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FlipIt! USB charger makes an AC sandwich

FlipIt! USB charger makes an AC sandwich

With more gadgets wanting to get their juice via USB, and the contents of our hardware bags quickly outnumbering the AC sockets on offer, manufacturers are getting clever to ways they can extend what power ports are accessible at any one time. FlipIt! may have a silly exclamation point in its name, but it also has a reasonably compact way of doubling up a standard US AC socket, sandwiching its connection in-between the wall and a regular plug.

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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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