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 have [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

  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 works [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Computer Gear, Laptops and 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 Mobile [...]

Posted in: Gear, News

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 fact [...]

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

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, [...]

Posted in: Computer Gear, Reviews

The One For All Universal Multi-Charger can charge up to three devices simultaneously, with no sloppy wires. There is an LED light for each charge slot. Once each device is fully charged, that slot shuts down automatically and the LED goes out - so, as well as saving energy, you can tell the charging process [...]

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A recharger that is compact and unobtrusive

As can be seen in the figure, the main draw of the Duracell GoEasy Recharger ($12.99) is its succinct size -- no wall wart nor long cable needed.  One of the several new Duracell "Smart Power Initiative" devices, it is a an unpretentious little charger for AA or AAA Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries.  It [...]

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Posted in: Travel Gear

Duracell’s Pocket Charger is for those who have places to be or are on the go, but never remember to charge up their cell-phone or digital camera like a responsible person – just kidding. We’ve all been there without juice, panicking about how we need to check our email for the 50th time. Now you [...]

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Duracell 02

The Powerhouse by Duracell is a little  portable charger that comes in handy when you need that extra juice to your cell phone or any other USB/MiniUSB device such as an iPod, mp3 player  or digital camera. After spending a few days with this charger I felt that it serves its purpose well.  I used [...]

Posted in: Gear, Travel Gear
Battery pack docked in the PowerJolt Reserve

Anyone who has owned an iPhone for even a short period of time can tell you that its biggest flaw -- or at least, the biggest flaw that isn't directly related to the carrier -- is its frustratingly insufficient battery life, especially compared to standard mobile phones.  The typical solution for most users is to [...]

Posted in: Car Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Travel Gear

The new iLuv iAD 115 Micro USB Car Charger is a solution for people with iPod, iPhone, MP3, GPS and other devices who need an easy way to charge their gadgets while driving. The iAD115 Micro USB Car Charger is so small it can be concealed inside the cigarette lighter by simply closing the cover. [...]

Posted in: Car Gear

Charge your iPhone or Blackberry Bold from your hip, with this protective case, carrying solution and phone charger all in one! The FUEL case from has a rechargeable lithium polymer battery built into the soft-grip holster case that clips to your belt. Talk time, standby time, and internet usage are all extended by 2.5 [...]

A full-sized iPod and an iPhone 3G charging. Notice the illumination is turned on.

Sometimes, a product comes along to solve a problem you really didn't think you had. That's my story on the Dexim Dual Dock Charging Station.

Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod

When I go on a vacation or business trip, I seem to always have issues charging all my USB enabled gadgets. I either forget  to bring along a bazillion individual USB AC adapters or I have issues running out of USB ports on my laptop. Sometimes I don't even want to bring my laptop on [...]

Posted in: Travel Gear

Scosche announces availability of their reCOIL retractable car charger for the iPod and iPhone. $29.99 will get you a retractable charger that you can use in your car. I like the idea that I won't have loose cables laying around and getting tangled.

Posted in: Car Gear, iPhone, iPad, iPod

Go Green with this 1500mAh solar charger from epogo. Comes with 12 connectors covering all popular mobile phones, handheld games consoles such as Nintendo DS and Sony PSP and MP3 players including iPods.

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Callpod has recently released a dual device rechargeable battery charging system called the Fueltank. The Fueltank can charge two mobile devices simultaneously and act as a through-put charger when you are near a electrical outlet. This mobile charging system utilizes the same adapters as their ChargePod charging system. While the ChargePod system is able to [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, Travel Gear

Have any of you considered solar power for charging your devices? If you have, the Portable Multi-Purpose Solar Charger from Brando looks like it might be a pretty good (although somewhat bulky and expensive) way to accomplish that task. It can output 24V, 22V, 16V@4A and 5V@500mA power. High power capacity is provided by a [...]


Most of the gadgets that I use have batteries that recharge via USB. But one of the most important devices that I use for every review that I write for The Gadgeteer, uses AA batteries - a speedlight flash for my Nikon digital camera. Of course I don't use regular old alkaline AAs to power that flash, I use rechargeable NiMH batteries. To charge them, I have an ancient Radio Shack charger that takes forever to charge. For that fact, I've been on the lookout for a smaller and faster charger. The folks at Engergizer have sent me their compact charger to review. Let's take it for a test drive...

Posted in: Gear

USB Geek sells all sorts of geeky products that require a USB to operate them. They recently sent me their MultiCellular Battery Charger, which I was curious about and happy to review...

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