL, One V / S / X, Thunderbolt, EVO 3D, EVO 4G and most HTC cellphones.|
|Nokia||Lumia 920, 900, 710, 800, N8, N9 and most Nokia cellphones.|
|Blackberry*||Tour, Storm 2, Curve, Bold and most Blackberry cellphones.|
|LG||Nexus 4, Optimus 4X / 2X / V / S / T / 3D / 7 / One and most Blackberry cellphones.|
Droid RAZR MAXX / X / X2 / HD, Atrix, Bionic, Triumph and most Motorola cellphones.
*Certain devices/models needs special cable (provided upon request)
Tablets and Other Compatible Devices :
||iPad (4th gen) with Retina display, the New iPad (3rd gen), iPad 2, iPad 1st gen.|
|Barne Noble||Nook COLOR, HD.|
|Amazon||Kindle 10" HD, 7" HD, 7" fire 2nd and 1st gen.|
|Samsung*||Note 2 / 1, Galaxy Tab 1st/2nd gen (10.1" / 7")|
|Google*||Nexus 7, Nexus 10|
|Portable game console*||Sony: PSP / PS Vita, Nintendo DSi / DS lite / 3DS / XL.|
|MP3 Players||iPod Touch (All Versions), Creative Zen, Sandisk Sansa.|
GoPro, GPS, cameras** and many other devices not mentioned but can charge from USB or require 5V input.
* Certain devices/models needs Galaxy Tab converter cable (provided upon request if not provided with battery)
UPC Code: 0853679004226
- NewTrent Powerpak+ 13,500 mAh Portable Battery (NT135T) Review Review by GeekHelpingHand
This product is packing a 13,500 mAh battery that suppose to charge your smartphone up to 6 times. Actually, I was able to charge my Samsung Galaxy S4 5 times and Apple iPod touch 4G about 4 times before the battery went dead. If you didn't know already then let me inform you that this is indeed a portable smartphone and tablet battery. There's a 2.1 amp port and a 1 amp port to correctly charge your device without over-charging it and causing battery damage like other portable batteries.
I find that this portable battery didn't include any cables which is alright but I would like to have a portable version of cables since carrying the original cables are a big hassle. This isn't a deal breaker but would be a great package to add. Don't get me wrong. They did include a Micro USB to USB 2.0 cable for charging the portable battery and could double as a cable to charge many of the new devices to this very day! Which is a plus to my needs.
The portable battery is about 1.2 pounds which is not very heavy. I wouldn't say that you should carry it around in your pocket but having it a bag wouldn't be a big space waster. It's still portable and somewhat light. I want to tell you about the portable bag that comes with your portable battery. It's very soft and can do more than carry your portable battery but also a cable or two.
It's super easy to turn the portable battery on. You will either see a red LED for low battery, blue for medium battery, or green for high battery. At the end of testing, it's the perfect partner-in-crime for your smartphones, tablets, and other portable devices. I highly recommend buying yours today. (Posted on 3/4/14)
- Great charger Review by Jeff
Love the charger. I have had the charger for a week and it came out out of the box with a full charge. I charged my Galaxy Note 3 twice and my Galaxy Tablet one and the charger still has great amount of charge in it. The charger is rugged in its feel, with no sharp corners to hit when I'm moving it around so I don't have to worry about nicking them. I also love the fact that when it is done charging my device it shuts of, that is great. I would recommend & have recommened this charger.
Two things that I would change, 1) instead of 1 LCD 4-5 showing the power level of the battery. 2) add the wall plug to the packaging most people have lost the ones that come with their device or are with the wall chargers they all ready have, you have the USB-Micro cable already its a few cents more for the wall plug with the USB slot.
(Posted on 2/28/14)
- 10/10 best charger! Review by Paul
Used out of the box without charging to drain the power completely, then cycling the battery pack from scratch. From the blue LED icon, it charged my iPhone 5S from 1% to 100% about four times.
The physical attributes to this external power pack was light and solid; high quality material. However it was disappointing to see that the charge amps were only at 3.7v, which made charging take 8 hours on my end. Implementing a built-in wall adapter would have been a nice add-on for future generations of this portable charger.
The durability and quality of this is not any of those cheaply made Chinese chargers, but a quality matte finish leaving no stains and is smooth to the touch. I recommend this to everyone.
(Posted on 2/27/14)
- Plenty of Power Review by Sandro
-Super compact design
-SInple one button operation
-Heavy duty outer case
-Dual USB ports
-Easy to read LED Status
-Wished it had a few more LEDs to tell me more accurately the battery level
I'm a gadget junkie and personally the more info the better I always say. (Posted on 2/25/14)
- Great portable charger Review by Ozzie
- Nicely built solid and stylish battery with good capacity Review by hotsaucejunkie
I really like the look and the solid build feel of the external battery. It do find it quite heavy, however. Manageable, and worth the weight if you need the extra battery life, but hefty. I have used the monoprice 9283 5000 mAh external battery. It is much smaller and lighter and also a good product, but I have exhausted it's supply semi regularly. Comparing the two, the slightly soft exterior of the monoprice battery makes me feel a little more comfortable carrying it around. It just feels like it will survive a drop. Whereas the lovely New Trent NT135T feels heavy and inflexible enough that I would be concerned about a drop.
