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No more crawling under the desk to plug things in with the Wall Mounted Outlet Extender

on Friday, August 8th, 2014

I just put an Elfa shelving unit in my tiny kitchen with no counter space.  I now have a place to work while preparing food, but plugging in my little KitchenAid chopper requires me to crawl under the unit and reach behind the water cooler to plug it in.  I was thinking about getting aRead More…

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Bolse 5-port USB desktop charger review

By: Greg Carter
on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Perhaps, like me, your bedside table has evolved over time into a charging station. I run down the batteries in my devices during the day, and the nightstand is the most convenient place to both recharge the devices while I sleep and keep them nearby for nighttime reading, email or phone calls. I haven’t adapted gracefullyRead More…

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Cut costs and energy with Philips new PowerSensor displays

on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Computer Gear, News

Philip’s has just announced two new PowerSensor LED displays that cut energy costs up to 80% by detecting a user’s presence and automatically reducing the brightness when the person steps away from their computer. This not only reduces energy consumption and your electric bill, but it also helps prolong the life of the monitor. TheRead More…

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This power strip could get into Mensa

on Friday, May 9th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You’ve seen the Quirky Pivot Power strip, haven’t you?  It’s the one that has pivoting outlets that allow power plugs and those giant AC adapters fit better, so that you don’t lose some of the outlets because of chunky adapters.  Well, the Pivot Power Genius takes this flexible strip one better.  It still bends toRead More…

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Bracketron Smart Lantern review

on Friday, December 20th, 2013

If  you’ve ever been in a situation where one of your mobile devices has run out of power and there is no outlet around, you’d probably appreciate having a battery backup.  Bracketron’s solution is their Smart Lantern, which not only supplies the power, but also lights your way in the dark.  Here’s something you mayRead More…

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Roving Power Professional Power Pack review

on Friday, November 15th, 2013

I have become a huge fan of the portable battery backup solutions.  I have reviewed numerous ones here on the Gadgeteer and purchased numerous ones for family members.  In fact I have 3 backup battery solutions right now among the items in my daily gear, so I am a fan.  But all those solutions onlyRead More…

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Iron Man Power Pack review

on Thursday, June 20th, 2013

I am a gadget guy, so I am always in need of a power source.  I have gadgets of all shapes and sizes which of course need to be charged.  So my eyes are always peeled for a portable power source.  So when I spotted the Iron Man Power Pack (hereafter referred to as theRead More…

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Smartronix USB Power Meter reveals the power needs of your favorite USB devices

on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

If you like to tinker with your own electronics projects or are a data geek who needs to know how much juice your tablet, smartphone or other USB device really needs to charge via USB, the Smartronix USB Power Meter will provide that info. It can also tell you how much power a USB portRead More…

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Put your Pedaling to Good use with the ECOXPOWER Headlight + Smart Phone Charger

on Monday, September 3rd, 2012
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

If I was a bicycle enthusiast, I’d be all over the ECOXPOWER from ECOXGEAR. It’s a pedal powered front / rear headlight for your bike that can also charge your USB devices. As it is, I don’t ride bikes because I have bad knees. Or that’s what I tell people. Actually, I don’t ride bikesRead More…

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mrBEAMS ReadyBright Home Power Outage System Review

on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Living in New Hampshire has its benefits,  however, one annoyance is the frequent and sometimes prolonged power outages caused by trees falling on the power lines.  Some residents invest in automatic generators, but my approach was a manual backup generator, saving about 2/3 thirds the cost.  Using the  ReadyBright Power Outage Lighting System by mrBeams, IRead More…

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Bracketron Universal USB Power Dock Pro Flex Review

on Thursday, May 31st, 2012

When I drive, my iPhone is typically rattling around a cup holder or the center armrest between the front seats, neither of which is ideal. I cannot tell you the number of times it has fallen over or crashed to the floor of my vehicle. It is definitely not the ideal way to treat yourRead More…

