Many posts ago we took a look at a solution to keeping your MP3 player charged on-the-go in a post appropriately titled “Charging Your USB MP3 Player Without a Computer”. The question, charging sans computer, is so frequently asked that I thought I would cover another cool solution.
The Boxwave VersaCharger Pro will cover your home and auto charging needs in one light compact form factor. Additionally it will charge your player on the plane with an optional airline adapter.
Although this post is not sequentially named, consider this “Part Two” of “Charging Your USB MP3 Player Without a Computer” and check out more info and photos below.
The good thing about this charger is that it will work in every country due to its rated 100-240V and 50-60Hz. You will just need a prong adapter for corresponding country costing only a few bucks. (See this guide.) The auto adapter end of the VersaCharger will also work in all countries due to the 12 to 24 volt DC input range. If all of the above was just gibberish to you, all you need to know is… whereever you go, it will work.
As far as what it can charge, it will charge anything that normally charges over your computer’s USB slot, basically all of your USB gadgets. I tested them on all of the MP3 players lying around and it worked just as expected with all of them. (I did however run into one problem with the iRiver clix, which will only charge when completely drained, but the clix has issues with other chargers as well.)
The VersaCharger Pro can be picked up directly from Boxwave’s website for $26. They also make retractable USB cables that are handy for traveling and charging on the go. They are available for most proprietary cables like the one shown in the photo for the Sansa e200.