Despite these differences, the New Trent is now my main external battery. The extra juice and quality build are worth it to me, especially for travel. I like not having to always worry about recharging the external battery. The monoprice has been relegated to basement duties. (Posted on 2/13/14)
- Great battery for the money Review by Brendon
Prior to buying the PowerPak+, I picked up a similar portable power source called the myCharge, which I purchased at Home Depot for around the same price (about 40$). After using the myCharge (which for some reason comes with two usb ports, even with it's low charge capacity), I came to realize that the meager 11.1 Wh capacity was only about enough to recharge my 3ds or iPhone back to 100% one time before it required recharging. Needless to say the agony of being forced to choose between Facebook and Mario Kart often ended with me camping near an outlet trying to scrounge every last bit of charge, thereby rendering my portable battery almost completely useless.
I had resigned myself to my unwarranted Device Control system until I happened to stumble across the powerpak+ while perusing thinkgeek.com for geeky goodies to fuel my inner nerd fire. At a quick glance it appeared to be very similar to the myCharge device I already owned, so I figured that with two such devices I would be able to power both my iPhone and 3ds or iPad. I assumed that the "high capacity" label was a stretch of the truth for marketing purposes. Once I received my PowerPak+ I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was much more tech-chic. Whereas my myCharge was belligerently loud with it's yellow and gray jacket (which, alongside it's "rugged" build, it touted as being ideal for use on construction sites), the PowerPak was more respectably garbed in quintessential charcoal and gray, and would be completely at home on my desk amongst my ever expanding collection of hard drives, speakers, monitors, and various bluetooth gadgets. Moreover, the dimensions and sharply angled design of the PowerPak made a mockery of the myCharge's similarly sized, yet cumbersomely round and space inefficient profile. I was also happy to see that the PowerPak had a slick three-color LED light which would alert you to the approximate charge level, as opposed to the myCharge's Mr. Speak-and-Spell-esque "two out of three battery chunks remaining" display.
Where the PowerPak really triumphed over the myCharge was in its 50 Wh charge capacity. After a full charge, my PowerPak has fueled my 3ds' power consumption for 5 days on set so far without a second recharge. Although I do charge my 3ds back to full via a regular home outlet every night before leaving again for work the next morning, it is doubtless a feat my myCharge would have been unable to compete against. Nor will it need to. After my week-long trial period with the PowerPak+ I can say with great confidence that it has become my preferred portable device power supply, and made me a supporter of New Trent's products. The features touted by the PowerPak+ demonstrate an understanding and appreciation for the demands of its customers, and the prices reflect a commitment to an honest profit, without screwing the consumer.
I would enthusiastically recommend New Trent products to my friends, family, and colleagues, and I would proudly be a pioneer-user of any new products they introduce. (Posted on 2/12/14)
- Solid performer at a reasonable price Review by John
seems to be the perfect answer to my need for power backup for my Google
Nexus 7 and my Galaxy 4S.
The NT-135T will come in handy on my trans-Pacific adventures to
Cambodia, where I assist with a Long Beach, California, charity, Hearts
Without Boundaries, that brings cardiac specialists to the Khmer kingdom
to fix the defective hearts of poor children.
Traveling back and forth entails extended periods when I need the
assurance of dependable backup power and my first few weeks with the
NT-135T suggest that this powerful little block, slightly smaller than a
paperback book, has the punch to do the job. When it arrived I powered
it up and then used it to charge up the depleted batteries of the Nexus
and the Galaxy, which it did quickly and efficiently.
The NT-135T features two USB ports, one for Smartphones and a punchier
one for tablets, and with its minimalist controls is essentially
idiot-proof, although a better way of indicating its real-time power
level would be a plus in future editions. For charging it’s a BYOP –
Bring Your Own Plug – story. A wall plug is not included, but that is no
big deal since we all have scads of the USB plug devices laying around
and after I tried several it was evident that any one apparently works
Construction is downright sturdy so I have no fears of it getting dinged
in my backpack as I wander around the Cambodian outback. The only real
control is a simple two-second on/off button (Two seconds keeps you from
accidentally turning it on).
Several weeks of around-the-house use have been impressive and I can’t
wait until April, when we return to Cambodia to prep for a June medical
mission. That will to give it a true in-the-air test (takes about 30
hours in airports and on airplanes to get from Los Angeles International
Airport to Phnom Penh).
Overall, the NT-135T is a solid performer at a reasonable price. Now if
they could figure out a way to make it work with the weird proprietary
plug on my Surface 2 Pro.
And one other thought: Recently I had the chance to deal with New Trent
on an unrelated issue and found their customer service to be responsive,
efficient, user friendly and just downright friendly. (Posted on 2/11/14)
- Great external battery Review by andrew
- Great backup battery for long trip Review by Subah
- Great product Review by Erik
- Simply the Best Review by Steven
- Excellent product Review by Cynthia
- Long Lasting and easy to use! Review by Dennis
- Excellent charger Review by chip
- Just what I wanted Review by jimmy
- Amazing and unbelievable Review by Thomas
- Great power source Review by Michael
A more specific charge level display would be very helpful, the color coded levels leave for a very broad range. This is definitely a great power source for people who work in the field and may be away from normal power sources for an extended period of time. One feature that would make this a must have would be if there was a model with a Qi compliant charger on one side. Most of the time I have been using this has been with a Qi charger, to have it integrated would be much more convenient. (Posted on 1/7/14)
- Good product that needs a little tweaking to make it great. Review by Chris
It also holds a charge for quite some time as I was able to fully charge 3 smart phones, a tablet, and then start charging another smartphone before it was starting to need a recharge.
