Battery

HyperJuicePlug

Unlike many "dumber" backup battery packs, the Hyper Juice Plug from Hypershop has dual USB output plugs capable of powering up to 2 devices at once, including 2 tablets.  The battery supplies either 10,400 or 15,600mAh, and the 15,600mAh model will extend a new iPad's (3rd generation) battery life by up to 13 extra hours or fully recharge [...]

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Posted in: iOS, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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V-MODA, maker of the Crossfade M-80 and Crossfade LP headphones, have introduced the VAMP, a headphone amplifier with a dedicated 150mW x 2 amplifier, DAC (Digital-to-Analog convertor), optical audio output and a 2200mAh battery - all integrated into a metal case for the iPhone 4/4S. It’s based on the GO-DAP 4.0 by VentureCraft, but tweaked [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Gear, iOS, News
mophie-juice-pack-PRO-iphone

In the past, getting ruggedized protection for your phone meant giving up cases with built-in battery extenders.  Now, with the juice pack PRO from mophie, you can have both.  The 2500mAh built-in battery, the largest ever included in a juice pack, can be used to constantly keep your iPhone 4 or 4S topped off at [...]

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Posted in: iOS, News
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As a gadget lover, we all know that most of our gadgets require batteries.  The problem is that most of the batteries out there doesn't last as long as you wanted.  That's why Energizer has created the Ultimate Lithium Batteries in AA & AAA.  Do they last longer than other batteries?The packaging on these batteries [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews
etextiles

From the BBC comes a report on "e-textiles" that can provide clothes with a single, central power source to charge devices. Intelligent Textiles from Surrey UK  has developed and is testing a lightweight uniform for the military that has conductive fibres woven into it.  Rather than carrying seperate batteries for each device, a central battery can [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Travel Gear
airemask1

Use The Force to charge your phone....the force of your breath that is.  Looking like something out of Star Wars, the Aire Mask is a concept design by Joao Lammoglia that uses your breath to turn small turbines and convert the air displacement into energy to charge your phone. “The consumerist tendencies of today’s industrialised society make [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, News
Spigen-Kuel

Ever wished you had more battery life in your devices when you're away from any electical outlets?  That's where Spigen's Kuel F60Q portable mobile battery comes in.  It works just like any other portable mobile battery pack, except that the Kuel packs a 6000 mAh lithium ion battery which outputs at 5V at 2 Amps.  [...]

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Posted in: iOS, News, Pocket Gear
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ThirdRail has introduced a product that addresses one of the common issues of the iPhone --- no replaceable battery. The ThirdRail system contains of two elements, an iPhone 4 case and a smart battery. The ThirdRail case is a slim case with a unique feature, you can add a ThirdRail smart battery that will charge [...]

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Posted in: iOS, News
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When it comes to your device's battery having a portable charger around in an emergency is a great battery saver. But when that battery charger is capable of charging two devices at a time, well then, it becomes a lifesaver. For someone like me who constantly uses two cellphones, having a battery charger is a necessity. [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Reviews
powerskin-smartphone-cases

PowerSkin is offering a series of impact-resistant silicone rubber cases that protect your smartphone while extending your phone's battery life.  The PowerSkin uses XPAL Powered™ battery technology to extend talk time anywhere from 4.5 to 8 hours; the actual capacity of the battery depends on the particular phone.  You can charge and sync your phone [...]

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Posted in: Android
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Probably the biggest complaint leveled against the Sprint HTC Evo 4G when it was launched was about a short life from its 1700mHa battery. It did not take long for several companies to offer bigger batteries, which were also thicker and meant different backs, cases, etc. Monaco offers a battery and back combination that promises [...]

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Posted in: Android
motorola-droidx-extbatt-1

If you have a Motorola Droid X Android Smartphone, you probably love almost everything about it. I say almost because there is one thing that keeps my relationship with this phone from going to the next level. And that one thing is battery life. To say that the battery life of my Droid X is short would be an [...]

