By GREGG ELLMAN— Twitter.com/greggellman
After you plug it into your 12V outlet, it transfers the power to the cup, which has a standard AC outlet along with an amazing four USB ports.
With all these plug outlets, it’s more than you should need while on the road but to test it I had my GPS unit, iPhone, iPad and an older cell phone all charging simultaneously from the compact coffee cup-sized (3.3 x 3.3 x 3-inches) device.
A thermal fan built into the device keeps it running quiet. It produces an output of 180W of continuous power so running a refrigerator, microwave or other high power devices won’t be an option.
The Energizer inverter also comes with terminal clamps to run directly off your car battery.
The pocket-sized 2-Hour Power ($8.99) mobile charger provides a fast burst of power to micro USB and Apple portable devices to give you a few additional hours of talk time.
There’s not a lot to it;, just plug it in and charge away. When the battery itself needs a charge, any USB source will do the trick.
The 7-Hour Power charger ($14.99) is outlet-free since it works with four AA batteries. Obviously they want you to use Rayovac’s, but others will also work fine to give your device a full charge on the go.
Both chargers worked great to power up an assortment of USB gadgets and come with an amazing 10-year warranty from Rayovac.
What makes this stand as handy as any other is an exclusive mounting technology with NanoSuction pads to hold your device in a portrait or landscape position.
When your phone is removed the pads do not leave anything sticky or messy on your device.
The base is made with aircraft-grade aluminum with a matte finish and sits on any flat surface. A cable management system is built into the bottom to let any charging cable run through the stand for easy access.
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The RHA MA350 earphones are a good choice in the very crowded earbud category, which can sometimes cost you as much as a house payment.
The cost-friendly MA 350‘s sound great, delivering a nice crisp sound with the right amount of bass.
A 10mm driver is the root of the great sound, along with a very comfortable fit of a great looking earphone.
They even look good with an aluminum finish and one of my favorite feature for headphones; a fabric braided cable, which won’t get tangled.
You get three size tips (small, medium and large) for the right fit along with a carrying case.