updated 04:35 pm EST, Mon December 4, 2006
PowerAid Mobile Charger
US Modular today said it will unveil the PowerAid Mobile battery pack. The handheld device stores its own lithium-ion battery and charges most portable electronics such as cellphones and iPods: a typical device gains an additional 2-3 hours of run time, according to the company's estimates. The Mobile version of the company's existing charger can plug into any USB device and ships with ten connectors to match the power demands of compatible devices. The PowerAid Mobile itself can recharge through either an AC adapter or the 12-volt port found on many cars. US Modular expects the smaller PowerAid to ship this month for $50.