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Socket Delivers New Mobile Power Pack

October 11, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Socket Communications Inc. (Newark, CA), the Mobile Connection™ company, announced its Mobile Power Pack, a small and lightweight mobile charging source for portable electronic devices such as pocket PCs, cell phones, smart phones, digital cameras and MP3 players, as well as Socket products such as the cordless GPS receiver, modem, serial adapter and hand scanner. By eliminating the need for multiple battery packs and extending battery life, the product provides the freedom to use electronic devices anywhere.

Socket's Mobile Power Pack is a rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack with a capacity of 7,200 mAh, which can extend the run time of an average pocket PC up to 16 hours -- even while operating with accessories and full backlight. The Power Pack measures 4 in x 3 in x 1 in and weighs only 11 oz. It will charge or operate any compatible device that uses an input voltage of +5 Vdc.

The Power Pack has the ability to charge most products that draw power from a USB port. It powers devices by simply plugging in a compatible connector to the Mobile Power Pack. Included with the product are a leather case, a travel pouch, dc output cord and ac adapter with four input plugs for use in the US, Europe, UK and Australia.

Socket's Mobile Power Pack will be available during the first week of November 2004. Pricing is $149, with an expected "street price" of $119 to $129.