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Nokia adds smart LED to its Qi wireless charging plate

Nokia adds smart LED to its Qi wireless charging plate

How smart can a wireless charger be? Microsoft thinks the original Nokia wireless charging plate could be a little better, and so there’s now a second-generation version, the DT-903, which now lights up for notifications.

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How a cooler beat Pebble for the Kickstarter crown

How a cooler beat Pebble for the Kickstarter crown

There’s a good reason why the "Coolest" Cooler has, just this week, become the highest-funded Kickstarter in Kickstarter history. It’s the thirteenth project to hold the crown of Highest Funded on Kickstarter since they started counting, and it’s ready to roll. Because it literally has wheels.

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CYSPO OmniStation charging station juices all your gadgets

CYSPO OmniStation charging station juices all your gadgets

As the number of gadgets you own grows, the hassle of charging them all grows with them. More convenient than toting around a surge protector is the OmniStation from CYSPO, a dual wired and wireless charging station that includes cables for just about every modern gadget you own.

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Revocharge magnetizes wireless iPhone charging

Revocharge magnetizes wireless iPhone charging

This week the folks at Revocharge are aiming to create another simple solution for charging your smartphone. Your iPhone, your Android device, or your Windows Phone - depending on model - will be able to take part in this simple solution. Your phone is held by the battery, the battery attaches to the charger wirelessly.

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Nyko Xbox One/PS4 charger collection expands in white

Nyko Xbox One/PS4 charger collection expands in white

This week the folks at Nyko have released a GameStop-exclusive white version of their latest PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller charge station. This is only the latest in a line of high-quality chargers for the PS4 and Xbox One controllers, making the whole line a whole lot easier to work with.

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Sweat-powered smartphones tapped with digital tattoos

Sweat-powered smartphones tapped with digital tattoos

In a turn of events very similar to what we’re experiencing with the VivaLnk Moto X digital tattoo collection, researchers in California have found themselves working with a temporary tattoo which allow human sweat to generate power. This device uses temporary tattoo sticky paper with a flexible lactate sensor imprinted upon it. From there, it’s time to sweat.

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PowerSquare wireless charger goes multi-device and position-free

PowerSquare wireless charger goes multi-device and position-free

A team of creators have created a wireless charger that aims to make things simple. The PowerSquare allows you to charge multiple devices across its relatively large face while also requiring no specific placement of said devices on its pad. This means you no longer need to center your device and wait - it just works.

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Star Wars hits the mobile battery market with mimo PowerBot

Star Wars hits the mobile battery market with mimo PowerBot

From the same folks that’ve brought your Star Wars USB stick Mimobots and Star Wars microUSB converters comes a new collection of mobile power chargers. These little beasts work with 5200mAh of power, meaning your iPhone - or similarly sized device - will be able to roll with three extra lifelines of power before you have to charge R2-D2 back up. You’ll also have fast-charge action with 2.1AMP right out the gate.

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Vor-Power flexible battery turns bag strap into portable charger

Vor-Power flexible battery turns bag strap into portable charger

Bags with batteries built-in for on-the-go recharging aren't new, but flexible tech company Vorbeck is shifting the power from bag to strap with its new Vor-Power range. Built using the firm's flexible battery technology, the Vor-pack strap can curve to suit your shoulder but also squeezes in a total of 7,200 mAh of Li-Ion batteries, good for 3-5x recharges of your phone.

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Charger prototype offers 30-second smartphone charging

Charger prototype offers 30-second smartphone charging

We've seen a variety of new battery technologies over the years, the most intriguing of which being the prototype from Israeli startup StoreDot. The company has shown off the prototype for a rapid smartphone charger that can fully charge a Samsung Galaxy S4's battery in 30 seconds.

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Sony CP-W5 wireless charger has its own battery

Sony CP-W5 wireless charger has its own battery

Sony has rolled out its first wireless charger. It's similar to others on the market in that it lets you connect the charge plate to an outlet and then flop your smartphone down on it to charge without wires. It does have something in it that you don’t find on your typical wireless charger.

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European Parliament backs universal smartphone charger regulation

European Parliament backs universal smartphone charger regulation

Europe has worked for years to unify smartphones under a single charger -- the common microUSB -- with major companies expressing their support for the measure as far back as 2009 and getting the microUSB officially set as the charging standard a year or so later. Legislation was introduced by an EU committee last year to require a single charger system, which today received "overwhelming" approval from members of parliament.

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