Scott Hanselman

Alternative Power - Kensington 120W Notebook Power Adapter

March 27, 2006 Comment on this post [3] Posted in Reviews | Gaming
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5555130_640I just picked up a Kensington 120W Notebook Power Adapter for work. When I go on a trip I have my IBM T42, my PSP, my iPod and my Blackberry. Sometimes I also have my Toshiba M205 Tablet PC.

The power situation was getting out of control, and my boss Chris mentioned that he was loving his Kensington. I said I was considering an iGo as that was the adapter that first came to mind when considering a 3rd party power solution. He showed me that the Kensington was considerably thinner and cheaper.

Right now there is a $25 rebate if you get the adapter and the Dual Charging Cable. I may pick up two more Dual Charging Cables to charge every device at once from a single outlet as well as this wind up cable and travel plug adapter for foreign plugs.

The Kensington 120W comes with a car adapter, airplane adapter and includes an iPod tip and tips for any laptop. I ordered a PSP tip and Blackberry tip as well.

I'm using it right now, and I'm very happy with the extra room in my bag from throwing all my other power adapters into the junk drawer in the kitchen.

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Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author.

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March 27, 2006 9:33
Wow, you are equipped very well when you travel. As for PSP, do you have time to play games?
March 27, 2006 11:04
Amazon says its dimensions are 7.4 x 2.8 x 10.3 inches. If that's true, it's bigger than an Origami!
March 27, 2006 20:33
I like the iGo but the power cord has broken on my twice (they've replaced it for free both times).
I went a slightly different tack and got USB chargers for everything aside from the laptop so I just carry the iGo, the M200 an a few USB cables to keep stuff juiced up.

The 120-250,car,plane combo though is killer. Stick streets and trips on the tablet along with a USB GPS and you've got a replacement neverlost. I've used that several times now on trips and it's all kinds of useful.

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