Tekkeon (http://tekkeon.com) has announced the TekCharge MP1820 Pocket Power Pack, a pocket-sized high-capacity power pack to charge and power just about any 5V portable device. 

The TekCharge MP1820 connects to any compatible device in two ways: using the user’s own USB device cable or using an adapter tip. While the first option is the simplest, Mini USB and Micro USB adapter tips are included with TekCharge MP1820 for connection to current models of BlackBerry, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, and Sony Ericsson mobile phones, or Kindle 2, Nook, MP3 players, portable media players, pocket video cameras, portable routers, GPS, and MP3 players. Additional device-specific adapter tips are available from Tekkeon for a nominal fee.

According to the folks at Tekkeon, the TekCharge MP1820 features an intelligent design that optimizes the power output, while safely charging portable devices.  They add that, not only does TekCharge MP1820 identify and provide the exact output power for the connected device, from less than 100mA to 1.2A, the lightweight battery has been designed with the highest degree of safety in mind, featuring multi-layer protection circuitry to help prevent over-charging, over-discharging, over-current, or short circuit, and flame-retardant plastics that exceed industry requirements.

Users can charge TekCharge MP1820 and their portable device simultaneously to reduce the time needed to charge the battery and portable device. The manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the TekCharge MP1820 is US$49.95.  The battery is available through retail and major on-line stores, and from the Tekkeon store.