Friday, May 25, 2007
Power to Go!! -- the iGo powerXtender review
Posted by Don Tolson in "HARDWARE" @ 08:00 AM
Product Category: Hardware – Portable, emergency power supply
Manufacturer: Mobility Electronics
Where to Buy: iGo. Power tips are available from here
Price: $15.99USD Power Tips are $9.99USD each.
System Requirements: Works with a large number of portable media devices (see listing in review) Requires two AA batteries (supplied).
Specifications: Dimensions -- 98.4 x 48.3 x 22.6 mm (3.6 x 1.9 x 0.9in) without tip. Weight – 88g (3.1oz)with power tip attached. Output Voltage 4.2 – 6V. Output power 5W continuous. Output current – up to 800mA.
Ever had one of those 'doh' moments as you watch the last segment of the battery meter fade away? Unfortunately, with more and more personal media devices making use of rechargeable Li Ion cells rather than conventional replaceable batteries, it's not as easy as to run into the nearest QuickieMart to refresh your power source. Fortunately, devices like the iGo PowerXtender by Mobility Electronics have developed to fill the need for a portable emergency power source for personal electronics. The big advantage of the powerXtender is that it's able to work with a large number of manufacturers and models through the use of replaceable power tips which plug into the main battery unit. But how long will it keep you going?
Read on for the full review!<!>