American Power Conversion brought several new products to the Consumer Electronics Show last week in Las Vegas. These power related accessories are all geared towards helping users have the best mobile device experience possible.
APC’s first announced product is the Universal Power Adapter. This $99.99 device, which will be available in the first quarter of this year, is a power supply that can run many leading brands of notebook computers by drawing power from any airplane, auto or AC outlet. It comes with a variety of â€œnotebook tipsâ€ which connect to the appropriate laptop computer. Other features include a voltage selector switch and the ability to power two other compatible devices via a USB power port and splitter cable.
APC’s new Universal Notebook Battery 65Wh ($149.99 â€“ currently available) can provide up to six hours of battery life to a laptop. It has a voltage selector switch and power remaining LEDs. It can be used for long trips or to charge the existing notebook’s battery.
Rounding out APC’s new product announcements is the Power Port Accessory. An add- on to the Universal Notebook Battery, this $19.99 accessory will be available in the first quarter of this year. It allows consumers to charge devices such as cell phones and MP3 players when AC power is unavailable.