PowerPak from Technocel
by Mark R
Technocel has created the “ultimate universal charging solution” that combines “a backup rechargeable battery pack with a rapid home charger”.
I had a chance to try the Powerpak out for myself, and it is essentially is a tiny black box that goes into any power outlet. From there, it will charge up like a battery, so it can be used later for about three hours of talk time.
The PowerPak kit comes with a lot of tips to power a lot of phones, and it is capable of other mobile devices including ones from Samsung, Motorola, LG, Nokia, BlackBerry, HTC, Palm, Nextel, Sanyo, Sony Ericsson, Pantech, Casio, Kyocera, as well as the Zune and the Kindle. These tips attach to the Powerpack with an included USB cable, but to charge your iPhone or iPod, then you will need to use the included USB cable with your Apple product.
If you are one of those who needs a little bit of juice, then this product is for you. I will have to say that it took me a while to charge it for the first time, but I expect this to happen the first time I used this product. The instructions did not say how long it would take to charge for the first time, though.
Anyway, the PowerPak can be purchased on the Technocel website for about $49.99.