Toshiba debuts sleep-and-charge USB ports on notebooks

Posted on Saturday, Apr 05 2008 @ 00:35 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Toshiba has unveiled new Satellite laptops this week that are capable of powering and charging electronic products no matter if the laptop is powered-on, off or in sleep mode.
A common shortcoming among today’s laptops is that USB ports are only powered while the computer is on or in use. Once the laptop is turned off or placed in sleep mode the powered ports become dormant, leaving devices such as MP3 players, mobile phones, digital cameras or PDAs without a full battery charge. Toshiba’s innovative Sleep-and-Charge technology eliminates this problem by allowing users to charge and power their devices simultaneously via USB in a variety of power settings. While off or in sleep mode, as long as the laptop is plugged into an outlet, users are able to charge their devices at any time.

Toshiba’s four redesigned Satellite model series, the Satellite U400, Satellite M300, Satellite A300 and Satellite P300 are each standard equipped with Toshiba’s Sleep-and-Charge USB ports.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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