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PowerSkin Battery Case for iPhone 5 Review

PowerSkin Battery Case for iPhone 5 Review

With the PowerSkin battery case for the iPhone 5 we've got an official implementation of Apple's own Lightning connection inside a tested-and-true form factor. From the external battery accessory makers behind similar designs for some of the most popular smartphones to hit the market over the past few years. Your iPhone 5 is protected along its sides and back from damage (in a very basic way) while you get an extra 1500mAh of power to rock and roll all day and night long.

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PowerSkin for iPhone 5 now available

PowerSkin for iPhone 5 now available

Back during CES, we mentioned that PowerSkin was working on a number of external battery cases for the Apple iPhone line. Not too long ago we talked about the company's PoP'n case that sticks to the back of the iPhone 5. If you didn't like the idea of a battery hanging off the back of your smartphone, you may prefer the PowerSkin case that is now available.

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Researchers create foldable, stretchable lithium-ion battery

Researchers create foldable, stretchable lithium-ion battery

John Rogers, a physical chemist and materials engineer, and Yonggang Huang, a mechanical engineer, teamed up to develop something that sounds like it is straight out of a science fiction novel - a lithium-ion battery that can be stretched and folded. Because of its (pardon the pun) flexibility, this battery could be used in devices where conventional batteries just won't work.

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PowerSkin PoP’n Review: Apple certified iPhone 5 battery coolness

PowerSkin PoP’n Review: Apple certified iPhone 5 battery coolness

It's high time you got some external battery solutions for that brand new iPhone 5, isn't it? Why not have a peek at this fancy little monster from PoP'n, brand new to the market this week and ready for action with Apple-Certified Lightning connection for your current-gen Apple products. Of course it's made specifically for the iPhone 5, so we'll be having a peek at that first - but note that this battery pack comes in different iterations as well: microUSB being one of them.

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Boeing completes first 787 test flight following battery investigation

Boeing completes first 787 test flight following battery investigation

It's been quite a dramatic beginning for the 787 Dreamliner, probably one that Boeing and the airlines weren't hoping for, but reoccurring failures to the lithium-ion batteries in several 787 aircrafts resulted in the entire fleet getting ground in order to investigate the issue. However, after a few weeks of investigating and troubleshooting, Boeing has completed its first flight of the 787 following the grounding.

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Mugen Power offers new 1800 mAh extended battery for Lumia 820

Mugen Power offers new 1800 mAh extended battery for Lumia 820

If you're the owner of the Nokia Lumia 820 smartphone that is desperate to get additional runtime from your device, you might like this new extended battery from Mugen. I say you might like this new extended battery, because the stock battery offers 1650 mAh of power while this extended battery offers 1800 mAh. That's not exactly a huge amount of extra runtime.

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