USB Charger

myCharge extended battery lineup 2012 refresh hands-on

myCharge extended battery lineup 2012 refresh hands-on

The folks at myCharge have extended their product line again with a whole new series of battery packs for your iPhone, iPad, Android, and micro USB-capable products galore. We got the chance to take a peek at a few of them this week, with the myCharge Peak 6000 extended battery being the king of the pack right here next to the Quest 1000, Journey 1000, Trek 2000, and Summit 3000, each of them with their own set of plugs and abilities. Have a peek at not only the myCharge family here, but listen in as Greg from myCharge explains what makes this mobile battery solution unique.

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Pan Charger boils your iPhone battery back to life

Pan Charger boils your iPhone battery back to life

Japanese firm TES NewEnergy has launched a bizarre new way to charge your cellphone and other gadgets: using a pan of boiling water. The idea behind the Pan Charger was prompted when CEO Kazuhiro Fujita saw footage of earthquake victims huddled around small fires, and wondered whether integrating a heat-powered charger element to a regular saucepan would be a good idea.

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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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WakeMate Bursts Into Flames Due to Issues with USB Charger

WakeMate Bursts Into Flames Due to Issues with USB Charger

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.

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Kiwi U-Powered Solar Portable Charger Makes Charging on the Go Easier

Kiwi U-Powered Solar Portable Charger Makes Charging on the Go Easier

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.

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