By George Harding, Treasurer, Tucson Computer Society, AZ
January 2013 issue, eJournal
Georgehardingsbd (at) earthlink.net
When we drive with our mobile device, there’s always the possibility that it will run out of charge and not be usable when we need it most. Here’s a solution to that problem – Power Dock keeps your iPhone charged and ready for use.
The Power Dock is car-ready and has a plug that fits the power socket in your car. It used to be called the cigarette lighter, but since so few smoke any more, it’s been renamed the power socket. You just plug it in to start the process .
Next you attach your iPhone to the fitting and adjust the clamp to fit the device, so that it’s held securely. The clamp has an arm at the top to keep your iPhone fixed in place.
Lastly, you bend the gooseneck that attaches the power plug to the iPhone holder. It is quite flexible and allows you to position your phone so that the screen is in a good position for you to see it.
One other advantage of the Power Dock is that it has a USB port on the power plug base. You can use this to charge another device, whether that device is an iPhone, Blackberry or whatever. The unit comes with a supplementary cable, USB plug on one end, a micro-USB plug on the other. This means you can charge a device other than an iPhone with it.
This is a handy and valuable addition to one’s stable of devices. It protects you from the “out of power” problem when you need your phone the most.
About: Power Dock Pro
Vendor: Bracketron, Inc.
Price: about $33