updated 10:50 pm EDT, Thu October 15, 2009
PowerPak charges most hand held devices
Technocel has announced the PowerPak, a new all-in-one portable battery and home charger. The PowerPak is designed to extend the run time of portable electronic devices when users are on-the-go and away from power outlets. It supports a wide range of devices including cellphones, PDA's, MP3 players, or Bluetooth headsets. A variety of interchangeable tips are included, enabling the charger to work with almost any USB-powered product.
PowerPak is said to meet Energy Star requirements by drawing minimal power from the wall outlet at standby. It is capable of extending the talk time of mobile phones by approximately 3 hours, and also features an LED indicator that displays the remaining battery charge. Lastly, the PowerPak has the ability to simultaneously charge both itself and an attached device.
The portable battery and home charger is scheduled for release on November 1st of this year, with an MSRP of $40. It will be available to purchase from the company's website or supporting retailers.