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Portable Power Accessories Gallery -- OLD

Trends and Sample Products (older equipment)

    by Douglas Dixon


See the Power Accessories Gallery
    Batteries, chargers, Adapters, tips, wireless

  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  and may be incorrect or out of date.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 / Wireless Media Galleries
    Portable Media Player Gallery - OLD
    Handheld Devices Gallery - OLD
    Mobile Communications Gallery - OLD
    Portable Storage Gallery - OLD

  Digital Imaging Galleries
    Video Camcorders Gallery - OLD
    Digital Photo Cameras Gallery - OLD

  Portable Accessories Galleries
    Audio Accessories Gallery - OLD
    Power Accessories Gallery - OLD
    Peripherals and Accessories Gallery - OLD

  Home Media Galleries
    High-Def / DVD Gallery - OLD
    Consumer HDTV Gallery - OLD
    Home Networked Media Gallery - OLD


Energizer (~ 06)

Energizer Easy Charger  (11/06)

  • Compact, sleek oval, foldable plug 
  • Interchangeable faceplates match any kitchen decor
  • $21.99
Find the Energizer Easy Charger on Amazon.com

Energizer Dock & Go Charger  (11/06)

  • Base unit with two portable charging pods
  • Each pod holds 4 AA or AAA rechargeable NiMH batteries
  • Indicator lights: charging, in queue, ready to go
  • Charge one pod (up to 4 NiMH AA or AAA batteries) in under 3 hours,
        or both pods (8 AA or AAA) in under 6 hours
  • $33.99 (includes 4 AA 2500 mAh NIMH batteries)

Energizer DUO USB Charger  (4/07)

  • Charges two AA or AAA NiMH batteries, in 2+ hours for AAA, 3.5+ for AA
  • Power through attached USB cable, or with included USB wall charger
  • Available in three colors
  • Download software to monitor charging
  • $13.99 (includes AAA 900 mAh NiMH batteries)
  • www.energizer.com/usbcharger
Find the Energizer DUO USB Charger on Amazon.com

Energizer Power & Play Charging Systems





  • Dockable charging stations for game system wireless controllers
  • Use rechargeable batteries, especially for heavy users
  • www.energizer.com
  • Created through licensing agreement with Performance Designed Products (PDP)
        www.pdp.com

Energizer Power & Play Charging System for Wii Remotes

Find the Energizer Charging System for Wii on Amazon.com

Energizer Power & Play Charging System for Sony PS3 / Microsoft Xbox 360

  • Tiered charging cradle
  • Charge up to 2 Xbox 360 controllers simultaneously in 2 1/2 hours
  • Charge up to 4 PS3 controllers simultaneously in 2 1/2 hours
        Charge 2 controllers directly on main unit, 2 more using USB cables (sold separately)
  • Rechargeable batteries not included
  • $29.99
  • PS3 - www.pdp.com/prod_detail.php?sku=PL6328
  • Xbox 360 - www.pdp.com/prod_detail.php?sku=PL3628

Find the Energizer Charging System for PS3 on Amazon.com
Find the Energizer Charging System for Xbox 360 on Amazon


Voxred International - Turbo Charge Reusable Portable Chargers

  • Reusable Portable Chargers: Cell Phones, iPods, Gaming Machines
  • Models with 1 and 2 AA batteries
  • Adaptors with tips that match all popular cell phones
  • www.turbocellcharge.com

Turbo Charge Squared / TC2 - 2 AA Batteries  (10/07)

        
    TC2 - for iPod

 

 

 

 

 

Reusable Portable Cell Phone Charger

  • Powered by 2 AA batteries, with LED flashlight
  • Extra power to keep running, Provides up to 3 complete charges (cell phones)
  • On/Off switch, so can store with batteries inside

Turbo Charge TC2 - Portable Cell Phone Charger

  • 8 Adapters for all popular cell phones
  • Add over 300 min. for Motorola Razr V3, 100 min. for Palm Treo
  • TB550 - $29.95
Find the Turbo Charge TC2 Cell Phone Charger on Amazon.com

Turbo Charge TC2 - Portable Charger for iPod

  • Adaptor for 30-pin iPod Connector: iPod, iPod nano, iPod mini models -- also iPhone
  • Add up to 2250 min. for 2nd gen iPod nano, 1100 min. for 5th gen iPod video
  • TBA650 - $29.95
Find the Turbo Charge TC2 for iPod on Amazon.com

Turbo Charge TC2 -  Portable Game Charger

  • Adapters for PSP, and Gameboy Advance SP, Micro, DS, and DS Lite
  • Add up to 300 min. for PSP, 750 min. for Gameboy Advance SP
  • TBG750  - $24.95

 

Turbo Charge -- Cell Phones, 1 AA battery  (1/06, 1/07)

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Turbo Charge -- Cell Phones  (1/06, 1/07)

