Charger

I love flat charging cables.  Ever since I came across the flat micro USB cable that came with the Logitech Ultimate Ears Boom speaker, I've been snapping up flat cables if there's a choice.  Now, there's a car charger with a flat cable! The TYLT RIBBN comes in red, yellow, blue or black in both [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, Reviews

Nomad based the design for the NomadKey USB charging cable for the Pebble Original smart watch on a key.  Since you always have your keys with you when you're out, why not have a key-sized charger on the keyring?  It won't feel like you are carrying anything extra, but you'll have a tough, flexible charging [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Watches and Clocks

IKEA just announced they will be introducing a new line of bedside tables, lamps, and desks with Qi chargers built-in.  The wireless charging furnishings will be available in Europe and North America beginning this April, with global availability soon after.  You can read the entire press release at PRNewswire.  Check the IKEA website for availability information [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Home and Kitchen, News, Wireless

I have a Swiss Army knife, which is pretty darn useful.  It is useful not only because it is small and easy to carry, it is also extremely useful because of all the things it can do.  So when I saw the Coolstream Car Chat+ I thought about my Swiss Army knife, because the Car Chat+ [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, Reviews

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 that [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

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 has [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Wallets

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 power [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

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 and [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, News

The Bike Dynamo from AllPuter.com 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. To [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Outdoor Gear

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 I [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, News

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 fully [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Outdoor Gear

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 green [...]

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Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

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 charger [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews

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 engine [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

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 material [...]

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Posted in: iOS, News