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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. The [...]

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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 battery [...]

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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. This [...]

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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 energy [...]

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posted in Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News

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. Recently [...]

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posted in iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, 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 like [...]

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posted in News, Travel Gear

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 charger [...]

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posted in Gear, News

Geek Going Green

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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posted in Home, Kitchen, News

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. Reading Eliminate Cable Clutter with the IDAPT Charging System, I was moved to [...]

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posted in Articles, Do-It-Yourself, How-To

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 [...]

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posted in Gear, News

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 [...]

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posted in Computer Gear, Laptops and Gear, News

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. The unit is [...]

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posted in iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Travel Gear

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 four [...]

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posted in iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Travel Gear

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 [...]

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posted in Gear, News

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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posted in Gear, Travel Gear

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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posted in Laptops and Gear