It’s me, your friendly neighborhood convergence guy back again. When I saw the press release for the XPower1 come across the wire I jumped at it, because, well you know, I love convergence.
The XPower1 is a charge and sync cable for your iPod or iPhone which includes an integrated rechargeable 2500mA Lithium-ion battery.
When you’re near your computer or an electrical outlet simply plug the XPower1 in and use it to both charge and sync your device. While you’re doing so it’ll also juice up the built in battery so when you’re away from a power source it’ll be fueled up and ready to recharge.
The built in battery promises an additional 4.5 hours of talk time on 3G and 9 hours on 2G. Standby time of 270 hours, audio playback of 20 hours and video playback of 6 hours. 5.4 additional hours of Wifi usage.
The cable comes in three lengths, 6 inches, 2o inches or 42 inches. There is also a small, retractable cable as well.
When it’s released the suggested retail price of the XPower1 will be $29.95 making it one of the most affordable external battery solutions for the iPod/iPhone.
You can learn more about the XPower1 by visiting the manufacturer’s.