Seidio Data Power Package Review


Product Requirements:
Audiovox Maestro/Toshiba e550/e570, Casio
E125/BE300, Casio E200, Handspring Visor Prism/Pro/Platinum Handspring Treo
180/270, HP Jornada 520/540/560, IPAQ 3100/3600/3700/3800, 

Palm M130/M500/M505/M515/i705,
Sony CLIÉ S300/N600/N700, Sony
CLIÉ T415/T615/NR70/NR70V, and the T-Mobile Pocket PC Phone Edition

If you have been finding yourself out of the office more than you are in,
then you have probably been searching for the end-all, be-all of charging and
connecting options. You need to be able to charge at any given time – whether it
be from a wall socket, airplane or vehicle power port, or from your laptop’s USB
port. You want to be able to sync with your laptop on the run – without a bulky

As you can imagine, there aren’t too many products that can offer this type
of versatility, and do everything I just mentioned. I do know of one, however:
the Data
Power Package
, by Seidio.

The Data Power Package I received showed up in a nylon case
with a dual set of zippers for upper and lower levels. In all honesty, the
first thing I thought when I got mine was, "Cool make-up case!"  ;0)
Opening the top zipper reveals a coiled up
Seidio 2-in-1 Charger.
For those of you that missed my review on this clever tool – it is a charger
that will work both in a car and in a wall plug.

The beauty of this
charger is that it has an end made to accept the adapter for any of the PDAs
listed above…just contact
for additional adapter’s prices.

The bottom of the case unzips to reveal all of the
components of the Seidio Emergency
Charger Kit
. Here are adapters to allow you to sync and charge via USB
port, charge from an airplane’s power port, and even from a 9-volt battery!

With this kit, you are truly ready for any scenario!

Picture courtesy of the Seidio website
It looks like someone at Seidio must have agreed that the
case I received looked like a makeup bag. It appears they have replaced it
with a much cooler model. ;0)

I received the Data Power Package that included the adapter for the T-Mobile
Pocket PC Phone Edition. This kit will come in handy, because I will be able to
not only use the it with my PE, but (with the correct adapters) I can also use
it with my Tungsten | T and the iPAQ 5455 I am about to receive.

Imagine switching or upgrading your PDAs – even switching PDA operating
systems – and still being able to use this same accessories with your new
PDA. I think they are on to something here!

Price: $59.95


Compact charging for both AC & DC outlets
Inexpensive, considering what you get and it’s upgradeability




Product Information

  • Compact charging for both AC & DC outlets
  • Inexpensive, considering what you get and it's upgradeability
  • Versatile
  • Compact
  • Ingenious!
  • None
Posted in: Gear, Windows Phone
{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Judie December 10, 2002, 1:30 am

    Post your comments here on the Seidio Data Power Package.

    Just click the POST REPLY button on this page.

  • ndokiman December 10, 2002, 12:17 pm

    I bought the Data Power Package about 5 weeks ago for my Clie NR70/V. Since I received the package, the connection between the emergency power charger and the universal connector for the Clie has been tentative at best. Recently, it stopped charging by Clie despite both telltale lights indicating a current from the outlet to the emergency power charger. I think that the “universal connector” is poorly made and have requested that Seidio replace my order with the G2 (generation 2) Data Power Package – reviewed here.

  • Judie December 10, 2002, 1:38 pm

    Thanks for sharing your experience – please let us all know how it turns out.

    Judie :0)

  • Warbucks57 December 10, 2002, 10:08 pm

    I bought the Seidio Data Package last August. It’s very useful to me on trips — I can carry just the one package and charge my m515 lots of different ways. Frequently, in not-so-modern motel/hotel accomodations (where there are no readily available wall sockets!) being able to recharge from a 9v battery is most useful.

    Recently I have been having trouble with the wall socket to m515 charging connection. I sent a message to Seido Support using thier website, received a same-day reply, did some debugging with them, and they’re going to replace my USB cable, at least for a start. They said they’d replace whatever I wasn’t happy with, but thought the cable was the problem. That was my diagnosis too, so we’re going to try that. They sent me an RMA number on a one day turnaround — not bad!

    I’m not too happy with the case (Judie liked it!). It’s got that funky curve to it, so it doesn’t max-pack in my suitcase. Still, it’s stylish, I guess. I’d prefer rectangular.

    All in all: Good product, good people!:D

  • eichin December 10, 2002, 10:29 pm

    Hmm, this would be a good kit to put the boxwave minisync into… you’d just have to take the “USB is power” focus instead 🙂

  • madkins007 December 20, 2002, 5:36 pm

    I got a ‘USB’ version of the G2 kit, and I am returning it.

    a.) The case shown in the Gadgeteer case is the case it comes with- it is a pretty big case! Plenty of room for other accessories if desired, but too big for packing in my gear bag.

    b.) In order to sync and charge my families PDA’s (Sony T665, Sony N710, Visor Neo, Visor Solo), I need the basic kit, PLUS a hot sync cable for the N710 and Visors, AND an interchangeable ‘head’ for the 9v charger for the N710. Besides the $50 for the 5 piece kit, I need to spend another $50 for the other necessary parts. Yuck.

    It is not a lot better to get the ‘standard G2 kit- the only sync cable there is a shortie with a molded in head, so you still need an assortment of cables.

    c.) The new 2-in-1 charger feels a bit ‘toy-like’ to me and is awkward in some plugs.

    I am also getting frustrated over contacting the company- no response to some e-mails, no one answering the phone, and not returning voice mails.

    My 2 cents worth!

  • BoxWave January 7, 2003, 10:50 pm

    Hey : ),

    Give us an email at We’d like to work something out for you : ).

    Best wishes,

    PR, BoxWave

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