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Everpurse introduces the Mini iPhone charging wallet

on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Do you remember the Everpurse iPhone charging clutch purse and handbags that we have covered here (see related links below) in the past? The company behind those products has just introduced the Everpurse Mini charging hard-shell wallet. The Mini can charge your iPhone 5/5S from zero to 100% three times. The iPhone docks right onRead More…


Brando’s 10-Port USB Charging Station enables your gadget obsession

on Saturday, August 31st, 2013

If your family is threatening to take away all your gadgets and gizmos because you are always using all the AC outlets to charge them, I have a potential solution for you. It’s the 10-Port USB Charging Station from Brando. Yes, we’ve seen USB hubs with more than 10 ports before, but, this charging station offersRead More…


ChargeSAFE – a MagSafe style connector for non-Apple laptops

on Monday, July 8th, 2013

Are a PC laptop owner who has been jealous of the MagSafe magnetic power connectors built into Apple Macbooks? The ChargeSAFE break-away laptop power connector might be the solution for you… if you own an HP, Dell, Alienware, IBM Thinkpad, Lenovo, Toshiba, ASUS, MSI, Gateway, Fujitsu or Sony laptop. The ChargeSAFE is a two pieceRead More…


The 2014 Jeep Cherokee and Toyota Prius will offer in-vehicle Qi wireless charging

on Thursday, May 16th, 2013

If you’ve been keeping up with my recent gadget diary posts, you’ll know that I’ve been interested in wirelessly charging my Samsung Galaxy S3. After a couple different cradles and a custom ROM, I’m happily charging without wires using the Qi wireless charging standard. That’s why my interest was piqued when I heard the news thatRead More…


USB Utility Charge Tool – A pocket gadget charging multi-tool

on Thursday, April 25th, 2013

The USB Utility Charge Tool looks like multi-tool or pocket knife, but it’s really a multi-bladed charging tool. There are several “blades” that you can use to charge your gadgets, including a 30 pin connector for the iPhone or iPod, a micro USB and a mini USB connector. There’s also a USB adapter to connectRead More…


Julie’s Gadget Diary – Qi inductive wireless charging, more trouble than it’s worth?

on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

My first experience with inductive charging was way back in 2004 when I reviewed one of Microsoft’s SPOT watches. The watches themselves were kind of clunky, but I thought it was so cool that they could be charged just by being placing on a cradle. The fact that no  cables had to be plugged directly intoRead More…


NewerTech Power2U AC/USB Outlet Review

on Sunday, September 9th, 2012

For a majority of us (especially those who regularly visit the Gadgeteer), the number of power-hungry tech-devices we must plug in is ever growing. Keeping those devices charged up while keeping the cable clutter down is a never-ending effort. To assist tech-toy junkies accomplish just that, NewerTechnology has released the Power2U AC/USB wall outlet, which replacesRead More…


Cook up Some Pork & Beans and Charge Your Phone With the Same Device

on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

The PowerPot is a Kickstarter project that has already earned funding with 8 days to spare. What is it? It’s a portable thermo electric generator. Take it camping, fill it with some water or food, place it on your  campfire and you’ve got instant power.  There are two versions: the PowerPot V and the PowerPotRead More…


USB Outlet Quattro from CurrentWerks

on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

It seems more and more gadgets, although they may have a wall wart, are ultimately USB-chargeable.  Replace a normal AC wall socket with the USB Outlet Quattro from CurrentWerks, and you’ll be able to charge up to four USB devices at once without using those wall warts.  With the Quattro, you have four standard USBRead More…


Natural Charles Charging Station Hutch from World Market

on Monday, July 25th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Miscellaneous, News

Cost Plus World Market sells a line of inexpensive, attractive home office furniture.  The Natural Charles Charging Station Hutch sits on top of the Charles Sawhorse desk to provide a place for charging your gadgets;  there’s also a place for note cards or pens.  You apparently provide your own power strip, which will fit insideRead More…


Energizer Inductive Charger and iPhone 4 Qi Sleeve Review

on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

The Energizer Inductive Charger and the iPhone 4 Qi (pronounced chee) Sleeve is the newest wireless charging system promising to simplify your charging experience for your myriad rechargable devices. It uses the Qi standard for charging, which is a global standard for wireless charging systems. What this should mean is that as more devices shipRead More…


Energizer will offer wireless charging solutions for your gadgets

By: I Yarom
on Saturday, March 26th, 2011

Energizer joins companies that will support the QI wireless charging standard. At CTIA wireless 2011, Energizer showed several wireless products, including iPhone/iPod sleeve and micro/mini USB  charging adapters. The micro/mini USB charging adapter can turn any gadget to QI wireless charging compatible. Prices and release date are not available in this moment. More details can found here.


