The Good The Medis 24/7 fuel cell Power Pack is quick to set up; includes many adapters to support late-model cell phones, MP3 players, cameras, and gaming gadgets; fits inside a car glove box; recyclable materials include chemicals and packaging; replacement fuel cells extend its life.
The Bad The Medis 24/7 Power Pack is pricey for the fuel cell's limited lifespan; charging a dead device can take a while to get going.
The Bottom Line The Medis 24/7 fuel cell Power Pack is a great back-up gadget electricity supply for emergencies and camping trips.
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Medis 24/7 fuel cell Power Pack
The Medis 24/7 Power Pack is among the first consumer devices that uses a fuel cell to charge portable gadgets. For being the first of its kind, it's a novelty, but the Power Pack is more essential than other digital accessories, should you need to fire up a dying cell phone in an emergency.
We reviewed the 1-watt, 24/7 Power Pack, which works for most smart phones and MP3 players, as well as some portable DVD players and gaming toys including the Nintendo Game Boy. The more powerful, 4-watt Xtreme version of the Power Pack will charge an iPhone.
The Medis 24/7 Power Pack consists of a plain, black box, a bit smaller than 4 inches high by 3 inches wide by 2 inches deep. We'd like it to be small enough to squeeze into a purse, but it's compact enough for a backpack. The pack ships with a power cord and 10 adapter tips for popular digital devices. Output is between 3.6 to 5.45 volts, which shouldn't diminish with time, unlike with consumer batteries.