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By Doug Uhlenbrock, Associate Editor, Family Motor CoachingThe UrgentPower DX 5200 from Mobile Edge LLC is designed to deliver immediate backup power for a variety of electronic devices.The charger features a high-capacity, 5,200-milliampere-hour battery and comes with a USB charging cable, an Apple 30-pin connector, and micro USB and mini USB connectors, making it compatible with nearly all portable electronic devices. The DX 5200 can be charged via any powered USB port to provide up to 20 hours of run time for smartphones; up to five hours run time for iPads and tablets; and up to 500 hours of run time for iPods and e-readers. The charger measures 3.6 inches long, 1.75 inches wide, and 0.75-inch high, and it weighs 4 ounces.The UrgentPower DX 5200 has a suggested retail price of $39.99. Click here for more information
By Judie Stanford, Editor In Chief, Gear DiaryPerhaps one day, mobile phones will be invented that have batteries that recharge themselves as the person carrying them walks around. Until then, we’ll have to continue relying upon charging cords, AC/DC adapters, and extended batteries. If you’re still shopping for a mini power plant, Mobile Edge‘s UrgentPower DX 5200 is small enough to carry around for unforeseen charging emergencies.Measuring a compact 3.7″ long x 1.75″ wide x 0.9 thick and weighing 4.2 ounces, the DX 5200 is light enough and compact enough that it can fit in all but the smallest evening bags; it is certainly sized so that it won’t take up much space in a gear bag, briefcase, or purse. What this extended battery packs in convenience and charging power is belied by its small size.Read More