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Cambrionix B2 32 port USB charger outed; charge-&-sync models in pipeline

Cambrionix B2 32 port USB charger outed; charge-&-sync models in pipeline

You don't have to be a gadget reviewer to end up with more than a handful of devices that all require USB charging, and finding ways to rejuice them simultaneously often means laborious AC plug juggling.  We've seen Cambrionix's port-bristling USB charging stations before, and now the company is back with a more compact setup that promises fully power protected charging for up to 32 devices simultaneously.

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Eton Scorpion green-power gadget launches

Eton Scorpion green-power gadget launches

There are always reasons to look for devices that provide green power. Among those reasons are because green power is good for the environment, but there are times when green power like solar power is the only way to get juice to your gadgets. Eton has announced a new green-power device for emergency preparedness called the Scorpion.

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Freeplay ZipCharge promises long run time with fast charge

Freeplay ZipCharge promises long run time with fast charge

There is tons of money being spent on research into batteries. Most of that research is being conducted on batteries that will offer more run time. There is also lots of research being done on batteries that can charge faster. A battery that lasts for 15 hours in a notebook is a great thing, but one that can be recharged in 5 minutes is fantastic too.

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Ventev EcoCHARGE wall charger launches

Ventev EcoCHARGE wall charger launches

Many people are realizing that they are wasting lots of electricity when it comes to charging their mobile devices with plain old wall chargers. These chargers consume the same amount of power whether or not your phone is plugged into them. Ventev has announce its new energy-efficient charger called the EcoCHARGE.

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AT&T ZERO Charger promises to kill “vampire draw”

AT&T ZERO Charger promises to kill “vampire draw”

While most people probably don't have several review cellphones lying around on their desk at any one time, the trickle of juice soaked up by even just one cellphone charger left unplugged is enough to add an unpleasant bump into your power bill.  AT&T have decided to do something about that - at least in part - and so they've announced the AT&T ZERO Charger, a PSU that apparently has no standby draw whatsoever.

That means you can unplug your cellphone when it has finished charging but leave the ZERO Charger itself plugged into the mains, without worrying about how much current it might still be drawing.  So far the AT&T Zero isn't available for sale, but you can sign up for more information and the carrier will get in touch when they're in stock.

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Novothink Solar Surge for iPhone and iPod touch debuts

Novothink Solar Surge for iPhone and iPod touch debuts

One day I hope that all my gadgets get power from the sun or other methods that don’t require me to remember to plug them in. I like my iPhone, but the thing sucks down power when I play games on it like a boozehound with a fresh six-pack. If you are out all day with your iPhone or iPod touch and want some extra juice, Novothink has a new solar charger called the Solar Surge that is just for you.

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