Battery Charger

Micromax X352 cell phone packs tablet-charging battery

Micromax X352 cell phone packs tablet-charging battery

Micromax has introduced an interesting -- and somewhat odd -- portable battery for keeping one's tablet alive on the go: a dumb phone called the X352, which is equipped with a larger-than-necessary battery meant to run the phone and charge a secondary slate.

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Tiny Dart power adapter provides 65W of laptop power

Tiny Dart power adapter provides 65W of laptop power

Dart is a small laptop power adapter that is on Kickstarter right now looking to raise the money it needs to come to market. The Dart power adapter is a very small device designed to power a laptop from an outlet without taking up as much space in the outlet or your laptop bag as many units do. The Dart adapter can produce up to 65W of power and is aimed at thin and portable notebook users.

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Charger prototype offers 30-second smartphone charging

Charger prototype offers 30-second smartphone charging

We've seen a variety of new battery technologies over the years, the most intriguing of which being the prototype from Israeli startup StoreDot. The company has shown off the prototype for a rapid smartphone charger that can fully charge a Samsung Galaxy S4's battery in 30 seconds.

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European Parliament backs universal smartphone charger regulation

European Parliament backs universal smartphone charger regulation

Europe has worked for years to unify smartphones under a single charger -- the common microUSB -- with major companies expressing their support for the measure as far back as 2009 and getting the microUSB officially set as the charging standard a year or so later. Legislation was introduced by an EU committee last year to require a single charger system, which today received "overwhelming" approval from members of parliament.

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Wireless charging standards sign agreement: 3 become 2 [UPDATE: WPC comments]

Wireless charging standards sign agreement: 3 become 2 [UPDATE: WPC comments]

This week two of the three major wireless charging standards groups have signed an agreement which will have the two technologies be able to exist on the same device. This agreement has A4WP and PMA, aka the Alliance for Wireless Power and Power Matters Alliance, signing up to allow their two standards to work side-by-side. The odd-man-out is the WPC (Wireless Power Consortium), the group that works with Qi-standard charging.

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Apple wireless battery charging experiments could end up in iWatch

Apple wireless battery charging experiments could end up in iWatch

As mobile devices get more powerful and wearables start getting traction, the bottleneck of delivering a great user experience lies not on the processor anymore but on batteries. While other companies are sweating over the next battery revolution, Apple is reported to be taking a more muted approach and focusing on improving charging methods instead.

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Soccket ball uses gyroscopic mechanism to generate power from soccer play

Soccket ball uses gyroscopic mechanism to generate power from soccer play

Way back in 2010 we first talked about a cool soccer ball that was designed to charge your devices using an internal generator. The ball is called Soccket. Fast-forward several years and that gadget charging soccer ball is now available to purchase. The Soccket is available to buy for $99.

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Cobra’s JumPack will jumpstart your car, then charge your phone

Cobra’s JumPack will jumpstart your car, then charge your phone

If you’re like us, you’re mobile more than you’re stationary. Running around, your mobile device batteries get worn out. From time to time, so does your car battery. Both seem to die at the worst possible time, but Cobra might have something up their sleeve to help out.

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Tesla Model S software updated with power fluctuation safeguard

Tesla Model S software updated with power fluctuation safeguard

Tesla's Model S has been the subject of note when it comes to electric cars, lately due to a spat of fires that have affected a few of the units. Recently, a garage caught fire containing a Model S that was charging, something Tesla maintains was not caused by the Model S and that the Orange County Fire Authority says was related to the wall-charging system. Following this latest incident, Tesla Motors has pushed out a software update.

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ZeroHour modular tactical battery backup flashlight hits funding goal

ZeroHour modular tactical battery backup flashlight hits funding goal

If you are the sort of person that likes to be ready for anything, you may have a flashlight and a battery charger in your bag ready to use when you need it. A new flashlight called the ZeroHour turned up and it does a lot more than light your path in the dark. The ZeroHour flashlight is a modular tactical battery backup flashlight, which is a mouth full.

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NewTrent PowerPak Ultra packs 14000 mAh of rugged power

NewTrent PowerPak Ultra packs 14000 mAh of rugged power

When it comes to protecting our smartphones from damage and drops, many people resort to ruggedized cases that will protect the phone from drops and water. We don’t typically put that much thought into getting accessories for our smartphones and other devices that can withstand the elements. The typical external battery wouldn't survive a splash or drop.

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Tesla opens first Supercharger in Switzerland

Tesla opens first Supercharger in Switzerland

Tesla has announced the opening of a new Supercharger for Model S owners in Europe. The latest Supercharger location to open in Europe is the first amiable in Switzerland. The new Supercharger location has opened an electric corridor for Tesla owners between Zurich and Geneva.

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