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Portable Power Accessories Gallery [Inactive]

    by Douglas Dixon


  The 2000s Mobile Digital Revolution:
        Cell Phones to Smartphones, Walkman to Media Players, CD to Flash to Web Services

  Historical perspective on some interesting technology and trends in digital home media.
  They include some sample products illustrating these trends.
  Information and pricing are summarized from public sources as of when they were added,
  and may be incorrect or out of date.

       

Portable Power Trends
    Universal power / chargers, device-specific adapters / tips

Portable Power
   
Batteries and LED Flashlights  - Portable power
   
Portable Batteries / Chargers  - Portable power
        Fuel Cell - Chemical energy
        Solar Chargers - Renewable energy
    Portable Power Adapters  - Wall, car; Phone to laptop
    Wireless Power

See also: 
    Portable Media Player Gallery -- MP3 / video players, Multifunction devices
    Mobile Communications Gallery -- Mobile media, Phones and PDAs
    Portable Storage Gallery -- Cards and drives, Flash and hard disk
    Portable Audio Accessories Gallery -- Headsets, speakers, Bluetooth
    Peripherals and Accessories Gallery -- Keyboards / mice, USB / data, portable power

Find related Power articles in the Manifest Tech Blog


Portable Power Accessories Trends


Portable Power Trends - Holiday 2009

See also:


Portable Power Features

  • Rechargeable Battery - Pre-Charged Rechargeable, Rechargeable Li-ion, Alkaline -> Lithium
  • Universal Chargers - Adapters for popular devices
        ~ 5-8 watts - Mobile phones, PDAs, media players, Mobile headsets
        ~ 18 watts - Digital cameras, camcorders
        ~ 70 watts - Portable game players, Portable DVD players, GPS systems, satellite radio
        ~ 75 - 100 watts - Notebooks
  • Travel: 110 to 230 volts, 50/60h
  • Multiple devices: Charge simultaneously
  • Power source:  Batteries, USB / mini (5V)
        Audio feed - Passenger headset jack
        Wall power, cars, and airplanes
  • Solar power
  • Wireless power

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Batteries and LED Flashlights


Duracell - Batteries and Chargers

Duracell Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries (9/07)

  • Nickel metal hydride (NiMH) cells
  • Come charged and ready to use out of the pack
        Don't need to charge before using for the first time
  • Stay charged longer and have to be recharged less often
  • Retains power for up to 365 days while not in use
  • $12.99 for four-pack

Duracell - Daylite LED Flashlight (8/08, 11/09)

  • Brighter, whiter, even beam, without typical flashlight dark spot
  • Combines LED technology with precision focus
        Uses both a lens and a reflector to capture and project up to 100% of the light
  • TrueBeam technology focuses and projects more light than typical LED and bulb
  • 20x brighter, 5x battery life
  • Adjust from focused spotlight to floodlight - 3:1
  • Sleek, durable, rugged design, aircraft grade aluminum
  • Batteries included, Lifetime guarantee
  • Duracell Daylite with AA batteries (3W / 80 Lumens), $24
  • Duracell Daylite with AAA batteries (3W / 80 Lumens), $24
  • Duracell Daylite CR123 (4W / 160 Lumens), $34
  • www.duracell.com/daylite
Find the Duracell Daylite LED Flashlight  on Amazon.com

Duracell Chargers - Lithium-Ion Rechargeables (8/09)

  • Duracell Pocket Charger - $19 - 500 mAh
                Pocket-sized, supplemental charger for cell phones
                miniUSB charging arm, up to 60 percent more talk time
  • Duracell Instant Charger - $29 - 1500 mAh
                miniUSB and USB ports, Power switch
                Recharges through USB port, Includes USB to miniUSB cord
                iPod classic up to 50 hours, nano 45 hours, Cell phones 180 miinutes
  • Duracell Powerhouse Charger - $49 - 2000 mAh
                Charge two devices at once, USB port and miniUSB arm, Power switch
                Reserve power for cell phone, PDA or MP3 player, many digital cameras
  • PR 8/09 - http://www.pginvestor.com/...
  • www.duracell.com/us/smartpower/products_PowerReserve.asp

Find the Duracell Pocket Charger, Instant Charger,
and Powerhouse Chargeron Amazon.com


Energizer - Batteries and Chargers

Battery performance

  • Energizer AA 2500 mAh - Up to 325 digital pictures per charge, 6 hours toy playtime
  • Energizer AA 2000 mAh - Up to 225 digital pictures per charge, 5 hours toy playtime
  • Energizer AAA 900 mAh NiMH - Up to 6.5 hours of playing time on an MP3 player

Energizer e2 Lithium batteries 

  • Long lasting - AA batteries last up to 7x longer in digital cameras
            vs. leading ordinary alkaline batteries
        - Up to 90 digital photos for Duracell Coppertop
        - Up to 120 for Duracell Ultra Digital 
        - Up to 200 for Panasonic Oxyride
        - Up to 200 for Duracell PowerPix
        - Up to 630 for Energizer e2 Lithium
  • Lightweight - 33% lighter than alkaline AA/AAA
  • Performance in extreme temperatures ~ -40 to 140 F (-40 C to 60 C)
        vs. alkaline ~ 0 - 130 F
  • 15-year shelf life

