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 gaming [...]
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 also [...]
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.
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 be [...]
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 needs [...]
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 can [...]
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 have [...]
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 made [...]
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 charges [...]
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 – the [...]
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 adapter [...]
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 devices [...]
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 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 destructive [...]
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 has [...]
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.
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, play [...]