If you travel much, you might want to lose a few pounds. But not off your waistline. Instead, think about dropping a few pounds from your gear bag — the carry-on where you’ve stowed your laptop, cell phone, personal digital assistant, digital camera, MP3 player, GameBoy, portable DVD player and their assorted mess of power cords and changing cables. A company called iGo has developed a couple of products that will let you leave most of their cords and cables at home. The $120 iGo Juice is a multipurpose power system sold in Radio Shack stores and online. Adapters at one end of the Juice can be used to draw power from standard AC wall outlets or from a DC plug, such as a car’s cigarette lighter or plugs offered on some airplanes. The other end of the system works with a variety of plugs designed for different computers and similar devices. A companion product called EverywherePower delivers juice to smaller devices, such as PDAs, cell phones and digital cameras.
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