Re-launch of Energizer MAX AAAA battery -- Re-launch  (1/07)

  • Power needs of small high-tech devices
  • vs standard AAA: weigh 43% less, 40% smaller volume, 20% thinner
  • 42.5 mm long , 8.3 mm diameter, approx. 6.5 grams
  • Approximately 1.5 volts, 625 mAh

Energizer - LED Flashlights


Energizer Glas Flameless Candle (10/11)

  • Candle and holder for warm glow with realistic flickering effect
  • Flameless - No open flame, soot, wax, smoke
  • Matte black base, clear acrylic shade, no fake wicks or bulbs
  • Also Edge Flameless Candles in contemporary square silhouette
  • 3 energy-efficient LEDs, never need replacing
  • 3 AA batteries, Up to 300 hours, 4 hour auto off
  • 6.0 / 4.0 x 3.6 x 3.6 in.
  • 10/11 - 6 inch - $21.99 / $17.93, 4 inch - $19.99 / $16.63
  • www.energizer.com/householdlighting/products

Find the Energizer Glas Flameless Candle on Amazon.com


Energizer Hard Case line

Energizer Hard Case Professional 2AA Swivel Light 

  • Rotating swivel head (125 degrees) 
  • 4 lights: high intensity white LED, 2 red for night vision, 1 green for pipe inspection
  • 80 lumens, 4 hour run time with included 2 AA Energizer Max alkaline batteries
  • Impact resistant plastic, rubber fittings and grips
  • Shatterproof lens survives 20 foot drop
  • 2 & 4 AAA battery models, around $29
Find the Energizer Hard Case Professional  Swivel Light 
and the Energizer LED Flashlight on Amazon.com

Energizer Energi To Go Instant Cell Phone Charger  (1/07)

  • Light-weight, portable, powered with 2 AA batteries
  • Intelligent control chip maximizes power transfer to the cell phone
  • Power conversion technology optimizes battery performance
  • Battery charge termination control
  • Place calls within 30 seconds of activating
  • Up to 9 hours on GSM phones and up to 3 hours on CDMA phones
  • Packaged with various adapters, supports over 80% of U.S.  wireless phone brands
  • $19.99 (includes 2 Energizer Lithium AA batteries
  • www.energizer.com/energitogo
Find the Energizer Energi-To-Go Charger on Amazon.com

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Portable Power: Battery Packs / Chargers

Battery with USB or swappable tips


ZAGG - ZAGGsparq 2.0

 

 

  • Portable USB charger and battery
  • Battery carries multiple charges
    • 4 full recharges for iPhone and smartphones
    • Adds 5 to 6 hours of video playback to iPad
    • Charge iPad from 0 to 60%, at same rate as iPad wall charger
  • Dual USB charger - Charge two devices at once
    • Use your device's USB cable
    • Top port is Optimized - Charges iPad, iPhone, iPod family
    • Bottom port is General - Standard USB devices
  • Lithium polymer battery, max 6000 mAh @ 50/60 Hz
  • LED status lights with button:  power level, 25-50-75-100%
  • 100-240 VAC @ 50/60 Hz, Max output: 2000mA @ 5V
  • 3.5 x 3.5 x 1 in., 8.6 oz.
  • Power prongs fold into unit for travel
  • www.zagg.com/accessories/zaggsparq.php
  • ~12/10 - $99

Find the ZAGGsparq on Amazon.com


mophie - juice pack external batteries for iPod and iPhone (8/10)


mophie juice pack reserve

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mophie juice pack reserve (6/10)
mophie juice pack boost (8/10)
External lithium polymer batteries
  • Charge all iPods and iPhones with iPod connector
  • High-output, charges up to twice as fast as conventional 500mAh batteries
  • Improved conversion efficiency, more power to device (90% vs. 80%)
  • Smart technology turns power on only when connected
  • Retractable 30-pin iPod connector
  • Charges via micro USB port
  • Rechargeable over 500 full cycles
  • Does not pass-though charge device while charging battery
  • 4 LED status indicator, blink while charging, press button to display level
  • LED flashlight -- push and hold to turn on/off
  • PR - see http://www.mophie.com/articles.asp?id=138
Find the mophie juice pack reserve
and juice pack boost on Amazon.com
mophie juice pack powerstation - for iPod, iPhone & iPad (9/10)
  • 3600mAh - $99.95 - 4.31 in x 2.86 in x 0.65 in.
  • Charges at up to 2.1 amps. 4X faster than traditional USB batteries; Automatically switches charge, 500 mAh, 1A, 2.1A
  • 6 LED charge status indicator, Integrated stand-by switch
  • Rechargeable over 500 full cycles; Can pass-though charge device with iPad charger adapter
  • http://www.mophie.com/juice-pack-powerstation...

