Being stuck on the road with no way to charge up your iPhone or iPod can get annoying fast. Thankfully, there are a number of solutions out there than can boost the power of your beloved device. We've featured a few, but none of them are as simple as this one. It's simply a USB cable with a battery pack included. Just plug it in and your device will be powered up.
The X-Power 1 is a really cool little device, don't let the strange name fool you. It's a great and simple way of boosting the power of your iPhone. Instead of shelling out hundreds of dollars on USB power packs, you could just use this. What's really neat is that the X-Power cord uses regular AAA batteries to charge your iPhone or iPod. The manufacturer claims that one AAA battery is enough to boost the talk time of an iPhone by 4.5 hours. That's quite a significant amount of time, if you are stuck in the middle of nowhere with no way of recharging your cell phone.
The X-Power 1 is available for $30. You can choose from 6", 20" and 30" models. There is also a retractable cord format. Since it's also a USB cable, it can double as your normal sync cord. All you have to carry around is a few spare AAA batteries. This makes this cord really handy!