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Plugbook – A Power Strip That Thinks it’s a Book

on Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

I’m sure most of us have a few powerstrips in use around our homes. They aren’t the sexiest looking devices and aren’t the easiest to store when not in use. A new Kickstarter project hopes to change that. It’s called the Plugbook and it offers 2 power recepticals with a retractable cable in the convenientRead More…

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Digital Zone Juicebar DO10-JB Pocket Solar Charger Review

on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

In my ever-present quest for more power for my gadgets, I was excited about the chance to review the solar DO10-JB Pocket Charger from Juicebar when the people at CableOrganizer offered to send one. I have tried other mobile power solutions that haven’t always cut the mustard, so to speak. But the price of this littleRead More…

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sOccket: Play Soccer and Generate Electricity at the Same Time

By: I Yarom
on Friday, July 8th, 2011
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

The sOccket is a soccer ball that captures and stores energy while being played. It was developed by four students from Harvard, as a project. They tried to connect two observations they had: (1) kids all over the world are playing soccer and (2) many kids in the undeveloped world don’t have electricity at home.Read More…

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Save Energy with the OnPlug

on Monday, July 4th, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

You’ve probably heard the term “Vampire Power”? It’s the power that some electronic devices “suck”, when they are plugged in, but not being used. One example of such a device is an AC adapter that charges your gadgets. In addition to being a huge waste of energy, Vampire power is something that you pay forRead More…

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Coalesse PowerPod Review

on Tuesday, March 8th, 2011
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Do you have a dusty old power strip under your desk? Isn’t it fun to stand on your head to plug and unplug your various gadget chargers when ever you need some juice? The Coalesse PowerPod is a power strip that you can display on top of your desk, instead of hiding it under yourRead More…

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Technocel Powerpak Review… an adult juice box.

on Sunday, September 5th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear

When my kids were younger, I spent vast amounts of money on juice boxes of all kinds, because when a kid is thirsty you gotta have some juice that’s easy to deal with “on the go”.  Trust me, spill a sippy-cup of Apple juice all over your car seats and you’ll be making a bee-lineRead More…

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Thin is in – DigiPower Jumpstart 1100mAh External Battery

on Monday, August 2nd, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

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 USBRead More…

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Now you can shower with your power strip!

on Friday, July 30th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The new power strip from Wet Circuits is water-resistant and shock-proof indoor/outdoor 4-outlet surge protector that has been designed to withstand the elements. You can even stick a tweezer in an outlet and you won’t be electrocuted. It’s currently (pun intended) for $35.

Extra juice for your Android and BlackBerry smartphones

on Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
Posted in: Android related, News

The Primo Battery Cube from Phonesuit is a cube shaped rechargeable battery pack for Android and Blackberry SmartPhones. Actually, it should work with any mini or micro USB enabled device. It’s very compact at 1.5 inches in length and width, but provides 1000mAh battery capacity. It also features a 4 point red LED display thatRead More…

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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…

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Charge while you walk with nPower PEG

on Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Tremont Electric has developed the nPower® PEG (Personal Energy Generator), a small, lightweight device that recharges your hand-held electronics from the kinetic energy you generate while walking, running, or biking.  Slip it in your backpack, briefcase, or purse and go about your daily activities. As you move, your PEG will continuously top-off its internal batteryRead More…

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Fight Power Suckage with Belkin’s Conserve Valet

on Monday, June 28th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News, Reviews

In an effort to continue the fight against vampire power suckers, Belkin’s new Conserve Valet power station gives us an energy efficient way to charge up to four of our electronic devices at a time. The benefit of the Valet is that it shuts itself off once all the connected devices have been charged. ThisRead More…

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ECO Button Puts your PC to Sleep for Savings

on Sunday, June 6th, 2010

I love Green gadgets, and I’m not just talking about their color. The ECO Button is a small device that connects to your Windows PC (sorry, no Mac support at this time) through the USB port. When you aren’t using your computer, you can press the Eco Button and your computer will go into energyRead More…

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Diamond DP1800 Mobile Battery Review

on Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

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.