updated 12:35 pm EDT, Mon July 9, 2007
Tekkeon myPower ALL Plus
Tekkeon this afternoon revealed the myPower ALL Plus, a successor to its previous multi-purpose charger. The Plus (also known as the MP3450) adds a USB port to charge a handheld device such as a camera, cellphone, or iPod while simultaneously powering most notebooks. When committed solely to a notebook, the charger can extend the useful run time by as much as four hours, Tekkeon says. Estimates also have the average portable media player lasting for an additional 42 hours, while cameras typically see an extra 12 hours. Two batteries at once can be used for even more power, the company notes.
Several adapters ship with the power brick to accommodate most notebooks, including virtually all Windows notebooks, most pre-MagSafe Apple notebooks, and mini-USB devices. Tekkeon's charger helps any device with up to a 19V current (and 64W of power) and has been released today for $160. A lower-power version, the MP3300, primarily charges handhelds alone (up to 14V) and sells for $100.