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Posted in: Android, Reviews
USB Ports

With the proliferation of electronic gadgets it gets difficult to keep your tools charged. Most electronic devices have moved to a standard USB port for charging. This is a welcome change. Now I can use my AC USB port at home, the USB port in my laptop at work, my USB car adapter on the [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Reviews
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Know someone with a cell phone??  You do??  So do I! (I wonder if its the same person...;) Here is a great little trinket for them; the Technocel Battery Boost! This cool little device would be welcomed for any of your phone toting friends that have a phone with the very common Micro-USB connection for [...]

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Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews
Primo-Battery-1

Remember 10 years ago when your phone just made calls only and the battery lasted for days?  Well you won’t see that happening nowadays when we all have smart-phones with nice big colorful screens!  I recently upgraded to a Blackberry Torch 9800 and the stock battery barely lasts me through a work day.  My last [...]

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Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews
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Still have an iPhone 3G?  Draining the battery because you updated to iOS 4?  There’s a battery for that.  Kingmax Power Case provides an all in one sleeve and extended battery for your iPhone 3G. Inside the box, you’ll find the battery sleeve, instructions, and a mini usb cable. The battery sleeve itself is pretty [...]

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Posted in: iOS, Reviews
fuji-enviromax-batteries

As gadget lovers, most of us probably have used a lot of batteries in our lives.  Most batteries are harmful to the environment - and people, plants, and animals - because they contain the heavy metals mercury and cadmium.  In Greensboro, our waste management department requires that used batteries be taken to our hazardous materials [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
enercell

Radio Shack's Enercell #23-1113 2-in-1 Battery and AC Adapter is a handy little rig for your gadget bag. It combines a USB/AC adapter with a rechargeable USB battery power pack, with a bonus 2nd USB port and a small built-in LED light! It uses a 1700mAh Lithium-Ion battery pack and can work on dual voltage, [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Travel Gear
technocel

The Battery Boost from Technocel is a portable battery pack with a built-in MicroSD card reader. It doesn't offer a lot in the way of extra juice at 600mAh, but what it lacks in power, it makes up for in portability. Clip this little guy on your keychain and you'll be able to add some [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
digippower-jumpstart

The new ¼ inch thin Jump Start Slim rechargeable 1100mAh Battery from DigiPower weighs in at 2 ounces. The Jump Start Slim features a brushed metal top, a high gloss black back that reminds me of an iPod Touch. It has optimized circuitry that allow for faster charging times from a computer or standard USB [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News

When you have an iPod instead of an iPhone, it’s not vital that you always have power. But it is very irritating to be listening to music or watching videos and have the thing die on you, isn’t it? Several companies offer emergency chargers for iPods, but many of them seem to be little bricks [...]

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Posted in: iOS, Reviews
konnet-powerezplus

From KONNET Technology is the PowerEZ Plus, an external charging solution for the iPhone and iPod family of devices, including the new iPhone 4.  While its main function is as a 1000mAh Li-Polymer rechargeable battery extender, its compact design includes a retractable kickstand that also lets it serve as a sturdy prop for widescreen movie-watching.  [...]

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Posted in: iOS
iphone-battery

Brando never fails to impress me with the interesting gadgets and accessories that he finds to offer in his online shops. One of the latest is a 1000mAh backup battery pack for the iPhone (2G/3G/3GS/4). Besides adding extra talk time, music playback time, etc, the most interesting feature of this battery is that it uses [...]

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Posted in: iOS, News, Reviews
APC Back-UPS Pro 1000 unit.  Seriously?  Buy one.  It will save your computers in a power surge/spike.  It saved mine.

Buy  one. That’s the review.  Just buy this UPS.  This device will save your computer’s butt.  I know from personal experience. On Monday morning, May 10 about 4 am, another typical Indiana spring storm blew through my small Mayberry-esque town.  A dead branch from my neighbor’s 200 year old white oak sheared off and hit [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, Reviews
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Last year, Julie was kind enough to send over the Artwizz Powerbat for me to review and I thought was a great piece of kit.  It was small, light, looks great and it's a cinch to use.  And, since having done the review, I've used it countless times to provide power to my gear whilst traveling, without any issues whatsoever. Recently [...]

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Posted in: iOS, Reviews, Travel Gear