Duracell is apparently trying to understand that there is a specific need for speed charging. Their My Pocket Charger needs two AA batteries that you load into the device, then connect to your MP3 player, cell phone or other electronic device and they rapidly recharge it. The portable power source comes with two of their Coppertop batteries and we found one of the iPod chargers at Comp USA for $19.99 after instant $3.00 rebate. We see a problem here in that you have to toss the batteries after they work their magic. Would that Duracell could stick to more environment-friendly products.
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If you are a two iPod family, or have one and an iPhone, you will appreciate JVC’s Dual Play System. The NX-PN7 portable audio system can play/charge two music players simultaneously. The device features an AM/FM tuner, Sound Turbo, full-range speakers and a multi-color illuminated LED display. At a size of 12-9/16 x 5-7/8 x 6-1/8-inches and a weight of 5.8 lbs., the system has an analog audio input, a headphone output, and comes with remote for a price of $149.99.
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Call it being green or minimal exercise for your wrist. The Hand-Crank USB Power Charger can recharge cameras, cell phones or any other piece of electronics with USB access. The device, at a size of 2 1/2 x 4 x 1 1/2-inches and a weight of 6 oz., will work with most Motorola, Samsung, Nokia, and LG phones with included adapters. Crank away when you are out of electric range or use the AC adapter when at home. The charger is available for $39.95.
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It looks like a charger, but hidden inside is a mini-cam to catch someone in the act that is probably innocent to begin with, but you never know. At a size of 2.4 x 1.74 x 1.31-inches, the Charger DVR Aj-DVC01 records 15 F/S in 3GP video format (176 x 144 ,QCIF.) Playback is possible on your PC or cell phone. The digital audio/video recorder can hold up to 66 hours data using a 2GB Micro SDcard (not included) and a lion lithium battery. Contact Ajoka for price.
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The HYmini is no ordinary charger/adapter. It utilizes wind and solar power as well as being able to plug into an ordinary wall plug to power up your MP3 player, PDA, digital cam or other 5V devices. The removable wind turbine literally turns green when charging at a 9mph minimal wind speed. It also features an LED night light and built in Li-Ion polymer rechargeable battery power bank. At a size of 5.4 x 3.4 x 1.3-inches, the handheld HYmini is available in black, green, or white for $49.99. Get the basic package online with solar panel and armband at a temporary sale price of $69.99.
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The environmentally friendly Chinavasion Solar Powered MP4 Player has a 3.5-inch TFT screen with 1.6 million colors and a built-in Nintendo, Gameboy, and Gameboy Color emulator. It also functions as an E-Book (in English and Chinese) and an LED flashlight. Its two solar panels will not only keep the built-in Li-ion batteries going, but through its USB out can recharge 4.5V, 5V, 6.3V, and 9V devices. With 1GB of storage, you can add to it with an SD card. The Solar Player is available for $123.32, less if you buy in quantity.
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PowerMonkey is no ordinary charger. When full, it will hold its power for about a year. There is no end to its applications, as it has a plethora of adapters. There is one for Nokia and Mini Nokia, Motorola V66, Samsung E900, Siemens C25 and Sony Ericsson wide connectors. It also works with Mini USB for Motorola Razr V series, Blackberry and Bluetooth headsets. If that isn’t enough, it can work with iPods, smartphones, PDAs, and PSPs. The Power
Monkey carries an MSRP of £34.99 (~$68.00.)
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It’s great to see that not only are USB chargers becoming more accessible, but less expensive, too. This 4400mAh battery will charge iPhones, handhelds, digital cams, cellies, MP3 and CD players, PSPs and other electronic gadgets that the well-equipped techie has to have. At a size of 69 x 21 x 21mm and a weight of only 122g, it features an on/off switch, a 3-level LED indicator, and comes with USB cable for a price of $45.00.
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Making its grand debut at the CES is the Vestalife USB Ladybug. The universal dock is compatible with any dockable iPod with its array of connectors, has a digital amp, a built-in subwoofer, and auto-shutoff. It also has an auxiliary in-jack for non-docking iPods, CD players, and other MP3 players. The cutesy gadget needs 4 AA batteries (not included) or hook it up to its power cord and let the PMP recharge begin. Count on a $110.00 price tag for either the red or silver model.
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Don’t you hate it when your cell runs out of juice…and your charger is back home? Well here’s something to consider: the USB Leather Handstrap. It’s an innocuous-looking, always-handy strap…that is until it’s time to charge your phone. Then, just slide the block down the strap, revealing both a USB cable that plugs into your computer, and a mini-USB for your phone. Now you’re ready to charge away! Measures 7” long x .3” Wide. The strap will not work with all phones, so make sure yours can be charged via USB before ordering. Currently on sale for $12 USD.