Review – Callpod Fuel Tank Uno
Imagine, if you will, driving down the road. You’re listening to your iPod and feeling the breeze through your open windows. Only now, your car starts to overheat so you pull over. Of course, you reach for your phone to call someone for help when you see that your Blackberry is on the last few precious drops of battery. What do you do? Well, you can either sit on the trunk of your car and try to flag someone down for help, or you can whip out your Callpod Fuel Tank and charge up your phone and make your call.
The people at Callpod graciously sent us a review unit for their Fuel Tank Uno. I have to say that I am impressed with the capabilities of this charger. Unlike other chargers we’ve reviewed, this seems to be the only one with the ability to charge over 3000 devices. And this is not limited to just cell phones. You can charge MP3 players, cell phones, gaming systems, digital readers, cameras, navigations systems and much more. All you need is the Callpod Fuel Tank and the appropriate adaptors and your all set!
From a dead Berry to a fully charged one, it took just as much time as if it were plugged into a wall outlet. After the initial charge (overnight), a full FuelTank will last approximately 2 full BlackBerry charges. I decided to take my FuelTank to CES last week and was extremely impressed. During our 4 day trip in Las Vegas, I had to charge a dead FuelTank only twice. It kept me up and running during this hectic weekend. I would just place my Berry with 10% battery life into my bag with the FuelTank attached and within a few minutes, would be at 30% battery life. This was just enough for me to continue taking pictures and video before leaving CES for the day.
- Fueltank UNO base unit
- AC/DC Wall Plug
- iPhone/iPod Direct Connect adapter (Verified: Works with iPod Video)
- Mini-USB adapter (Remember, some BlackBerrys use a micro usb)
- Carrying pouch
- Voucher for 1 free adapter redeemable at Callpod.com
Battery Capacity 2400 mA/hr
Battery Source Lithium Ion
Estimating Charging Time 3 Hours
Input AC Power 110-240V AC, 50-60 Hz
Output Charging Power 500 mA Each Port
Power Source Refuel Via AC Adaptor
Humidity 5% to 90% non condensing
Operating Temperature -10° C to 50° C
Storage Temperature -10° C to 50° C
Dimentions 1.94″W x 4.89″L x 0.78″H
Weight 3.5 oz (99.2 g)
LED Indicators Charge Capacity Indicators
Number of Devices Supported 1
You can check out the FuelTank Uno, along with other FuelTanks and the other items sold by CallPod at callpod.com. The FuelTank Uno runs $39.95.