updated 01:35 pm EST, Wed January 25, 2006
PocketPower battery pack
GEAR4 today launched the PocketPower, a reserve power pack for all iPod models and USB devices that offers extra time for usage. The PocketPower ships with four AAA rechargeable batteries that can be charged via the USB port of computer, and with the flick of a switch can provide power to an iPod or any other USB device. The lightweight, portable battery pack provides an additional eight hours of playtime to an iPod, and comes with a male-to-male USB cable. Tom Dudderidge, managing director of Disruptive Technology Channels--which launched GEAR4--said that PocketPower is the first of ten new products to be launched within the next few weeks. The PocketPower features a bright LED built into its casing for added convenience, and will be available within four weeks for £20.