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Elgato Makes Smart Charger for Your SmartPhone

Posted in Chargers by Darrin Olson on September 2nd, 2014

Elgato Smart Power ChargerElgato has released a smart charger to go along with your smart phone with the Smart Power portable charger. This portable charger will connect to your iPhone via Bluetooth and an iOS app and provide information on the portable charger’s status whereabouts.

The actually charging still happens through a USB cord and the Smart Power holds enough juice to charge or iPhone 3 times. It can also charge other mobile devices with a USB connection. What sets this product apart is that it lets you know how much battery is left in it through the iOS app interface and will give you a reminder to plug it in and charge it up before you go places. Given access, the app can also be integrated with your calendar to identify busy days that you would be reminded to bring the portable charger along.

Chinavision’s Affordable Solar Power Bank

Posted in Chargers by Darrin Olson on May 3rd, 2014

Chinavision Solar Power Bank ChargerIf you’ve ever wanted to take advantage of a solar charger without breaking the bank, Chinavision has a deal going with an affordable 4500mAh solar power bank. The charger is a mere 4 tall, 2 inches wide, and only half an inch thick.

In addition to its ability to be fully charged by the sun in 4-5 hours, it can also be charged directly from the wall if needed, as well. It has a standard and a mini USB port with 4 adapters for different phone types, but new iPhone owners will need to bring their own Lightning cord.

The solar chargers goes for around $18 USD, or less if you buy more.

Chinavision via TechFresh

Aluratek Mini Surge Dual USB Charging Station

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on June 6th, 2011

The alluring folks at Aluratek have a new surge protector that will fit into your outlet and won’t block the outlet below it. You gotta love that. It solves a common problem we have all shared. The device will protect your hardware from surges and it will allow you to directly connect some of the USB charging gear using the factory cables rather than having to plug in a USB adapter.

It goes by the name AUCS05F Mini Surge Dual USB Charging Station and it hangs from the outlet rather than having a cord and a rectangular surge strip like most protectors. There’s a three-prong AC outlet on the front and then one more on each side for three outlets in one.

Revolve Electronics xeMilo Hybrid USB Charger

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on April 24th, 2011

If there is one thing that we are always doing it is charging our gadgets. So many gadgets, so little juice. We probably spend a good chunk of our lives waiting for gadgets to charge. The Revolve xeMilo gives you 4 ways to recharge your devices. You can use a wall outlet, internal battery, a USB port, or sunlight.

So you have options on how to get that juice. The 4400mAh internal battery charges a wide range of devices including your iPad, BlackBerry Playbook, Samsung Galaxy Tab and over 3,000 other devices. You are covered. The Revolve xeMilo hybrid USB charger retails for $129.99.

WattsClever recharges regular batteries

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on March 14th, 2011

Why buy rechargables when you can get more juice from regular alkaline batteries? You can put your regular batteries into a battery recharger and treat them just like rechargable batteries. WattsClever has released an alkaline battery charger that allows you to do just that.

The charger uses a “microprocessor to minutely control the trickle charge so the batteries don’t overheat and die.” We aren’t sure how long the recharged batteries will last, or how many times you can recharge them, but it’s a good alternative to buying expensive rechargables. This charger also works with Ni-Cd or Ni-MH rechargeable batteries, so you are covered no matter what you use. The WattsClever alkaline battery charger will cost you $46.

Powertrekk will charge your gadgets anywhere

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on February 13th, 2011

The Powertrekk is a bit of an ugly device, but what it lacks in looks, it makes up for in usefulness. It’s a great gadget charger for any possible gadget as long as that gadget has a USB port. Powertrekk is designed for the outdoors, which is why it has a hydrogen fuel cell coupled with a battery pack.

In fact, both can charge each other, meaning that it can juice up a lot of your gadgets. Which makes it perfect for both travel or adventure. You will always have juice with this gadget.

Zip Touch-n-go Multi-Device Charger keeps your cables neat using magnets

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on January 18th, 2011

The Zip, Touch-n-go provides a neat and tidy solution to the old problem of long cables everywhere when trying to charge multiple device on the same table top. The Zip Touch-n-go charger uses short device connectors that are attached to the main charging device using magnets and makes it easy to charge any device.

