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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Sahara Slate PC Extended Life Battery (SELB) Hits the Streets

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Late last week, we began shipping the long awaited Sahara Extended Life Battery (SELB) for the i400 series of Tablet PCs.   You may recall that we originally showed a prototype of this Extended Life Battery at CES in January.  However, since then, we have retooled and refined the product to make it a real standout addition to our line.   img_i400_ext_battery_detail5

Over the holiday weekend, I got a chance to use the SELB and I think that it's an absolute winner for TabletKiosk.  Our R&D team in Taiwan really took their time to develop a well-designed and functional accessory that really represents design, innovation and forward thinking.   It's a great add-on accessory to use when you don't have access to a power source to provide up to 8 hours of battery life.

Sahara Extended Life Battery Fast Factsimg_i400_ext_battery_detail7

1)  High capacity Lithium Ion battery provides up to 8 hours of battery life when used in conjunction with existing tablet battery.  Note that the actual battery results are dependent upon how the tablet is used.).

2)  Offers additional USB and IEE1394a (FireWire) Ports.  Both of these ports are located on the back of the tablet facing down so that peripherals can be attached without having cables coming out of the sides of the tablet

3)  The pass-thru DC power port allows you to charge the SELB without having to remove it. 

4)  Comes with a detachable, 3-way adjustable legs to hold the unit upright while maximizing viewing angles.   The img_i400_ext_battery_detail6legs can be easily removed for flat-down desktop use.

5) Features LED Indicator lights on the back which show the unit's charging status as well as the remaining power level (in 25% increments)

6)  Includes an AC Adapter for on-the-go charging

7)  Weighs 2.2 lbs.  Depth = 14 mm 

8)  For quick changes, the SELB attaches to the back of the unit with oversized, easily removable thumb screws.

9)  SELB fits flush to back of the tablet which leaves all functions keys, power switches and I/O ports unobstructed and available for use.

10)  Features built- in MIS-D 100mm VESA mount holes

11)  Price $369


If you are a the type of person who needs a really full battery charge to get all your work done, then this is a must-have accessory for you.

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