It's been awhile since we last heard about Griffin's PowerDock 5 charging station -- back in January at CES, in fact. However, the company finally launched the new product today and is touting it as a central place to charge all of your mobile devices, including tablets, complete with five charging bays with their own USB port.
If you were wondering how it is that Nyko is bringing charger bases for both the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4's controllers - look no further. We had a quick chat with the folks at Nyko at E3 2013 this afternoon and got the quick once-over on how their unique technology works. Here well before the Xbox One or the PlayStation 4 are out in the public, Nyko is hitting it hard with unique abilities for the wireless controllers that will define the next generation in console gaming.
You might think the only way malware could ever get onto your phone is if you installed an app or some piece of software that was infested with malicious code, but it turns out that modified wall chargers can be used to hack phones as well. Researchers say they've built a custom iPhone wall charger that can install malware when connected to a device.
Nokia's Asha 501 may be catching the attention this morning for its slick design and $99 price, but the new DC-18 charger isn't going to let a smartphone get all the style kudos. It may only be an external power pack, but the Universal Portable USB Charger DC-18 manages to look better than most such bricks we've seen, though its 1,720 mAh capacity probably means you'll only get a single recharge out of it.
Just about every mobile gadget we use charges via a USB port. It doesn't matter if you use Android, the iPhone, or something else altogether, all of these gadgets use a USB cord and adapter that plugs into a wall outlet. If you use multiple devices is very easy to run out of outlets in your room or office to charge your portable devices at the end of the day.
Last summer we talked a couple times about a new charging device for the iPhone 4 and Android devices using a micro USB port. The device is called the ChargeCard and is a little credit card-size device designed to slip into your wallet so you always have a charger with you for your smartphone. Two versions of this device are now shipping globally.
The awesome backpack you see below is the Energi Backpack from the folks at TYLT. They're here at CES 2013 showing off a wide array of accessories for all sorts of users. From iPhone 5 cases, TYLT TUNZ Bluetooth speakers, fun multi-colored chargers and more. This new backpack available now is certainly made with those who carry multiple devices every day in mind. Read on for more details.
The new product announcements are coming at a furious pace already from CES 2013. One of the most interesting new products to surface from the show so far this year comes from Lilliputian Systems and is called the Nectar Mobile Power System. The system is the result of cooperation between Liliputian Systems and Brookstone.
Fiddling with wires when it's time to charge your favorite gadget can be irritating. There are number of wireless charging pads that sit on a desk or table that allow you to just sit your device down to charge without messing with wires. A new wireless conductive charging stand has surfaced from a company called iOmounts.