Griffin - TuneJuice Universal USB Battery Charger (1/10)

 

  • Battery-powered USB charger for mobile phones, MP3 players, other devices
  • One USB port - Use device's USB charge/sync cable (not included)
  • Replaceable standard batteries - Uses 3 AA batteries (included)
  • Pocketable ~ 3 3/8 x 2 1/4 x 3/4 in., lightweight (mostly batteries)
  • Adds up to 2.25 hours talk time (on iPhone 3GS)
  • Output 5 V @ 850 mA'; LED
  • Works best with fresh batteries; best if device battery only partially depleted
  • www.griffintechnology.com/products/tunejuice-universal
  • PR 1/10 - www.griffintechnology.com/press/releases/90
  • 1/10, 3/10 - $24.99 ($11.99 street)
Find the Griffin TuneJuice Universal on Amazon.com

Griffin - PowerDuo Reserve - Wall & Auto USB Chargers + iPod Battery (5/09)

 

 

 

 

 

  • Bundle with both AC and auto chargers for USB-rechargeable devices
    • including iPod, iPhone, other phones and MP3 players
    • plus removable battery pack for iPod / iPhone
  • PowerBlock Reserve wall charger/adapter with USB port
  • PowerJolt Reserve auto charger with USB port
  • Reserve backup battery pack - Detachable, small ~ 1 3/4 x 1 5/8 x 1/2
    • Charge in PowerBlock or PowerJolt - snap in - magnetic. LEDs
    • Dock connector to plug in to iPod / iPhone 5 V DC @ 500 mAh
    • ;
    • Up to 24 hours music / 6 hours of video on iPod nano 6th gen
    • Up to 1.5 hours web access / 2 hours talk on iPhone 3G
    • www.griffintechnology.com/products/reserve-battery
  • PowerDuo Reserve - both with one battery pack $59 (street $45)
    • PowerBlock / PowerJolt w/ battery each $39 (street $29), Battery $19
  • PR 5/09 - http://www.griffintechnology.com/press/releases/71
  • www.griffintechnology.com/products/powerduo-reserve
Find the Griffin PowerDuo Reserve, PowerBlock Reserve,
and PowerJolt Reserve on Amazon.com

iGo - Charge Anywhere - Transportable Battery and Outlet (10/09)

  • Compatible with devices including mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets, smartphones/PDAs, MP3 players, portable gaming devices, digital cameras, GPS
  • Charge plugged or unplugged - with internal battery
  • Two USB outlets - Power two devices at once
  • Wall charger - Charge devices while also charging integrated battery
  • Travel-friendly - Plug blades fold for travel
  • Power button to turn on charging ports
  • Includes 6 ft. USB cable for iGo tips
  • 1800 mAh battery - Provides up to three full charges to most mobile devices
  • Worldwide: Input power 100-240 VAC; 50/60 Hz, Output power 5W
  • ~ 3 1/2 x 2 x 3/4 in.
  • PR 10/09 - http://investor.igo.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=120809&p=irol-news&nyo=1
  • www.igo.com/Mobile-Device-Chargers/Charge-Anywhere/invt/ps002730004
  • Introduced 10/09 $49.99, same 2/10
Find the iGo - Charge Anywhere on Amazon.com

Kensington - Rechargeable Pocket Booster for Mobile Phones (09)

  • Includes two rechargeable NiMH AAA batteries (insert in sides)
  • Power - USB port on end to charge mobile devices
  • Up to 3 hours of extended talk time on mobile/smart phone
  • Recharge - USB connector (under end cap) - plug into USB port to recharge
  • (Or remove AAA batteries if needed to power other devices, like wireless mouse)
  • Includes mini-USB charging cable with micro-USB adapter
  • Charging time: 3 - 4 hours, 90% in 3 hours
  • Green LED charging indicator: Blinking charging, Steady charged
  • Input: 5VDC 0.5A Max.- Output: 5VDC, 0.5A (500 mA) Max.
  • Battery capacity: 800mAh (milli Amp-hours)
  • Cycle Life: more than 300 times (more than 80% initial capacity)
  • 3.875 x 1.25 x 0.56 in. (98.5 x 31.8 x 14.2 mm), 0.67 oz. (20 grams)
  • PR 1/09 - http://us.kensington.com/html/16626.html
  • http://us.kensington.com/html/16635.html
  • $24.99 / $19

Find the Kensington Pocket Booster on Amazon.com


Miccus ChargeBlock for iPod / iPhone (9/09)

