Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Posted by Jason Dunn in "HARDWARE" @ 08:00 AM
Product Category: External Power Supply
Where to Buy: Direct from Valence
Price: $299 USD
System Requirements: Compatible with a variety of laptops with the appropriate adaptor.
Specifications: 16-24 V DC, 10 Ah, 120-130 Wh, 13 mm/.5118 inches thick, 300 mm/11.81 inches long, 230 mm/9.055 inches wide, 1.35 kg/2.976 lbs. in weight.
The Valence N-Charge VNC130 is an extremely powerful external battery that gives you the ability to drastically extend the battery life of your laptop when away from a power supply. It works amazingly well, especially when paired with a thin and light laptop already designed for maximum battery life. The overall package is held back somewhat by a hefty price tag, lack of USB ports for charging small electronics, and an expensive and inflexible proprietary cabling system - but I still won't leave the N-Charge behind when I travel after it proved its worth to me.
Read on for the full review!