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PSA: Your Apple AC adapter may need to be replaced

PSA: Your Apple AC adapter may need to be replaced

As of this week, Apple has issued a warning for owners and users of a certain set of Apple-brand AC wall plug adapters around the world. While there's likely no immediate danger to you and yours, Apple isn't taking any chances with this program, suggesting that "in very rare cases, the two prong Apple AC wall plug adapters designed for use in Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Argentina and Brazil may break and create a risk of electrical shock if touched."

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myFC JAQ is a small fuel cell charger that slips into a purse

myFC JAQ is a small fuel cell charger that slips into a purse

Keeping your gadgets charged up and working when you are away from an outlet is a challenge. There are plenty of small battery packs out there that can do the job, but they have to be plugged in themselves. That means that you can only use them for a day or so before they need to be recharged. Fuel cell chargers are different with the ability to charge your gadgets as long as you have fuel for the cell.

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Innergie PowerGear USB-C 45 charger supports multiple voltages

Innergie PowerGear USB-C 45 charger supports multiple voltages

Apple's new line of MacBook notebook computers charge using a small USB-C connector. The upside to this small port is that it is compact and take up little space allowing notebooks to be thinner. The downside is that there aren't that many available aftermarket power adapters to choose from. A company called Innergie has a new USB-C power adapter that supports multiple DC output voltages.

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Heat Harvest turns wasted heat around the house into power

Heat Harvest turns wasted heat around the house into power

Developers Sergey Komardenkov and Vihanga Gore have developed an interesting device dubbed Heat Harvest. The device is designed to be used by itself or integrated into other objects like your kitchen table. Heat Harvest captures wasted heat from objects and turns that heat into electricity that can be used for other needs.

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Why Huawei’s fast-charging batteries may be worth getting excited about

Why Huawei’s fast-charging batteries may be worth getting excited about

Today we've seen a rare look at a smartphone technology that's in development stages and might actually be delivered as a final product. While many startups are creating technology that's either absurd or many times unlikely to see the light of day, Huawei appears to be bringing their own "Watt Lab" to show off its tech chops in a feature that may not just be implemented real soon - it'll be downright practical to use. Here Huawei has a smartphone with a battery that charges faster, but doesn't lower its lifespan in the process.

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Compact Zolt Laptop Charger Plus can also charge mobiles

Compact Zolt Laptop Charger Plus can also charge mobiles

While most laptops are slimming down, the power bricks they come with are going the opposite trend. If you're a road warrior who always works on the go, the irony of the situation isn't lost on you. Realizing this problem and seeing the potential market for a solution, Zolt, with funding from Intel Capital, has come out with the Zolt Laptop Charger Plus, a laptop charger whose ultra compact size belies its power. In fact, it is powerful enough to charge two more USB-connected devices at the same time.

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This Nomad wallet has a 2,400mAh battery for iPhone charging

This Nomad wallet has a 2,400mAh battery for iPhone charging

There are probably three things that top the list of objects people never leave home without: their phone, keys, and wallet. Now, Nomad wants to let us use one of those items to charge the charge the other. The company has just announced a new portable charger in the form of the Wallet for iPhone, a common looking bifold wallet, but with a 2,400mAh battery hidden inside.

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Quarter battery charges up with MacBook cord, powers your iPhone

Quarter battery charges up with MacBook cord, powers your iPhone

There's a mobile power bank device out there called Quarter. It's pretty neat. You may have been confused by what it does if you've already heard about it. Let me tell you what it's all about. Quarter is a battery, one that you charge up - fill up with power, that is to say - then stick in your backpack for later. Later, you take it out, plug in the cord that charges your iPhone, and let this battery power up your iPhone instead of looking for an outlet.

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R2-D2 reimagined as festive lawn ornament, wall charger

R2-D2 reimagined as festive lawn ornament, wall charger

Chief among all Star Wars characters is R2-D2, at least when it comes to gadgets inspired by the characters. We've seen the mech droid in many shapes and sizes, with everything from shower heads to teapots being available. If you tried hard enough, you could find a way to slip the droid into every room of your house. And, now, with the newest gadgets to surface, you get him in your laptop bag and on your lawn, too.

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Belkin Charge Dock charges iPhone and Apple Watch

Belkin Charge Dock charges iPhone and Apple Watch

Belkin has unveiled a new Charge Dock for iPhone users that has a nice additional feature for users of the Apple Watch. The Charge Dock has provision to charge both the iPhone and the Apple Watch at the same time. That means you need only one charging solution for both of your prized Apple gadgets. The dock will charge an iPhone even if it is in a case.

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WallJax is a floating wireless charging shelf for your wall

WallJax is a floating wireless charging shelf for your wall

Wireless charging is upon us, and if you've finally picked up a device that supports the technology, you're likely in want of an adequate charging base. No one wants an ugly wireless charger sitting on the end table -- something embedded would be a better choice, as would a charger that doesn't, upon first glance, actually look like a charger. WallJax is one such example.

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Belkin’s Travel Rockstar is a battery pack with AC & USB ports

Belkin’s Travel Rockstar is a battery pack with AC & USB ports

Belkin has just announced a new multi-feature mobile battery pack that just might come in handy the next you're on the road with multiple devices. Dubbed the Travel Rockstar Battery Pack + Charger + Surge, the device is not only a battery for charging on the go, but also a surge protector and a charger that turns a single AC outlet into two. Along with the dual AC outlets is a standard USB port, and inside is a 3000 mAh battery.

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