The Rubik's Cube was very popular when I was a kid and that means I seemed to get one every Christmas for a few years. Mostly they were given by relative who I suspect hated me. The Rubik's Cube was the single most frustrating gift I ever received, and that counts the 1400 piece puzzle printed on both sides I had.
Many people are realizing that they are wasting lots of electricity when it comes to charging their mobile devices with plain old wall chargers. These chargers consume the same amount of power whether or not your phone is plugged into them. Ventev has announce its new energy-efficient charger called the EcoCHARGE.
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.
I am all for lots of research into battery technology. The better the batteries we can get in our phones and laptops, the longer we can go between charges. Last week Nokia filed a patent app for a batteyr that uses kinetic energy to recharge itself. If you could combine that Nokia tech with the new Li2S/Silicon Rechargeable Battery tech, we might have the ideal battery.
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.
Novero has several products that are for Bluetooth mobile phones. The last new product from the company was the Lexington headset unveiled in February. Novero is unveiling three new products this week called TheTalkyOne, TheTravelOne, and TheCarOne.
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.
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.
I am a huge fan of wireless charging solutions for mobile phones, particularly the iPhone. Digging out your charge cable and plugging the device in each night is a pain for many of us and Case-Mate has a new case and wireless charger called the Hug that cuts the wires.
The last time Nokia issued a massive recall on its mobile devices it was for faulty battery packs. Nokia today issued a recall that covers about 14 million mobile phone chargers that the company says were built by a third party.