Powering the MiniJam
Extended Playtime battery pack -- This small battery box holds
4 AA batteries and powers the MiniJam directly through the top DC jack
of the MiniJam or the Visor cradle connector by using a modular
cable that allows you to use either end. Formal testing hasn't been
done yet, but the PowerPak is expected to give you around 15 hours of play.
I asked if the PowerPak could be made to power the Visor alone, and unfortunately
the Visor doesn't have the capability for this. Available in October
with a price of <$20, you'll want to have this when you have that BoomBag
out at parties.
InnoGear will also be selling an AC Wall Adapter and a cigarette lighter
eventually (price/availability TBD). You can also use Radio Shack's
6V, 300mA AC to DC adapter with the universal plug on the end (Cat
No 273-1758, $8.99) with the adapter plug type "A" (O.D. 2.3mm, I.D. 0.7mm,
Cat No 273-1704, $1.99)
USB MMC card writer -- Works with MJLoader and all MiniJam-supported
third party software. This provides "ultra fast download speeds"
(not sure how fast yet). This thing, like the MMC, is tiny and looks
to be perfect for laptops. The SpeedLoader will be out by November
InnoGear will also be selling additional MMCs at some point on their
website. Now I know why the MiniJam took so long to be released,
with all of these accessories that InnoGear has been planning. We
will review each of these as soon as we get our hands on them.