Throw this gadget in your bag and you'll never be stuck with a dead cell phone battery again. The Aladdinpower generator can juice up phones, radios, tape players, and other devices powered with rechargeable batteries when you squeeze the hand piece together.

It takes an average woman several minutes to pump out 20 minutes of talk time, but when you consider the alternative - no phone! - it's well work the little workout. The unit is just over 5 inches long and weighs less than a quarter of a pound. It comes with an attachment that turns the pump into an emergency flashlight, as well as an auto-style cigarette lighter recharger for cell phones.

The unit is distributed by Aladdinpower, Tampa, Fla., and can be bought online at www.aladdinpower.com for $59.95. A leather storage case costs another $9.95.