Friday, June 02, 2006


While I learned a lot at ASUG, I didn't really get packed very well for that trip. As I sat in the Memphis airport leaving that Sunday, I realized that I didn't bring the charger for my Treo. When we landed in Orlando, I made a mad dash to a gadget store and picked up a PowerPod from EarHugger.

Here's what it looks like:
Interestingly, EarHugger doesn't say much about it. I found this description at

The PowerPod features:
  • Cord retracts into charger for easy storage
  • LED shows connection made to phone
  • Charge phone while talking
  • Charges cell phones from 4 different power sources
    • Standard wall plug, computer USB Port, 9-Volt battery and car cigarette lighter
  • Comes with 5 adapters
    • Most Nokia, Motorola, palmOne Treo, BlackBerry and Kyocera phones
  • Folded size approximately 4" x 3" x 1"
You kinda have to know the code that the BlackBerry uses a mini-USB connection for charging (why doesn't everybody?). What that means to me is that I can use the PowerPod to charge my Plantronics Discovery 640 Bluetooth headset also. Pretty cool.

You can buy one here.

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