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Old 07-08-2008, 05:00 PM
Doug Raeburn
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Default Charge All of Your Stuff on the Go with the Proporta Car Power Supply with Dual USB Sockets

<p><img src="" border="1" alt="" /></p><p>If you're a gadget freak like me, you carry lots of electronics with you most of the time.&nbsp; My new car has only two power outlets.&nbsp; So what do you do if you're on a long trip, your GPS unit's power supply is taking up one of your power outlets, and both your cell phone and your companion's cell phone need charging?</p><p>Proporta comes to the rescue with their <a href=";t_mode=des">Car Power Supply with Dual USB Sockets</a> ($14.95 USD).&nbsp; Many new devices use a USB cable for charging, so Proporta's supply is just the ticket in this situation.&nbsp; It features 2 USB sockets flanked by the ubiquitous blue LEDs on either side.&nbsp; I've grown to rely on quality materials and construction from Proporta's products, and the power supply lives up to those expectations. <MORE /></p><p>And how well does it work?&nbsp; Very well indeed.&nbsp; My Garmin GPS unit, Sansa View music player and Plantronics Bluetooth headset were all accommodated nicely by the Proporta charger.&nbsp; However, be aware of the fact that some devices don't support charging in this manner, even if they will charge when the USB cable is connected to a computer.&nbsp; My Motorola Q smartphone is one example... it will charge when connected via USB to my laptop, but not when the USB cable is connected to a power adaptor.&nbsp; So while my Q doesn't work with the Proporta charger, it's the phone's fault, not the charger's.</p><p>The Car Power Supply is ideal for long trips and emergency use, and $14.95 is a small price to pay for so much convenience.&nbsp; Highly recommended.&nbsp;You can order one online <a href=";t_mode=des" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><span class="os_container_wrapper"><em><span class="highlight">Doug</span> <span class="highlight">Raeburn</span> is a data architect specializing in data warehouses. He lives in Pewaukee, WI.</em></span></p>
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