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 dangers of third party chargers have been documented before, and this time around, we have yet another possible victim that has fallen […]
It is more or less a well known idea that fake or knockoff iPhone chargers are simply not recommended to be used to power up the exhausted battery on your smartphone, simply for the fact that it could very well end up exploding, running the risk of serious injury or even death. Well, if you have always brushed aside such a notion, perhaps it is time to take things a […]
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 bus actually resulted in two-foot ball of flames (that Dhalsim would have been proud of) according to eyewitnesses, resulting in the victim, a 14-year old […]
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 officially recognized accessory. Having said that, one of Australia’s leading consumer watchdogs has teamed up alongside the police to warn folks out there concerning faulty […]
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 all of them run out of juice at the same time. Well, here is the Revocharge, which happens to be a smartphone case which will […]
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 more work to be done, as this particular technology will not be made available to the masses for years.
Exploding iPhones as well as phone chargers are nothing new, and there has been alleged reports of people getting killed by it along the way. We always maintain that one should make use of authorized and original parts only, chargers included, even though you might save a fair bit of money by purchasing third party or knock-off chargers, as this particular Minnesota resident found out. Tim Tyrrell was shopping for […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Band is a unique smartphone car charger that offers no-frills charging.
Vodafone debuted its Power Shorts this past weekend, which uses kinetic energy to keep your mobile device charged.
AT&T is rolling out a number of street charge stations in New York City.
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 […]