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8th February 2012, 04:43 AM   |  #1  
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Has anyone discovered a portable charger with a tip/output that would work on a Xoom. Everything that I've seen just charges over USB and obviously that won't work. I don't want to run out of juice while I'm watching a movie on an airplane!
10th February 2012, 09:03 AM   |  #2  
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i read on here that supposedly nokia or one of those other manufactures phone tips will charge a xoom. dont quote me on that though.
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10th February 2012, 04:56 PM   |  #3  
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I'm almost certain that Motorola made one.
Staples (in us and canada) recently put everything on clearance.
You might find one in store...

EDIT: sorry I mixed up portable with travel...
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How long's the flight?
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I looked at the XP8000 on amazon and as stated it is going for around $198.00. I looked on Best Buy and was going for $99.00 but is out of stock.
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Has anyone discovered a portable charger with a tip/output that would work on a Xoom. Everything that I've seen just charges over USB and obviously that won't work. I don't want to run out of juice while I'm watching a movie on an airplane!

You can recharge Xoom using outlets in galleys area (the plane's kitchen), or even in the toillets. Just ask to any flight attendent.
Don't waste your money in spare batteries.
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Has anyone discovered a portable charger with a tip/output that would work on a Xoom. Everything that I've seen just charges over USB and obviously that won't work. I don't want to run out of juice while I'm watching a movie on an airplane!

I use the Energizer XP18000 with (free) Xoom tip. Yes - at around $149 it is not cheap, but it also charges phones, laptops and its 18,000mAh battery is great for keeping your Xoom going for a couple of days

Tips are free for life (with $4 shipping) and it comes with a massive assortment of tips in the box. Well worth the investment.
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You should also look into the asus mobile keyboards. I know they have a battery, and can charge some devices that there connected to.
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Does the Asus keyboard actually work with a Xoom? Would be rather pointless if it doesnt

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nope. Asus is no-go. It can charge USB 2.0 devices, but the main connecter is a special Asus one, only for Asus EEE pad devices.

Best chance is to perhaps make your own connector, e.g. with an old Nokia charger (cannot confirm it myself) and one of those normal usb power banks.

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