battery charger

  • In India, an Uber for farm machinery aims to make a difference in rural areas

    In India, an Uber for farm machinery aims to make a difference in rural areas

    Uber has inspired countless businesses to adopt its asset-light and on-demand approach to their industries. The examples are countless. Food delivery, dry cleaning, jet planes, home services rental bikes, or even phone chargers to name but a few — but how about farming equipment? That’s the case in India, where a startup called EM3 AgriServices is helping rural farmers literally… Read More

  • Kado wants to make the world’s thinnest charger

    Kado wants to make the world’s thinnest charger

    What can you wrap up in ribbons? Stick in your sock? And what can you take out in public and not get thrown in the dock? The Kado phone charger, of course. This new product by Itay Hasid and Daniel Assis is making the rounds at MWC and is essentially the “world’s thinnest wall charger for smartphones.” Obviously a wall charger isn’t that exciting but the pair raised… Read More

  • BioLite Stove Charges Your Phone While Cooking Your Dinner

    BioLite Stove Charges Your Phone While Cooking Your Dinner

    Wood-burning stoves aren’t known for being particularly efficient, and their smoke not only contains high carbon emissions but causes health risks to those who inhale it. A portable design from BioLite aims to tackle this problem and turn the stove into a cell phone charger in the process. The stove converts heat energy into electricity, powering a small fan to improve the… Read More

  • Apple's Innovative New… Battery Charger?

    Apple's Innovative New… Battery Charger?

    Apple unleashed a range of new and updated products earlier today — everything from new Mac Pros to new iMacs to a new Magic Trackpad device. Lost in the shuffle was a tiny new product Apple also unveiled: the Apple Battery Charger. But just because it’s not as big or a pricey as Apple’s other new toys, don’t think Apple loves it any less. In fact, when I spoke to… Read More

  • eneloop music booster: Sanyo's battery charger for music devices

    Even though it’s now a Panasonic subsidiary, Sanyo lives on as its own brand. And one of the major reasons Panasonic bought the company is its “green” image, mainly achieved through selling products under the “eneloop” sub-brand. The latest of these products, the so-called eneloop music booster, was announced today. It’s a rechargeable DC 9V battery unit… Read More

  • Review: Fastmac TruePower U-Charge universal charger

    If you have multiple batteries for your (post-1997) Apple laptop and prefer not to tote around multiple power adapters then Fastmac may have a solution for you. The U-Charge is a lightweight, cost effective, and compact charger for iBooks, PowerBooks, MacBooks and MacBook Pros, with a nice little bonus feature: it can charge a battery without the help of a laptop. No more swapping batteries… Read More

  • iCharge eco: A green energy source for mobile gadgets (but it's Japan-only)

    Tokyo-based electronics company Links International today unveiled the iCharge Eco [JP], a solar charger for multiple mobile devices that goes on sale in Japan November 29. The iCharge measures just 107.5×51.5×15.3mm and weighs 80 grams. It delivers a current of  DC5.0 to 5.5V at 600mA and comes with a lithium polymer battery (power: 1,350mAh). Users need 15 hours to charge the… Read More

  • Motion 2 Energy moves to charge up external batteries with motion

    On Monday, Motion 2 Energy has plans to announce that they have been developing the world’s first external charger for mobile devices. The charger harvests the energy of everyday motion, converting it into electrical energy. The principle is based on electromagnetic induction, which was demonstrated way back in 1831 by Michael Faraday. Basically, if a magnetic field moves through a coil… Read More