on January 20, 2012
I just survived 40 hours of power outage in this latest major snow storm that hit the area. While I had total power loss, FreeCharge 12V worked as great back up power.
Don't expect it to charge your phone from 0% to 100% in few minutes, and it does take quite long time cranking to get that 1%. But when everything else fails, and you need to charge up your device, this will give you power you need, and having this in your emergency kit is good idea. When that extra talk minutes, extra txting, or extra tweets are needed, this is such a life-saver.
While I was out of power, I was using it to charge my phone, and also external battery for the phone.
I recommend also getting an adapter that converts cigar plug into USB, so you can simply plug USB cable to your device.