- 1 Reason 1: It’s a four-for-one deal
- 2 Reason 2: iPads are the best invention. Ever.
- 3 Travel is the ONLY time I give my kids their iPads without feeling any mum guilt at all.
- 4 Reason 3: No one should be without a charged iphone when they travel, ever.
- 5 Taking a powerboard on your family travels is our BEST Travel Tip.
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Reason 1: It’s a four-for-one deal
You only need ONE electrical outlet and ONE travel adapter to charge FOUR devices, including your portable charger to give you MORE battery life on the go. Electric power boards are the best thing ever.
Reason 2: iPads are the best invention. Ever.
At the end of a long adventurous day of family travel, my kids NEED their iPad for a bit of quiet downtime.
A four-pin powerboard charger means that if, God forbid, the devices weren’t charged fully or are quickly running out of battery life, the kids can plug in at the same time and recharge their iPads at the same time they recharge their bodies and spirits.
Travel is the ONLY time I give my kids their iPads without feeling any mum guilt at all.
At home, we have strict limits on them – the boys get two hours on Friday and two hours on Sunday. That’s it for screen time in total over the week, unless someone’s sick or it’s been raining for days on end, when we’ll play a DVD.
We don’t have a TV (and haven’t for years) and are lucky enough to live in a cul-de-sac with 20 other kids, so they never lack for a playmate.
But when travelling, on planes, trains and automobiles, iPad rules go out the window.
Reason 3: No one should be without a charged iphone when they travel, ever.
Your iphone is your lifeline for google maps, checking bank balances, moving funds from account to account, booking an UBER, buying discounted entry tickets, contacting relatives, updating your facebook status, and checking in with Instagram.
It’s also your portable camera and video, so you don’t miss a moment, especially if you’ve left the DSLR or Point and Shoot behind.
A four-plug powerboard charger (check out this one with individual switches!) means you NEVER AGAIN have to sacrifice charging the iPhone because the DSLR camera battery, portable charger, kids iPads, and Macbook Air have taken over.
Taking a powerboard on your family travels is our BEST Travel Tip.
We have one designated just for travel. This powerboard charger never leaves the luggage, not even when we get back home, and are looking high and low for one.
Our tip: do the same.
NB: Please do your own research with regard to electrical safety in each country or place you visit. We are not qualified electricians, just power-hungry travellers.
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