  •  Compact charger for iPods and iPhones (except shuffle)
  • Sleek, compact, recharge anywhere - plug on bottom of iPod / iPhone
  • Snap on cap protects iPod 30-pin dock connector
  • iPod / iPhone usable while charging
  • LED lights show charging status and remaining battery life
  • Recharge from USB to mini-USB cable (included)
  • Up to 11 hours audio, 3 hours video, 3.5 hours talk time
  • 800 mAh rechargeable lithium ion battery lasts 500+ charges
  • Fully charges in 4 hours
  • 2.4 x .0.68 x 1.24, 1.6 oz.
  • 9/09 - $39.99
  • PR 9/09 - www.miccus.com/press/releases/chargeblock...
  • www.miccus.com/products/chargeblock-for-ipod-iphone

    Find the Miccus ChargeBlock on Amazon.com


Energizer - Energi To Go XP (XPAL) - Rechargeable Power Packs (09)


XP 1000 - Cell Phone / XP 4000 - Digital Camera or Camcorder, with EZ-Charger

  • XP 1000 - Cell Phone - $19 - 1.3 oz - 3.3 x 2.1 x 0.28 in. - 1000 mAh @ 5v capacity
                Slim emergency charger, Credit card size with micro USB port
                Cell phone up to 6 hrs., iPod & MP3 players 30 hrs., Bluetooth headsets 34 hrs.
                Includes 4 cell phone tips: Apple, Nokia, micro USB, mini USB
                Cable split with USB port (for charging) and tip connector, Rated Output DC 5V, Max 500 mA
  • XP 2000 - SmartPhone - $39 - 2.5 oz - 3.3 x 2.3 x 0.5 in. - 2000 mAh
                USB port - Full charge smartphone, up to 3 charges for cell phones
                Cell phone 12 hrs., MP3 60 hrs., Bluetooth 68 hrs. + Gaming devices 12 hrs., Digital Camera 750 photos
                Includes 6 cell phone tips: Apple, Nokia, LG, Samsung, micro USB, mini USB, Output DC 5V, Max 500 mA
  • XP 4001 - 2 Devices at Once - $59 - 5.4 oz - 5.12 x 3.15 x 0.55 in. - 4000 mAh
                Cell phone 25 hrs., MP3 120 hrs., Bluetooth 136 hrs., Gaming 24 hrs., Camera 1500 photos
                Includes 6 cell phone tips, 2 5V USB ports, Output DC 5V, Max 500 - 1000 mA (1 - 2 USB)
  • XP 4000 - Digital Camera or Camcorder - $79 - 4.9 oz. - 4.5 x 2.9 x 0.63 in. - 4000 mAh
                (Same as XP4001) + Camcorders 6 hrs.
                Includes 6 cell phone tips + 3 media tips - JVC, Panasonic, Sony camcorders; Portable DVD players
                EZ-Charger - Charges all (5V) internal batteries - USB clip to battery
                5V USB port + 8.4V Power Port, Output DC 5-18.4V, Max 1500 mA
  • XP 8000 - Netbook - $99 - 7.9 oz - 4.3 x 2.9 x 0.9 in. - 8000 mAh - Size of BlackBerry phone
                Cell phone 50 hrs., MP3 240 hrs., Bluetooth 272 hrs., Gaming 48 hrs., Camera 3000 photos, + Netbook 3 hrs.
                Includes 6 cell phone tips + 3 media tips + 6 laptop tips: Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, HP, NEC, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, etc.
                5V USB port + 9-12V Power Port + 16-20V Power Port, Output DC 5-20V, Max 2000 mA
  • XP 18000 - Laptop - $179 - 17.5 oz - 7.1 x 2.9 x 0.9 in. - 18000 mAh - Charge 3 devices at once
                Cell phone 112 hrs., MP3 540 hrs., Bluetooth 612 hrs. , Gaming 96 hrs., Camera 7000 photos, + Laptop 6 hrs.
                Includes 6 cell phone tips + 3 media tips + 6 laptop tips
                5V USB port + 9-12V Power Port + 16-20V Power Port, Output DC 5-20V, Max 3500 mA

Find the Energizer - Energi To Go XP Power Packs on Amazon.com
XP 1000 Cell Phone - 2000 Smartphone - 4001 2 Devices - 4000 Camera - 8000 Netbook - 18000 Laptop


iGo - powerXtender - Portable Battery-Powered Charger (07)

  • Emergency power source on the go for mobile devices
  • Mobile phones, smartphones/PDAs, MP3 players, Bluetooth headsets, digital cameras, portable gaming devices, GPS systems
  • Uses iGo power tips (sold separately)
  • Includes one free tip for mobile electronic device - order online
  • Uses 2 AA batteries (alkalines included); Power switch
  • Up to 10 hours of talk time, 20 hours game play, 28 hours listening (premium batteries)
  • Output 4.2 - 6 v dc, Up to 5 Watts, Up to 800 mA
  • 3.6 x 1.9 x 0.9 in. (94 x 48 x 23 mm)
  • PR 1/07 - http://investor.igo.com/phoenix.zhtml?...
  • www.igo.com/Accessories/powerXtender-Charger/invt/ps002640004
  • $15.99

Find the iGo powerXtender on Amazon.com


Moxia USBCELL Rechargable Batteries (07)

