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AC charger and backup battery – two great tastes that taste great together

on Friday, March 28th, 2014

The Bolt Battery Charger combines the “world’s smallest portable iPhone USB wall charger” with a built-in 3000mAh rechargeable battery, so you’ll be able to charge your phone whether you’re near a power outlet or not.  You won’t have to keep up with a special cable to recharge your backup battery, because the Bolt has prongs thatRead More…


Charge your phone with your wallet

on Thursday, February 13th, 2014

We’ve seen purses that can charge your phone, and now here’s a leather trifold wallet that can charge your smartphone.  The Smartphone Charging Wallet from Hammacher Schlemmer has a rechargeable 680mAh integrated into one panel that can give you up to 2 more hours of talk time.  The wallet is made of calfskin and hasRead More…


Use your car gadgets in the house with this adapter

on Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

A friend of mine used to have a work cellphone for which she only had a car charger.  She used to just leave the phone plugged in to her car’s power outlet at night to keep the phone charged, but she ran into a problem when she bought a new car that didn’t supply powerRead More…


SkyRC NC2500 AA/AAA Battery Charger & Analyzer – too cool or too much?

on Thursday, September 5th, 2013

The SkyRC NC2500 AA/AAA Battery Charger & Analyzer from Brando gives new meaning to the word “overkill”. We’ve reviewed AA/AAA battery chargers here on The Gadgeteer before, but have you ever seen a charger with Bluetooth? Why would a battery charger even need Bluetooth you ask yourself? I asked myself that very same question andRead More…


Make your pedaling count for something with the AllPuter Bike Dynamo

on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

The Bike Dynamo from looks like the perfect gadget for cyclists. It installs on the rear wheel of the bike and provides a USB connection that will allow you to charge your iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, GPS or other devices (see site for compatibility list) while you’re riding from point A to point B. ToRead More…


Charging station for your Apple Bluetooth keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad

on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

I use an Apple Bluetooth keyboard and Magic Mouse with my Mac mini desktop setup.  I’ve been surprised at how long a set of batteries last in the keyboard, but the mouse needs fairly frequent battery changes.  I’ll hang my head in shame and admit that I use disposable batteries in both devices, because IRead More…


Etón BoostSolar now available

on Monday, May 13th, 2013

The BoostSolar splash-proof solar-powered backup battery pack from Etón provides power to hand-held devices with its interchangeable, rechargeable lithium battery (5000 mAh). The BoostSolar features an LED battery charge indicator, rugged rubberized and IPX-4-rated splash-proof exterior in addition to fastener holes and straps to hook to a backpack for portability. This solar charger can be fullyRead More…


i18-USB iPowerStation Smartphone/Tablet Charger review

on Saturday, March 16th, 2013

I’ve always wanted a small docking station either for my iPhone or Nexus 7/Kindle Touch tablet.  I then got my hands on the i18-USB PowerStation  from i18 Technology.  The USB PowerStation is a microUSB smartphone and tablet wall charger and dock.  It’s made of plastic (color choices are in white, black, or pink) and has a small greenRead More…


Energizer Recharge Value AA/AAA NiMH Battery Charger review

on Monday, February 18th, 2013

How many devices, toys and gadgets do you own that use AA or AAA batteries? Do you feed these devices standard alkaline batteries, or do you use rechargeables? I personally prefer to go the rechargeable route mainly because it’s easier and less expensive for me to pop a set of drained batteries into a chargerRead More…

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Use that cup of joe to charge on the go with onE Puck

on Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Looking for a unique way to charge your phone on the go? The Epiphany onE Puck from Epiphany Labs is a Kickstarter project that may provide the ooh factor you desire. The onE Puck is a unique portable charging device that uses either heat or cold to charge your phone. It uses a small Stirling engineRead More…


Iron Giant Designs iPhone docks are crazy gorgeous and crazy expensive

on Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Do you charge your iPhone with a boring old cable? What the heck is the matter with you? Are you a gadgeteer or what? I bet these docks from Iron Giant Designs will make you drool. They offer a limited number of docks that are made from a solid hunk of metal or clear materialRead More…


