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Jason Dunn
05-24-2007, 03:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://site.gomadic.com/blog1/2007/05/gomadic_sneak_peak_new_chargin.html' target='_blank'>http://site.gomadic.com/blog1/2007/05/gomadic_sneak_peak_new_chargin.html</a><br /><br /></div><em>&quot;So feast your hungry eyes on this slick new charging station that allows users to use ONE connection to the wall for all their devices instead of the potentially fuse-blowing chargers that come with all of your tech. Most charging stations like the ReSource, KangaRoom, the Brookstone Charging Valet or &quot;Frontgate&quot; Charging Stations are really power strips in disguise and use the bulk of the charging station to hide all of those superfluous wires that clutter our homes and our environment. Read about our new green initiative here. Environmental concerns aside, a power strip contained inside a box is a bad idea. The chargers (i.e. where the circuit is) get very hot and the heat can damage the chargers themselves, the devices, or, in extreme circumstances, may catch on fire. Our solution leaves nothing to overheat in the station because the power circuit is OUTSIDE the box (ie. It's the part that plugs into the wall). Our clean, simple, cutting-edge design also takes TipExchange to the max as tips can be rotated in and out for maximum flexibility.&quot;<br /><br /></em><img border="1" src="http://www.digitalmediathoughts.com/images/gomadic-charge-station-may24.jpg" alt="" /> <br /><br />I used Gomadic cables quite a few years ago, then I started using PPC Techs cables...but this charging station and the Gomadic tip-swapping system may bring me back in a hurry. I think this thing looks great, and I'm especially impressed to see that they have a Zune tip along with the usual tips for various Pocket PCs, Smartphones, and other MP3 players. I'll be watching this product very carefully!