By Lisa Johnston
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Medis Technologies unveiled at International CES, held here earlier this month, its Fuel Cell Power Pack for wireless devices. The Power Pack, a portable auxiliary power source that delivers immediate charging capabilities to portable electronic devices such as a cellphone, PDA, Blackberry, portable gaming system, MP3 player and digital camera, is said to have a longer operating time than any of today’s competitors.
The Fuel Cell Power Pack from the New York-headquartered company, is capable of starting a cellphone depleted of power in seconds rather than minutes. This new technology is a portable and disposable auxiliary power source that provides the power to operate and charge even the most modern consumer electronics. When a device’s battery is running low or is discharged, the Power Pack allows the continued use of the device while charging the battery at the same time.
With the capability of charging a number of different devices, a proprietary power management system uses inexpensive connectors to access a particular device’s battery. When used to power a cellphone, each Power Pack is expected to deliver the equivalent of 20 hours of talk time, or about five to six full charges of the battery, depending on the individual cellphone power consumption and battery type.
In addition, the Power Pack features the use of a built-in fuel gauge that tells the user how much fuel is still available and the avoidance of reverse polarity, which discharges the cellphone battery when the charger is left connected.
Suggested retail is $19.99 and availability is scheduled for February.
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