Many gadgets, one charger, less power–it sounds like a dream come true. iGo plans to make that dream a reality later this year with its Green Laptop universal charger, which consumes 80 percent less power on standby than conventional AC bricks and automatically shuts down when the attached device is topped up. The iGo brick will work with most popular laptops, cell phones, media players, GPS devices, handheld gaming consoles, and so on (some 3000 devices in all), with the help of custom Power Tips available for around $10 apiece. The Green Laptop charger will be available in two versions: one that plugs into a standard wall outlet, and another that’s designed for cars and planes. Your friends will be green with envy.
Price: $110 (home), $130 (travel)
Availability: September 2009