Sunday, November 22, 2009

Review: iGo Chargers

I have a new favorite gadget and if you use anything that needs charging, I think it will become your new favorite gadget as well!  iGo is a company based in Scottsdale, AZ (close to me!) and I had the chance to meet some of their staff recently.  They gave me an iGo Charge Anywhere charger and a few different tips to try out so I could share my thoughts with my readers.

iGo chargers have multiple tips that connect to the charger, so you can use only one charger instead of an entire drawer-full of chargers when you need to charge various devices.  It's much simpler to have a small pouch of tips for your gadgets and only one charger to use.

The Charge Anywhere has the added advantage of holding a charge in an internal battery when it's unplugged.  It can be used as a traditional charger, plugged in the wall, charging 2 different items at the same time.   Then, you can unplug it and carry it with you because the charger holds a charge!  You don't need to plug it in to an electrical outlet when your iPhone needs a charge after you've used it to surf the Internet all day at a conference!  Just plug in the cable and you can fully charge something without plugging it into the wall!

I attended an all-day conference and can't believe I forgot to bring this handy charger along because my iPhone was completely dead by the time I drove home.  That was the last time I forgot to bring it, though!  On my recent trip, I carried it and used it on the plane to charge my iPhone after Lydia drained it playing toddler games.  Then I used it to charge both my iPhone and iPod that night and during our visit.  Nate and Colin have used it to charge their Nintendos and their Zunes in the car. I've also used it to charge my Kindle.

The Charge Anywhere charges Apple, BlackBerry, Creative, Garmin, HP, HTC, Jabra, Jawbone, Kodak, Kyocera, LG, Magellan, Microsoft, Mio, Motorola, Navigon, Nikon, Nintendo, Nokia, Palm, Plantronics, Rio, Samsung, Sanyo, Siemens, Sony, Sony Ericsson, TomTom devices and MORE!

Tips are sold separately, but if you don't have the appropriate tip, you can always use the USB cable that came with your device to use the charger. They do sell a simple wallet to store your tips to keep them organized.

iGo has a wide variety of chargers available, for laptops and mobile devices.   They currently offer free shipping for orders over $25 and chargers can be ordered online, over the phone, and at some retail establishments. Visit the iGo site for more information.

If you're looking for a gift for anyone who uses mobile devices, I highly recommend the Charge Anywhere!

Disclosure: I received a Charge Anywhere charger, selection of tips and tip wallet from iGo to facilitate my complete and honest review.

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