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Friday, March 5, 2010

Contest Time, Win a Gomadic Charger !

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Thoughts Site Updates" @ 12:00 PM

http://www.gomadic.com/

The Gomadic chargers are very slick, and we recently did a Quick Look on the 2-in-1 Charger pictured above. If you aren't familiar, the system uses what they call "Tip Exchange" so all you need is one cable and a tip for each device, instead of having to carry around separate charging cables. They pretty much cover every device know to man, or at least it seems that way (the brand list is here).

Now the folks at Gomadic are being generous enough to give away four (4) of their 2-in-1 Charging cables as well as two tips to be chosen by each winner. Since Gomadic has such wide coverage on devices, this is a network-wide contest. To win, all you have to do is go to the Tip Exchange page and pick two of the charging tips you want to go with your 2-in-1 Charger. Post the two numbers along with a reply to this post and you are entered. You MUST post the two tip numbers in your reply or your entry won't be counted.

One post per person, and the contest closes on Friday the 19th of March at 12pm Pacific time, GMT -7. This contest is world-wide with Gomadic providing the shipping. Remember that all first posts in our system are held in moderation, so if this contest entry is your first post, please wait up to 48 hours before getting concerned if your post hasn't shown up yet - it will. Winners will be contacted via private forum message, so have email notifications turned on. Winners will have 72 hours to claim their prize.


Friday, August 31, 2007

The QuadCharge Universal Charging Station from Gomadic

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Smartphone Accessories" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.gomadic.com/chargingstation.html



As soon as I saw a picture of Gomadic's QuadCharge Universal Charging Station posted on their blog, I shot them off an email and said "Guys, I have to check that out!". I've always got at least a few devices that need charging, and I dislike having bulky power adaptors kicking around. I've tended to use my Zune USB AC adaptor (the one from the Home A/V Kit [Affiliate]) with a PPC Techs miniUSB cable. It worked, but it was never very elegant or organized. Here's what things have looked like over the past few months:


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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Gomadic's Forthcoming Charging Station

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Zune Hardware" @ 07:00 AM

http://site.gomadic.com/blog1/2007/05/gomadic_sneak_peak_new_chargin.html

"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 "Frontgate" 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."



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!


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