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Look mom, no power brick!

Now this is a very interesting device. InflightPower.com has announced its InFlight Power USB Unit which allows you to charge small electronic devices via a standard headphone jack found in most airline seats. That means that you never have to worry about running out of juice when flying cross country or overseas with your iPod, PDA, cell phone or DVD player -- if the device can recharge via USB.

The 12 ounce device works by storing energy from the headphone jack and relaying that energy to the USB connector. The device uses a trickle charger which takes 3-5 minutes to fully charge. Once charged, it holds enough energy to power a connected device for about one minute and then the cycle starts over again. Over 700 devices are supported with different tips that attach to the USB port. From InflightPower’s website:

The Inflight Power cable uses an internal trickle charger that takes 3-5 min to fully charge, then outputs power to the attached device (phone, music player etc). It does this repeatedly, thus the cable charges the attached device every 3-5 minutes for 1 minute or less.

The audio volume must be cranked to the maximum to provide the best results. The InFlight Power USB Unit is available for $34.99 by itself, or $49.99 + $4.99 for each additional tip if you need a special connector for your electronic device.



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RE: ??/
By Wonga on 6/15/2006 6:30:51 PM , Rating: 1
My point is, if you really would find a device like this useful, $35 is a small price to pay in the unfortunate event that it doesn't work out perfectly, since you could be trawling through the internet for ages looking for a review of something so cheap.


RE: ??/
By mindless1 on 6/15/2006 10:53:04 PM , Rating: 2
That's ridiculous.

Hold on a sec while I invent something that sounds great but has no useful functionality. It's a small price to pay of course, I'll make my widget cost only $30.

A sucker is born every second. Wait for a review.


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