Battery

PWRglass increases Google Glass battery life thrice-fold

PWRglass increases Google Glass battery life thrice-fold

Google Glass is a lot of things, but long-lived on a charge isn't one of them. The device's battery life has been the subject of criticism from users and concern from others, with some finding that heavy Glass usage decreases the battery's life faster than they prefer. To solve this problem, an inventor has created a wrap-around external battery called PWRglass that triples Glass's battery life.

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Nokia EOS/Lumia 1020 battery-case accessory caught in wild

Nokia EOS/Lumia 1020 battery-case accessory caught in wild

Nokia will offer a combination external battery and case for the upcoming EOS/Lumia 1020 41-megapixel Windows Phone, according to a new leak purportedly showing the accessory, making the smartphone more photographer-friendly. The case, shared with Russian site Izvestia, clips onto the new EOS complete with a large hole for its protruding PureView lens, and apparently accommodates a 1,020 mAh battery.

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Apple patents curved battery: space saving for iWatch

Apple patents curved battery: space saving for iWatch

Now that Tim Cook has effectively paved the way - without saying so - for Apple to create wearable devices in the near or distant future, the appearance of a so-called "curved battery" in the US Patent office isn't all that much of a surprise. While it's not a guarantee of any bit or piece of technology using this battery any time soon - Apple often patents technology without using it, ever - it does open some rather interesting miniature doors of possibility.

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Mophie Juice Pack for HTC One Review

Mophie Juice Pack for HTC One Review

The nightly recharge is a fact of life with most modern smartphones, and the HTC One is no different, but what if you could double your runtime and protect your expensive new toy in the process? That's what Mophie promises from the Juice Pack for the HTC One, a combination external battery and hard case that, when wrapped around your phone, should let even the most ambitious power-user escape the tyranny of the charger. All that flexibility comes at a price, however: $99.95 and a considerably larger device in your pocket. Is the Mophie Juice Pack worth the compromise? Read on for our full review.

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Mophie Juice Pack for HTC One offers to double your Zoe-time

Mophie Juice Pack for HTC One offers to double your Zoe-time

Mophie may be best known for its Juice packs for the iPhone, but the company has made one of its rare Android detours with a battery case for the HTC One. Shipping now, in black at least, the Mophie Juice Pack for the HTC One squeezes a 2,500 mAh battery - 200 mAh more than the One itself has - into a bow-backed shell for the smartphone, that the company claims can boost runtime by 100-percent.

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