  • Metal tube, load with one AA battery
  • Adaptors with tips that match cell phones
  • Boost cell phones (but not completely recharge)
  • 1/07 - New model: general Mini-USB adaptor and mini flashlight, on/off
  • 06 - $19.95 with one tip, $24.95 with set of ten adaptors
  • www.turbocellcharge.com

         Find the Turbo Charge on Amazon.com

iTurbo - iPods (1/07)

  • Lip balm-sized charger for most popular iPod models
  • Adds 9 hours of playtime for the iPod nano 
  • 1/07 - $29

         Find the Turbo Charge iTurbo on Amazon.com


U.N.O. Instant ChargeNgo - Portable Battery Charger (Spring 07)

  • Portable rechargeable battery charger with multiple interchangeable adapters
  • Uses Li-ion technology: holds more power compared to AA alkaline batteries
  • Recharge with global 100-240V wall charger
        Fully charge in 3 1/2 hours
  • Power switch - LED glows green while charging
  • Accessories included Portable Charger, AC wall charger and Adapters
  • Some 28 adaptors for cell phones, PDAs, iPod, MP3 players, digital cameras, electronic games
  • Charges completely depleted device or mobile phones between 90 min - 2.5 hrs
        1600 more shots for digital cameras, 50 hrs continuous play for MP3 players and iPod
        Standby time approximately 21 days depending on usage.
  • Universal A/C wall charger can also be used as primary charger
  • Capacity 2200 mAh; DC Input 4.3-5.0V 650 mA, DC Output 5.0V-5.5V 1.2A; Cycle Life ~1000 times
  • 70 x 32 x 21 mm, 45 g (2.8 x 1.3 x 0.83 in, 1.59 oz)
  • Instant ChargeNgo $39.99, adapters $ 8.99
  • www.instantchargengo.com

Black and Decker - Power to Go - Cordless AC/USB Power Supply (OLD - 07)

  • Portable outlet: Charge from wall - 10 to 15 hours
        Supply power through USB adapter and AC outlet
  • Available in different capacities
  • Approximate talk time based on commonly used cell phones
  • www.blackanddecker.com
 

 

Black and Decker - Compact - Power To Go (5/07) 

  • Battery 700mAh, NiMH - Provides up to 1 hour of extended runtime
  • Charge time 10 to 17 hours
  • 2 1/4 x 4 1/2 x 1 in., 0.6 lbs.
  • Input 7.2 V DC, 2.5A; Output 115V AC 60Hz, 8W continuous
  • Three stage battery status indicator
  • CPI10B / $51

Black and Decker - 20W - Power To Go (5/07)

  • Battery 2Ah, NiMH -   Provides up to 4 hours of extended runtime
  • 3 1/4 x 5 3/4 x 1 in., 1 lbs.
  • Input 8.4 VDC, 5.0A; Output 115V AC 60Hz - 20W for 5 minutes, 16W continuous
  • CPI20XB / $69

Black and Decker - Laptop / 100W - Power To Go (5/07)

  • Battery 4Ah, NiMH -   Provides up to 9 hours of extended runtime
  • 3 5/8 x 6 3/4 x 1.5, in., 2 lbs.
  • Input 9.6 VDC, 15A; Output 115V AC 60Hz - 100W for 5 minutes, 80W continuous
  • USB 5V DC (350 mA) each x 2
  • Five stage battery status indicator
  • CPI100B / $99

Find the Black and Decker - Compact - Power To Go on Amazon.com
Find the Black and Decker - 20W - Power To Go on Amazon.com
Find the Black and Decker - Laptop - Power To Go on Amazon.com

Ritek / RIDATA S2000 Solar Powered Battery Charger  (1/07)  [on hold]

  • Advanced Media / Ritek USA
  • Photovoltaic solar-powered battery charger 
  • For mobile phones, MP3 players, Apple iPod, PDAs, GPS, 
        hand-held games (Sony PSP), USB and Bluetooth devices
  • 5V 500mA power bank, Built-in 3.7V, 900mA portable rechargeable lithium battery
  • Fully charge battery in three hours In direct sunlight
  • Also charges when connected to an AC/DC charger or car 12V cigarette lighter
  • Lightweight, durable, waterproof, Open 8.3 x 8.6"; closed 8.3" x 2.8", under 8 ounces
  • www.ritekusa.com

Ritek / RIDATA S1000 Solar Powered Battery Charger  (06)

  • Advanced Media / Ritek USA
  • 8.5 x 2.5 inch solar panel connected to two AAA batteries
  • charge the batteries directly, or pass power through USB port
         to devices like MP3 players
  • Output for AAA battery is 1.5V / 300mA, for USB is 5V / 200mA.
  • Typical charge times per battery: 2 to 3 hours in full sun, 
        4 to 6 on slightly overcast days

