Battery Charger

Solar Vox is a Portable Solar-Powered Charger Looking for Funding

Solar Vox is a Portable Solar-Powered Charger Looking for Funding

For a concept design to become real, and find its way into consumers all over the world, it needs money. That's where Kickstarter comes in. A service designed to help creators find the means to get their ideas off the ground, and hopefully onto shelves where people can actually buy them. We've seen an iPod Nano watch hit the big time thanks to Kickstarter, and now a solar-powered portable gadget charger is looking for some funding. Designed by Eric Strebel, it's a simple device with a lot of potential.

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iFan Charges your iPhone Thanks to the Wind

iFan Charges your iPhone Thanks to the Wind

There are a couple of different options out there for someone to keep their iPhone, or other mobile device, charged, even if they aren't near a power outlet. While most of them focus on the power of the sun, the new iFan charger for the iPhone puts its attention on wind power. As of right now, the design is just a modification, and not actually a "ready for the market" device.

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Armour Home Announces “Q2,” The World’s Easiest to Use Internet Radio

Armour Home Announces “Q2,” The World’s Easiest to Use Internet Radio

This radio consists of a 10cm cube made of nothing but cuteness. Armour acts on the idea that although they've got thousands of choices on the daily, listeners of internet radio regularly only listen to 2 or 3. Because of this, the Q2 cube allows users to select from their favorite four stations at any one time, programming them in when they turn their Q2 on for the first time by plugging them into a Mac or PC machine. After that, there's no need to ever go back to any more difficulty in using the cube other than charging up the battery.

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Chevy Volt 240V home charging unit gets a price

Chevy Volt 240V home charging unit gets a price

Green car fans all around the country have been excited to see the Chevy Volt finally hit the market and get a MSRP. The high cost to purchase the Volt was a bit of a letdown for many, but the lease rates are reasonable. Many who buy the volt will also want a home charger for the car that allows the battery packs to be topped of as quickly as possible.

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Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 4

Mophie Juice Pack Air for iPhone 4

For each generation of iPhone, there's been a Mophie Juice Pack to bolster its battery. Apple may have refined its smartphones' power requirements over each generation, but getting a full day's use has often been beyond most app-addict users. The iPhone 4 certainly has longer-legs than its predecessors, but Mophie's promise to "virtually double" runtime with the new Juice Pack Air is appealing all the same. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Magic Trackpad Review

Magic Trackpad Review

External trackpads aren't exactly new, but Apple has managed to instill no small degree of excitement into their new Magic Trackpad by virtue of their multitouch technology. Essentially the trackpad from a MacBook Pro, sliced out and blown up, the wireless peripheral promises to bring gestures Apple's mobile users have been enjoying to their desktop compatriots. Check out the SlashGear review after the cut.

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Apple Battery Charger claims lowest “vampire draw”

Apple Battery Charger claims lowest “vampire draw”

Looks like we spoke too soon when we said the new 27-inch LED Cinema Display was Apple's last new product of the morning; they've also slipped out a new Apple Battery Charger, intended for use with battery-powered peripherals like the Magic Mouse and Magic Trackpad.  The Cupertino company reckons their new charger is "optimized" for their own batteries, though of course it'll rejuice any AA-sized NiMH cells you slot in.

In the box is the charger itself and six batteries, with Apple claiming up to a 10-year lifespan for them.  Also making the whole thing a little more earth-friendly is the fact that it apparently has the lowest "vampire draw" (or standby power consumption) of "any similar charger on the market": just 30 milliwatts, in fact.

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