Kensington Portable Power Outlet

Kensington Portable Power Outlet $24.99

Do you travel with a power strip to power your various devices? Leave it at home and take along Kensington’s Portable Power Outlet instead.

The cleverly designed power source is a compact rectangle with surge protection, three grounded outlets and two USB power ports that let you charge iPods, iPhones, GPS units and more without having to bring extra power adapters. Kensington also sells USB PowerTips for charging Blackberrys, GameBoys and most mobile phones.

The unit’s 17” grounded power cord allows for access to outlets in awkward locations. The whole thing measures 4.4” x 3.1” x 1.2”, small enough to easily tuck into a laptop bag or carry-on. It’s just the thing for covering your power needs when you’re traveling with your tech.

– Elsa Travisano

Copyright ©2009 by Elsa Travisano. This review appeared in the February 2009 issue of Newsbreak, the newsletter of MUG ONE - Macintosh User Group of Oneonta, NY.