Batteries and Chargers

Tekkeon myPowerALL Universal Battery Recharger

Last week we had to take an impromptu overnight trip to Austin. Because Steve had things that he needed to keep up with email-wise, he brought along mini-me, my aging Fujitsu P2110. The battery on that laptop is not holding much of a charge anymore, but he figured it would last for at least an …

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SideWinder Emergency Cell Phone Charger Review

Product Requirements: Device: Various mobile phones (see site for list) Here at the Gadgeteer, we’re always on the lookout for something ‘different’ to review. So, when the folks at SideWinder contacted me to ask if I was interested in reviewing a manual powered cell phone charger, I said sure! Just the idea of cranking for …

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NEXcell Optima Smart Rapid Charger/Conditioner Review

One of the features that I like best about my Olympus digital camera, beside the fact that it takes such great photos, is that it can use regular AA batteries instead of relying solely on a rechargeable battery pack. Of course, this mainly comes in handy when I am on vacation and can’t charge the …

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Kirrio 5-in-1 Charger for Palm PDAs Review

Product Requirements: Device: Palm m125, m130, m500, m505, m515, i705 When you first buy your PDA, you basically have one option for charging the internal batteries… thru the cradle or cable that was supplied with it. This is perfectly fine for those of you that don’t travel often, or don’t care about alternative ways to …

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Seido Emergency Chargers Review

Product Requirements: Device: Various PDAs and mobile phones I really appreciate products that have been designed to be functional as well as innovative. The power charging products that I’m about to review from Seidio show true ingenuity. As a Gadgeteer, I have quite a few Palm and Pocket PC PDAs. When I travel, I always …

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Instant Power 3-in-1 Sony CLIE Charging Kit Review

Product Requirements: Device: Sony CLIÉ T, NR series devices Having the ability to charge your PDA when you are no where near an AC outlet, can be a very important thing when your PDA is either dead or on its last few gulps of juice. The Instant Power 3-in-1 Charger Kit from Electric Fuel gives …

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iPAQ ePack External Battery Pack Review

Product Requirements: Device: Compaq Aero, iPAQ 3100, and 3600 series Picture this scenario: You’re sitting in an airplane happily listening to Cake sing Short Skirt/Long Jacket on your iPAQ when your PDA starts complaining about fatally low battery levels and shuts off. ACK! What do you do now, your flight still has several hours left. …

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iPowerPak Battery Charger / Extender Review

Product Requirements: Device: Compaq iPAQ, Casio E-100, E-105, E-115 and E-125 The iPowerPak from DataNation is a portable battery extender / charger that is compatible with the Compaq iPAQ, and Casio E series (E-100, 105, 115, 125) Pocket PCs. This small 2.75 x 2.50 x .75in (70 x 63.5 x 19mm) L x W x …

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InnoPocket Palm V Emergency Charger Review

Product Requirements: Device: Palm V/Vx or IBM WorkPad c3 Picture this, you are on your way to a business trip or vacation spot when you realize that you forgot to pack your Palm V Cradle and AC adapter. Now what are you going to do if the Palm V runs out of juice? Although I’ve …

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FullCharge NiMH Battery Pack Review

Product Requirements: Device: Palm III, IIIe, IIIx, IIIxe, VII, VIIx, TRG Pro, IBM WorkPad c5 Do you tire of changing the AAA batteries in your alkaline powered Palm device every couple of weeks and feel guilty when you have to throw them away? If so, you will be interested in checking out FullCharge from eXtend …

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Palm V Emergency Charger Review

Program Requirements: Device: Palm V I’m a regular watcher of The Gadgeteer.   Undoubtedly, this is the best web site out there for those of us who are afflicted with gadgetitis. I use a Palm V (just recently upgraded to the Vx), and have used various PDAs since one of the earliest Sharps years ago. A …

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