This would work especially well for those on the go as you can charge your tablet/smartphone while in a cab, on an airplane, etc. The device is not much larger than a smartphone, so you can fit it in your jacket, pants pocket, etc.
The only thing that I thought should be improved is a status bar for the charge. It was green when charged and then went right to red for needed to be recharged, some sort of status bar would be beneficial for charge status.
Overall, my rating of this product would be a 5 as it was a great benefit.
(Posted on 1/6/14)
- Powerfull Powerpack Review by Craig
The New Trent Nt135T PowerPak has exceeded our expectations from the moment we opened the box. Having previously used a smaller backup power source (smaller in both physical size and capacity) from a different manufacture that did not perform as expected we probably had our target set to low. The New Trent PowerPak is small enough to fit in your shirt pocket but provides power of units considerably larger and heavier. With two (2) USB Charging Ports the Nt135T allows for charging multiple devices simultaneously (a feature missing in many of your competitor’s products). In addition to multiple ports, we knew from experience that the capacity of the Nt135T will fully recharge our entire families collection of depleted devices which presently include a Samsung Galaxy Tablet (plus associated Bluetooth Keyboard), Apple iPad2 (plus associated Bluetooth Keyboard), Kindle Fire, Apple iPhone 4S, Palm Pixi, LG Optimus and an HTC EVO with power to spare.
The only reason we could not give a solid 5 STARS is the limited means of determining the current state of charge/discharge. Using the color of a single LED to display the state of Charge or Discharge does not provide enough information to accurately gauge the current state. Our only recommendation for improvement would be to provide a better display of current state. Perhaps a series of 5 LED’s to display current state I.E. None - 0% 1 - 20% 2 - 40% 3 - 60% 4 - 80% 5 - 100%
(Posted on 1/3/14)
- Very impressed Review by Gabriel
- Good Charger for your Phone or Tablet. I recommend. Review by Nailah
The staff is amazingly nice, attentive, and responsive. (Posted on 12/31/13)
- Amazing product! Review by matt
1) quick charge
2) large capacity
3) shock proof
4) water proof
5) great LED display for battery life
6) very easy to use
This is the first product that I have absolutely no complaints about. (Posted on 12/26/13)
- Love this battery! Review by matt
Pros: 1) ease of use. Battery is very simple to use. It has one button for on/off, three ports: phone/tablet/power, and that is it. 2) quickness of charge. This battery rapidly charges your electronics. My iPhone charges in about half the time of using an outlet charger. 3) Battery life. I have been able to charge my iPhone 10 times before having to recharge the battery. 4) Size. The battery is slightly larger and thicker than the iPhone 5, making it easy to take with you anywhere.
Cons: 1) The only gripe I have is that it only comes with a USB charger to charge battery with. I ended up using an old iPhone power plug. I would recommend this battery without hesitation. (Posted on 12/17/13)
- Small but powerful and easy to use! Review by Christopher
- Great but not so great charging cable Review by Gabriel
i purchased this and another lower capacity batt bank and im quite impress by it. what didn't impress me is the lousy charging cable that comes with it. it doesnt fit samsung note 2 or 3 properly unlike the chargers that comes with the phone. its so loose that i have to constantly check whether my phone is charging. if that's not bad enough, both cables stop working after 2 weeks.
now im using the original charging cable from samsung and 1 thing i notice about this is that it charges slower than the cable from new trent.
(Posted on 12/14/13)
- The NT135T is awsome Review by Chris
- Perfect for the right situation--solid charger for a long day Review by Amy Beth
One thing I really appreciated about the PowerPak+ was that it shuts off when the device battery gets full. The previous battery case I had for an iPhone would run through it's entire battery trying to keep the iPhone charged to 100% even though if I had shut it off it could have recharged the iPhone 2 or 3 times before needing a recharge. Conserving that charge in the PowerPak+ instead is a really nice feature. I expect that my child, taking a bus tour abroad will really find it useful, since one can't always depend on finding a plug, or having enough in the room for everyone to charge their toys. I don't have a lot of reasons to carry it around with me every day, but for meeting a specific need when I can't get to a plug, it's perfect! (Posted on 12/6/13)
- Great power pack for a road warrior Review by Chris
Worked well with all of them, although I never achieved my estimate of the
full capacity that is probably because I never actually turn off my phone
or tablet as suggested in the manual. It definitely appears to charge the
phone (the item I use almost continually) at least twice and probably more.
It also charges the phone quickly, as least a fast as using the wall
Since I use my phone a lot, I have wall chargers at home and office as well
as in my car. As such I find this most useful when out in the field away
from my car. The Powerpak+ fits easily in a pocket. (Posted on 12/5/13)
- Solid and powerful Review by Carl
It's a great size AND shape. It's about like two Android phones stacked on top of each other thick and the same size long and wide. It's the perfect potable charger.
Two output, one high apperage
Small size and weight.
Durable, rugged and sturdy,
Does it have any? I guess if you want you can say it has no display, but who cares? What color is the LED? that's all you need!
(Posted on 12/4/13)
- Impressive Review by Frank
Target Audience: Device users who charge 5 VDC devices only.
