Battery Charger

Tesla Model S software updated with power fluctuation safeguard

Tesla Model S software updated with power fluctuation safeguard

Tesla's Model S has been the subject of note when it comes to electric cars, lately due to a spat of fires that have affected a few of the units. Recently, a garage caught fire containing a Model S that was charging, something Tesla maintains was not caused by the Model S and that the Orange County Fire Authority says was related to the wall-charging system. Following this latest incident, Tesla Motors has pushed out a software update.

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ZeroHour modular tactical battery backup flashlight hits funding goal

ZeroHour modular tactical battery backup flashlight hits funding goal

If you are the sort of person that likes to be ready for anything, you may have a flashlight and a battery charger in your bag ready to use when you need it. A new flashlight called the ZeroHour turned up and it does a lot more than light your path in the dark. The ZeroHour flashlight is a modular tactical battery backup flashlight, which is a mouth full.

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NewTrent PowerPak Ultra packs 14000 mAh of rugged power

NewTrent PowerPak Ultra packs 14000 mAh of rugged power

When it comes to protecting our smartphones from damage and drops, many people resort to ruggedized cases that will protect the phone from drops and water. We don’t typically put that much thought into getting accessories for our smartphones and other devices that can withstand the elements. The typical external battery wouldn't survive a splash or drop.

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Tesla opens first Supercharger in Switzerland

Tesla opens first Supercharger in Switzerland

Tesla has announced the opening of a new Supercharger for Model S owners in Europe. The latest Supercharger location to open in Europe is the first amiable in Switzerland. The new Supercharger location has opened an electric corridor for Tesla owners between Zurich and Geneva.

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Jackery Fit portable juices up any mobile gadget with micro USB

Jackery Fit portable juices up any mobile gadget with micro USB

Spending days traveling, going camping over the weekend, or spending several hours in a waiting room all have something in common: high odds of your smartphone or tablet's battery dying before you're ready to bid your gadget farewell. Portable chargers mitigate this issue by providing an on-the-go charging option, and new to the category is the Jackery Fit.

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Thor Mjolnir hammer USB battery pack for geeks on the go

Thor Mjolnir hammer USB battery pack for geeks on the go

There have been some interesting movie tie-ins with tech products over the years. One of the most interesting tie-ins that I have seen has just turned up for the new Thor movie that is in theaters right now. This tech product is a battery charger that looks like Thor's trusty hammer Mjolnir. The hammer battery pack comes from a company called Infothink.

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Thermodynamic Cell Phone Charger powers your device by boiling water

Thermodynamic Cell Phone Charger powers your device by boiling water

Hammacher Schlemmer sells some very strange products and some very cool products. The company has announced a new product that is both strange and cool called the Thermodynamic Cell Phone Charger. The device is a little pot designed for your campfire that is able to produce electricity.

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iPhone vulnerable to hacking with malware-infested charger

iPhone vulnerable to hacking with malware-infested charger

You might think the only way malware could ever get onto your phone is if you installed an app or some piece of software that was infested with malicious code, but it turns out that modified wall chargers can be used to hack phones as well. Researchers say they've built a custom iPhone wall charger that can install malware when connected to a device.

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Student creates 30-second cellphone battery charge, tapped by Google

Student creates 30-second cellphone battery charge, tapped by Google

This year's Intel International Science and Engineering Fair has named its three winners, picking 18-year-old Eesha Khare for her invention of a supercapacitor that could soon charge a cellphone battery in 20-30 seconds. This little piece of technology has landed Khare a runner-up prize of $50,000 USD in scholarship funds which she'll use to attend Harvard University and continue her research. This technology will not only be able to be utilized by the relatively small capacity batteries of smartphones, but of future electric cars, as well.

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Nokia DC-18 external charger is like a Live Tile for power-ups

Nokia DC-18 external charger is like a Live Tile for power-ups

Nokia's Asha 501 may be catching the attention this morning for its slick design and $99 price, but the new DC-18 charger isn't going to let a smartphone get all the style kudos. It may only be an external power pack, but the Universal Portable USB Charger DC-18 manages to look better than most such bricks we've seen, though its 1,720 mAh capacity probably means you'll only get a single recharge out of it.

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Siva Cycle Atom generates power to keep bicyclists charged up

Siva Cycle Atom generates power to keep bicyclists charged up

My neighborhood is right off of a highway that has nice broad shoulders. That means on any given day you're bound to see anywhere from 5 to 30 or more bicyclists pedaling up and down the hilly, but smooth highway. Many of those bicyclists I see have smartphones attached to the handlebars or to their arms in wearable cases.

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Helix portable battery has 11,000 mAh of power

Helix portable battery has 11,000 mAh of power

If you travel with a lot of gadgets, you know that can be a challenge to keep them powered up. If you're roaming using something like an iPhone and you make a bunch of calls or get bored and play a game while waiting for your plane to land, your phone can be almost dead before you know it. If you don't have access to an outlet or some sort portable battery you could end up out of touch for an entire day.

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