01/10/2012, [CES 2012] Take a look at your pockets and backpack – how many devices do you own that come with their very own charger? Surely you have at least a couple, and the more you have, obviously it will be more difficult to keep track of just which device is on a full tank, while others are running on empty. To make sure you continue the Boy Scout mentality of […]
01/03/2012, If you’re looking for ways to lighten your electricity bill each month, you might want to watch out for appliances that consume standby power. In case you didn’t know, there are some appliances that consume power as long as they are plugged in – even if the switch is off. This is known as standby power or vampire power and while usually not a lot of energy is consumed, it […]
11/17/2011, A while back we reported of TwelveSouth’s PlugBug charger, which was a charger that allowed users to charge both their MacBook and iOS device simultaneously, but now it appears that Apple has something similar in mind with a recent filing of a patent application that they’ve called “Multi-Output Power Supply”.
11/15/2011, Who would have thought that a slab of cheese with holes inside might actually be the inspiration to boost the performance of batteries in devices that we use? Yes sir, scientists have actually managed to give battery strength a much needed boost with something as simple as creating small holes in them, where this new and novel material mix might allow it to be fully juiced up from flat in […]
11/01/2011, While iOS devices, such as the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch can be charged via USB, undoubtedly charging via a direct power source would be quicker, and so for the traveler on the go, the less power plugs you carry the better, which is why TwelveSouth has launched the PlugBug, an elegant solution that allows you to charge both your iOS device and MacBook via a single plug. MacBook owners […]
10/11/2011, While it might not cost a lot of electricity to keep your iPhone recharged on a daily basis, the amount ends up being pretty substantial over a long period of time. If you’re keen on eliminating the charging costs on your electricity bill, you might want to go green, and Solio has the solution just for you. Called the Bolt, this compact little device will keep your iPhone (and other […]
10/04/2011, Do you find yourself constantly on the move and always carrying loads of gadgets around with you? If that’s the case, you probably have a lot of spare batteries or charging cables, and you’re always on the lookout for a spot to charge or replace the batteries of your devices. Well, if that’s the case, Qirky’s new device should impress you. Called the Ray, this portable charging device for your […]
09/12/2011, While EV charging stations aren’t exactly that common, that doesn’t stop Nissan from working on improving them. The company has just announced the launch of its new quick chargers for electric vehicles that are smaller than the current ones they have right now. In addition to taking up less space and being easier to install, the chargers are said to retain the high performance of the current chargers and will […]
08/11/2011, Most solar-powered devices aren’t exactly the most aesthetically pleasing gadgets around, featuring large ugly black panels that are designed to absorb as much sunlight as possible. Well, an industrial designer named Eric Botzen of Botzen Design thinks this shouldn’t be the case and has designed one of the nicest looking solar-powered chargers we’ve come across.
07/27/2011, Tired of having to use a different charger for each gadget you have? Well, so are the folks who’ve come up with the Cell Drive – an all-in-one charger that is compatible with almost all mobile devices available on the market. Plugging into your USB drive, the Cell Drive is stocked with multiple ports that lets you charge your smartphones, feature phones, GPS units, E-readers, tablets, MP3 players, and pretty […]
07/26/2011, Looking to go green, and you want to start off with that vehicle in your garage? You surely would do well to check out our Nissan LEAF review if this particular model has stoked your interest. The Japanese automaker has teamed up with their zero-emissions mobility partner in the Netherlands known as The New Motion, where the latter has agreed to deliver charging solutions for owners of the electric-powered LEAF.
07/13/2011, Most people don’t know that the speed at which how fast your phone charges is dependent on your charger. In case you haven’t noticed, some chargers do work faster than others, and charging your phone with your computer’s USB port is much slower compared to charging it with a power outlet. Charging your phone with another phone’s charger (even if the ports are compatible) could even reduce the speed at […]
07/11/2011, Don’t you just hate how each camera you have needs a different charger in order to charge its batteries? It’s even worse when you go on vacations and have to remember to pack a charger for each one. Well, Mizsco International’s new series of chargers aim to turn those woes into problems of the past. Called the DIGIPOWER TC-55 Digital Camera Travel Charger Series, these chargers are touted to charge […]
06/20/2011, While a smartphone is an awesome device to have, one of its biggest drawbacks when compared to regular feature phones is its battery life. Many phones have trouble making it through a full day (sometimes even half the day when it is used a lot). Consumers are relying on using backup batteries or bringing chargers around just to make sure their devices stay juiced throughout the day. On the other […]