What to expect:
• As the specs state, the weight is 289g (10.19 oz or 0.64 lbs) and the dimensions are 27mm x 68mm x 126mm (1” x 2.6” x 5”)…about the size of an iPhone 5.
• The charge strength is 13,500 mAh. Translated, this means the thing will provide 13.5 amps for an hour. Since tablets and phones don’t draw such current, this power pack will last a while when charging your device(s).
• It takes about 11 hours for the device to charge fully from a fully discharged state, so keep that in mind when you begin to use this.
• This power pack charges your device and will shut itself off once the device is fully charged. That is, if you connect a tablet or phone and turn on the power pack, you will see your device charging and see the power pack indicator showing that it is charging until the device reaches 100% charge. The power pack will not stay on and provide a charge to the device unless the device is actually still on and using power. And if your device goes to sleep (or a low power condition) the power pack will not continue to charge the device.
• If you disconnect a USB cable from one port and move it immediately to another, the power pack will turn itself off. You will have to turn it back on in order to resume charging.
• There are three LED indicators
o Green – a high charge is left on the power pack.
o Blue – a medium charge is left on the power pack.
o Red – a low charge is left on the power pack.
• When plugging the power pack into AC power to charge itself, the LED will flash on and off indicating where it is in the charge level.
• When turning on the power pack, press and hold the power on/off button until the LED lights up steadily. The LED will eventually turn off but the charging will continue. This is not defined in the manual.
• There are two USB charge ports; one provides 1A of charge and another provides 2.1A of charge. Which one you choose will determine how long it will take to charge your device.
• This is a trickle charge power pack so don’t expect something like a car charger to fast charge your device.
The results of my testing.
I used an iPad mini as my main test device. I also connected secondary devices just to see how the power pack would fare under additional load tests. The other devices were an iPad 2, iPhone 5 and an Android Venue 8 tablet. I kept the iPad mini on all the time as the main test benchmark. Unless otherwise stated, when charging device, I ensured the power pack was not connected to a power source. I let it do the charging purely from its stored power.
• When I first turned on the power pack, it took a little watching on my part to see how the power pack behaved. I expected the power LED to stay on while it was charging. But, sure enough, the power pack still charged my primary device even after the LED turned off. The rather Spartan manual does not mention this so I was unsure I was doing things properly. But it didn’t take long to see how it was working.
o I think the manual (or something) should let the user know what to expect when using it. Yes, it does say how to turn it on but it doesn’t state what to expect. Doing the latter might let users know where the bar is when evaluating this thing they just bought. It would also avoid confusion.
• After fully charging the power pack, I attached my iPad mini to the 5V/1A charge port and just let it run. It took about 12 hours before the power pack was drained and the mini charge dropped to about 47%. I disconnected the iPad and recharged the power pack.
• I repeated this test again. Sure enough, at about 12 hours the power pack was drained. I waited longer and allowed the iPad to drain to 14%. After recharging the power pack, I plugged the iPad back into the power pack. It took about 6 hours for the iPad to recharge. Since the iPad mini is rated at about 24 watts, this seems to be about right.
• I also ran tests where two devices were connected. The power pack discharged at a quicker rate, as it should have.
• I test charged the iPad mini using the 5V/2.1A port. As expected, it took a shorter time for it to charge the device. Approximately 4 hours.
I’m really impressed with this, so far (I’ve had it for a short time). I’ve had other charging devices for my iPhone; namely a case that also kept my phone charged all the time. That was nice but it failed prematurely. I guess because it was always on and always trying to maintain a charge. I like this because it shuts itself off after the device is fully charged, thus preserving its own charge.
(Posted on 12/4/13)
- Solid product, 100% as advertised Review by Harman Sodhi
Need I say more? (Posted on 11/26/13)
- great battery Review by Ivory
- (seemingly) UNLIMITED POWER! Review by Kyle
The device comes equipped with 2 USB ports, one outputting 1 amp for smaller devices, and 2 amps for larger devices. While i've not had the opportunity to test the larger port, the device has been working flawlessly charging up my 3ds multiple times, sometimes being made to charge the device while it's in use. I am fairly sure that my father will be stealing the device to charge his iPad while I visit as well, and probably will get one of his own shortly after I leave.
The PowerPack + is cased in a durable and textured plastic cover, complete with ridges to give it extra grip on whatever surface you may set it on. The corners are a little rough, but they are out of the way and you are unlikely to ever touch them.
This device absolutely gets a 5 stars out of 5 for it's incredible performance, and i'm sure that anyone else who purchases this device will agree that it will be one of our indispensable tech gadgets. (Posted on 11/19/13)
- Powerful device! Review by noel
1. Well built, not too big and compact for the number of times it can charge your phone or tablet.
2. Unlike other portable chargers, it doesn’t get hot at all.
3. Dual USB ports make it easy to charge a phone and tablet at the same time, though the charging time may vary.
4. It’s size makes it easy to carry around in a backpack.
5. After your phone or tablet is fully charged, it turns off automatically.
6. You don’t have to worry about charging your phone through a car charger, just take this and go. Your charging port is free for your GPS now!
1. No charge indicators, so you wouldn’t know how much charge is left on it before it turns red and shuts off. (update: The NT135T LED indicator works as follow for charge indication:)
Red - 10-40% Blue - 40-75% Green - 75-100%
2. A little too big to carry around in pocket.
3. No external torch light(in case you forgot to bring a light at the camp lol)
On a scale of 1 to 5; This products deserves a 5. Excellent product.
