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nPower Peg II: Charging Goodness Made Better

One of the biggest problems pretty much everyone has with the abundance of electronic gadgets and devices on the market is keeping them all charged. You’re not always near a power outlet, or if you are it’s a virtual fight to the death to see who gets to use it. Then there are those of us who are on the go, quite often in places where there simply is not readily available electricity. Yet we still need our devices, and would like to keep them powered. I’ve written about the nPower Peg before, but now there is a new and improved version on the market and I really think I want one.

Even if you’re not the type to spend a lot of time hiking or biking or jogging for exercise, you pretty much don’t have a choice about walking at least a little every day. Which is where the nPower Peg II comes in. All you do is carry it or attach it to yourself in some manner, and then go on about your life like normal. Your movements will charge the Peg, which then stores the energy until it is needed to charge your phone or whatever else is about to die.

The first time you use it, you should choose to charge it via USB for best results. And of course you can choose to quick-charge it the same way if you’d rather. But the beauty of this is that it requires no external power source to charge, plus it might inspire you to do a bit more walking. Because, let’s face it, some of us need a LOT of incentive in order to get any exercise. Look at it this way: if you take the stairs instead of the elevator, you can play Angry Birds for a few minutes longer, while at the same time quite possibly reducing your waistline by a little bit. It’s a win-win!

The nPower Peg II contains a 2000mAh battery, and comes with enough adapters to fit over 3000 devices. If you can’t find the right one for what you’ve got, maybe it’s time to consider an upgrade. It weighs in at just under a pound, so it will add a bit of weight to your bag…but then that just increases the benefit of carrying it exercise-wise. In an emergency, if your phone is completely dead and you haven’t moved enough to charge your Peg, you can shake it “vigorously” for ten minutes to provide enough power for a short phone call.

These are available now for $169.99 US.

Source: Red Ferret

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