By Lisa Johnston
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Scosche Industries recently announced the availability of the PowerFuze, a home and car USB charging system.
The PowerFuze is both Made for iPod and Works with iPhone certified; it’s designed to let users carry just one charger for all their USB-based devices when traveling.
The device’s design can reportedly be configured in several different ways to provide many charging solutions. The main body is a home charger that features a USB charging port as well as an AC/DC converter port (in-car style port). The AC/DC converter port allows users to plug their favorite car accessories into any wall outlet.
It also comes with an ultra-low-profile USB car charger that’s meant to nest in the AC/DC converter port. With the car charger installed in the main body, the unit becomes a dual USB home charger capable of charging two devices at once, Scosche said.
The USB car charger also fits flush in any vehicles 12-volt power socket, allowing users to charge any USB powered device in the car. Each of the USB ports features 1-amp output.
Products include the $34.99 PowerFuze; the PowerFuze Pro, which ships with an iPod/iPhone sync cable for $44.99; and the stand-alone PowerPlug ultra-low-profile USB car charger or PowerPlug Pro version that includes the iPod/ iPhone charge and sync cable for $19.99 and $29.99, respectively.
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