Panasonic demonstrates solar-power table with QI wireless charging technology

By: I Yarom
on Friday, March 25th, 2011
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

The wireless power consortium is trying to drive a standard for wireless charging, called QI wireless charging. The goal is to enable a future where there is no need to connect your gadget to any cable for charging. Panasonic took advantage of the security show in Japan to show a solar power table with QIRead More…


Powermat Wireless Charging System for Motorola Droid X and iPhone 4 Review

on Thursday, January 27th, 2011

We reviewed the original Powermat Wireless Charging System and thought it was an interesting product, but weren’t sure if it was something we’d use every day due to the bulk it added via required cases for our gadgets. It’s been over a year since that review, let’s see if thinner cases make the Powermat inductionRead More…


Powermat Wireless Charging System Expands Compatibility to Include the Droid X

on Friday, October 22nd, 2010
Posted in: Android related, News

I think inductive style charging technology is going to become more popular as time goes by. I can’t wait until I can just place my phone anywhere on my desk (any desk) and it will charge it. But until that day arrives, we have solutions like the Powermat Wireless Charging System. The folks at PowermatRead More…


IDAPT i4 Multi-Charger Compatible with iPad and iPhone 4 Now Available

on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010
Posted in: Miscellaneous

You might remember Andy’s review of the IDAPT a few months ago. They have just updated this multi-charger with an extra USB port, a glossier and finish, and a few new features including compatibility with the iPhone 4 & iPad. The IDAPT i4 is available now in black, white or silver for $59.99 MSRP. TheRead More…


Desk Genie ‘Non-Slip’ Charging Desk Stand Review

on Thursday, February 18th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

When it came to my gadget list, the one thing I was missing was something to place my Blackberry on when I’m at work.  I have used desk stands for devices in the past, but they generally start getting in the way and eventually end up in my desk drawers! Now, normally I would just arrive at theRead More…


DIY – Multi-Device Charging Station

on Sunday, January 31st, 2010

Do you have your eye on a multi-device charging system, but don’t want to fork over the $’s to buy one? Have you ever considered making one? That’s exactly what Gadgeteer reader Robert Grenader decided to do. Check out his handy work.


Eliminate Cable Clutter with the IDAPT Charging System

on Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

If you love your gadgets, but hate the cable clutter that goes along with them, the IDAPT charging system looks like an interesting solution to that problem. It’s a table top dock that is available in two configurations. One can charge two devices at once and the other can charge three. The dock can beRead More…


Desk Genie Non-Slip Charging Desk Stand

on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

The Desk Genie from MobileFun combines a flash card reader, a desk stand and a charging base for your favorite device. What makes this desktop accessory unique is the special grippy surface that holds the device (iPhone, Zune, etc.) at just the right angle so that you can easily view the display. It’s £14.99 directlyRead More…

Powermat Wireless Charging Review

on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Like many gadget lovers, I personally own many gadgets, mp3 players, cell phones, etc.  One thing that all gadget lovers can agree on is that it is a nuisance to constantly charge all of these gadgets.  What’s worse is that all of these gadgets use different cables to charge.  Don’t you just wish you hadRead More…


Duracell myGrid Charging Pad Cell Phone Starter Kit Review

on Thursday, November 5th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

One of the burdens that every gadgeteer must bear is the burden of gadget charging. You know what I mean, almost every gadget that we  own runs on battery power. Mobile phones, audio players, video players, etc. Even though many of our devices can be charged via USB, which is a convenience, that can haveRead More…


Kensington Nightstand iPhone Charging Dock Review

on Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

How many of you use your iPhone as a replacement for a bedside clock? With all the clock applications in the app store, or even the built in clock app, it’s an easy transition to make. The only issue would be leaving the app running all through the night so that you can easily checkRead More…


Cordfree, cradlefree charging for your devices

on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
Posted in: Gear, Wireless

Wireless may be all the rage these days, but despite the portability afforded by many different types of devices, they still need to be plugged in or cradled to charge them.  WildCharge offers an interesting solution to this dilemma.  Consisting of an adapter that attaches to the device and a charge pad that is pluggedRead More…

Charge 3 devices at a time – iLuv iAD117 Adapter

on Thursday, August 13th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

iLuv has just announced the iAD 117 Triple USB Port Power Adapter and iAD116 Mini USB Power Adapter. This new series of small easy to carry power adapters aimed at travelers wanting to lighten their gadget load. The iAD117 features 3-USB ports for charging up to 3-devices at once and is available in international versions.Read More…