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Ventev Battery Packs and Chargers

Posted by Andrew at 4:44 PM on January 20, 2014

Ventev LogoVentev offers innovative combined battery packs and chargers for smartphones and tablets. Scott Franklin, Director, chats with Todd and Don about Ventev’s latest mobile accessories at CES.

External battery backs for smart phones and tablet are very common these days, but the benefit of Ventev’s unit is that the charger is integrated into the pack itself; there’s no need for additional external charger. Scott shows off three different packs in the interview;

  1. the powercell 6000+, a 6000 mAh unit ($74.99) that plugs directly into the mains electricity socket. Two USB ports, rated at 1 A and 2.1 A.
  2. the powerdash r900, a cylindrical 900 mAh unit ($39.99) which charges from a car cigarette lighter. One USB port rated at 2.1 A when plugged in and 1 A when running from the battery.
  3. the utilitycharger 2100, a charger only ($39.99) but powers from both from the mains and from a car lighter. Two USB ports rated at 1 A each.

For more information on availability, visit Ventev’s website at www.ventev.com.

Interview by Don Baine, the Gadget Professor and Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for the TechPodcast Network.

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Kopi Has a New Line of USB Chargers

Posted by Alan at 12:21 AM on February 9, 2012

One thing all of us need these days is charging power.  Cameras, MP3 players, smartphones, tablets – they all want a turn on the USB plug in our computer.  When you have a family that demand becomes even greater, because the number of devices multiplies.  Kopi is a new company that is working to solve these problems for us, with innovative new solutions.

They arrived at the Consumer Electronics Show last month in Las Vegas with several items in tow to show off for the TPN cameras.  First up was a power strip with the usual array of outlets, but also with a pair of USB plugs and a unique switch that can be flipped back and forth to tell the USB ports to emulate either an iOS or Android wall charger.  They also showed off a 12 volt USB car charger, a USB wall charger, and a portable battery charger.

You can get details on all of these devices in the video below, as well as find out about pricing and other details.  For additional information you can visit Kopi on the web.

Interview by Jeffrey Powers of Geekazine.

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