Charge Your Batteries Before Flying to the US

DR6001A Duracell USB Travel ChargerYou may want to re-charge “your” batteries with a well earned holiday in the United States of America but you will have to make sure that your smartphone, tablet  and laptop batteries are fully charged before boarding the plane. New enhanced security measures implemented by the Department for Homeland Security means that security officers may ask you to turn on some devices. Powerless devices may not be permitted to board the aircraft.

Now that’s one more thing for you to remember to do before leaving for the airport, making sure the batteries are fully charged.

If you are travelling with a lot of gadgets then it might be cumbersome to carry all the different chargers. A tangled mass of cables and adapters at the bottom of your bag. You should really consider a Duracell USB Travel Charger. It has dual USB ports that can charger a multitude of devices including smartphones, tablets, cameras and mp3 players. It is also supplied with plug adapters for UK, Europe, US and Australia. So, now there is no excuse for not having your devices fully charged during your travels.

Travel Essentials from DuracellDirect

Duracell Travel Looking forward to your summer holidays? Going travelling, jet-setting around the world or is it going to be a stay-cation?Duracell Travel Kit

Got all the essentials? like Sun screen, Hat, Shades, Flip-flops and Sandals. What about a beach towel?


Well, you will get a Duracell Beach Towel FREE with the Duracell Travel Kit exclusively from DuracellDirect.


You can trust Duracell this summer. This great value TRAVEL KIT includes everything you need to stay connected all summer long on holiday and at the beach.


This special kit includes a 3hr Emergency back up charger to keep your smartphone charged. An 8 pack of AA and AAA Ultra Power batteries with Powercheck and a worldwide dual USB travel charger for your iPad or Tablet PC allowing you to surf the web, read a book, and capture those special moments the whole day long and be ready to recharge that night for the next day! All for just £44.99 with a massive 30% saving versus the separate selling prices.


This exclusive kit also comes with a FREE Duracell beach towel to dry you off after that dip in the pool or sea!

  • 3 Hour emergency charger comes with Mini & Micro USB cable and will charge iPhone and other smartphones*
  • Dual USB Tablet PC Charger with UK, EU, USA and AU power sockets.**
  • UltraPower AAA batteries provide upto 40% more power Vs Duracell Plus & include a Powercheck tester
  • UltraPower AA batteries provide upto 40% more power Vs Duracell Plus & include a Powercheck tester

* Compatible with iPod, iPhone, BlackBerry, E-reader, Amazon Kindle, and most MP3 players , mobile phones and Smartphones using their dedicated Charging cables.(Not Supplied)   Duracell Beach Towel

** Suitable for iPhone 3, 4 , 5, iPad 2, 3, 4 & iPad mini iPod touch, Android devices from HTC, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Kindle, Kindle Fire & BlackBerry using the device specific USB cable (not Supplied)

Overheating Apple 5W European Power Adapters

Apple 5W EU USB AdapterApple is offerring to exchange 5W European USB power adapters which were supplied with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4A models shipped between October 2009 – September 2012 or purchased as a standalone accessory.Duracell DR6001A USB Travel Charger

According to Apple, the USB power adapter may overheat and pose a safety risk. To find out if you are affected visit the adapter exchange program.

Chekout Duracell’s portable USB chargers including the Dual USB Travel Charger. Ideal for charging smartphone and tablets including iPhones, iPods and iPads. It also comes supplied with UK, EU, US and AU plug adapters, making it a truly global product. More importantly it is not affected by any safety recalls.

Charge Your Smartphone in 30 seconds!

Can you believe it? 30 seconds!

Check out the video below, where they fully charge a Samsung smartphone in 30 seconds:

This is an innovative, prototype charger from a startup company called StoreDot. The phone charger is made up of molecular sized organic compounds, making it a biological semiconductor.

Sadly, it is still a prototype.

In the meantime you can check out our range of smartphone chargers and portable USB chargers.

Watch more videos like this on DuracellDirect’s YouTube Channel.

Some Things Shouldn't End…

Don’t let a dying smartphone battery ruin your day. Sending and receiving incomplete text messages, silence midway through a conversation, or completing that elusive level in the latest addictive game. These are some of the woes caused by a smartphone running out of battery power. A Duracell Portable USB Charger helps to avoid all these battery woes by providing a boost of power when you most need it.

