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Switch 8 solar charger harnesses the sun

Switch 8 solar charger harnesses the sun

If you're on the go a lot away from a power outlet and have gadgets that you need to keep charged an external battery will help you keep going. The problem with normal external batteries is that they have to be plugged into an outlet typically to charge themselves. A new solar charger has surfaced called the Switch 8.

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Apple’s new iPad power adapter charges faster than previous version

Apple’s new iPad power adapter charges faster than previous version

With the announcement of new iPads earlier this week, Apple also quietly released a new power adapter to go with them. The company released a new 12W power adapter that's compatible with all of Apple's newer products, including the iPad mini and even the iPhone 5. Plus, Apple has confirmed that the new adapter charges devices faster than the previous 10W adapter.

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ZAGGsparq 1220, 3100, and 6000 portable batteries debut

ZAGGsparq 1220, 3100, and 6000 portable batteries debut

ZAGG has been producing some interesting accessories for tablets and smartphones for a while now. The company is perhaps best known for its line of super-strong protective films for the screens of smartphones and tablets. The company also has a line of external batteries called the ZAGGsparq.

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O2 and HTC to sell new smartphone without charger

O2 and HTC to sell new smartphone without charger

How many chargers do you have lying around the house from all of the different devices you bought? Now, how many of those are you actually using? You probably have a few chargers tucked away in a drawer somewhere because you already have a couple that you're currently using. To cut down on the amount of unused chargers circulating around the world, O2 and HTC are teaming up to release a new smartphone that won't come with a charger in the first place.

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Tesla plans to build solar chargers along major US highways for its vehicle owners

Tesla plans to build solar chargers along major US highways for its vehicle owners

Tesla Motors has some of the coolest electric vehicles on the market today including the Roadster and the new Model S. Despite how cool these electric vehicles are people may still have the same range anxiety with these cars as they would any other electric vehicle, such as the Nissan Leaf or others. Tesla has a plan to address this range anxiety, and the plan has nothing to do with bigger batteries.

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Wireless power breakthrough uses adaptive resonance to support multiple wireless platforms

Wireless power breakthrough uses adaptive resonance to support multiple wireless platforms

I have said on more than a few occasions that one of the most interesting things smartphone companies can do, in my opinion, is offer wireless charging. We all know the hassle of fiddling with wires and trying to get a charger connected, especially in the dark, to charge or smartphones and other devices. Wireless charging with Qi and other wireless power methods is very important to many of us.

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ChargeCard for Micro USB devices debuts

ChargeCard for Micro USB devices debuts

Late last month I mentioned a new project that had turned up on Kickstarter. The project was called the ChargeCard and initially was for the iPhone. The idea was a thin credit card-sized charger that you can put inside your wallet and plug directly into your iPhone and a USB port when you need to recharge.

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Charge Card for iPhone fits in your wallet

Charge Card for iPhone fits in your wallet

It never seems to fail that your iPhone goes dead at the worst possible time. Most of us don't have a charge cable on us at all times so if your phone goes dead you're out of luck until you get back to the home or office. A new project is on Kickstarter called the Charge Card that lets you have a charger for your iPhone on you at all times.

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Seidio unveils Desktop Charging Cradle for HTC smartphones

Seidio unveils Desktop Charging Cradle for HTC smartphones

If you have HTC smartphone lying on your desk or nightstand, and you want something a little classier to charge the smartphone with, check out Seidio's latest product. The company has a new HTC Desktop Charging Cradle that will work with the HTC Evo 4G LTE, One X, and One S. The product is shipping right now.

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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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Vodafone utilizing palm vein scanner for smartphone recharging

Vodafone utilizing palm vein scanner for smartphone recharging

Vodafone has offered a VIP Recharge Truck for festival goers in the past, keeping smartphones topped up so that everyone could tweet about how great [Insert Current Popular Band] is. The telecoms company will be rolling out the truck once again this summer, but is trying to ditch wristbands or or photos of customers dropping off their smartphones. Instead, a new biometric system will be used.

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Lilliputian Systems USB fuel cell heading to Brookstone

Lilliputian Systems USB fuel cell heading to Brookstone

When it comes to keeping your gadgets charged on the go, there are few options such as external battery packs or solar chargers. The problem is solar chargers are very slow and external battery packs require recharging themselves. Perhaps the most promising way to charge a smartphone or other device when you're away from an outlet for an extended period of time is a fuel cell.

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