Sanyo has launched a new portable rechargeable battery pack, but unlike most we see this isn't to give your laptop, iPod or iPad a little extra runtime; it's targeted at guitarists. The Sanyo KBC-9V3U Pedal Juice is a 9V Li-Ion rechargeable battery in a water- and shock-resistent housing, intended to provide guitar effects pedals with up to 50hrs of power.
Cooler Master is mostly known for its line of cool computer cases. The company has unveiled a new external battery pack that is designed to give extra run time to just about any portable device that uses USB to charge. The product is called the Choiix Power Fort 5.5 Whr.
As our gadgets get more advanced, one of the things that seems to be getting left behind, more often than not, is our battery life. As we use our toys more and more throughout the day, our patience gets tested when we see that the battery quickly goes from green to red, and we've no way to charge it while on the go. But, that's why portable battery packs exist, we imagine, and thanks to DigiPower, we'll have a remarkably small one available for purchase soon enough.
GPS specialists Magellan have launched a new combination ruggedized battery case and signal-enhancing GPS cradle for the iPhone and iPod touch, promising increased accuracy as well as the freedom to take your Apple device out into the rougher elements. The Magellan ToughCase is waterproof to up to a meter for 30 minutes, together with being resistant to dust, rain, mud, water and snow.
There's also a 1,840mAh battery in there too, which Magellan reckon is sufficient to double your iPhone's runtimes, while the SiRFstar III GPS chipset is accurate down to three meters. It's not just usable with the company's own RoadMate software, either; just about any GPS app in the App Store should get the positioning boost.
At one time or another, there are two things that most iPhone users will need. We will need protection for our device from drops and we will need more battery life. A new product from a company called MiLi offers both.
There's money to be made from earth-friendly gadgets, and there's an iPhone-owning audience out there crying out for extra juice in their smartphones, so trust Scosche to put the two together. The Scosche solBAT II is, daft punctuation aside, a reasonably sensible solar-powered external battery, which comes with both a windshield mount and a universal carabineer for easy positioning.
ZAGG has been around for a while and the company made its name selling super-tough and invisible film protective layers for all sorts of electronic devices from smartphones to notebooks. The company has branched out into home media players and audio gear as well. ZAGG has unveiled its latest product called the ZAGGsparq.
There's still some way to go before we can recharge our gadgets while they're still in our pockets, but if the thought of plugging in your iPhone pains you then Duracell's Smart Power system may go some way in helping. Based on a conductive charging pad which demands only that you sit a gadget on top in order to rejuice it, Duracell claim it's a new stab at freedom from the regular grid; SlashGear cleared some desk-space to find out whether that was true.
Just about everyone who has traveled with a laptop for business or pleasure has wished for more run time from their battery at some point. Some computer have removable batteries that can be swapped when one goes dead, but many notebooks lack a replaceable battery, like the MacBook line.
The problem that many of us have when we are working outside the office or traveling is that our laptops just don’t have the stamina to keep us working all day. With some laptops, you can just take along extra batteries and swap them out, but there are some machines out there that don’t have removable batteries.