Items tagged with power adapter

It seems Sony's Vaio power problems aren't over yet. Almost a year after recalling 100,000 notebook batteries and 13 months after recalling almost a half-million notebooks due to overheating concerns, Sony and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of about 69,000 Vaio AC adapters. Apparently, insulation inside of the AC adapters can fail over time, thereby posing an electrical shock hazard to consumers. So far, Sony has received four reports of adapters short-circuiting. None of the incidents have occurred in the U.S., and no injuries have been reported. The AC... Read more...
Monster is making it a bit easier for international travelers to keep their favorite electronic devices powered up while traveling abroad. As the newest product in the popular Outlets To Go family, the new Outlets To Go USB Worldwide features a universal adaptor that lets travelers charge their electronics devices by plugging into any international outlet. The Outlets To Go USB Worldwide features a dual-side design with three ultra-wide spaced outlets for easy charging of several devices at once. There’s also a quick-charging, high power USB port for charging any USB accessory. Recognizing that... Read more...
Another day, another iPhone 3G "oops."  Apple has just recently released the 2.1 software upgrade for the iPhone 3G, which seems to have fixed many of the issues with the device's 3G performance.  While it dodged a bullet in terms of recalling millions of phones, it still has to make a major recall: millions of the small, square-shaped power adapters shipped with the phones.As Apple said on the recall website:Apple has determined that under certain conditions the new ultracompact Apple USB power adapter's metal prongs can break off and remain in a power outlet, creating a risk of electric... Read more...