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Duracell’s Power Ring swings, misses at wireless charging

Duracell’s Power Ring swings, misses at wireless charging

Two years ago at CES, I stopped (rare at CES) to grab a coffee at Starbucks. While sitting there, I noticed these funny rings littering the table top. I initially thought some tech startup hopeful left them behind, but signage soon told me they were ‘Duracell Power Rings’ you could plug into your phone and settle over the table, which would charge your phone wirelessly. Any phone! ‘Neat concept’, I thought. ‘I’d definitely grab one for $5 if I went to Starbucks more’. But for $50? Not a chance.

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How to charge your iPhone wirelessly at Starbucks

How to charge your iPhone wirelessly at Starbucks

Now that Starbucks and Duracell are rolling out a nationwide wireless charging initiative at Starbucks stores, will it work with your phone? Not a lot of us have phones that can accept a charge via a contact pad like the Powermat Starbucks will be using. Especially those with iPhones, which has never had any method of wireless charging. That’s changed, though, and we’ll tell you how you can charge your iPhone wirelessly at Starbucks in the near future.

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Duracell Powermat unveils 24 Hour Power System

Duracell Powermat unveils 24 Hour Power System

Wireless charging is still a cumbersome affair, requiring separate cases and adds-ons to make the magic happen. That’s still a problem with Powermat’s new products, but the company is trying to make things easier in remote locations with the Wireless Power Nation initiative. In addition to the new charging case and portable battery backup, the company will be integrating power mats into different locations.

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Duracell 5 Hour Portable Charger Review

Duracell 5 Hour Portable Charger Review

Our pockets, bags and purses are laden with electronic gadgets, each demanding their time at the mains power teat. Smartphones, PMPs, ereaders, sat-nav units, Bluetooth headsets, portable games consoles… get your recharge schedule wrong, and your days are punctuated with the staccato chiming of a dozen devices each frantically signaling their imminent demise. Into the breach wades Duracell, with the bluntly titled 5 Hour Mobile Phone and MP3 Portable USB Charger. The promise is an extra jolt of runtime while you're on the move; as for whether it delivers, check out the full SlashGear review.

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Pure Energy Solutions Wildcharge Pads

Pure Energy Solutions Wildcharge Pads

Pure Energy Solutions' technology was used within Duracell pads a year ago, but now they are selling them directly to consumers. These WildCharge mats come in different two different sizes and are capable of charging cellphones by laying them on the mat. A unique back cover that fits around the device will be required for the unit to charge like all pads before this one.

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The World is Ending – Kids Don’t Want Toys for Christmas

The World is Ending – Kids Don’t Want Toys for Christmas

The most recent Duracell Toy Report suggests that kids don't have no mo love for the Nerfs and Legos of our childhood. I say yours and mine because I'm relatively young for the world and I only got my first computer when I was in my teenage years, and I know the majority of the people on the internet still are people my age. I enjoyed action figures. According to Duracell, kids have switched over to Apple gadgets, Playstations, and Harry Potter video games.

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