I am very happy with this product and would do business with NewTrent in the future too. (Posted on 11/14/13)
- Excellent first impression. Doesn't fade under stress Review by Snaggletrout
- Power anywhere gives me piece of mind! Review by Sherise
* Heavy Duty 5V@2A-1A Dual USB External Battery Charger, charges 2 devices simultaneously. 2A output for iPad/Tablet and 1A output for iPhone/Smartphones.
...Yes, it can charge 2 devices simultaneously. However, it is helpful to know that when an iPad and an iPhone are charged at the same time, the NT135T can only handle one full charge of each before the unit itself needs to be charged again, while two iPhones can simultaneously be charged 4 times. It will charge a single iPad once and a single iPhone 8 times before it needs to be recharged again.
* Compatible with most Smartphone's (Apple, Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Nokia, Blackberry, Sony, etc...) 5V Tablets and compatible devices.
...I have only Apple devices, so I can only confirm for those :)
* No iPhone/iPad adapter or cable is included, but the PowerPak+ NT135T is compatible with the original Apple Lightning/30-pin cables.
...I was able to successfully charge using the original Apple Lightning/30-pin cable as well as the newest Apple 8-pin cable.
* AC wall charger is not included, but the PowerPak+ NT135T can be recharged from any standard 5V/2A USB charge ports: computer USB ports and USB wall chargers
...It's true :) It charged from my computer's USB port as well as my USB wall charger.
I give the NT135T a 5-star rating as I have not found anything that I did not like about it and it has met any expectation I had of an external charger. I would definitely recommend this to all and anyone who has found themselves driving somewhere with their phone at 5% battery life only to have to stop car-charging when you've reached your destination, still with a nearly dead phone. It fits in my purse and can charge while I'm shopping and I can still take notes and pictures with it or make a phone call. I love having the peace of mind of a fully functional cell phone, even when I was the one who forgot or didn't have time to charge it before I left the house :) (Posted on 11/12/13)
- Great Investment Review by Ashleigh
Usage is very easy to grasp and understand. To start charging you have to hold the power button down for about 3-5 seconds, then the green light will flash signaling on. Battery life is very long and I can rely on it to charge what I need to (iphone) multiple times before I have to charge the pack itself (for me about a week). Very pleased with this product.
The small carrying sack is a plus and very handy when I take the battery pack around. Its large enough to barely fit the pack itself and a cord to connect to my device. The material it is made of seems to be of a high quality, thick suede like fabric.
Really great thing to have, especially when there are no outlets around. (Posted on 11/12/13)
- Best battery pack I've own Review by aaron
- New-Trent-NT120T-chargeable-Thunderbolt Review by Michael
Cost - I use to travel with an Eveready Power pack and some tubular device that cost combined twice the amount of this one device.
Convenience - It compact size makes it an easy device to carry around in a pack. Because of its size, the weight is non- factor, even though I can’t physically tell the difference charged versus depleted.
Power - I was surprised of how much power 13,500 is. I’ve used partial charge on multiple devices over multiple days before the unit light displayed red.
Temperature - Surprisingly, the unit did not increase in temperature while using. My tubular device doubled as a hand warmer.
Lights - While the unit hold a great charge, the color code isn't desirable. I like a bar.
Charger – None. Seems to be the norm with accessory purchases. I used a purchased dual charger and it worked great. However, do not charge using a PC. It seemed like the green light would never stop flashing that the unit was at full charge.
Port Markings - You would need a microscope to see the writing on under the ports. A larger 2.1A and 1A would make life much easier.
Container - While it looks solid, I am not bought on its durability. If I slightly squeeze my unit, the case bend a little more than expected.
Ok, I was being a little picky because that availability of mobile power that this unit provides for the cost, makes this a great unit to own! On a scale of 1-5, 5 being the best, ITS a 5.
(Posted on 8/21/13)
- Excellent Battery Charger Review by pcs9k
Charging is pretty straight forward once you connect the supplied micro USB cable to a USB source as mentioned above. The single LED will flashing green as the battery is charging and a solid green once the battery is fully charged. The battery input is rated and limited at 5V/1.5A. You want to use a power adapter that is rated at least 1.5A otherwise it will take longer to complete a charge. A full charge took about 8-9 hours.
I have charged an iPad3 at 20% and still have plenty of power to keep my iPhone charged over a couple of days which is good as the NT135T is rated at 13,500mAh, The battery is very stable as the external case doesn’t feel warm or hot while charging or being charged. The battery had no problem charging an iPad and iPhone or two iPhones simultaneously. The battery can actually charge two iPads simulteously although the iPad charging off the USB port for smartphones (5V/1A) will take longer to charge.
There is one interesting thing about how the LED works while charging a device that may be confusing at first. The LED does not continuously flash to indicate the charging status nor does the LED stay on to indicate that charging is complete. The LED stays on for a several seconds to indicate charging has started but that is it.
I was used to having a continuous LED status during the charge and a solid LED at the end from owning other battery chargers. I ended up inadvertently turning the charging off by pressing the button thinking that was going to provide some status but that is not how this battery works. The best way is check on the charging status is to simply look at the device being charged for status. Just a different way of doing things, no big deal.
Overall the NT135T is a very solid portable battery that is easy to use and has gobs of power capacity.