  • AA battery, removable top / green lid - standard USB connector
  • Full charge 5 hours via powered USB port, 
        or charge for 7 hours in approved 250 mA Ni-MH charger 
  • LEDs indicate charging status
  • $19.50 for two-pack (9/06, 4/07, 11/09)
  • www.usbcell.com
     Find the Moxia USBCELL on Amazon.com

 


Ecosol - Powerstick Universal Charger  (11/06)

     Find the Ecosol Powerstick on Amazon.com

CPS -- Cellboost Disposable battery / chargers

  • Compact Power Systems - Disposable battery/chargers
  • For cell phones, smart phones, MP3 players, game players, camcorders.
  • 06 - From $7.99 for cell phones, $9.99 for the iPod and iPod mini, $19.99 for camcorders
  • www.cellboost.com

CPS iRecharge rechargeable batteries

  • $39 for iPod Shuffle (up to 40 hours of additional play time) 
    $79 for the iPod and iPod mini (12 hours) 
    $49 for camcorders (3 hours), 
    $59 for portable DVD players (3 hours).
    $29 for Sony PSP (8 hours), designed as an integrated stand for movie watching
  • www.cellboost.com
 

 

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Portable Power: Fuel Cell

Chemical energy


Medis - Fuel Cell Power  (1/09)

  • Consumer fuel cell for portable devices - Personal, portable, alternative energy source 
  • Auxiliary charger - Battery is sprinter, fuel cell is long distance runner
        Higher energy content (longer use times), higher wattage (more power) over extended periods
  • Long shelf life - 18 months or more
  • Recyclable, shipping address on box
        Does not contain or use environmentally damaging materials or chemicals
        Department of Transportation permit to carry and use on airplane, UL and CE
  • Electro-chemical, catalytically converts chemical energy of a fuel into electrical energy
        Proprietary Direct Liquid Fuel Cell (DLFC) technology, direct liquid borohydride
  • www.PowerItAnywhere.com  (www.MedisTechnologies.com)

 

Medis 24/7 Fuel Cell Power Pack

  • Activate by removing safety tab and firmly squeezing
        Shake and tap to assure liquids are completely dispersed
        Insert flat connector plug of electrical cord into the slot, then plug in to device
  • Delivers 20 watt-hours, charge phone up to 6 times, smartphone 4 times
  • Output 3.8 - 5.5 Volts, 4W max, 1A max
  • 2.6 x 3.8 x 2.2 in., 6.5 oz.
  • 1/09 - list $29 / street $24 - Began manufacturing Q1 2006

         Find the Medis 24/7 Fuel Cell Power Pack on Amazon.com

 

Medis 24/7 Xtreme Portable Power Solution

  • Mobile, instant power for smartrphones
  • Power Pack, Xtreme Charger Cable with built-in battery
        plus 4 cell phone tips: USB, miniUSB, microUSB, std Nokia [not Palm Treo?]
  • 1/09 - list $49

Medis Fuel Cell Power Emergency Kit 

  • Mobile phone power plus LED flashlight for emergency lighting
  • Power Pack plus 3 cell phone tips: miniUSB, microUSB, std Nokia, Nokia (2mm)
  • 1/09 - list $49

Find the Medis 24/7 Xtreme Portable Power and
    Fuel Cell Power Emergency Kit on Amazon.com

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Portable Power: Solar Chargers

Renewable energy


Better Energy Systems - Solio Hybrid / Solar Chargers

  • Combines high efficiency solar panel with large capacity integrated battery
  • Universal charger
        Interchangeable tips for devices including mobile phones, PDAs, music players,
            digital cameras, GPS systems, game consoles
        Included Tips include USB Port Replicator and Mini-USB
  • Stores power - Internal Lithium Ion battery stores power for up to 1 year
  • Hybrid charger - Recharge internal battery through solar panel
        Some models plug into wall power or USB port of any computer
  •  www.solio.com

Solio Classic - 6W

  • Stores power from the sun or wall socket
  • Durable and weather resistant, Window suction cup
  • Fully charged Solio recharges typical mobile phone phone up to two times
        or up to 15 hours of MP3 music
        One hour of sun = 15 minutes talk time or 40 minutes of MP3 music
  • Rated Output: 4 -12V, 0 - 1 Amp (max), Solar panel output: 155mA @ 6V
  • Wall charger: 6v / 420 mAh Global travel, US/UK/EU/AU/NZ adapters
  • Nominal DC Output 3V 2A, Max 6 Watts, DC Input: 5-6V 0.4Ah
  • Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion 3.7V 1.65A cell
  • 4.72 x 1.34 x 2.56 in (120 x 34 x 63.5 mm), 5.6 oz. (156g)
  • Temperature Range -4F to 131F (-20C to 55C)
  • (1/09, 11/09) $99

         Find the Solio Solar Charger on Amazon.com

Solio Mg - Magnesium Edition - 9W  (08)

