Hi Roy & Stan,
>> A standard USB port will charge it, but it takes longer. Some laptop
>> ports, and a very few desktop ports, aren't powered, but most are.
> ..So I never had to carry wires and adapters with me when I travelled.
I've gone another hop in getting a cigarette lighter plug (that should
be more universal than AC connections in the world) that only supplies power
to the USB connection. That way I can run my Zire 71 as a MP3 player through
the car stereo or other functions on long trips. My thought is (also having
a 110V wall-wart to cigarette lighter socket converter too) that I'm taking
my Palm places that I may not have a computer with a USB port.