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Wireless power breakthrough uses adaptive resonance to support multiple wireless platforms

Wireless power breakthrough uses adaptive resonance to support multiple wireless platforms

I have said on more than a few occasions that one of the most interesting things smartphone companies can do, in my opinion, is offer wireless charging. We all know the hassle of fiddling with wires and trying to get a charger connected, especially in the dark, to charge or smartphones and other devices. Wireless charging with Qi and other wireless power methods is very important to many of us.

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ChargeCard for Micro USB devices debuts

ChargeCard for Micro USB devices debuts

Late last month I mentioned a new project that had turned up on Kickstarter. The project was called the ChargeCard and initially was for the iPhone. The idea was a thin credit card-sized charger that you can put inside your wallet and plug directly into your iPhone and a USB port when you need to recharge.

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Charge Card for iPhone fits in your wallet

Charge Card for iPhone fits in your wallet

It never seems to fail that your iPhone goes dead at the worst possible time. Most of us don't have a charge cable on us at all times so if your phone goes dead you're out of luck until you get back to the home or office. A new project is on Kickstarter called the Charge Card that lets you have a charger for your iPhone on you at all times.

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Satechi unveils 10,000mAh Portable Energy Station

Satechi unveils 10,000mAh Portable Energy Station

Satechi has unveiled a new USB-based portable charging station that's powerful enough to charge most all your mobile devices, even the power-hungry New iPad. The Satechi Portable Energy Station as it's called packs a 10,000 mAh battery and offers both a 1 amp and a 2 amp USB port all in one small and lightweight design.

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Vodafone utilizing palm vein scanner for smartphone recharging

Vodafone utilizing palm vein scanner for smartphone recharging

Vodafone has offered a VIP Recharge Truck for festival goers in the past, keeping smartphones topped up so that everyone could tweet about how great [Insert Current Popular Band] is. The telecoms company will be rolling out the truck once again this summer, but is trying to ditch wristbands or or photos of customers dropping off their smartphones. Instead, a new biometric system will be used.

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Lilliputian Systems USB fuel cell heading to Brookstone

Lilliputian Systems USB fuel cell heading to Brookstone

When it comes to keeping your gadgets charged on the go, there are few options such as external battery packs or solar chargers. The problem is solar chargers are very slow and external battery packs require recharging themselves. Perhaps the most promising way to charge a smartphone or other device when you're away from an outlet for an extended period of time is a fuel cell.

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Chrysler group unveils industry’s first in-vehicle wireless charging solution

Chrysler group unveils industry’s first in-vehicle wireless charging solution

There've been wireless charging solutions to use at home or in the office for a while now. I think most of us are familiar with these solutions that use a special case or battery door on your smartphone allowing you to set it down on charging plate to recharge the battery without having to fiddle with wires. For the most part, we have always had to fiddle with wires and DC adapters in the car, but Chrysler Group LLC is changing that.

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JuiceTank case charges your iPhone directly from a wall outlet

JuiceTank case charges your iPhone directly from a wall outlet

I always charged my iPhone each night by docking it on my iPhone alarm clock next to the bed. The only time I ever used a charge cable and adapter was when I was traveling. The problem was each time I went somewhere I would forget the cable or the part that plugs into the wall. When I could find them, it often took forever to put my hands on the charger because I forgot where I put it the last time I used it.

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Qmadix boostpac quick shot and eclipse battery packs hit MacWorld 2012

Qmadix boostpac quick shot and eclipse battery packs hit MacWorld 2012

Qmadix is on hand at MacWorld 2012 and the company is showing off some cool accessories, including a couple new accessory battery packs called the boostpac eclipse desktop battery and the boostpac quick shot. Both are auxiliary battery packs that can connect to the iPhone for charging on the go. Both devices also have USB connectivity to allow the user to attach the battery to any other device using a USB charge cable.

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