(Posted on 8/20/13)
- Top product by New Trent Review by Gabriel
The PowerPak+ has allowed me to charge my tablet and phone many times, giving me hours and hours of continuous use. In addition to plenty of power, the battery includes several cool features. It has Dual-USB ports, so I don't have to choose which device charges first. Another useful feature is the auto-shutoff feature, I love that I don't have to worry about turning off the battery to conserve power.
The straightforward design and rugged feel make the device a solid piece of tech that can travel with me anywhere I go, confidently and securely.
While there are many large capacity USB phone chargers out there, nothing can match the power, portability, and convenience that the PowerPak+ brings. New Trent is king when it comes to powering your gadgets on the go!
-Huge Battery Capacity
-Easy to use
-Dual USB Ports
-High Voltage output for both smartphones and tablets
-Automatically powers off when device(s) are charged
-Lightweight and Portable (fits in your pocket)
-Very Cool glowing charge indicator light
-Charges easily with a MicroUSB
- Overall cool operation (barely heats up)
-Sleek rugged form factor
-Good quality (feels solid)
-includes a MicroUSB Cable
My only complaint is that the carrying bag that's included
doesn't feel it goes with such a premium product, I think a zip up pouch/case
would go better with this product even (even if you
sold some separately)
My friend was interested in the battery when he saw it and I had him try it out on his tablet (ASUS Transformer TF300).
Unfortunately, it didn't work, he tried both ports but the tablet didn't even detect any power at all. I think it is because the tablet requires a little more than 2A, since it has the keyboard dock to connect to. Other than those minor issues, the product is perfect.
The New Trent PowerPak+ is an exceptional product, bringing loads of power, an intelligent lightweight design and a reasonable price tag. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to stay connected, on the go without having to worry about their batteries dying.
Keep up the good work New Trent! (Posted on 8/13/13)
- Well made, huge capactiy, and at a great price. Review by Michael
- PowerPak+ [NT135T] Is a Powerhouse! Review by Aaron
- More powerful than I imagined. Review by Chang
when it came fully charged out of the box. It's not as bulky or heavy as I
expected, and I just LOVE the ridged texture--the device feels as sturdy as
a bunker. So far, I've used it to charge both my iPad mini & Droid 4
smartphone from 0 to 100%, and it's still not drained yet. I guess 13,500
mAh is really a significant upgrade from New Trent's baby iTorch and
All in all, I would highly recommend this product to anyone who's
incredibly busy and on the go; you'll probably only have to recharge this
baby once per week to keep it up and running, and that's a relief for
people who are short on time. One charge cycle does take a whopping 12
hours though, so you might wanna charge it before it's *totally* drained.
5/5 stars. Would buy another one, but I only own 2 devices, so this is
ample power for me. (Posted on 8/9/13)
- works as expected, with minor omission Review by Dan
The only drawback is that despite such a large size, there is no built-in plug or cable --- the included micro-USB/USB cable is required for both charging and discharging. To charge the NT135T on a wall socket, an additional AC to usb adapter is needed. (Posted on 8/9/13)
- Another great product from New Trent Review by kevin
It is smaller than I thought it would be. The carrying case that comes with it is a nice touch too.
The one thing that took some getting used to is the fact that you need to push the power button to start charging a device but I have gotten over that.
(Posted on 8/7/13)
- Amazing device, never go powerless again! Review by Eric
The extra capacity (13500mAh is huge!) compared to competing devices in this price range is great and it feels like it has even more juice than it holds. I partially charged a few devices several times, and it did not even drop down from a green light to blue (which is one step down from 100%). It never drained completely even after 10 days of on again, off again use.
Also, I like how the 2 USB ports are labeled so you know which is which. One of them delivers more output for charging tablets and the other is more for cell phones so it helps to tell them apart.
The cloth bag it comes with is also nice, it feels like high quality material.
I used to fret and worry about my cell phone dying when I was on a vacation and using my phone all day for walking navigation, checking in, web browsing, etc with no AC outlets in sight. My worries are completely gone now due to this wonderful product.
One last thought: this will come in handy when the power goes out at my house. I plan to keep it charged up as much as I can for when that day comes. No more sitting in the dark afraid to use my devices to kill time, I'll just plug them into the New Trent :) (Posted on 8/6/13)
- Piece of mind when traveling Review by Ashley
When I head to the airport for a long trip (which typically consists of a layover) I like knowing I have a power pack that will recharge both my 10-inch Xperia Z tablet and Galaxy S3 smartphone from less than 2% to 100%, and still have enough juice left to charge my phone from basically nothing to 30%.
And when I performed the test to see how good this thing it, both devices were turned on -- the phone was always searching for a network (cause Verizon isn't as great as they'd have you believe) and the tablet's battery optimizer was turned off.
I was also pleased with how quickly the power pack recharged my devices. The phone took around the same time as when I plug it into an AC outlet, but the tablet actually seemed to charge faster, which I didn't expect.
When I was just using the device to recharge my phone, I was able to recharge it to 100% from less than 5% several times on one charge of the power pack.
The build quality is very good, though the ridged outer surface doesn't have the same premium feel as my New Trent NT70T (which I carry in my purse all the time and love immensely).
What's really impressive in comparing the NT135T and the NT70T is how much more capacity the 135 has, even though it's not that much bigger. I'll stick to the smaller one for my purse, especially since it has built-in cords, but the 135 is great to keep in my messenger or laptop bag.
