Duracell Powerhouse USB Charger with Lithium ion battery / includes universal cable with USB and mini USB,
- Up to 60 hours of backup power
- Can charge two devices at once
- USB port and swinging mini-USB arm
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*Based on 680 mAh cell phone. Results vary based on device and usage patterns.
Use the Powerhouse Charger’s swinging mini-USB arm to attach a device like the HTC® DROID ERIS, and use a cord to connect another device to the power port, such as the Apple® iPhone. Turn the power button on, and a green light will indicate that your devices are charging.
The Duracell Powerhouse Charger conveniently charges through your laptop or computer’s USB port. Simply connect the Powerhouse Charger to your computer using the USB cable. When the light turns from red to green, the battery is fully charged and ready to use.
The on/off button helps to efficiently conserve power. When not in use, turn the Powerhouse Charger off to prevent from losing charge. When ready to use, simply turn the Powerhouse Charger on. The LED status light will turn green, indicating that the charger is on and ready.
The Powerhouse Charger offers a huge amount of power at a small size. Its dimensions are about the same as a standard deck of cards, so it’s handy to keep in your pocket, bag, car or wherever is most convenient.
Get hours of portable power for your favorite devices with the Powerhouse Charger.
Additional battery life* for:
*Consult device manufacturer for USB compatibility details.
The Powerhouse Charger is compatible with many mini-USB-powered devices, as well as micro-USB and USB-powered devices** using the cord that came with your device, including:
Devices with a mini-USB port (note: some digital cameras have mini-USB ports for data transfer only and not charging)
**Consult device manufacturer for USB compatibility details.
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Top Customer Reviews
The trick to remember is, to always bring the USB cord that comes with your phone so you can actually plug the phone into the portable charger!!
For the price, I say it's a decent value. The packaging is a bit misleading, but I'm certainly glad that I have it.
I just wish that the portable charger could be re-charged with a plug-in wall attachment. There was an instance, when I wasn't around a computer to plug in the USB cord for the charger and I hadn't brought the "standard" plug-in wall charger that comes with the phone with me. All I had was the portable charger and the USB cord and no power source that would work... But it simply means, I have to plan better next time and bring everything with me.
If you are buying one of these, I'd suggest the Powerhouse over any other.
EDIT: I've used this a few times with my Droid-X and it is excellent. I highly recommend it if you need a portable power solution for yours. I'm using a right-angle micro-USB to USB cable with it and would recommend the same.
So far I have not had a chance to test the Powerhouse during a run (planning to do that this weekend). But I am testing it with charging the Garmin as I write this, and it does work. It seems to be charging more quickly with the Powerhouse than it does when I plug it into the wall outlet or computer. I'm told that if I charge the Garmin while I'm running, I won't be able to read the display, but it will still track my info.
This device does work with both regular USB and mini USB. It's roughly the size and weight of a cell phone. It doesn't take batteries; you charge it from the USB port of your computer.
I gave it four stars for now because I haven't had a chance to use it much yet. That may change to five stars if it works well during my long run this weekend.
Edited 6/3/12: The Powerhouse worked really well to recharge my Garmin during a 20-mile run last weekend. It took it from a 17% charge to a 77% charge in about 25-30 minutes. It also has had enough battery life left to charge the Garmin several more times without being recharged itself. I increased my rating to five stars based on this.
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saved me from boredom on multiple occasions in no-electricity kind of environments.Published 11 months ago by Lu
Great except rather award in size and shape. But works fine.Published 11 months ago by John P Scott
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