As SXSW approaches, a word of warning; you'd think the expo would be a friendly place for technology, but not so. It's a wasteland of overstrained internet and ridiculously few power sockets. So, we've put together this survival kit — the Karma 4G LTE Hotspot & AViiQ Power Bank — and it's 37% off for Lifehacker readers.
Great for any getaway (not just SXSW), these tech utilities will keep you connected and powered throughout your visit.
We've paired Karma with AViiQ's Power Bank, which kicks out up to 2 amps of discharge via two USB ports, meaning your phone and your tablet can be charged at the same time.
- Dual USB outputs – can handle any two devices simultaneously.
- Overcharge, discharge, and short-circuit protection.
- Durable aluminum casing.
The Karma 4G LTE Hotspot provides pay-as-you-go carrier data via Wi-Fi (plus a free 100MB to get you started). It's also gotten major kudos for the option to "share" your hotspot to earn free data.