A Choiix to charge on the go

HERE are a few frustrating scenarios: Your handheld game console goes dead right as you are about to level up or your mobile phone’s power is too low to make an important call. Or worse, while being led to your destination your GPS device suddenly switches off.

We’ve all been there at some point haven’t we? Running out of battery is no laughing matter for those who rely more and more on their portable devices while on the go.

One company that is trying to minimise downtime caused by dead batteries is Taiwan-based Choiix with its newly-launched Power Fort 10Whrs portable battery backup.

According to the company, the device fills the need for emergency and convenient charging and ensures that you never again have to worry about your device failing at a critical moment.

It is compatible with most mobile devices with a micro or mini USB port, including mobile phones, PDAs, digital cameras, Sony PlayStation Portable and even the Apple iPad.

The Power Fort offers a maximum output of 1.5A, which enables it to charge some devices faster than the conventional 0.5A charger originally provided with devices.

It also features built-in protection from over-charging, over-discharging and overheating to protect a user’s device while recharging. Also, a special bypass circuit design safeguards the battery from damage to ensure a longer lifetime compared to similar products on the market, Choiix claimed.

Interestingly, the Power Fort also has an integrated flashlight that users can use when needed.

It can be completely recharged in four hours. Users can use it immediately out of the box as it comes with a 50% capacity charge.

The Power Fort is available in two packages, Advanced and Standard. The Advanced version, with universal AC USB and automobile adaptors, costs RM219. The Standard model comes with only a USB cable (to recharge via a PC) and it is priced at RM169.

++++ www.choiix.com

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