Inflight Power Recharger Cable (summer 07)

  • Power from audio jack - Extend use of portable electronic devices
        Power from standard passenger seat on airplane, bus, train
        Plug cable into passenger seat headset jack
        Charges in cycles: Trickle charges for 3-5 min., 
            outputs power to attached device
  • Also insert 2 AA batteries for continuous power
  • Outputs power through USB jack
        Use existing USB charging cables
         Cell phones, smart phones, music players, game players
        Optional tips for iPod/iPhone or Blackberry, 
             USB Mini B (i.e., for Bluetooth headsets)
  • Works best with strong audio signal -- loud music, at full volume
        Can test with "Charging Tone" -- 500HzPowerTone clip
            www.inflightpower.com/images/500hzPowerTone.mp3
  • ~ 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 3/4, weighs a few ounces
  • Inflight USB Power Unit - $34 / 11/09 $54
  • Inflight Power iPod/iPhone or Blackberry Bundle - $44 with tip
  • Inflight Power Executive Bundle - $49, both mini B and iPod tips
  • www.inflightpower.com

         Find the Inflight Power Charger on Amazon

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Peripherals and Accessories Gallery - OLD

See the Peripherals and Accessories Gallery
    Keyboards and mice, CE for Kids, USB / data connections - Portable power


Npower Consumer Electronics Line for Kids

        Nickelodian / Memorex (Imation)

  • Designed for kids: Rugged, affordable, functional
  • Feature familiar Nick personalities: 
        SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer, Go, Diego, Go!, The Naked Brothers Band
  • Launched September 2007, available at U.S. retailers in October
        More than 20 products: digital cameras and photo frames, MP3 and video players,
            alarm clock, LCD TV and DVD player
  • www.nick.com/npower
  • www.memorexelectronics.com/npower

* Npower - iCarly Micro MP3 Digital Music Player  (9/08)

  • 1 GB memory, stores up to 250 MP3 songs
  • Preloaded with sample of iCarly's new single, "Leave it All to Me"
  • MP3 and WMA formats: Drag and drop files, or use Windows Media Player to sync
  • USB rechargeable battery, 7 hours playback
  • Belt clip on rear
  • 1.5 x 1.7 x 0.6 in., 0.7 oz.
  • $29.99
  • Toys"R"Us - www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3179656

* Npower - SpongeBob SquarePants Eyeball Speaker Dock  (9/08)

  • Yellow sponge material, Top well cradles digital audio player
  • Eyeballs are removable speakers, 2 x 4 watts
  •             Switch to ROCK to wobble, rock and roll with music
  • Line in connect to MP3 player, Left/Right Speaker output, Headphone jack
  • AC power, 6.5 x 11 x 4 in. 2.2 lbs.
  • $39.99
  • Toys"R"Us (12/08) - www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3144396

* Npower - iCarly Travel Speaker Case  (9/08)

  • Zippered case protects digital audio player inside
  • Soft padded interior, zippered design, shoulder strap
  • Clear view window to watch videos
  • Two built-in 1.5 watt speakers, Dual headphone jacks, listen with friend
  • Line-in jack connects with most MP3 players
  • 4 AAA batteries, 4.0 x 5.9 x 1.8 in., 8 oz.
  • $29.99
  • Toys"R"Us - www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3144393

* Npower - SpongeBob SquarePants Digital Photo Viewer  (9/08)

  • Flip stand, cover with hallmark SpongeBob eye, clip to hang
  • 1.44" color display, 2 MB memory, store up to 59 photos
  • Automatic slide show, Clock
  • JPEG, BMP, GIF formats, 128 x 128
  • Requires built-in ImageViewer transfer software (Windows)
  • USB rechargeable lithium battery, 6 hours playback
  • 2.75 x 2 x 0.7 in., 1.0 oz.
  • $24.99
  • Toys"R"Us - www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3144400

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* Npower - Fission Digital Music Player - 1 GB  (10/07)

  • 1 GB internal flash memory (500 songs at 64 kbps = 32 hours playback)
  • SD / MMC card slot, window on side to view inserted card
  • Plays MP3, WMA (WM DRM9) -- Drag and drop or Windows Media Player
  • Mini USB connector, Rechargable battery
  • Music Mixer feature - Shake player to beat to play instument overlays (Boing, Foghorn, Marimba, Ukulele)
  • Equalizer, Voice recorder
  • 3.6 x 0.7 x 1.7 in.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants in silver graphite and white pearl,
        The Naked Brothers Band in blue pearl and pink pearl
  • $49.99
  • http://npower.memorexelectronics.com/html/product_detail.php?PID=20
 

Npower - Personal CD Player for preschoolers (10/07)


Npower - SpongeBob SquarePants Flash Micro Digital Camera (10/07)

Find the Npower SpongeBob Camera on Amazon.com

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