Cellink multifunction power, sync and memory device by Egen Inc.
$39.95 at mycelldrive.com
Here’s an odd but clever little gadget with something for everybody. Need a way to connect your smartphone to your computer? How about a backup battery for emergencies? Or a flash memory drive for stashing some extra files. Well, this little doohickey does it all.
The Cellink comes in a version with a 30-pin connector, the kind used by iPhones, or a micro-USB interface as you’ll find on Android devices. It’s got a built-in battery that you charge up by plugging the device into a computer. It’s supposed to be good for about 90 minutes of cell phone time. Meanwhile you can plug your smartphone into the Cellink, to sync it to your computer or recharge it. There’s also a built-in MicroSD memory card reader. Slip in a memory chip and the Cellink becomes a USB drive.
At its original price of $49.95, I’d have found the Cellink attractive but a little overpriced. Now that it’s selling for $10 less, it’s starting to grow on me. There are lots of electronic accessories out there, but few are so handy in so many ways.
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