The one thing I'd like to see change is that there is no indication of when the power pack itself is fully charged. The flashing LED changes from red to blue to green for low, medium, and high but that's it -- it just keeps flashing green as long as you leave it plugged in. Not a deal breaker, however.
This is a great product, especially for travel. Oh, and it comes with a nice pouch to carry it in. (Posted on 8/4/13)
- Great for people on the go! Review by Denise
- NT135T PowerPak Review by Christopher
was how easy it was to fit the USB and charger into their proper ports on the
product. They went in very smoothly with no problems first try.
Just looking at the product I can tell it is more durable than many of the
previous ones I have use. It did seem a bit brick-like though (a little
bulky and wasn't able to be carried around in your pocket like the
iGeek). The life of this product off of one charge is quite
amazing. This battery charged my devices to 100% many times before
needing to be charged (using it a few hours a day, it lasted 5 days) and it
also charged my devices faster than other products intended to do the same
thing. I really enjoyed how the NT135T turns itself off after your device is charged up to 100% so it doesn't waste any energy on a fully charged device. I think this product is quite awesome if you have a bag you can keep it in, and it definitely fit my needs most of the time.
Only things I think could really have been improved on are the battery gauge LED (hard to really tell how much life is left on the battery) and maybe if it were a little less brick-like. Other than those minimal issues, this product is pretty awesome!
I am very satisfied with the product and can say
that it lives up to just about all of my expectations and needs (and even
exceeds some of them). I use it on go and even take it in to work with
(Posted on 8/1/13)
- Great Product Review by Jared
- The NT135T is a great all-day-out companion Review by Raymond
The powerpak itself does not look or feel stunning. Hard plastic feels like the kind that you’ll see in lower-end car dashboards. There are 4 round hole-covers that would have passed as rubber non-slip ‘feet.’ However, they don’t really come in contact with the surface so I’m guessing they are just screw covers.
The powerpak itself does not look or feel stunning. Hard plastic feels like the kind that you’ll see in lower-end car dashboards. There are 4 round hole-covers that would have passed as rubber non-slip ‘feet.’ However, they don’t really come in contact with the surface so I’m guessing they are just screw covers.
I start out simultaneously charging two of my previous phones: an HTC Nexus One (N1) and a T-Mobile LG myTouch4G. When the 2.1 USB port was free, I charged my current phone, the HTC One 32GB. Because I was running out of electronics to charge, I used up the remaining juice from my Sony DSC-WX50 camera and charged it as well. Later on the day, I used up some juice on my primary phone and charged it again. I also found a 2nd battery of the camera so I charged that as well.
Charging performance is reasonable for the 1A port and fast on the 2.1A port. The manual advises charging bigger devices like tables with the 2.1A port, but I was told once that the charging capacity is limited by the device, not the power adapter – someone correct me if I’m wrong. The N1 had 50% battery charge when I started charging it with the powerpak’s 1A port – finished charging after about 1.5hrs. The myTouch 4G had 35% battery charge when I plugged it into the 2.1A port – finished charging in about 1.5hrs as well. Take note, the myTouch has a bigger battery (+160mAh) and lower starting charge compared to the N1 but finished charging in the same amount of time. The One started out with a 38% battery charge and was plugged in the 2.1A port. After about 1.5hrs it was at 90%. The camera’s 600mAh battery charged in about 1.5 hours on the 1A port. Even after all these devices charging, 4 devices but I charged the One and camera twice, the powerpak is showing blue LED meaning 30-60% left.
A few observations: while using both ports to charge, no significant heat can be felt. Likewise, while charging the powerpak, no significant heat is generated. The powerpak turns itself off as soon as the device is hits 100% - meaning you can’t leave the device externally powered as when you’re using a wall charger/pc. There is no led indicator that the powerpak is charging devices – although it will glow the color of % of powerpak battery left for about 5 seconds at startup. When I used a 5V/800mAh charger, the powerpak LED glowed solid green – meaning it is fully charged. However, when I connected it to a USB 2.0 outlet, it started charging.
The NT135T is a great all-day-out companion as it has enough juice to charge a small family’s devices, and some. Although pocket-able, I did not feel comfortable putting it in my pockets – either my pants were too tight, or I needed deeper pockets. The package came as advertised and performed great. I wish I had enough time to find out how many devices I can charge until it runs out of juice and so I can find out how long the powerpak’s charge time would be from empty. (Posted on 7/29/13)
- Amazing back up battery. Purchase one and stop hunting down wall outlets everywhere you go. Review by Eric
The large capacity of the battery
The device is well built and sturdy
The ability to charge the device with a standard USB cable.
Having both a 1amp and a 2.1amp charge ports
Capability to charge 2 devices at the same time
Charges devices faster than most chargers
Limited options of carrying the device
A plastic holster or leather pouch with a belt clip with the capability to swivel.
(Posted on 7/29/13)
- Powerful battery, Highly recommend! Review by Karla
- I can't live without it now...I feel alive!!!! Review by Chad
I've used the battery to charge numerous items (some of them more than once) including my iPad, iPhone, Contour GPS Helmet Camera, Digital Camera, BlueTooth Headset and I'm sure even more will work. The best thing...I charged the NT135T and was able to charge all of these off a single charge...my iPhone and iPad also got charged more than once during this initial charge cycle.
