Monday, March 26, 2012

On-the-Go Power: Mobile Chargers Keep Your Devices Alive

If you depend on your smartphone or tablet to keep up with a full day’s activities, one of these mobile chargers will make sure you have a recharge handy, even with no power outlets in sight.


Mobile battery chargers

It’s inevitable: At some point during a busy day of business travel, your smartphone is going to run out of juice — usually when you don’t have access to a wall outlet. While some smartphone owners can drop in a spare battery, others (who use, say, Apple’s iPhone or Motorola’s Droid Razr) don’t have that option. Their best plan is to get a mobile charger.

Mobile chargers vary greatly in capacity, size, style and price. Most can charge your phone and other small devices, and some can also handle tablets (but not laptops). Arranged from largest capacity to lowest, here’s an array of chargers to get you and your phone through the day.


Iogear GearPower High Capacity Mobile Power Station

Many of us carry more than one mobile device around, and the Iogear GearPower High Capacity Mobile Power Stationlets you charge a couple at the same time using its two USB power ports. It can, for example, charge a tablet and a phone, or two phones; it can also handle a digital camera and most MP3 players.

You can use either your own device’s power cable or the Micro-USB cable that comes with the GearPower. The GearPower recharges via a wall socket or a computer USB port, and comes with its own carrying case.

Price: $79.95
Capacity: 6600mAh
Dimensions & weight: 4.4 x 3.5 x 0.6 in.; 12 oz.


myCharge Portable Power Bank 6000

If you’re a power user — in both senses of the word — you might want to try out the myCharge Portable Power Bank 6000. This compact battery pack comes with three built-in connectors for Micro-USB, Mini-USB and Apple devices; it also has a standard USB port so you can plug in any USB charging cable.

According to the company, the Power Bank is capable of charging the average smartphone four times, and giving an iPad a nearly complete battery boost. Have more than one device? You can charge up to four simultaneously.

Price: $99.99
Capacity: 6000mAh
Dimensions & weight: 4.4 x 2.9 x 1.0 in.; 6.5 oz.

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