Portable Compact Travel Charging Station.
Ever go out of town and have multiple gadgets that need to be charged? Staying in a hotel, sometimes it is a pain in the rear to find enough outlets to charge everything. Especially those Bachelor's Party trips to Las Vegas cramming 10 guys into 1 room. Generally my FiancÚ and I travel with another couple which means at least 4 cell phones needing to be charged at night.
So while at Fry's Electronics today, I had a stroke of genius. Since we are going out of town tomorrow, I thought it would be a nice idea to get a portable travel charging station together. So this is what I came up with.
First the phones. A couple of pretty Vibrants.
Two USB to Micro USB cables. Since this is a Portable Charging Station, I opted to get retractable cables for neatness.
A Belkins Hi-Speed 4 port USB hub. It comes with a power adapter which I ditched and also a USB to mini USB cable.
A mini USB cell phone charger I had laying around. I think it is from one of many other HTC phones I have owned.
Put them all together and presto! A Portable Compact Travel Gadget Charging station that can be stowed pretty much anywhere.
Now I was very skeptical at first, but yes, both phones were charging and the only other device that I had lying around was a 3g itouch. Even with the official apple charging cable attached to this charging station it would not charge. Oh well, its an ipod, who cares. I am confident that this will charge most other gadgets that charge via USB. Tomorrow at my destination, I will further test this out with 2 more phones. A 3rd Vibrant, a rooted Mytouch 3g and a 3rd phone which I am not sure what it is.
So what do you all think?