  • Like Classic, but with iGo compatible Adapter tips
  • One hour of sun = 25 mins talk time on cell phones, play iPod for 1 hour  
  • Nominal DC Output: 3V 3A, Max 9 Watts, DC Input 5-6V 0.4Ah
  • Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion 3.7V 1.8A cell
  • 4.72 x 1.34 x 2.56 in (120 x 34 x 63.5 mm), 6.38 oz. (179g)
  • Temperature Range -4F to 131F (-20C to 55C)
  • (1/09, 11/09) $169

         Find the Solio Magnesium Charger on Amazon.com

Solio Hybrid 1000 - 3.6W  (10/07)

  • Stores power from the sun, or recharge from USB port of any computer
  • Rugged, weatherproof and lightweight design
  • Integrated carabiner-clip handle, Built-in output cable
  • Fully charged H1000 recharges typical mobile phone once, or 10 hours MP3 music
        One hour of sun = 15 minutes talk time or 40 minutes of MP3 music)
  • Battery level indicator
  • Nominal DC Output 3V 1.2A, Max 3.6 Watts, DC Input 5-6V 0.4Ah
  • Battery: Rechargeable Lithium Ion 3.7V 1A cell
  • 7.8 x 0.71 x 2.6 in. (198 x 68 x 18 mm), 4.6 oz. (131g)
  • Temperature Range -4F to 131F (-20C to 55C)
  • 11/09 $49, (1/09) $79

         Find the Solio Hybrid Charger on Amazon.com


HYmini Powerbank Universal Charger/Adapter - 6W




  • Handheld, universal charger/adapter to recharge 5V digital gadgets
        Harnesses wind power / solar power, conventional wall plug power
        Charges cell phone, MP3 player, iPod, PDA, digital camera
  • Includes adapters for mobile phones,
        or charge 5V handheld devices through USB 2.0 outlet
  • Moisture-proof but not water resistant; Turbine soft flexible PVC material
  • 1200 mAh lithium ion polymer rechargeable battery power bank
        5V adaptive 200~850mA output through USB 2.0.
  • Battery, has around 500 complete charge cycles
        Fully charged, 1000mAh vs mobile phone around 0.4Ah to 0.7 Ah
  • Charge from wall plug through DC jack , fully charge battery in 4 hours
        Also use as a wall plug charging adaptor
  • Charge from wind - supplemental, not full charge - 9 - 30 mph, max 40
  • Charge from solar - 0.7W Max capacity via DC input jack
  • LED night light, charge-in green indicator
  • MINIWIZ Sustainable Energy Dev.
  • HYmini $49, black, green, white
  • HYmini Deluxe $74 - plus miniSOLAR panel
  • miniSOLAR Panel $24 - Chain up to 4
        Output current 140mA MAX, Output voltage 5V MAX 
        Recycled cardboard paper package
  • miniHANDCRANK generator $9
  • www.hymini.com

         Find the HYmini Charger on Amazon.com

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Portable Power: Charger / Adapters

Single adapter, swappable tips

See also Peripherals and Accessories Gallery -- Portable power


Kensington - AbsolutePower - Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger (6/11)

  • Smallest, lightest most powerful charger in class
  • Smart power technology senses and delivers amount of power needed to charge laptop
  • Two built-in USB power ports
    • 2.1 Amp to charge tablets and phones (iPad & iPhone)
    • 1 USB & 1 microUSB - microUSB to USB adapter included
  • Triple charge - 100 watts peak -
    • Simultaneously charge laptop and 2 USB devices
    • or 100-watt laptop, or 90W laptop and 10W mobile device
  • 10 Smart tips compatible with laptops from HP, Compaq,
       Dell, Acer, Toshiba, Lenovo, Samsung, Sony, Gateway, ASUS
  • Switch between 19 and 16 volts
  • Textured scratch-resistant finish, Detachable cord
  • 4.3 x 2.75 x 0.73 in., 8 oz.
  • www.kensington.com/kensington/us/us/s/1717/absolute-power.aspx
  • 6/11 - $119.99 ($106)
Find the Kensington AbsolutePower Charger
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.com

Kensington - Wall and Car Charger for Mini and Micro USB Devices (09)

     Find the Kensington USB Charger on Amazon


Kensington - 4-Port USB Charger for Mobile Devices (08)

     Find the Kensington 4-Port USB Charger on Amazon


Callpod Chargepod 6-way Charger (07)

 
  • Charges six gadgets simultaneously with a single power cord
  • Uses voltage regulator technology, interchangeable power adapters
  • Compatible with over a thousand mobile devices
  • Device-specific adapters for cell phones, Bluetooth headsets, 
        Music players, PDAs
       Portable gaming systems, digital cameras
       Mobile electronics that operate in 5-6 V range
  • Input charge power 6V DC - 3A, Output 500mA each port
  • 2.75" W x 2.70" L x 0.72" H [69.85 x 68.60 x 18.30 mm], 1.12 oz [32g]
  • Green power LED, blue LEDs on each port (when adapter attached)
  • 11/09 - $39, Bundle $79
  • 08: Base unit $49 without adapters, Adapters $9.95
  • Bundle pack $99, CHPA-0002, with car charger + 6 popular adapters
  • www.callpod.com/products/chargepod

