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  • Sony develops cord-free power transfer system for home electronics

    Sony develops cord-free power transfer system for home electronics

    It's about time the big companies are killing the power cord. After Dell unveiled a notebook that can be charged wirelessly, it now seems to be Sony's turn to do away with those cables. The company has announced this past weekend [JP] a power transfer system that can bring electricity to electronics wirelessly. Read More

  • All those gadgets we're using? Yeah, we're draining a whole lot of power these days.

    All those gadgets we're using? Yeah, we're draining a whole lot of power these days.

    You know what would be a fun experiment? To go outside and find your electricity meter. All those laptops and netbooks and iPhones and PS3s and speaker docks you've got plugged in are, in fact, drawing power. As such, we're all essentially killing the planet. I don't know about you, but I'm patting myself on the back right now for being so awesome. Read More

  • All hail the ten-armed USB charging cable

    All hail the ten-armed USB charging cable

    Aaaand here we have the only charging cable you'll ever need. Is it a tangled mess waiting to happen? Perhaps. But you could safely misplace most, if not all, of your other USB charging cables. Plus, it looks like a sea monster! Read More

  • Cooler Master touts world's smallest 95W laptop adapter

    Cooler Master touts world's smallest 95W laptop adapter

    In the neverending quest to shrink down the size of notebook power adapters, Cooler Master tosses its hat into the ring with the pretty-small SNA 95. It's a 95-watt adapter with some thoughtful extras like a USB charging port, cable management base, and nine different power tips for widespread compatibility with most notebook manufacturers. Read More

  • Power Shelf de-tanglifies your chargers

    Power Shelf de-tanglifies your chargers

    Through some bizarre law of the universe if you put two cables on opposite ends of an empty room and return an hour later, both cables will be tangled together in a knot. You can help to stem that tide somewhat by forcing yourself to adopt simple cable management techniques. There's nothing fun or sexy about cable management but it can be simplified by using things like these Power Shelves. Read More

  • Portable USB hub features solar charging

    Portable USB hub features solar charging

    Here we have a combination USB hub, rechargeable battery extender, and solar doodad in one. The 2.5- by 2.5-inch square features an internal lithium ion battery that can be charged via sunlight or AC power and then hooked up to your dying cell phone to provide some extra juice on the go. Read More

  • Behold the cupholder-friendly power inverter

    Behold the cupholder-friendly power inverter

    File this under "stuff that makes sense" and drop a carbon copy in the "why didn't I think of that" folder. This is an in-vehicle power inverter with two AC outlets and a USB charging port in the shape of a coffee cup so it'll fit perfectly in your car's cupholder. Read More

  • Review: Innergie mCube90 Universal Adapter

    Review: Innergie mCube90 Universal Adapter

    Short Version: A thoughtful universal power adapter that can charge your laptop and a USB-powered device simultaneously, the Innergie mCube90 features a tiny secondary DC adapter that detaches from the main adapter for use in cars and airplanes. Read More

  • Texas Instruments develops wallet-size notebook adapter

    Texas Instruments develops wallet-size notebook adapter

    Wanna know something about laptops? No matter how small and portable you make 'em, the AC adapter's always going to be the size of a ham sandwich. Well that gravy train is about to crash into a brick wall of ingenuity thanks to Texas Instruments. The company has apparently developed a 90-watt AC adapter that measures 85x60x11 millimeters or, as the above photo shows, about the size of a wallet. Read More

  • Review: Kensington Rechargeable Pocket Booster for Mobile Phones

    Review: Kensington Rechargeable Pocket Booster for Mobile Phones

    Short Version: Simple to operate and offering the ability to pop out the rechargeable AAA batteries for use in other devices, the Pocket Booster pulls double duty as life support for your phone and battery charger for items like remote controls and Bluetooth mice. Read More