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Universal Wrist Charger from ThinkGeek

on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010
Posted in: News, Travel Gear

ThinkGeek offers a very portable, wearable universal charger they call the Bracer of Battery Life +2.  Unlike most charge-as-you-go chargers, this battery-extender doesn’t ruin the sleek lines of your phone, mp3 player, or gaming device, and you don’t need a different one for each of your gadgets.  You wear the Bracer on your wrist likeRead More…

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AT&T’s new ZERO Charger doesn’t suck…

on Friday, March 19th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

It doesn’t suck power. As in vampire power, the new buzz term for chargers that continue to slurp electricity even when they are not actively charging your phone. AT&T’s soon to be released ZERO Charger automatically shuts down when it is not in use, eliminating 100% of vampire power. The ZERO is an AC chargerRead More…

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Geek Going Green

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Friday, February 26th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

It’s no secret that everyone is looking for new ways to save power for whatever reason; either because you want to be “greener” or you want to lower your power bills from the “vampire suck” of plugged in but turned off electronics.  For $40.00, TV TrickleSaver shuts off the flow of power to your gamingRead More…

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Track Electrical Usage and Program Devices to Power On/Off

on Monday, February 8th, 2010
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

The Kill-A-Watt Graphic Timer displays the daily, weekly, monthly and yearly power usage of a connected device on its large backlit LCD. We’ve reviewed Kill-A-Watt products before (see related posts below), but this gadget goes one step further by providing a programmable timer feature with up to 96 programmable on/off settings per day. It alsoRead More…

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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.

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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…

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Go Green with a Touch of a Button

on Sunday, January 17th, 2010

It might look like something that Dr. Seuss might eat for breakfast, but this Green egg looking USB device is a button. The USB Green Button from Solutions has been designed to put your Windows or Mac computer into low power mode when pressed. This is one of those devices that no one really needsRead More…

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DLO WallDock iPod Charger Review

on Thursday, January 14th, 2010

The DLO WallDock iPod Charger is a simple and effective gadget for anyone with one or more iPods/iPhones. This is a brain dead simple device weighing not much more than an iPod cable. No manual, no setup, nothing to configure – plug it into a wall socket and you’re ready to go.

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Brunton Solaris i6 Foldable Solar iPod Charger

on Sunday, December 13th, 2009

If you are the outdoor type who likes to take along your iPod or iPhone, you’ll need a way to keep your device charged.  The Brunton Solaris i6 is a foldable solar charger that comes with an iPod charging cable.  It opens up to 29 X 9 inches and weighs 7.1 ounces.  It has fourRead More…

NewerTech NuPower Charge and Sync+

on Wednesday, December 9th, 2009
Posted in: Gear, News

Charge and sync your devices with the NewerTech NuPower Charge and Sync+ 3-in-1 portable charger, battery pack, and sync solution for iPhone, iPod, cellphones, digital cameras, and other devices. It gives you the ability to recharge your device via a standard AC outlet or add extra run time with the built-in 1400mAh battery. You canRead More…

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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…

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Duracell Instant Charger Review

By: Alisa Clark
on Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

I love power, and when my gadgets have enough juice for the whole day, then all is right in the world. Nothing brings me more joy than being able to whip out a phone, netbook, mp3 player, or camera and know that I will have enough power to do whatever I want. Duracell has madeRead More…

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Duracell GoMobile Recharger Review

on Sunday, October 11th, 2009
Posted in: Gear, Travel Gear

My family has started using a lot of AAA and AA batteries lately.  I’ve been looking around for a recharger that was economical and didn’t have a lot of space devoted to battery sizes we don’t routinely use.  I jumped at the chance to try the Duracell GoMobile recharger when Julie offered.  The GoMobile chargesRead More…

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Callpod introduces the Fueltank DUO multi-device charger

on Friday, September 25th, 2009
Posted in: Uncategorized

Callpod’s new Fueltank DUO can simultaneously charge two electronic devices without the use of an AC outlet. It has a built-in rechargeable lithium ion battery which has more than 7 times the capacity of a standard mobile phone (I’m still waiting to hear back about the exact mAh). The Fueltank utilizes device-specific adapters – theRead More…

