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.
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.
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.
Wireless charging has become a very big deal over the last few months. I know many people who don't want to have to deal with plugging in wires when they want to charge the mobile phone or other devices. The WildCharge system has been around for a while now and today marks the launch of a new product called the Powermat that can charge multiple devices at once.
Keeping your gadgets charged up when on the road can be a challenge, especially if you use them a lot. I know when I travel my iPhone always seems to be nearing shutdown and my netbook seems to run out of power at the worst time. IGo has announced a new charger for travelers called the iGo Charge Anywhere.
Many of the gadgets I like to take with me when I travel charge from USB ports or AC adapters that have USB connectors. That means that I can pretty much take one cable or charger for many of my devices and be just fine.