Friday, June 4, 2010

Fab Find Friday: iGo Green {review and GIVEAWAY- CLOSED}

FTC disclosure: I was given a iGo Charge Anywhere Charger at the SVMoms Brand Blogger event  I was not asked to write this and I was not compensated in any other way. The opinions expressed below are my own.


My phone always seems to run out of battery at the most inopportune times. Like in the middle of a conference session, or right before you get to a location far from home where you will be all day. Today's modern phones can do so much more. My Droid is also my email, my twitter, my GPS and navigation. While my battery can last through the long haul of day to day life the constant use at a conference or road trip does wear it down. So I was very excited to talk to the ladies who were working the iGo green booth when I meet them at the SVMoms Brand Blogger Event .

They introduced me to this sleek little number and it has changed my life:



This is the iGo Green Charge Anywhere charger. Here's all the technical stuff from iGo:

Charge plugged and unplugged! During use as a wall charger, the internal battery recharges and is ready to provide power to your gadgets when away from outlets. Charge on the go, at the beach, on a boat, in the air - charge anywhere!
  • Works as a wall charger to charge almost any device while simultaneously charging its integrated battery for device charging away from a wall outlet
  • Two USB outputs for simultaneous device charging
  • Includes iGo USB charging cable for even lighter travel
  • Small and lightweight - fits in your pocket
  • Includes foldable wall blades that easily store away
  • Works with multiple devices, including mobile phones, Bluetooth headsets, smartphones/PDAs, MP3 players, portable gaming devices, digital cameras, GPS devices and more
  • No need to buy a new charger when upgrading your devices; compatible with the latest models
  • Works worldwide; no need for a voltage converter when traveling

I really do love this product. For one, we bought our Droids right when they came out so we were unable to get a car charger or docking station. We had been waiting for them to be in stock for months, now I don't need one. The slim iGo fits anywhere (even behind cabinets!) and it can be flipped either way to fit around other cords. It has two USB outputs so my husband and I can charge both our phones at the same time, which is a must when traveling. However for me, the best part has been that I can charge it in my purse while I am twittering away at the airport. Really! It's also a rechargeable battery and will charge my phone in my purse! You and your husband have different phones? One of you have a Droid and one of you have an iPhone? No problem! You can even charge a phone and an MP3 player, no need for multiple chargers,  just multiple tips (which are a lot cheaper than multiple chargers!)

But iGo is not only about being able to charge on the go, it's about charging green. The "iGo green technology reduces standby power by 85%, which save resources and money". They also have this tower:



I got to see this at the event as well. Everyone these days has heard of "vampire power" and how it's bad for our electric bill and drains resources (bad for the environment). With the iGo Power Smart Tower there is no need to unplug your electronic when not in use. The tower "automatically powers down outlets when not in use and powers back up again when devices need power - reducing standby power by up to 85%". It's going on my "must buy" list for when we re-do our office. It's also sleeker and nicer looking than the industrial surge protectors we currently use!

Where can you get one of your own? You can order your own from the iGo from their website or you can win an anywhere charger right here!

iGo Green Charge Anywhere Giveaway
To enter leave a comment here with what device you want it for, your phone, your ipod, etc. Or just say Enter me!

Extra entries
Want a few more chances?

1. Follow iGo on Twitter {LINK} and tell me you are (leave your handle in the comment)

2. Become a fan of iGo on Facebook and tell me you are


One entry per above action, please leave a comment for each one. You MUST either leave an e-mail in your comment or have it publicly linked to your profile so I can contact you. Giveaway will run through Midnight on  June 10. I will use random.org to choose a winner and announce it on Friday June 12 on the blog and in an e-mail. Winners have 48 hours to claim their prize before I choose someone else.


Good luck!

28 comments:

Corinne said...

My phone... we have Droids and would love an extra way to keep them going ;)

Maegan Beishline said...

Okay...I want this sooooo bad! For my new cellie, of course! I became a fan AND a follower! :)

Two Normal Moms said...

Oh definitely for my phone! Enter me! What an awesome device.
***Ally

HarmSkills said...

phone ipod!

babytogo@aol.com

HarmSkills said...

i am following igo on twitter @harmskills

Kelly said...

My phone (which is always dying thanks to me never remembering to charge it -- I'd be the one whose phone dies while trapped in Deliverance country).

Just Another Mom of 2 said...

Ooh, ooh I would love this (and so would my iPhone!)

I became a fan on facebook (Ashley JustAnotherMom) and am following them (and you of course) on Twitter! @AnotherMomOf2 :)

Kristen {RAGE against the MINIVAN} said...

I need this for the droid I'm buying after you talked me into it!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

I would get this for my fantastic best friend. She and her hubs and son each have a Droid! They need it bad!!!

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Okay, on Facebook I liked iGo, and I shared the page... I don't know how to be a fan... couldn't figure that out.

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

Following iGo on Twitter as TexMama

Michelle said...

I want it for my Droid. I'm amazed at how quickly I can drain the battery on that thing! :)

Michelle said...

I follow iGo on Twitter as honestandtruly

Michelle said...

And I'm also a fan on FB :)

Anonymous said...

I need this for my iPod touch--it dies at the WORST times!

Christie
ropp dot 5 at wright dot edu

workout mommy said...

i would love this for my iphone!

Erin said...

I'd love this for my ipod and iphone!

evag73 said...

enter me, enter me! my phone or my ipod is always out of batteries at the wrong time! my ipod touch keeps my kids busy at the grocery, long car rides and doctor visits, it's a must be charged kinda thing!!!
thanks

Julie said...

I have heard such good things about this! I actually need it for my Blackberry right now... sitting in a hotel room without a cell phone. :(

Julie said...

Following on Twitter now!

Julie said...

Now a fan on Facebook too! :)

Jill K said...

Oh I would love this! I could use it for my phone that dies at the wrong time all the time.

Toni said...

I am the queen of dead phones. My husband is the King - we could both use one. :) Thanks!

Toni said...

I already follow @Igo_inc - from @ItsToni

Anonymous said...

I would want it for my phone! It dies all the time. scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

i follow on twitter @desmoinesdealin scg00387 at yahoo dot com

See Mom Smile said...

Now following iGo on Twitter! I hope the closing time for this was pacific time!!!

See Mom Smile said...

I love my iPhone but the battery does not last long! Enter me!

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