In keeping with the Duracell Smart Power Initiative, the adapter draws less than .5W of electricity when plugged into an outlet and not in use. Depending on the netbook’s power requirement, the adapter automatically switches from 12V to 19V to ensure the correct and safe amount of voltage. The downside of it all? It will cost you $45 from Amazon, about a quarter the price of most netbooks. This would make a good “generic replacement” but at that price it wouldn’t make too much sense to “upgrade” your current netbook power adapter to this.
Duracell Debuts Portable Universal Netbook AC Adapter
Versatile, Compact New AC Adapter is an Ideal Companion to Popular Netbooks
BETHEL, Conn., July 29 /PRNewswire/ — Duracell continues to provide consumers with power solutions that keep them connected to the devices they need the most with the launch of the new 40-Watt Universal Netbook AC Adapter. In keeping with the Duracell Smart Power initiative, the adapter is designed to maximize power efficiency and portability, making it an ideal accessory for today’s popular mini-computers.
The demand for netbooks has exploded since first coming to market three years ago. In 2009, worldwide unit shipments of netbooks grew an astonishing 100.8%, according to market research firm iSuppli(1). The Duracell 40-Watt Universal Netbook AC Adapter offers netbook owners a compact and lightweight spare adapter that meets their portability needs. It includes four interchangeable voltage controlling tips to work with hundreds of netbook makes and models including Acer, Asus, Dell, HP/Compaq, Lenovo and more.
The user-friendly tips automatically switch between 12V and 19V, depending on the netbook’s power requirement, ensuring that the correct and safe amount of voltage is delivered to the device every time. Weighing in at just nine ounces, the Duracell adapter is among the lightest on the market – making it easy to slip into the pocket, purse or computer bag, mirroring the portability of the netbook itself. It gives users dependable charging capacity at home, the office, school or at the airport – anywhere equipped with a standard AC wall outlet. The adapter is also energy-efficient, drawing less than .5W of electricity when plugged into the wall but not being used to power a netbook.
“Given the popularity of netbooks in recent years, we’re offering consumers a convenient accessory to help keep their mini-computers charged up wherever they take them. The small size and versatility of the Duracell Universal Netbook Adapter enhances netbooks’ portability for added convenience,” said Bob Jacobs, Duracell marketing director-North America.
The Duracell 40-Watt Universal Netbook Adapter is available now at Amazon.com and TigerDirect.com for $49.99 MSRP. It will be available at WalMart.com, CompUSA.com, CircuitCity.com, CDW.com, Buy.com, Newegg.com, PCMall.com, OnSale.com and Zones.com beginning in August.
Part of the Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG), Duracell has been powering people around the world for more than 40 years. Our products serve as the heart of devices that keep people connected, protect their families, entertain them and simplify their increasingly mobile lifestyles. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-performance alkaline batteries, Duracell also innovates in disposable, renewable and peripheral technologies and markets general purpose flashlights along with the advanced Daylite® LED flashlights. Visit www.duracell.com for more information.
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(1) iSuppli, Consumers Boost Spending on Hot Electronics in 2009, Despite Drop in Income
SOURCE Procter & Gamble