Bluelounge Aaden Charges Rechargables on the Go

BlueLounge has done it again with the Aaden USB powered charger for charging rechargeable batteries from your laptop or other USB power source. It’s one of those simple accessories you don’t need but, once you have it, you’ll be happy you do. In other words, it’s typical Bluelounge. 🙂 And at just $19.95 it will make a great stocking stuffer.

GearDiary Bluelounge Aaden Charges Rechargables on the Go  Bluelounge describes their latest creation this way:

Aaden is a nifty little USB powered charger that makes sure you always have a fully charged set of AA batteries handy for your keyboard and mouse.

GearDiary Bluelounge Aaden Charges Rechargables on the Go

A small black box with a short cable ending in a USB port, the Aaden is simple as simple can be. Sure, you’ll have to supply your own rechargeable batteries since the Aaden doesn’t ship with any, but once you have the Aaden and the batteries you’ll be set to keep your mouse or trackpad up and running on the go. When the batteries run down you just put them in the Aaden, plug it into a powered USB power on your computer and let the batteries spring back to life.

GearDiary Bluelounge Aaden Charges Rechargables on the Go

Features and Compatibility

  • COMPATIBILITY: Aaden is intended for charging AA size, standard Ni-MH or NiCd rechargeable batteries only.
  • COLORS: Black
  • TECHNICAL SPECS: 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.87 in
  • SUGGESTED USE: Recommended to recharge AA size, standard Ni-MH or NiCd rechargeable batteries that are used with wireless accessories. Aaden plugs into the back of the Mac via USB.

It is simple, does what is promises and is under $20. Since I like using a mouse with my laptop much of the time it is a great item to keep in my gear bag. And that, of course, is where it now resides.

Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample of the Aaden

What I Like: Does what it promises; Simple to use; Inexpensive

What Needs Improvement: You’ll need to bring your own batteries


About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.