(photos: Ikea) ZAGGsparq 1220 by ZAGG | US$39.99 | www.zagg.com
with mobile devices becoming a common place in our lives, we face yet another worry: risk of running out of juice and resulting in us being cut us off from the connected world, which is a nightmare for today’s people. lucky for us, there is always the portable battery to address this issue but there’s a problem though: when it is drained, you will need to whip out its charging cable (this is the part that we hate most) and start hunting for a wall outlet to top it off with juice again or you could lug dozens of these portable batteries around, which is impractical to say the least. that’s where the ZAGGsparq 1220 comes in. it is a sleek, compact portable battery/charger that has built-in foldable prongs for convenient recharging from any wall outlet and thanks to its built-in battery, it is capable of charging the personal electronic devices you have, including your power-hungry smartphone and tablet. additionally, the built-in prongs allows it to be use as a wall charger, eliminating the need to bring along a separate power adapter for your USB-powered gadgets. and the best part is, such convenient won’t cost you an arm or a leg as the ZAGGsparq 1220 by ZAGG can be yours for just $39.99 a pop. oh, it is currently only available from Target stores in the U.S., which might be quite a disappointment for the rest of the world. however, we sure hope it will be made available on ZAGG online store soon.