Hooked Up - Chargepod


posted 11/27/2009 by Dan Keener
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Gaming Impact
Frankly, the ability to keep all of my handheld devices (iPod Touch, PSP and Nintendo DS, not to mention my phone) charged up from a single outlet is a gamers’ dream. What’s not to love about that? I was able to plug in my PSP, iPod Touch, Nintendo DS and my Mogul to a single power source overnight and have them all ready to roll the next morning. When you throw in the ability to use the car charger or AC power plug, you should never be without juice for any of your device

The Skinny
The folks over at Callpod have done a great job coming up with an innovative solution to the problem of how to charge all your gear at once. The Chargepod is especially useful for those that are traveling or have limited USB ports on their computers. While the overall price for the Chargepod Value Pack ($39.99), Bundle ($79.99) and Adapters ($9.95 each) seems a bit high for the average consumer, this is something you will buy once and probably use for a long time. My only concern is the durability of the Chargepod hub, as the plastic construction may be susceptible to damage if abused. Otherwise, this is a great product and a must-have for anyone that is one the go with multiple gadgets or limited USB ports.

Where to Find/Buy
Various incarnations of the Callpod Chargepod can be purchased directly from Callpod, at Amazon, Buy.com and Wal-Mart for anywhere from $21.00 - $79.99.

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