Choiix Power Fort Portable Charger
Author: Rutledge Feman
Editor: Shawn Knight
Date: 08-04-2010
Provided by: Cooler Master
First Looks

Bundled with the product itself is: a USB to Mini-USB cable, a USB to Micro-USB cable, a carrying bag, and a user's manual. The advanced version also comes with the universal USB charging kit also shown above, which includes: several interchangeable wall plugs and a charger for your car's cigarette lighter. The advanced kit also comes with its own bag and user's manual.

The Power Fort is about the size of your typical smartphone or MP3 player; it fits nicely in a pants pocket and won't take up any space in a bag. On top, there is a black piano finish, and the bottom has a smooth rubber finish. The bottom won't scratch when set on a surface and feels nice and soft in your hand. The Power Fort itself takes on an a modest, smooth curved form.

On top, we find the Choiix logo and a power button. One push of the button enables charging, and double-clicks toggle the flashlight. The bottom is home to a three-LED flashlight and typical identification labeling. At the rear end are the two USB ports. The Mini-USB port is for feeding power into the Power Fort, and the full-USB port is for sending power out to your other electronics. You can both charge the Power Fort and use it to charge other devices at the same time.

Here we get a closer look at the universal USB power adapter, available only in the advanced version of the Power Fort. Four attachments come stock with this adapter, and they easily pop on or off if you happen to be traveling and need to interface with different types of outlets. This little charger is a good tool to have even without the Power Fort, if you ever want to charge any USB device right from an outlet.

Continue on as we discuss usage and draw some conclusions on the Power Fort...

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