PowerTrekk is a small and portable fuel cell that can act as a lightweight charger for people that are away from an outlet for long periods of time. The device is perfect for folks that like to camp or hike but want to keep their music player or smartphone going. The fuel cell converts hydrogen into electricity and is in a rugged and waterproof casing.
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.
After reaching an important milestone, perhaps the most important one of them all for a new company, of sending out the first WakeMate units, it looks like Perfect Third Inc. is facing a serious issue with their USB chargers. A big enough issue that the device is reportedly catching on fire. The CEO of the company has issued an official notice regarding the situation, and advises that you do not use the USB charger, under any circumstances.
There's no doubt that portable solar powered chargers are making a decisive introduction into the portable charging market. And for all intents and purposes, it's a perfect addition to the market. And we're fans of the "fans" that are getting released recently. While ActionTec managed to steal our hearts with a larger version of what we're seeing here, we've got to admit that in this case, smaller is definitely better.