Duracell Charger - Before Ending

This print advertising was developed by Ogilvy, Paris, Source: Adsoftheworld

Duracell Powermat featuring Jay-Z

Checkout the new commercial for the Duracell Powermat featuring Jay-z:

Powermat allows you to charge your smartphone batteries wirelessly. It is also suitable for many other mobile devices.

Watch this space for UK release …

Watch more videos like this on DuracellDirect’s YouTube Channel.


Stop Guessing – Duracell Portable USB Charger

We have all been there, carrying on a conversation or sending and receiving text messages (SMS) without realising the power left in the smartphone’s battery. Just before you can complete the conversation or message, the smartphone stops working. Especially annoying if you were giving directions or something else equally important!

Using a Duracell Portable USB Charger you don’t have to keep yourself or the other person guessing. Quickly re-charge your smartphone battery and carry on with the conversation.

Duracell Charger - Stop Guessing

This print advertising was developed by Ogilvy, Paris, Source: Adsoftheworld

Smartphone Battery Life Redux

Samsung Galaxy S4Smartphones are always in the news these days like new product launches, leaks about forthcoming models, reviews and comparisons. Recently, there have been a lot of coverage on smartphone battery life. You may have read our previous posts, “How to Maximize your Smartphone’s Battery Life?” or “How to Maximize your Android phone’s Battery Life?”. It seems that the following points needs to be considered as well:

1. Keep cool – warm phone/battery results in the battery to deplete faster and overall the maximum capacity of the battery is reduced.

2. Don’t charge it to 100% – Yes, you read that correctly. Apparently, charging it to 80% and recharging it when it reaches about 40% is much better than fully charging it.

3. Using an app to manage/extend battery life – the app controls applications and connections depending on the phone’s state.

An alternative to those dire situations with an empty battery is the 3 hour portable USB charger, which is a battery itself. As long as your smartphone can be charged using a USB this will be an ideal accessory. Simply connect your smartphone to the USB charger to charge your smartphone battery. Extending the smartphone battery life to finish that conversation or complete that difficult level whilst on the move.

U.S. Army's Universal Battery Charger

Universal Battery Charger - US ArmyThe U.S. Army has developed a much smaller universal battery charger for use in the field. Apparently, these used to be the size of a suitcase and were mounted on a vehicle or placed on a table. Yes, not exactly portable.

The new battery charger is smaller than a shoebox and much lighter. However, it is still built to withstand extreme temperatures, water and sand. The rugged constructions can also withstand bumps and vibrations, making it ideal for a soldier to carry and use in the field. It is able to charge multiple batteries and USB devices simultaneously.

At, DuracellDirect, we have our own Universal Battery Charger. It may not be built to U.S Army’s strict specifications, but it can charge most types of rechargeable batteries including batteries for camera, camcorder, smartphone and GPS devices. The USB port can charge most USB enabled devices like smartphones and e-readers. It can even charge rechargeable AA and AAA batteries.

New Portable Fuel Cell Charger

Nectar Portable Fuel CellResearch into alternative power sources and the development of new technologies in this area has been intense by Universities and corporations.  Some time ago we brought you news of electronics giant Toshiba’s Dynario mobile fuel cell.

Pictured, is the new Nectar portable fuel cell charger by Lilliputian systems.   It can charge your smartphone, mp3 player or digital camera directly through the USB port. The Nectar uses “hot-swappable”, cartridges or pods containing Butane to produce power. This portable fuel cell charger is due to be released later this summer and is rumoured to cost around $300 with the pods costing around $10. It’s definitely not an affordable option to charge your USB enabled devices.Duracell Portable USB Chargers

However, there are solutions close to hand with the Duracell Portable USB Chargers. They are convenient, handy and definitely affordable. You can read more about these chargers in our previous posts, “Stay Connected with the Duracell Portable Charger” and “The Most Powerful Duracell Portable USB Charger“. The 3 hour charger and the 5 hour charger provide upto 3 hours and 5 hours, respectively, extra talk-time in smartphones.