Wednesdays are simplicity days at SimpleProductivity blog.
We have a lot of electronic devices. And they all seem to run out of juice frequently. While I keep chargers at both home and office desks for my iPod and my phone. But on the go, it would be nice not to lug around chargers.
The iGo Car Charging System
I stumbled across the iGo system when I was looking for a car charging system. A single charger with multiple tips allows me to charge different devices just by changing out the tips. It has come in handy on long trips. I keep the one charger plugged into my “outlet” in the car, and by changing out the tips, we can have the power we need.
Travel Charger Needed
When we took our last big trip, I brought along my batter power for the iPod, and a wall-to-USB charger with cords for both our phones. Unfortunately, the wall unit died the first day we were there. I knew we needed something different without having to lug around the big bag of chargers we took on the previous vacation.
Looking at the iGo site, I saw that they had both wall and battery chargers that worked with the tips I already had. The wall charger’s prongs fold flat and the cord is long. The battery charger takes 2 AA batteries – fewer by half than the iPod charger I have.
The only problem I could foresee is needing to charge more than one device at a time. iGo also offered an extension which allows you to charge two devices at the same time. I haven’t tested this out yet, but I suspect it will work best with the car charger and the wall charger. The battery charger doesn’t seem like it would support multiples.
This charger system, which I originally bought for travel, is actually simplifying my regular non-travel life. I keep the splitter in the car with the iPod tip and my phone tip connected, and I charge as I am driving around.
Have you run across any other systems that simplify charging? Leave a comment below.
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