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Scoff at the XOOM dedicated charger...
Scoff at the dedicated charger for the XOOM all you like... (it IS inconvenient to have to carry a unit other than my micro-USB charger for everything else, after all) BUT, I'll say this: That thing will flat out CHARGE the heck out of the XOOM!
I am getting a charge rate of about 1 percent a minute, which gets me a full charge from flat in about an hour-forty. I know, I know... percent-charge-per-minute is a "seat of the pants" sort of measurement, and doesn't necessarily convert to ANY real specific measurement of charge, like "kilosponges per hectare" or whatnot.
What this means is that if I find myself on an average layover, with about 30-40 minutes to spare, I can put on enough charge to pretty much guarantee 10.1 inches of Angry Birds goodness or ripped-DVD joy for virtually every domestic flight. (Excepting some coast-to-coast flights and Hawaii, of course ;-)