• 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

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