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  • Tesla To Begin Model S Battery Swap Pilot Program Next Week

    Tesla To Begin Model S Battery Swap Pilot Program Next Week

    Tesla showed off its upcoming battery swapping technology for the Model S electric vehicle last year, which would let users change out their battery rather than charging when on the road for a quick fill-up that’s speedier than actually refuelling a standard car’s gas tank. Starting next week, it’s launching the pilot program of that advancement in Harris Ranch, California, at… Read More

  • Meet Phorce, A Smart Bag That Charges Your Gadgets And Provides Power Management Via Bluetooth

    Meet Phorce, A Smart Bag That Charges Your Gadgets And Provides Power Management Via Bluetooth

    I like gadgets, and almost out of necessity I also like bags. The Phorce, a new project hitting Kickstarter today, knows that there are many out there like me, and wants to provide a bag-based charging solution to help you keep your gadgets protected and topped off, with the added benefit of additional power management options communicated via Bluetooth to an iPhone app. Read More

  • Fujitsu Developing True Wireless Charging System

    While there’s been other attempts to create a truly convenient wireless charging solution, not all of them have been successful. Most require that your device be in physical contact with a charging station, which while more convenient then plugging a device in, can still be a pain to remember. Fujitsu is working on a system that doesn’t require a physical connection at all, and… Read More

  • Curbside car chargers should start showing up next year

    Given the limited range in fully electric cars, charging points are going to be an important part of the infrastructure in the future. GE has hired a designer to create the “WattStation”, a charger designed to top up your new electric car in four to eight hours. Read More

  • Fact: iPhone 4 takes 23 percent longer to charge via USB than via electrical outlet

    Well look at this. The iPhone 4 takes an average of 23 percent longer to charge while charging via USB than it does while charging via a standard electrical outlet. Read More

  • Hidden gadget charging station could save marriages

    I have what I consider to be a modest number of gadgets lying around the house. The exact number is usually in flux, depending on what I’m reviewing for CrunchGear. Nonetheless, there’s almost always something sitting in my living room plugged into an outlet to charge. My lovely wife just barely tolerates this, and regularly asks if I need to have all these things lying about. Read More

  • 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

  • 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

  • Review: InCharge for Wii induction charger

      Short Version: Wii owners sick of replacing controller batteries every couple weeks will find Tekno Creations’ $35 InCharge contact-less charging system to be a good investment. Read More

  • Power your notebook with a little foot power and the YoGen MaxT

    Perfect! Now you can go camping and not worry about recharging your notebook in the great outdoors. The YoGen MaxT produces enough juice when in use to power produce 50-60 Watts which is enough to keep your notebook running. All you need to do is push on the self-returning foot pedal to generate the power. Plus, an internal bank of AA keeps the power flowing while you give your leg a rest. Read More

  • Plug-in charging shelf makes sense, costs $13

    Ah, the eternal struggle of figuring out where to put your gadgets while they charge. So far we’ve got: the floor, a table and/or desk, a chair, a window sill, a dresser, and your bed. Now add “Plug-in Shelf Portable Cell Phone Charging Station” to the list. Read More