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Motorola P793 Power Pack Review & Giveaway

Jer's Photo Ever wish you had a little more juice to power your constellation App? Ever finished a hike and found your GPS tracks stopped recording? We know the feeling. As technology continues to change the way we explore the outdoors, the need to pack a little extra power has grown. And the folks at AT&T are already working on the next solution. Recently, they asked us to test out their new backup battery and sent along two extra units to giveaway to our readers!

Motorola P793 Portable Power Pack
The Motorola P793 Universal Portable Power Pack is a great little accessory for those who want backup power for their electronic devices. The power pack is equipped with a short microUSB cable designed work with a variety of cellphones. Even better, any device that charges via USB can be powered by the P793, if you bring along the cable.

What makes this particular device appealing to us is that it's small and light. It's slightly smaller than an iPhone and it weighs only 2.5 ounces making it a guilt-free addition to an overnight pack. Although it's not waterproof, the case is durable and easily survived multiple drop tests on rocky terrain. Another little bonus about the P793 is that its built using 25% post-consumer recycled plastic. It's also certified CarbonFree® by Carbonfund.org, which means Motorola offset the energy used in manufacturing by investing in sustainable energy projects.

How much power the Motorola P793 Backup Battery can provide all depends on what you want to charge. The manufacturer says it can add up to 5 hours of talk time, but it's a bit vague on what type of device. So as a worst case test, we tried charging our power hungry Samsung Inspire smartphone. With the Inspire turned off, it added 60% charge to a dead battery. If you're interested in the Motorola P793, it retails for $40 and is available in most AT&T stores as well as online.

If you'd like to win one of these devices and be prepared for the next snowmageddon power outage, just sign up to our email list. Remember to verify your email address by following the link in the activation email. If you're already signed up to receive email from us, then you're already signed up to win! Two winners will be announced this week on our Facebook Page. Congratulations to Tina from Issaquah and Ty from Maple Valley for winning P793s! -Jer


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