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Charging iPhone Allegedly Kills Woman In Bathtub

02/13/2015, I am quite sure that we are all full well aware of the dangers of using third party accessories for our tablets and smartphones – and most of the time, it would be chargers that are the culprit here when it comes to bursting into flames. Well, the...

Mobile Phone Charger Explodes In Bus

07/11/2014, Exploding chargers do seem to be a pretty common occurrence these days, where one did send a man flying across a room, while another caused quite a stir when another exploded on a bedside table. This time around, the smartphone charger that exploded on a...

Warning: Non-Approved USB Chargers Could Kill

06/27/2014, I am quite sure that we have more or less come across various cases of people being injured and even allegedly electrocuted to death while talking on their charging handsets, either due to a faulty battery that exploded, or the charger used is not an...

Revocharge Offers Unique Phone Charging Capability

06/16/2014, If there is one particular drawback about the number of mobile devices that we bring along with us each day, then it would most probably be chargers. Having five different mobile devices would mean having to carry an equal number of chargers, just in case...

StoreDot Intends To Charge Your Handset In Half A Minute

04/07/2014, At the moment, how long does it take to juice up your smartphone? Israel-based startup StoreDot has a pretty good idea on how fast they want you to do so – and I am referring to a mere 30 second charge. This sounds insane, but there is still much...

Vibrations From Car Harvested To Charge Devices

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...

The PocketPlug Is An iPhone Case With A Built-In Charger

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...

iPad Charger Explodes, Sends Man Flying ‘Across The Room’

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...

Wireless Charging System Juices Up Medical Implants

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...