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Scosche goBat II

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If you and yours bring tablets to a festival - the electronics type, natch - you're probably going to be faced with a dead battery at some stage. And unless you've ingeniously packed an old brick, your mobile phone is likely to hit rock bottom too.

When cranking a handle for hours is an daunting option, a backup charger provides a less strenuous alternative. If you're at Glastonbury you could always venture down to the Orange tent and give its Sound Charge T-shirt a whirl, although we suspect you won't get very far with it.

So how about a Scosche goBat II? It features a 5000mAh battery which can be used to recharge multiple devices at once. Featuring two charging ports - a 10W connection specifically designed for tablet use, and a 5W option for everything else - the goBat could be just what the doctor ordered in dry times.

Of course, when the charging station is dead, you're doubly screwed and have even more to carry, but at least it'll make your precious pad last that little bit longer.

Scosche goBAT II
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Solar Powered Sonic Mosquito Repellent

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It's all about the buzz at festivals, as long as we're not talking mozzies. Nothing is worse than waking up after a night of naked debauchery to find yourself fending off hordes of tiny flying vuvezuelas and scratching open any of their landing successes.

Turn your camping area into a no fly zone with this solar-powered sonic mosquito repellent. The plastic handbag-like device emits a low hum which is suposed to detract pesky blood suckers. There's also the odd inclusion of a compass.

Being sonic, the loud environment of a festival may not be the most effective of places, nor is there any scientific evidence to show such devices even work, so don't bug me if you do get bitten.

Solar Powered Sonic Mosquito Repellent
TentPrice £6
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