Product Review (March 2010) - Callpod
Fueltank DUO Rechargable Battery Pack

By Kevin Nakano


We all depend on our portable devices for keeping connected to the world. Good or bad it is a reality that has become part of our lives and when the battery fails us, we feel a sense of insecurity when there is no power cord nearby. Callpod offers a solution with the introduction of their Fueltank DUO that is capable of providing a substantial amount of reserve power for portable devices thanks to the high-capacity 4300mAH lithium-ion battery. The DUO has two output ports that can provide power for two devices at once. Each cable connected to the DUO uses a common interface on the main unit and the device specific connector on the other end. The design provides up to 8-times the capacity of a standard cell phone battery. Checking the battery level of the DUO is as simple as pressing the battery button on the side and observing the LED level meter.

The Fueltank DUO comes well equipped with a travel bag, a universal AC charging adapter capable of 5VDC at 1.5 amps, 3 commonly used charging adapters (Mini-USB, Micro USB, and iPhone/iPod direct connect), a coupon for an additional adapter, and the user manual. The DUO is a compact design measuring only 4.9" x 3.4" x 0.72" (LxWxH) and weighing just 7.3 ounces. The zippered carrying case comes in handy and holds all of the accessories so they don't get lost while on the go.



The Fueltank DUO handles a collection of adapters that make it compatible with over 3,000 devices. The Fueltank is designed to support many mobile devices such as phones, PDAs, headsets, cameras, MP3 players, iPods, portable gaming, and GPS units. Additional adapters for thousands of devices are available here at the Callpod website. The power adapter cables are only a few inches long, but are designed to provide a convenient power interface to the two outputs on the Fueltank DUO.

Conclusion
The Callpod Fueltank DUO has plenty of reserve power capacity for your portable devices and is great companion to have while on the go. The DUO is aggressively priced at $69.95 and offers users with support for virtually any portable device using one of the many power adapters. No longer do you have to worry about running out of power when there is no place to plug in your charger. Callpod's Fueltank DUO will have you covered.

- Kevin Nakano




OPPO BDP-103 Blu-ray Player




Review System

Device #1: BlackBerry 8830 Worldwide Phone
Device #2: iPod Video, 5th Generation


Review - At a Glance

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Callpod - Fueltank DUO Battery Pack


Features:

    Clean Reuseable Power

    The Fueltank contains a very dependable rechargeable lithium ion battery. The Fueltank UNO has more than 4 times the capacity of a standard mobile device. The Fueltank DUO is twice the power and capacity of the Fueltank UNO making it a super value!

    Compatible with 3,000+ Devices

    The Fueltank supports many mobile devices such as phones, PDAs, headsets, cameras, Mp3 players, iPods, portable gaming, and GPS. Additional adapters for thousands of devices can be found here

    Lightweight & Portable

    The Fueltank is small enough to easily fit in your purse, briefcase, travel bag…even the palm of your hand! Fueltank UNO weighs a featherweight 4 ounces, Fueltank DUO just 8 ounces.

    Anywhere in the World

    The Fueltank includes a travel pouch making it perfect for work, vacation and everyday on-the-go.

Product Specifications:

  • Input AC Power: 100V - 240V Frequency 50 - 60 Hz
  • Output Charge Power: 5.4V / 6.4V @ 500mA per port
  • Battery Source: Lithium Ion
  • Battery Capacity: 4300mAh
  • LED Indicator: Red Power LED + Blue Connector LED + Multi-Colored Battery Meter
  • Operating Temperature: -10°C to +50°C
  • Storage Temperature: -10°C to +70°C
  • Humidity: 5% to 90% Non-Condensing

Company Information
Callpod
Toll Free: 800-951-2763
Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 5pm (CST)
Saturday: 10am-2pm (CST)

Source: Manufacture supplied
MSRP: $69.95

Website: www.callpod.com


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