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Powerbag Business Class Pack review

Powerbag Business Class Pack review

During this last week at CES 2012, an absolute massacre of running, typing, snatching quick snacks, tripping over wires, smashing into walls, and most importantly, transferring electronics in and out of my rucksack of choice, I've got to say one thing about the Powerbag Business Class Pack: I've never seen another backpack keep all the pieces separate and organized the way this one does so very successfully. It's almost like the fact that this sack has a rechargeable battery in the bottom of it is a bonus feature, that's how much I've enjoyed using it to tote my devices through Las Vegas. The 6,000 mAh battery certainly does add frosting to the cake, also, when it comes down to it.

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HyperJuice External Battery for MacBook 2012 Lineup hands-on

HyperJuice External Battery for MacBook 2012 Lineup hands-on

If you're listening to HyperJuice in any one of their many outlets for advertisement, you'll know that they are, indeed, the only external battery for the MacBook, working for any laptop in the Apple line, branded and shaped as such as well. What we got to see this year at CES 2012 was their current 2012 line of batteries sized at 150Wh, 100Wh, 60Wh, and the massive 222Wh. This group has one excellent value proposition for those of you out there in the field relying on the power of your MacBook with worries of a lack of battery hours and a need for a fashionable tote-along that matches the goods.

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3M MP220 Mobile Pico Projector hands-on

3M MP220 Mobile Pico Projector hands-on

Pico and pocket projectors have continued to evolve and improve and are become increasingly popular. While just a few short years ago the thought of having 50 lumens of brightness on a battery powered device seemed out of reach. 3M has continued to bring the latest and greatest in projectors to the table. It might not be the brightest, or last the longest but they've found a great happy medium with the MP220.

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Brookstone iPhone 4 DLP Projector Sleeve hands-on

Brookstone iPhone 4 DLP Projector Sleeve hands-on

For a while we thought smartphones would start to adopt the idea of having built-in projectors but that never hit the mainstream. For those still looking for such an option and have a new iPhone 4S loaded full of pictures and videos of friends or family Brookstone has you covered. Showing off their iPhone 4(S) DLP projector case sleeve at CES 2012.

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Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX hands-on

Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX hands-on

Motorola earlier today announced the rumored DROID RAZR MAXX. For those confused as Motorola just recently launched the original DROID RAZR, the RAZR MAXX is almost the same phone only slightly thicker and offering unparalleled battery life -- especially for a 4G LTE device. This new addition comes complete with a 3,300 mAh battery and manages to stay almost RAZR thin.

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Solar lighted cover for Kindle

Solar lighted cover for Kindle

SolarFocus has released the first solar-charged cover for the Kindle e-Reader. As if your Kindle didn't already have great battery life, they've gone ahead and integrated a 1500mAh battery into the case. There is also an LED light that pops out once a button is pressed on the cover.

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SolarKindle case packs sun-charged battery and reading lamp

SolarKindle case packs sun-charged battery and reading lamp

E-Ink's power-sipping frugality makes it an ideal partner to solar panels, and so it's hard to believe SolarFocus' SolarKindle idea hasn't been offered before. A combination case, recharging system and LED light for the Kindle ereader, the new accessory is fronted by a bank of solar cells that recharge an integrated 1,500 mAh battery pack. That battery can be used to top up your Kindle's power, turn on the flip-out LED lamp, or both.

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Apple patents everything from MagSafe to icons in latest grants

Apple patents everything from MagSafe to icons in latest grants

The legal team at Apple's newest round of granted patents include the 3D Camera Direction you'll currently find in Motion, their second generation MagSafe Connectors, the iMac, and the original Thunderbolt display. It really seems like Apple's list of patent applications as captured by Patently Apple never, ever stops, doesn't it? Perhaps most important to this equation is Jonathan Ive appearing on the applications to essentially all of the physical designs here, this along with a host of other creators of course. If only there were a gigantic list of which Apple items had patents and which were yet to be won!

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Apple exploring fuel-cell-powered MacBooks

Apple exploring fuel-cell-powered MacBooks

Two of Apple's patent applications surfaced this week at the US Patent and Trademark Office revealing that the Cupertino company is exploring ways to use fuel cell technology to power its future MacBooks and other computing devices. The use of fuel cells will allow for even smaller and lighter designs than the current battery-powered devices.

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