Trans4m Multi Power Source 4 Way review: Trans4m Multi Power Source 4 Way

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3.5 stars Very good
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The Good The Trans4m Mobile Power Source charger provides four different charging methods for most portable electronics. You can use an AC outlet, a DC car outlet, a 9V battery, or two AA batteries. It also has two USB slots.

The Bad The Trans4m charger is a bit bulky, and the plastic lid of the battery compartment feels flimsy. It doesn't come with USB cables for more obscure connectors.

The Bottom Line The Trans4m is a useful all-in-one charger for most of today's portable electronics.

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One of the problems with having more than one portable gadget is that you're often obligated to carry around several chargers--not all devices have the same charger jack, after all. Some of us also have separate chargers just for the car. If you're not near an outlet of any kind, you either have to go without power or get one of those emergency alkaline battery chargers. All of those different chargers can add up to a lot to carry.

The Trans4m Multi Power Source, however, combines several charging methods into one portable unit. At first glance, it looks rather bulky, and is about the size of a large power brick. But there's a reason for its size--it houses up to four different charging options. You can plug it into an AC outlet, or a DC outlet in the car, hook it up to a 9V battery, or use two AA batteries. On the back of the Trans4m are two USB slots so you can charge two devices at once.

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Trans4m Multi Power Source 4 Way

Part Number: W6 CH-TRANS4M_CE01

MSRP: $29.99

See manufacturer website for availability.