This gadget could charge your life

Why put eight chargers into your suitcase when you can just charge and go? Our verdict on last year's Chargepod, a compact hub that charged up to six battery-hungry items simultaneously, was to call it the most versatile travel charger ever. Admittedly it now seems a touch pedestrian when their follow-up, the V2, powers no less than eight items (including, importantly, your laptop) through its futuristic-looking puck. As before, you can stipulate which connectors you want when you buy, and order more as and when needed. $199.95, Callpod Chargepod V2

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