Revolution 2 Universal Controller Charger Review

on Thursday, March 8th, 2012
Posted in: Gaming Gear, Reviews

At our house, a mission to complete Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars on the Wii has been undertaken by my son and me, with assistance from my daughter (Mom’s not so into it).  As you might imagine, this tends to drain a lot of Wii controller batteries.  Rather than waste a small fortuneRead More…


The AIRE Mask – Charge your Phone with The Force

on Monday, March 5th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

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 makeRead More…


Digital Innovations Universal Speaker Dock for Android Review

By: James Goforth
on Saturday, February 18th, 2012

When Julie, The Gadgeteer, asked if I would like to review Digital Innovations’ speaker dock for Android smartphones, I jumped on the chance. I had just been asking myself if there was a speaker dock out there for Android Smartphones. I know there are plenty of them available for iPhones and iPods, but I had neverRead More…


Cook Your Food and Charge Your Gadgets with BioLite CampStove

on Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Using only twigs, you can cook your food with this quick-lighting little camp stove.  The CampStove from BioLite is only 8.25″  x  5″, weighs 2 pounds, and folds up for easy packing.  When you get to the campsite, it burns twigs, pine cones, pellets, and other biomass, so you don’t have to carry heavy fuelRead More…


Charge Your Phone with Your Baby Stroller

on Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

One of the hardest things about taking your young child with you when you do errands is dealing with the stroller.  The Origami Stroller from 4Moms opens and folds itself at the touch of a button, so you don’t have to fight with it yourself.  One of the wheels has a generator inside to keepRead More…


Kensington AbsolutePower Laptop, Phone, Tablet Charger Review

By: Ken Schoenberg
on Monday, November 21st, 2011

Kensington Computer Products Group is one of the old-timers in the computerperipheral business having launched their first product (Apple II System Saver) back in 1981. Kensington’s most ubiquitous product is the K-Lock security slot that is found on many laptops. As Kensington is an established company with a history of quality products I felt relativelyRead More…

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Tekkeon TekCharge MP1860A Portable Battery Review

on Friday, May 13th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

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.

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Technocel PowerPak XT Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear

One thing a good mobile warrior needs is a way to extend the battery life of their mobile devices. As we depend on our cell phones and smart phones more, a dying battery – which used to just be a nuisance – can become a real concern. Technocel has added a ‘universal charging solution’, theRead More…

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Arctic C1 Mobile Portable Universal Charger Review

on Thursday, February 10th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

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 theRead More…


Flipit! USB Charger Adapter Review

on Saturday, January 29th, 2011
Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

Remember the FlexUSB? It was a little USB adapter from IDEATIVE that allowed you to position a USB connector in a variety of ways when faced with a cramped space. Now, these same folks have a new product. It’s the Flipit! USB Charger, which will let you charge a USB device when you don’t haveRead More…


Make your Apple Magic Mouse more magical with the Mobee Magic Charger

on Monday, December 20th, 2010

  One of the things I disliked about the Apple Magic Mouse when I first tried it out was that the batteries could not be easily recharged like they can with most other wireless mice. Mobee Technology has solved that problem in a very elegant way. They are offering a special battery pack that worksRead More…


Paxton Introduces a Universal Modular Charger

on Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

The new series of universal chargers from Paxon Energy is taking a modular approach that allows simultaneous charging of 3 devices. With its interchangeable adapters, the is compatible with most portable devices of the market. Their first offering is the Dock.Id Mobile edition, which is available in 3 different packages: the Dock.Id MobileRead More…


Solar iPhone charger that even works indoors

on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

The SoliLight SoliCharger is a solar powered battery charging pack for your iPhone. In addition to keeping your phone charged, with the included USB adapter kit, it will also charge most other brands of MP3 players, cell phones, digital cameras, GPS units, etc. But what intrigues me most about this solar charger is the factRead More…


IDAPT Universal Multi-Charger Review

on Thursday, March 25th, 2010
Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

I tend to recharge my cell phones over night, whether I really need to or not.  I charge everything on my desk, which happens to double as a nightstand.  As you can imagine, this gets pretty cluttered pretty fast, once you add bluetooth headsets and other gadgets. In an effort to combat this cable clutter,Read More…