         Find the Callpod Chargepod on Amazon.com


Mobility Electronics iGo Power Adapters (06)

  • Chargers for small devices up to notebooks
  • Options for wall power, cars, and airplanes
  • Travel rated, from 110 volts to 230 volts and 50/60h, just need adapter plug
  • Dualpower accessory to simultaneously power two devices (bundled or $24 separately).
  • 06 - From 8 watts for mobile phones and portable audio players (starting at $19)
        to 70 watts (around $79)
        to over 100 watts to charge high-end notebooks (from $119)
  • Swappable "iTips": mobile phones and handhelds/PDAs; 
        portable music and media players ( portable DVD players, gaming systems, 
        GPS systems, and satellite radios); digital cameras and camcorders; 
        notebooks and external hard drives
        Typically $9.99, $14.99 for some iPods
  • www.igo.com

         Find Mobility Electronics iGo Power Adapters on Amazon.com


Blackstone International - MFUEL portable power adaptors

  

  • Charger Paks and Jacks for AC wall power, DC cars, and planes, 
        complete with adaptors and tips
  • Low power ~ $49 - $79 (i.e., 18 watts for cell phones, media players, 
        digital cameras, camcorders)
  • High power ~ $119 (i.e., 75 watts for notebooks)
  • Universal chargers ~ $199 - $249, simultaneous high and low power charging 
        (i.e., 100 to 120 watts) 
  • World Jack adaptors for countries around the globe
  • Over 150 Hot Tips for cell phones to MP3 players to digital cameras to notebooks
  • MFuel Power Bank external battery packs with similar flexibility 
        portable electronics ($199 for up to 65 hours of additional cell phone time)
        notebooks ($299 for 10 hours)
        universal connectivity ($399, 12 hours notebooks, 100 hours cell phones)
  • www.mfueldirect.com

         Find Blackstone MFUEL portable power adaptors on Amazon

          MFUEL World Pack 120

MDI - kwikSynCh / SynCh -- Charge through USB  ( 07)

  • Malleable Devices Inc.
  • Charge and sync through standard USB, over 40 mTips adapters
  • Also can plug USB style mTips directly into USB ports on PC or Mac, or into any standard USB cable
  • www.syncharger.com

MDI - kwikSynCh Dual Charger  (11/06)

   

  • Charge and sync mobile gadgets from your laptop: Power and data
  • Dual USB outputs: charge/sync/connect one device, while charging another
        Blue: Power + data, Red: Power only
  • Also charge from MDI Car/Travel adapters
  • 06, 09 - $14.95

MDI - SynCh - Universal Sync Charger  (12/05)

   

  • Charge/sync/connect one device, while charging another
  • Built-in retractable cable
  • In: USB A Male: Plugs into USB port on PC or Mac, or into Car and Wall adapters
  • Out: USB A Female: USB data / power, or use USB style mTips
        and 2.5mm Power: fits some devices directly, or use Charge style mTips  (= USB mTip MTU-SAM1)
            (Charge mTip MTC-USB1 converts to USB power)
  • Charge from USB, Car/Boat/RV and Wall
  • 06, 09 - $26.95

MDI - mTips Adapters

          9V booster

  • USB mTips plug into any USB cable, or directly into USB port on PC or Mac
  • mTips: $6.95 - USB, iPod, cell phones, music players, cameras, PSP, etc.
  • New (8/07): Nintendo Game Boy, Samsung smartphones, HP PDAs, 
        USB Micro mTips for cellphones, headsets and other devices
  • Plus 6V and 9V Boosters to step up from 5V USB
  • MDI reports its adaptors are rated at 1A:
    the USB spec for a PC is 0.5A, though most PCs can tolerate 1A or more through a single USB port
  • Charge mTips plug into any charger with 2.5mm center positive barrel connector
        including models from Sprint, Kyocera and others

MDI - Power Adapters

               

            Car adapter, Single / Dual USB Wall adapters

  • Dual USB Wall Adaptor - 2A of power, slim design, collapsible plug, $14.95 (8/07)
  • Standard USB Wall Adapter, North American plug: $12.95
  • Standard USB Car Adapter : $12.95
  • iPod USB Car Adapter: $12.95
  • Interchangeable USB Wall Adapter: North American, UK and European: $16.95

