• AeroVironment: official charger of the Chevy Bolt

    AeroVironment: official charger of the Chevy Bolt

    The 2017 Chevy Bolt is coming to California and Oregon before the end of 2016, and along with it comes its very own official charger from AeroVironment. The company’s EVSE-RS charger has been available for some time, and AeroVironment is not new to the EV charging game. The company is kind of an unofficial charger for everyone else; it sells models compatible with just about every EV… Read More

  • Mophie’s charging case is a no-brainer for wireless earbud owners

    Mophie’s charging case is a no-brainer for wireless earbud owners

    Being synonymous with a particular product category is a mixed blessing. Mophie is undoubtedly the best-known name in the battery case business, but the company has been keen to distance itself from the space a bit — or, at the very least, let it be known that it has more to offer the world. Mophie released a whole bunch of new power banks a few weeks back. Necessary, sure, but… Read More

  • This leather wallet has a built-in battery to charge your iPhone

    This leather wallet has a built-in battery to charge your iPhone

    If you have an iPhone other than the 6 Plus or 6S Plus, chances are that you run out of battery pretty frequently. In a world where background updates, location tracking, and 24/7 bluetooth constantly drain our batteries, it’s not unheard of to run out of juice just a few hours into your day. Most people have recruited battery packs, car chargers, or battery cases to help… Read More

  • Charger Not Included: U.K. Carrier O2 To Sell HTC Phone With USB Cable But No Plug

    Charger Not Included: U.K. Carrier O2 To Sell HTC Phone With USB Cable But No Plug

    Peer into the drawers of the average gadget addict and you’re sure to find a tangled mess of unused chargers gathering dust. Mobile phones are a prime offender in creating redundant gadget junk, with new models released every few months to drive upgrades. Indeed, U.K. carrier O2 calculates there are now more than 100 million unused phone chargers languishing in Brits’ drawers… Read More

  • Air Voltage: Maxell Japan Announces Wireless Charger For iPad 2

    Air Voltage: Maxell Japan Announces Wireless Charger For iPad 2

    Hitachi Maxell, in cooperation with Murata, has announced [JP] the so-called Air Voltage for the Japanese market today, a combination of a wireless charging pad (dubbed “Energy Stand”) and jacket (“Energy Cover”) specifically for use with the iPad 2. According to Maxell, the device is the first of its kind (mass-produced). The way it works is that users put their iPad… Read More

  • BG-BL01: Panasonic's Portable Solar Light Doubles As A USB Charger

    We will see more of these devices coming in the next few years, I am sure: Panasonic today announced [JP] the BG-BL01, a portable and solar-powered LED light that doubles as a charger for USB gadgets. The device is sized at just 152×104×24mm, weighs 150g, can house two AA batteries and is splash proof. Read More

  • This USB Pot Charges Your Cell Phone By Excess Heat

    Charging your phone the usual way is too boring for you? Then consider the Hatsuden-Nabe, manufactured by a Japanese company called TES NewEnergyCorporation. It’s basically a pot with a USB port, and it can turn heat that would normally be wasted into power that you can use to charge your cell phone (or other USB gadgets). Read More

  • Video: Hitachi Maxell's Wireless iPhone 4 Charger

    Not sure what to think of this, but here we go: Hitachi Maxell has developed a wireless charging solution for the iPhone 4 that looks pretty elegant but requires users to place their handset in a special case. That’s the bad news, but the good news is that this case can double as a protective sleeve in everyday use. Read More

  • Video: Ben Heck Dazzles & Creates Mobile Phone Charger Powered By Kinetic Energy

    Ben Heck, the engineering whiz who makes genuinely useful stuff for the lot of us, has a new device that may interest you Android fans in the crowd. It’s a mobile phone charger that works using the mighty power of kinetic energy, the energy of motion. What a pleasant man this Ben Heck is. Read More

  • Murata Develops Wireless iPad Charger

    Japanese electronics company Murata has developed a wireless charging system for the iPad (see picture). According to a recent report in Japanese business daily The Nikkei, the main bullet point here is that users can choose how to place their iPad on the charging plate freely. Read More

  • LovePlus: Konami's Dating Sim Gets Otaku Cell Phone Chargers

    In September last year, Konami Japan released a dating simulation called LovePlus that went on to become a huge hit on the Nintendo DS. It’s so successful that last November, a Japanese man married a character from the game. Now Konami decided to give a merchandising license to Tokoy-based Webcrew Agency [JP], which today announced cell phone chargers [JP] based on LovePlus. Read More

  • Sanyo's Outs New Mobile Chargers For Your Portable Gadgets

    Do you own an iPad, iPhone, iPod, Sony Xperia, a Nintendo DS, or other mobile devices? Do you need a power source when you use these gadgets on the go? If yes, then the mobile chargers Sanyo announced today might do the trick for you. There will be two versions: one, the so-called “eneloop stick booster” (pictured above) comes with adapters (licensed by Nintendo) to power your DS… Read More

  • New quick charger for electric cars is really quick

    One of the biggest hurdles on the road to make electric vehicles attractive for the mass market is the long time it usually takes to charge batteries. But a Japanese company called JFE Engineering now claims it has found a solution for that problem. According to JFE, even so-called “quick battery chargers” often take 30 minutes to charge a car’s battery to 80% of its capacity. Read More

  • AT&T announces zero draw anti-vampire charger

    AT&T’s ZERO draw charger will turn itself off when it isn’t actively charging. That is all. Read More

  • Review: Case-mate Hug Wireless Charging Pad and Case for iPhone 3G/3GS

    Short Version: A bit of a twist on traditional induction chargers, Case-mate’s “Hug Wireless Charging Pad and Case” attempts to offset its $100 price tag by adhering to the Wireless Power Consortium’s universal charging standard, which promises interoperability with other charging pads and devices that are developed using the same technology. Read More

  • Scosche solBAT II solar powered charger actually decently priced at $30

    I’ll be damned. A solar charger with a 1500mAh capacity battery and 5-volt output from a relatively well known manufacturer priced at $30. That actually seems reasonable. The solBAT II from Scosche features a standard USB output port for charging most of your portable devices and it even comes with a little suction mount case for use in the car. So what’s the catch for $30? Read More

  • Cell phone charger wheel of karma alive and well in the hotel industry

    You’ve left your cell phone charger at a hotel, right? At least once. Plenty of frequent travelers leave their chargers behind all… the… time. If you’ve forgotten various phone and mobile device chargers in the past, you are entitled to partake in the wheel of karma known as the lost and found box at your nearest hotel. You can defer your participation to a later date or use… Read More

  • Samsung bringing its familiar charging stations to colleges around the U.S.

    Well here’s ones way to get your “brand” out there. Samsung will install its mobile chargers (you might have seen them at airports here and there) at 15 colleges around the U.S. That’s just step one. Step two is installing said chargers at more than 50 colleges around the country. Read More

  • Stocking Stuffer: YoGen Mobile Charger ($40)

    Did you know you can recharge your mobile devices without an actual power outlet? It’s true! You can use solar power, magic, or little alternators like this YoGen charger. Read More

  • Review: Energizer Flat Panel 2X Charging System for Wii

    Available starting today, the $30 Energizer Flat Panel 2X Charging System from Performance Designed Products is an inexpensive, quick, and cool way to juice up your Wii remotes. Read More

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