IGo: Green Adapters and Chargers Work With All Your Gadgets

IGo: Green Adapters and Chargers Work With All Your Gadgets

Abby Stone
Nov 5, 2009

We discovered IGo power adapters at Radio Shack a few years ago when we went on a long road trip with a friend and her son. My friend and I had different cell phones, and her son had a Nintendo. Instead of packing three different car chargers, we packed one IGo car charger and three different tiny plugs (called power tips) that made it compatible with each of our devices. Now IGo has adapted that same ingenuity to the problem of vampire power...

The Power Smart Wall Charger is a 4 outlet surge protector that automatically shuts down outlets when not in use; choose the Power Smart Tower if you need a surge protector with 8 outlets. Half of the outlets are always on, for devices that need continuous power; the other half power up and down depending on whether your device needs charging or not. The Laptop Wall Charger brings that same technology to power up laptops and mobile devices from standard wall outlets.

All of these products use 85% less standby power than the average charger. Automatic shut-off and recovery shuts down the charger when your device is powered up and turns it on when your unit needs more juice. Traveling? Take your charger with you. It works worldwide, eliminating the need for a voltage converter. Upgrading? Just swap out a power tip that's compatible with your new device.

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