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Power your laptop with your feet – YoGen Max

on Friday, September 25th, 2009
Posted in: Laptops and Gear

Ben Udkow sent me an email this morning telling me that I have to test this product… It’s the YoGen Max; a foot operated, portable charger for laptop computers. I’m all for trying alternative energy solutions, but would you buy / use something like this with your laptop? It’s bulkier than a typical AC adapterRead More…

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TrickleStar TV TrickleSaver Power-Strip Review

By: cobinrox
on Friday, September 18th, 2009

The TrickleStar TrickleSaver is a device that can cut down on the “vampire” or stand-by power used by secondary devices in your video (or other electronic) system.  It uses a “master/slave” mechanism, where the “master” (normally your TV set) controls when the “slave” (or “slaves” such as VCR, game console, cable box or other devicesRead More…

Extra power for your iPhone without extra bulk – Lenmar PowerPort

on Sunday, September 6th, 2009
Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod

There are a bazillion companies selling external battery chargers for the iPhone and other USB enabled devices. This power packs are really convenient when you’re away from your computer or a wall outlet and your favorite gadget is low on juice. But it seems like most of them are pretty bulky and expensive. I justRead More…

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Artwizz Powerbat Review

on Monday, July 27th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

For the last couple of weeks, I’ve been carrying the Artwizz Powerbat around in my gear bag.  I’ve already had the pleasure of reviewing the Artwizz Woodphones, which I really liked, so I’ve got high expectations for this product.

Tiny ElectraShields – Protect your laptop from surges

on Monday, July 20th, 2009
Posted in: Laptops and Gear

Tiny ElectraShields are small modules that plug in between a laptop’s power brick and power cord. It will protect your laptop computer and other sensitive electronics that use C6 and C8 power cords from the damaging effects of power surges and spikes. An indicator light lets you know it’s protecting your computer. Following a destructiveRead More…

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Pyramid power – literally

on Sunday, July 12th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

The PowrAmid is a new take on a product that’s been around for years and years – the lowly power strip. It works just like an ordinary surge protected power strip, but the dome-like shape of the PowrAmid makes it easier to accommodate larger AC adapters that sometimes overlap more than one outlet. It hasRead More…

iGo chargers now Palm Pre and iPhone 3G S compatible

on Saturday, July 11th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

If you’ve been looking for a mobile charger for the Palm Pre or iPhone 3G S, iGo has just announced that their popular multi-tip iGo Everywhere power adapters are now compatible with both of these newest smartphones. Full press release after the jump.

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Case-Mate BlackBerry Bold 9000 Fuel – Rechargeable Battery Pack Holster Review

on Thursday, June 11th, 2009
Posted in: Miscellaneous

I take my Blackberry Bold with me everywhere I go (and yes many would say I am a Crackberry addict). I regularly drain the battery to near empty using it to check/answer my emails, make phone calls (using my bluetooth headset), text message, IM, surf the Net, tether my laptop to at&t’s 3G network, playRead More…

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2600mAh of extra juice for your iPhone or Blackberry

on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009
Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod

The Dexim BluePack S3 packs a rechargeable 2600mAh battery into a relatively smallish package. It will extend your iPhone, iPod, Blackberry for up to 10 hours talking time,12 hours video playing time or 72 hours music playing time. It even has a built in LED flash light. It’s available now at Richardsolo.com for $89.95. TheRead More…

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

Dexim iPhone/iPod Dual Dock Charging Station Review

on Friday, May 1st, 2009
Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod

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.

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iPWR juices your iPhone and Blackberry on the go

on Thursday, April 9th, 2009
Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod

Wireless Input has just announced the iPWR and iPWR mini mobile backup batteries for iPhones, iPods, Blackberries, Nokias and other phones. The iPWR has 1800mAh capacity battery and extends standby for up to 360 hours, music up to 40 hours, video up to 10 hours and talk time up to 7 hours. The iPWR miniRead More…