With all the various devices I carry around these days, all too often I forget to charge at least one of them before I head out of the house. These irritating lapses tend to coincide with travel for me- I can't count the number of times I've found myself in the airport waiting to board and discovering that my iPod power bar is in the red. Rather than face another silent flight, or find myself stuck again with a dead cell phone upon arrival, I need to invest in a device like this one that gives 20 hours of play time after only a 10 minute charge.
The ZipCharge utilizes the latest in battery chemistry and control electronics to charge four times faster than a lithium-ion battery, relying on "clever nano physics stuff that you need a very big forehead to understand." Charging the ZipCharge for 15 minutes provides enough power to fully charge your iPod or cell phone; if you only have a minute to charge before you run out the door, you'll still get 2 hours of playback on your iPod and 15 minutes of talk time on your cell phone (8 hours on standby).
The ZipCharge comes with eight adapters compatible with Nokia, Blackberry, iPhone, HTC, LG, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, iPod & MP3 players. Right now this wonder-battery is only available in the UK for £49.95, but I for one hope to see a US version soon.