USB Charger

Eton FRX3 hand turbine Radio and USB Charger Review

Eton FRX3 hand turbine Radio and USB Charger Review

It's time to get ready for the inevitable zombie apocalypse now that we've passed by the Mayan end of the universe - what better way to do it than with your own self-chargeable AM/FM/NOAA weather ALERT radio, USB smart phone charger, and LED flashlight. This machine goes by the name Eton FRX3 and comes in two fashionably powerful shades: black/gray/yellow and red/gray. Up top you've got a solar charging panel, on the side you've got a hand-crank turbine, and on the inside you've got both a place for batteries of your own and the single rechargeable Ni-MH pack you'll be pumping up with the crank.

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Satechi unveils 10,000mAh Portable Energy Station

Satechi unveils 10,000mAh Portable Energy Station

Satechi has unveiled a new USB-based portable charging station that's powerful enough to charge most all your mobile devices, even the power-hungry New iPad. The Satechi Portable Energy Station as it's called packs a 10,000 mAh battery and offers both a 1 amp and a 2 amp USB port all in one small and lightweight design.

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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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