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Griffin PowerDock 5 hands-on

Griffin PowerDock 5 hands-on

Earlier today we told you about Griffin's new PowerDock 5 charging station, and today at CES, we ended up getting our hands on the new device. Essentially, it's a multi-device charging station that includes transparent plastic walls that help keep your devices organized and separated for quick and easy charging of all your mobile devices.

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POP charger is a go… again

POP charger is a go… again

A project was on Kickstarter a while back called the POP charger. This was a charging device for portable gadgets such as tablets and smartphones that had an integrated Apple 30-pin charger connector and a USB port. The device funded on Kickstarter and then things went bad for the developers of the project.

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Kickstarter POP gets Apple denial, becomes largest backer refund ever

Kickstarter POP gets Apple denial, becomes largest backer refund ever

It's time to get your cash back, you lovers of the Kickstarter that never actually happened - the one called POP or "Ortable Power station", working with the Apple Lightning cord amongst other things - that being the reason for its demise. As it turns out, the creator of this project mister Jamie Siminoff, CEO of Edison Junior, wasn't able to secure the rights he needed from Apple that would allow him and his project to work with the Lightning cord for the iPhone 5. Because of this, the whole project is a bust and he's giving all the money back - but there's a hitch.

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Easy-Dok CR34 alarm clock can charge six devices at once

Easy-Dok CR34 alarm clock can charge six devices at once

I've had an alarm clock sitting on my nightstand for years that can charge one device at a time. If my iPad is charging, I have to use a cable from the outlet to charge my smartphone. If you have multiple gadgets and want to be able to charge them all at the same time, what you need is the Model CR34 from Easy-Doks.

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iBattz BattStation Tough Pro keeps your gadgets going

iBattz BattStation Tough Pro keeps your gadgets going

Anyone who travels or is away from the home or office a lot knows that keeping your gadgets charged can be a significant challenge. You can get battery cases for your smartphone, but if you need to keep something larger like a tablet charged it can be a serious challenge. A new and large external battery has launched called the iBattz BattStation Tough Pro.

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Switch 8 solar charger harnesses the sun

Switch 8 solar charger harnesses the sun

If you're on the go a lot away from a power outlet and have gadgets that you need to keep charged an external battery will help you keep going. The problem with normal external batteries is that they have to be plugged into an outlet typically to charge themselves. A new solar charger has surfaced called the Switch 8.

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Apple’s new iPad power adapter charges faster than previous version

Apple’s new iPad power adapter charges faster than previous version

With the announcement of new iPads earlier this week, Apple also quietly released a new power adapter to go with them. The company released a new 12W power adapter that's compatible with all of Apple's newer products, including the iPad mini and even the iPhone 5. Plus, Apple has confirmed that the new adapter charges devices faster than the previous 10W adapter.

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ZAGGsparq 1220, 3100, and 6000 portable batteries debut

ZAGGsparq 1220, 3100, and 6000 portable batteries debut

ZAGG has been producing some interesting accessories for tablets and smartphones for a while now. The company is perhaps best known for its line of super-strong protective films for the screens of smartphones and tablets. The company also has a line of external batteries called the ZAGGsparq.

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O2 and HTC to sell new smartphone without charger

O2 and HTC to sell new smartphone without charger

How many chargers do you have lying around the house from all of the different devices you bought? Now, how many of those are you actually using? You probably have a few chargers tucked away in a drawer somewhere because you already have a couple that you're currently using. To cut down on the amount of unused chargers circulating around the world, O2 and HTC are teaming up to release a new smartphone that won't come with a charger in the first place.

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Tesla plans to build solar chargers along major US highways for its vehicle owners

Tesla plans to build solar chargers along major US highways for its vehicle owners

Tesla Motors has some of the coolest electric vehicles on the market today including the Roadster and the new Model S. Despite how cool these electric vehicles are people may still have the same range anxiety with these cars as they would any other electric vehicle, such as the Nissan Leaf or others. Tesla has a plan to address this range anxiety, and the plan has nothing to do with bigger batteries.

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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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