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Portable Power: Wireless


Palm Touchstone Charging Dock

        See Palm Pre Preview


Powermat - Wireless Charging

  • Real time, wireless charging for portable electronic devices 
  • Charge multiple devices on one Powermat without all the cords and adapters
  • Two part system: Pair thin mat with receivers that attach to device, Charge by placing devices on mat
  • Magnetic induction, shared magnetic field, aligns device, pairs with receiver
  • Data protocol / RFID handshake between mat and receiver, authentication, regulates power
        No effect on other devices, hand touch
  • Charge multiple devices simultaneously - Snap to align properly at fixed spots on mat
  • Typically charges at same rate as device's own charger
  • Receivers built into device case, or use universal power discs to charge other devices
  • Mats currently for low-voltage devices like cell phones and other handheld devices, not laptops
  • Input Voltage: 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz Universal; Output Voltage 18VDC, Current 0.83A, Standby 0.011A
  • Adapter Power: 15 Watts
  • PR 1/09 - Launches - www.powermat.com/skin/frontend/powermat_1_3/default/docs/PM_PRESS_RELEASE.pdf
  • PR 6/09 - NeoCon - www.powermat.com/skin/frontend/powermat_1_3/default/docs/PM-NeoCon-pressrelease.pdf
  • www.powermatusa.com

  • Charge up to three devices at same time,
         plus USB power port for legacy devices
  • Universal, international power supply with wrap-around cord
  • Includes Powercube Universal Receiver, 8 tips
    • Sits on mat, adapter wire for tips
    • Wire wraps around receiver; separate tip drawer
    • 8 tips: miniUSB, microUSB, Apple iPod/iPhone,
           Nintendo DS Lite, DSi, LG 1, Samsung 2, Sony PSP
  • Charging indicators: adjust sound volume, light brightness
Powermat Home & Office Mat - $99
  • 12.25 x 4.5625 x 0.625 in.
Powermat Portable Mat - $99
  • Folds for compact storage, includes hard travel case
  • ~ 12 x 3 3/4 x 0.6 in.
Dedicated Receivers
  • Apple iPhone / touch Receivers, iPod Dock - $39 (~ 11/09)
  • BlackBerry Battery Doors - Replace default battery door - $29
  • Nintendo DSi / DS Lite Backs - $29
  • Powercube Universal Receiver - $29, Extra Tips $6.49, $8.49

Find the PowerMat Home & Office Mat and
    PowerMat Portable Mat on Amazon.com

Powermat - potential futures
  • Simultaneous charge low and high capacity devices, cell phones and laptops
  • Power management: Direct power to devices that need it most, turn off power when device is fully charged
  • Built-in integration: Receiver circuitry printed on ultra-thin tape, integrated directly within devices
  • Data transmission: Wirelessly send / sync data

Duracell MyGrid / Pure Energy Wildcharge Wire-Free Power

  • Wire-free power - Just place device on pad
  • Simultaneously charge multiple devices: cell phones, portable music players
  • Conduction, not induction - Physical contact, any orientation, higher efficiency, lower cost
  • Efficient and safe power transfer (~100% efficiency); Not electro magnetic, microwave, or other radiation
  • Other devices will not be damaged: hard drives, floppy drives, credit cards
  • Shuts down safely if metal object is placed on the pad, restart when removed
  • WildCharger Pad - Thin, flat, and flexible charging pad
    • Simultaneously charges up to five devices, Works with cell phones and portable music players
    • Place anywhere on the pad in any orientation, Conductive technology works on contact
    • 8 x 6 in., up to 15 Watts
  • WildCharge Skins / Sleeves - adapters for specific devices (small nubs)
Duracell MyGrid (10/09)
  • Battery Charging Pad For Mobile Devices
  • MyGrid Kits for Apple, BlackBerry, Motorola, Nokia
  • Power Sleeves, Power Clip
  • Up to 5 devices (Output 15W max)
  • Power input: 100 - 240 VAC, 0.4 Amps, 50 – 60 Hz
  • 8.5 x 6.75 x 0.75 in., 4.0 oz.
  • PR 8/09 - www.pginvestor.com/...
  • Cell Phone Starter Kit $89.99 (list $76)
  • www.duracell.com/us/mygrid

  Find the Duracell MyGrid on Amazon

Pure Energy Solutions - Wildcharge Wire-Free Power
  • WildCharger Pad - $49.99
  • WildCharge Skins - $34.99 - iPhone, iPod Touch, BlackBerry, Motorola RAZR V3
  • Universal Adapter - $39.99 - with one tip: microUSB, miniUSB, Nokia 2mm, Sony Ericsson
  • PowerDisc - $19.99 - Universal adapter, 8 PowerLinks tips
  • www.shoppureenergy.com/wire-free-solutions/

Powercaster - RF Power

   

  • RW wireless power: milliWatts over meters, Watts over centimeters and RF energy harvesting. In
  • 1/08 - Sampling Powercaster and Powerharvester modules for OEM use
  • Dime-sized Powercaster transmitter circuit, with any plugged-in device
        broadcasts FCC-approved low-power radio signal at a predetermined frequency
  • Smaller Powerharvester receiver circuit, embedded low-power device
        harvests energy to recharge or even replace the device's battery.
  • One transmitter can wirelessly charge any number of devices within its effective range
  • Receivers can capture up to 70% of the radio signal's energy, convert to DC power
  • www.powercastco.com

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