It has space for 16 devices to be charged at once, so your table will be more cluttered with devices than wires. No information on pricing or worldwide availability just yet, but it might be priced between $49-$100.

Idapt i2+ universal charging dock will charge your Nexus S and your iPhone 4 at the same time

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on January 6th, 2011

The Idapt i2+ has undergone a huge makeover compared to the original and this one will allow you to simultaneously charge three mobile / USB devices. The charging dock ships with a wide variety of tips, letting you charge a Nexus One, BlackBerry, iPod, iPhone, PSP, GPS system or pretty much any combination you want.

There are two docking ports on the top, and a spare USB port for a third item. It will ship in several colors this spring, but we have no pricing info yet.

Duracell myGrid USB Charger

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on November 9th, 2010

The myGrid USB Charger is a rechargeable Li-ion battery with a USB output with enough juice to extend the life of most smartphones by four hours and the life of most e-readers by up to 100 hours, according to Duracell.

For $34.99 that makes this one a no-brainer and you can get one today at CVS, Walmart, Target and Amazon. It comes with both mini-USB and micro-USB adapters.

Energizer wireless inductive charger for blackberry and iphone

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on September 5th, 2010

We love anything that helps us get rid of wires around here. So we are excited about Energizer’s new inductive charger that is Qi enabled. Qi is the wireless charging standard developed by the Wireless Power Consortium, and should eventually make its way into more and more devices.

The charger will work with the iPhone or the Blackberry Curve 8900. The battery door for the Blackberry and the sleeve case for the iPhone 3G/3GS are both sold separately. Luckily, this device has enough room to charge three devices at the same time, which is nice.

Scosche announces reVIVE II Dual USB Car and Home Chargers for the iPad

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on August 10th, 2010

You just bought a fancy new iPad for a hefty price. Now you need some third party accessories to go along it. Scosche has the answer. They’ve just announced the reVIVE II Dual USB Car and Home Chargers for Apple’s tablet.

The ability to charge a few devices simultaneously makes the reVIVE II adapters well worth it. The reVIVE II models will come with a 2.1 Amp and 1 Amp port, letting iPad owners and everyone else charge simultaneously.

Horizon MiniPak now on sale

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on June 16th, 2010

Horizon’s MiniPak is available for $100. It’s the first personal, portable fuel cell on the market for those in the US. Think of it as a mini power plant that will charge your gadgets. Each cartridge can hold a charge equal to a thousand AA batteries.

So you get a lot for your money, since the cost of AA batteries adds up. It comes with a bunch of connectors that will work with most common devices, and it all fits in the palm of your hand.

Duracell Instant Charger

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on March 11th, 2010

The Duracell Instant Charger just got a big refresh. It’s handy as ever and looks nice too. The Duracell Instant Charger Designer version has just gone on sale in the UK in fact. The company claims that Apple and BMW inspired the look, if you can believe it.

The Duracell Instant Charger is pretty damn convenient if you have an iPhone or other battery hungry gadget which can connect by USB. Just plug it in and the lithium ion reserve inside will charge it up on the spot. Pretty sweet. Only £34.99, which isn’t too bad.

XP1-Power USB Rechargeable Battery Backup Cable

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on October 26th, 2009

XP1-Power USB Rechargeable Battery Backup CableThe XP1 USB power cable is all you need to power and sync the iPhone and iPod. And with the XP1 you don’t need to carry additional adaptors and cables. Just use the USB port on your computer to charge the XP1 cable and carry the XP1 with you to power your iPhone or iPod on the go.

You can also use the wall adaptor to charge XP-1. The XP1 USB charge and sync cable has a 2500mAh lithium-ion battery. It’s a convenient solution that will always give you power when you need it.

Emerge ReTrak Retractable Universal Notebook Charger

Posted in Chargers by Conner Flynn on October 11th, 2009

Emerge ReTrak Retractable Universal Notebook ChargerEmerge Technologies just dropped its latest retractable universal notebook charger dubbed the ReTrak. If you carry a lot of devices with you, this will come in very handy. It’s designed specifically for those on the go and aims to make your life easier.

The small and lightweight 90W charger features fully retractable cords that can extend nearly three meters, two USB ports for charging multiple devices (iPods, Blackberrys, MP3 etc) and it works with over 7000 different notebook models. The ReTrak Universal Charger will cost you $99.99.