When I go on a vacation or business trip, I seem to always have issues charging all my USB enabled gadgets. I either forget to bring along a bazillion individual USB AC adapters or I have issues running out of USB ports on my laptop. Sometimes I don’t even want to bring my laptop on […]
Batteries and Chargers
Scosche announces availability of their reCOIL retractable car charger for the iPod and iPhone. $29.99 will get you a retractable charger that you can use in your car. I like the idea that I won’t have loose cables laying around and getting tangled.
Sleek. That is the word that seems to describe the Tekkeon MP3700 “myPower ALL Plus with Auto Detect” portable power unit the best. Boasting a smooth, nicely curved, shiny form with a simple button and LEDs on the top, this is one sharp-looking peripheral. Just looking at it, I knew this was going to be
Go Green with this 1500mAh solar charger from epogo. Comes with 12 connectors covering all popular mobile phones, handheld games consoles such as Nintendo DS and Sony PSP and MP3 players including iPods.
Callpod has recently released a dual device rechargeable battery charging system called the Fueltank. The Fueltank can charge two mobile devices simultaneously and act as a through-put charger when you are near a electrical outlet. This mobile charging system utilizes the same adapters as their ChargePod charging system. While the ChargePod system is able to
Have any of you considered solar power for charging your devices? If you have, the Portable Multi-Purpose Solar Charger from Brando looks like it might be a pretty good (although somewhat bulky and expensive) way to accomplish that task. It can output 24V, 22V, 16V@4A and 5V@500mA power. High power capacity is provided by a
Most of the gadgets that I use have batteries that recharge via USB. But one of the most important devices that I use for every review that I write for The Gadgeteer, uses AA batteries – a speedlight flash for my Nikon digital camera. Of course I don’t use regular old alkaline AAs to power that flash, I use rechargeable NiMH batteries. To charge them, I have an ancient Radio Shack charger that takes forever to charge. For that fact, I’ve been on the lookout for a smaller and faster charger. The folks at Engergizer have sent me their compact charger to review. Let’s take it for a test drive…
USB Geek sells all sorts of geeky products that require a USB to operate them. They recently sent me their MultiCellular Battery Charger, which I was curious about and happy to review…
Are you the type of person that sacrifices perfection to buy one gadget that can do multiple things, but is the master of none of them. Or do you prefer to buy the best gadget for each task? I fall somewhere in the middle of those two scenarios, but want a multi-tasking device to be a master of all ;o) The PowerTune All-in-One iPod Battery Pack / Speaker / Case / Stand from macally is a four function device. But is it the master of all them? Let’s find out…
The Smart Backup Battery for iPhone / iPod by Richard | Solo is a great accessory for those who travel or need additional power for their iPod or iPhone during the day. It is definitely small and light enough to have in your laptop bag whenever you leave the house… just in case you need a little extra juice on the fly.
My guess is your list of personal gadgets rival Julieâ€™s. With your coveted collection, you probably have a charger for each item and an issue with storing the chargers. If youâ€™re like me, you have a countertop full of phones and charges taking up much-needed counter space. Or, you have trouble remembering to charge your phone. Here to streamline the charging of your devices is the Power Station Organizer by ReSource. The nice folks at X-Treme Geek sent one to me to review.
The iPhone has been on the market for a little over one month now, which means that the accessories are starting to pour in. The first iPhone accessory that I’m going to tell you about is XtremeMac’s InCharge Auto car charger.
There is one power source that is available to everyone, almost regardless to their global location. This power source that doesn’t require sending humans into the bowels of the earth, the use of fossil fuels, nuclear reactors or the creation of pollution as a by-product. Of course I am referring to solar energy, and today
Last week we had to take an impromptu overnight trip to Austin. Because Steve had things that he needed to keep up with email-wise, he brought along mini-me, my aging Fujitsu P2110. The battery on that laptop is not holding much of a charge anymore, but he figured it would last for at least an
Product Requirements: Device: Various mobile phones (see site for list) Here at the Gadgeteer, we’re always on the lookout for something ‘different’ to review. So, when the folks at SideWinder contacted me to ask if I was interested in reviewing a manual powered cell phone charger, I said sure! Just the idea of cranking for