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AT&T ZERO Charger promises to kill “vampire draw”

AT&T ZERO Charger promises to kill “vampire draw”

While most people probably don't have several review cellphones lying around on their desk at any one time, the trickle of juice soaked up by even just one cellphone charger left unplugged is enough to add an unpleasant bump into your power bill.  AT&T have decided to do something about that - at least in part - and so they've announced the AT&T ZERO Charger, a PSU that apparently has no standby draw whatsoever.

That means you can unplug your cellphone when it has finished charging but leave the ZERO Charger itself plugged into the mains, without worrying about how much current it might still be drawing.  So far the AT&T Zero isn't available for sale, but you can sign up for more information and the carrier will get in touch when they're in stock.

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Novothink Solar Surge for iPhone and iPod touch debuts

Novothink Solar Surge for iPhone and iPod touch debuts

One day I hope that all my gadgets get power from the sun or other methods that don’t require me to remember to plug them in. I like my iPhone, but the thing sucks down power when I play games on it like a boozehound with a fresh six-pack. If you are out all day with your iPhone or iPod touch and want some extra juice, Novothink has a new solar charger called the Solar Surge that is just for you.

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Emerge Technologies unveils ETCHGNETB 40W retractable universal charger for netbooks

Emerge Technologies unveils ETCHGNETB 40W retractable universal charger for netbooks

One of the things I hate most about traveling is all the chargers for my gadgets that I have to pack up. I have chargers for my camera, for my iPhone, for my netbook, and for various other gadgets. Emerge Technologies has unveiled a new universal charger that is called the 40W Charger model ETCHGNETB that eliminates some of the chargers you will need to carry.

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New lithium-ion batteries can last 20 years, be charged over 10,000 times

New lithium-ion batteries can last 20 years, be charged over 10,000 times

Japanese company Eamex has claimed that they’ve discovered a way to significantly increase the lifespan of the high-capacity lithium-ion batteries that are used in hybrids/electric vehicles.  The new battery technology may go through over 10,000 times , and last approximately 20 years.  That’s leagues better than what we have at the moment - read on to see how they actually do just that.

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YoGen charger uses yo-yo action to charge gadgets

YoGen charger uses yo-yo action to charge gadgets

I will readily admit that the thought of a charger for my gadgets that requires no plugging in to charge its internal battery or long waits while it sits in the sun for a charge is very appealing. The YoGen Handheld Charger promises just that by having the user pull on a rip cord to generate electricity.

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Media Xtreme fuel-cell charger on sale at T-Mobile

Media Xtreme fuel-cell charger on sale at T-Mobile

T-Mobile are offering a fuel-cell portable power pack as an accessory for their cellphone range, one of the first mainstream fuel-cell applications targeted at everyday consumers.  The Medis 24/7 Xtreme Portable Power Solution runs on sealed cartridges of sodium borohydride, and can offer 20 Watt-hours from a single cartridge.

Each cell lasts up to 18 months unused, and is activated merely by squeezing it and slotting it into the charger device.  Once activated, the cell should last for up to 3 months, though Medis recommend using it within six weeks.

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