Battery

New microbatteries can jump-start your car battery and still charge your phone

New microbatteries can jump-start your car battery and still charge your phone

The researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed new microbatteries that are extremely small in size, but pack a huge amount of power. Not only do they pack a huge punch, but they recharge "1,000 times faster than competing technologies", according to the research team. The team wanted to find a solution to the dilemma that afflicts current power sources, where power sources can either have a lot of power, or have a lot of energy, not both at the same time.

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PowerSkin launches the first battery case for the BlackBerry Z10

PowerSkin launches the first battery case for the BlackBerry Z10

If you're a BlackBerry fan that decided to get yourself a new Z10 smartphone, PowerSkin has announced a new accessory you may be interested in. The company has unveiled what it claims to be the first battery case specifically made for the BlackBerry Z10. We are very familiar with the company's PowerSkin line of battery cases since we've looked at them in the past for other devices such as the iPhone 5.

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Props Power Case props and powers your iPad

Props Power Case props and powers your iPad

If you're heavy user of the Apple iPad looking to extend the battery life of your device a company called Digital Treasures has unveiled some new cases that have integrated batteries just for Apple tablets. The series of cases is called the Props Power Case. The company offers cases to fit just about every iPad Apple makes.

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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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