I got one of these for christmas. It works wonders… also, it is powerful enough to fully charge my netbook, and then charge my iphone, all while still retaining enough power to re-charge one or the other again, if needed.
I would recommend this to ANYONE who lives in an area where power is flaky, or to the person who uses electronics a lot away from conventional power sources.
The only downfall, as of right now, is the lack of adapter support for the Mac Laptop line. There are rumors going around they are trying to get this supported, but in the mean time, it’s very easy to make y our own tip. Google for it, and you’ll find directions.
Definitely a good bargain, as well. This is the price they are asking for the lower-end model at OfficeMax.
It really depends on whether the device itself will function without the battery. Most newer devices will, but a few pesky ancients have some sort of problem with an open circuit if the battery’s not in the bay.
Also, I work at Office Depot, and I sold one of these two days ago for 169.99 and the guy was thrilled to get it for that price. Buy this now.
Although it is heavy, this is much more versatile. Though, despite the “specifications” the laptop runtime is more realistically between 2.5-4 hours. I don’t think you would ever be able to run a laptop for 6 hours on one of these if you were doing more than editing a spreadsheet with no backlight, lol.