02/24/2014, There does not seem to have any end to the ingenuity of humans, and being the power hungry race that we are, it is not surprising to hear that the world is in an energy crisis at the moment. Our insatiable appetite for power has led to an imbalance of power and wealth, and cheap as well as eco-friendly and sustainable energy needs to be looked into. For instance, modern […]
09/13/2013, We’ve seen an iPhone 5 case that has a Lightning cable attached to its back, which would allow you to charge your iPhone 5 nearly anywhere there’s a power outlet, so long as you have your adapter with you. You don’t see many iPhone cases that come with a built-in charger, which is exactly what makes the Prong PocketPlug so unique as it combines an iPhone case with a charger that […]
08/28/2013, It seems that chargers are growing to be more and more of a fire hazard these days, as the latest incident involves an iPad charger which was said to have exploded the hand of a man, throwing him across the room as he unplugged the device. The man was thankful that it was him who received the electric shock instead of his 8-year old daughter, where he believed that the […]
06/24/2013, The Band is a unique smartphone car charger that offers no-frills charging.
06/19/2013, Vodafone debuted its Power Shorts this past weekend, which uses kinetic energy to keep your mobile device charged.
06/18/2013, AT&T is rolling out a number of street charge stations in New York City.
04/11/2013, António Abreu, a PhD Student at the MIT Portugal Program who works at LNEG (Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia I.P.), has been hard at work in developing a wireless charging system that will cater for implantable medical devices. This particular project that he has been sweating over makes plenty of sense. After all, if you were to have some sort of medical implant keeping you alive, it certainly needs […]
03/25/2013, Being a smartphone owner these days means you’ll most likely have to keep your device connected to its charger when you’re home, in your car and sometimes, when you visit someone else’s home. Keeping your battery charged at an acceptable level is something we all constantly worry about, but a new device will hopefully have you worrying a little bit less, that is, as long as you have friends around […]
02/14/2013, The launch of the iPhone 5 not only brought an iPhone with a larger screen, but it also introduced the Lightning connector. Since then, Apple’s new Lightning connector has made it to the iPad Mini and fourth generation iPad, which means accessory makers have been scrambling to provide updated accessories to help support the new connector. Scosche is one accessory maker that has yet to provide official Lightning connector compatible […]
01/02/2013, When it comes to modern day devices such as smartphones, they do seem to run out of juice more often than we’d like, especially with the amount of features packed into the device. Well, carrying around a smartphone endowed with an extended battery might not be aesthetically pleasing, but at least it gets the job done. How about a portable charger, surely that would work? This is what the Kickstarter […]
11/01/2012, Apple traditionally includes a different charger with the iPhone than the iPad. Until Apple recently released a 12-watt adapter, the iPad received a grounded 10-watt adapter, whereas the iPhone and iTouch got a 5-watt affair in the iconic cubic shape. However, the early reports indicated iPad Mini seems to be shipping with a normal, 5-watt adaptor, as opposed to the 10 or 12-watt adapters that charge the iPad much faster.
07/19/2012, In today’s smartphone world, most of us can’t go beyond a full day without having to charge our devices at least once. This makes our chargers one of the most important accessories to have. Well, what if you have multiple devices that don’t share the same charging cable? You usually end up with a whole mess of chargers sticking out from ports all over your office/house. Well, POP aka POrtable […]
05/21/2012, Granted, when Tom Hanks’ character in Castaway was stuck on an island all those years ago, there was no such thing as an iPhone or a Nintendo DS, which meant he had to find non-electronic means of keeping himself amused to while away the hours. If you were to place Tom Hanks in a similar situation today, how would he have reacted? Surely he would have wished he had the […]
01/18/2012, Convergence is the name of the game these days, and the Power Bank could very well be one of the outstanding candidates. Why do we say so? Well, this particular device is not only a portable power pack to juice up thirsty devices via USB, it also doubles up as a flashlight, thanks to a single 1W LED. No idea on how bright it is in terms of lumens, but […]