The device is simple to use. It powers on through a push of the only button on the unit and powers off once my device has been charged. It can charge my iPhone/iPad and another device at the same time (it's important to note...there is a single 2.1A and 1A USB port. Both can be used at the same time, but you cannot charge 2 2.1A devices at the same time...ie: Not 2 iPads.)
For the amount of power it provides it is actually lighter than one would expect. Also, the indicator is very easy Green = Full or 3/3, Blue = Used 2/3, Red = Dying 1/3 and then just off. It took far more charging than I thought it would...a fun challenge, to get it to die.
The PowerPak (NT135T) also comes with a nice case to keep a couple cables and the PowerPak wrangled, solving a problem I always seem to have even without the PowerPak.
I have been able to successfully charge this with my laptop, great way to not carry yet another charging block. For when I'm at home I also have the New Trent NT90C Dual Port AC Charger...a great solid USB charging adapter that gives you not 1, but 2 -2.1A ports...allowing me to charge the PowerPak and my iPad (or any USB device) at the same time. Great way to make sure you have a charged PowerPak ready when you are rushing out the door along with a charged phone all in a nice sleek kit. (Posted on 7/24/13)
- NT135T PowerPak Review by Simon
- NT135T is a beast!!!!! Review by Douglas
- NT135T Powerpak Review by Michael
- I am now the most popular person at work due to this. Review by Helena
- NT135T charges Nook HD+ tablets Review by Roger
Intro/history: I own an IMP120D from New Trent that has worked out well. It charges my wife's Nook HD+ and has charge left over to charge my iPad and iPhone on one charge as long as they are only down to 80% or so. To charge the Nook I used the supplied Galaxy table cable from the IMP120D. Without it the 120D doesn't charge the Nook. So in evaluating the NT135T I put it through the same tests. The 135 has a spec of more current and more power.
The manual: The manual for the NT135T is skimpy and is incorrect on certain things. The manual indicates that the LED that shows when charging the pack or when you check the power level is a round circle that is off/white when the pack is empty, red when the charge is low, blue when medium and green when fully charged/high. In fact the LED is a parallel sided ellipse that differs from the manual making it seem like the LEDs are in a line as separate LEDs, it is actually only one LED that changes color.
Usage: Charging from the AC adapter to the mini-USB is great. The mini-USB connector was a bit mis-aligned to the hole so I had to wiggle the cable to get it to attach to the power pack unit. Because this has a USB connector for charging itself, I tried charging it from my MacBookPro that was plugged into the wall. Not a good idea. My MacBook shut down the USB ports with an error message that says something like the USB port is drawing too much power. All USB ports are shut down until the problem is fixed. OK, so you can't charge the power pack from a USB computer, it must be connected to the wall. I never had this problem with the 120D because it does not charge itself from USB, it has a separate wall wart and round plug for charging. When the power pack was fully charged the green light came on solid. It was blinking while charging. After running it down the LED changes color to indicate how charged up from empty it is. I charged my wife's Nook HD+ which went from a 17% charge on the Nook to 100% and a green light on the Nook in 3 hours and 15 minutes. The Nook was on during that time so it probably would of charged faster had it been off. The Nook has an amber/green LED to indicate fully charged (green) or amber (charging). I noticed that if I checked the battery level on the power pack, I could accidentally shut off the unit so it wasn't charging the Nook or other devices. The Nook let's you know right away because the amber light goes out but when trying this on the iPad and iPhone, there is no charging LED so you have to actually look into the device to see the battery indicator as to whether it is charging or not. Minor pain. After charging the Nook for over 3 hours I tried to then continue charging an iPad from about 74% down. The battery indicator on the 135T was already blue indicating it was already mid way discharged. The 135 was able to charge the iPad up to almost 100% on what it had left but by that time the battery level indicator on the 135 was already red. When done, I charged the 135 back up from almost dead and it took about 6 hours. It almost seems like the 135 has less charge than the 120 but that is hard to tell because when using the 120, I did not run down the Nook HD+ to 17%, I almost always had at least a 70% charge.
Likes: I like the brick idea instead of the rounded look of the 120D. It does not get very warm when charging itself or other devices. Once you learn how to use it and recognize the manual is wrong, it is a very nice power pack. I like the size and thickness better than the 120D.
Dislikes: Don't like the battery check button that can inadvertently stop charging the devices without you really knowing that's what happened. I don't like the mis-alignment inside the hole of the mini-USB jack used for charging the brick. In fact since it can't be charged from a computer USB port, I would prefer a round type jack for charging with a wall wart. The NT135T does not come with a Galaxy tablet USB in/out short cable. In my tests with the Nook HD+, if I hadn't already known that the 120D works with that cable I would have to assume that the 135 doesn't charge the Nook. Including that short cable might be a good idea. They should be readily available though.
(Posted on 6/28/13)
- Amazing product Review by Soud
Its the best external battrey pack ever
I can travel and roam everywhere now without worry about my cellphone battery if its goes off
The quality of this battery is improved also the battery capacity and the shape of it become more slim however the weight remine the same wich is also great :)
The way of charging the battery is change as well
Now we can charge it with normal micro usb from any power source
In the end , i would like to share a small useful information with you :
13500 mah its mean : 9 time charging iphone 5 :D
( 13500/1440 =9.376 )
(Posted on 6/19/13)
- The best product on the market so far. Review by Dameon
- A true survivor Review by rvadk