Battery

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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Tethercell lets you control battery powered devices from your phone

Tethercell lets you control battery powered devices from your phone

We've seen our share of cool devices and ideas here at SlashGear, but this one might just rank up with the best of them. Today at ShowStoppers we got to take a look at a new technology called Tethercell, which incidentally went live on crowdfunding site Indiegogo earlier today. Tethercell has received a significant amount of funding in its first day, due to the simple fact that it allows you to control your battery powered devices from your smartphone.

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Mojo Hi5 adds a removable extra battery to your iPhone 5

Mojo Hi5 adds a removable extra battery to your iPhone 5

If you have an iPhone 5 and you're the sort of user who spends a lot of time using your smartphone away from an outlet, you want to check out the new Mojo Hi5. The Hi5 is a case that protects your iPhone 5 from drops and scratches but also has a battery that can snap on the back to extend the runtime of your smartphone. The case will launch on December 8 and can be pre-ordered now.

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GM partners with ABB to create backup power storage units with old Volt batteries

GM partners with ABB to create backup power storage units with old Volt batteries

One of the biggest concerns many automotive manufacturers has with electric vehicles, and hybrids is what to do with the batteries once they are no longer appropriate for automotive use. General Motors has been conducting an investigation into what to do with the batteries from its Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle once those batteries are removed from the vehicles. GM announced a partnership with ABB today to reuse those Volt batteries.

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