Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Computex: 3-in-1 Portable Power Device Wins Top Award


YU-TZU CHIU  /  TUE, JUNE 05, 2012


Designers have tapped into two fundamental concerns of the modern human—running out of power for your smartphone and lacking the right cable to charge it up.

An innovative power bank, slightly larger than a tube of lipstick, with an elegant 3-in-1 charge & sync cable, has won the 2012 Computex Best Choice Award, the highest honor presented at Computex Taipei, the largest ICT trade show in Asia.

The PocketCell rechargeable battery bank from Delta Electronics’ consumer brand Innergie can provide extended power to over 10 000 Portable USB-powered devices, such as iPads, iPhones, iPods, HTC, Samsung, and BlackBerry, Android smart phones, media players, and others. The battery bank comes in a stylish one-piece design with an elegant piano-lacquer finish.

According to P. S. Tang, a senior director of Innergie, the PocketCell packs a 3000 mAh rechargeable battery bank into its 72 gram frame, and can extend an iPhone’s talk time to more than 25 hours. It's chipset can figure out what kind of device its recharging power is coming from through the  2.1 amp fast-charging USB port and adjust how the power flows.

“To well protect precise components of mobile devices, there are built-in power protection systems, which offer over current protection, over voltage protection, overheating protection, over power protection, and short circuit protection,” Emilie Yeh of Delta Electronics’ spokesperson said.

Photo: Delta Electronics