• MiLi Power Skin claims to be smallest iPhone external battery yet

    The trade-off between compact size and prolonged battery life has plagued iPhone owners pretty much since the product was released. There’s only so much space to cram battery cells in that sleek form factor, so the operating time of the phone is restricted. A variety of products have entered the market to extend the life of your iPhone battery without overly extending the bulk of the phone. Read More

  • EcoCHARGE wall wart is slim, eco-friendly

    Charlie Sorrel is a self-admitted cable obsessive and I think he needs help. However, did find us this EcoCHAGRGE thinger. It’s basically a wall wart that lets you charge two USB devices at once and it switches off when not charging. There are two models, mini and micro, and it costs $30. There is also a slot on the top for charging one more device. The EcoCHARGE is also pleasingly… Read More

  • Double charge your Android phone

    Here’s a nice idea: a charger for your G1 Android-powered phone that simultaneously charges the phone and a second battery. Peter complained about the battery life of the G1, so maybe picking up a spare battery isn’t a bad idea if you live and die by your smartphone.  For $17 at, this is a pretty easy way to ensure your Android always has the juice it needs! Read More

  • iGo multi-device charging solutions

    Would you shell out $140 for the iGo everywhereMAX because it charges your laptop in three ways: wall outlet, car outlet, airplane seat? How about the added value of being able to charge up your phone or some other device at the same time? Don’t most gadgets charge via USB these days? And what about the wallMAX for $100 that only plugs into a wall oulet? Would you call either of… Read More

  • QuickerTek announces external battery/charger for MacBook

    Like the MacBook Pro external battery/charger that was announced last month, QuickerTek has rolled out the same kit for the MacBook. It still costs an egregious amount of money at $450 and you still have to get your power brick modified for $25 by sending it in or shelling out an extra $100 for a modified brick. I need the extra 6-10 hours of juice, but I think I’ll pass and get… Read More

  • 10 Days of CrunchGear: Your cables in a twist

    This is how we do it down CrunchGear way: we charge via USB, yall. With this new Mobile Device Charger from Proporta, we’re all totally down whatever kids are down with these days. Tired of getting your cables in a twist? For a limited time only, receive a free orange Cable Tidy when you order the Proporta Mobile Device Charger or Mobile Device Charger – Micro. How do you win? Read More

  • Charged batteries are like bacon, you can never have enough

    Notebook computers are starting to outnumber desktops in many schools and work settings. Keeping these laptops charged and ready to go can be a real challenge for a lot of IT people. The problem is more common in the schools, since students could lose or forget their power cords. To solve this problem some teachers or IT peeps may consider Oncore’s 6-Bay Battery Charger for Apple… Read More

  • Sanyo adds new Eneloop batteries to its lineup

    Today Sanyo announced that from September 12, they will be offering C and D-sized rechargeable eneloop batteries. However, the lineup of AA and AAA-sized batteries will be expanded in Japan first. Sanyo hasn’t talked about release dates or prices for other markets yet. In Japan, one C-sized battery will cost $13 (D-size version: $15). The batteries are rechargeable up to 1,000 times. Read More

  • DIY iPhone charger

    So it seems that two of the pins in most USB chargers aren’t compatible with the iPhone because they are missing D+ and D- pins and because Apple engineers hate us all. This little project describes how to make your own or hack your old USB chargers to support the iPhone. N.B.: Do not attempt if you are me because you (I) will inevitably blow something up. Read More

  • Solar-powered Air, just add money

    I guess these guys figure that if you’re willing to shell out a few grand for a computer less powerful than a MacBook, they might just be spendy enough to drop another G on a solar panel to keep the thing alive. These three “Juicz” chargers from Quickertek appear to do the job if you’re willing to modify your adapter or buy their pre-modded one for a bill. As fun as… Read More

  • Give your Nintendo DS a new home

    If you have a Nintendo DS and are always losing the tiny charger, then this large charging dock is just what you need. With this 17 dollar bad boy sitting on your desk, you will never have a reason to have a dead DS during your lunch break. Since this item has not officially shipped, I have no way of knowing how well it works. The only thing I can say about it now is it come in two colors… Read More