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TYLT Energi Backpack charges 3 devices at a time, we go hands-on

TYLT Energi Backpack charges 3 devices at a time, we go hands-on

The awesome backpack you see below is the Energi Backpack from the folks at TYLT. They're here at CES 2013 showing off a wide array of accessories for all sorts of users. From iPhone 5 cases, TYLT TUNZ Bluetooth speakers, fun multi-colored chargers and more. This new backpack available now is certainly made with those who carry multiple devices every day in mind. Read on for more details.

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Griffin PowerDock 5 hands-on

Griffin PowerDock 5 hands-on

Earlier today we told you about Griffin's new PowerDock 5 charging station, and today at CES, we ended up getting our hands on the new device. Essentially, it's a multi-device charging station that includes transparent plastic walls that help keep your devices organized and separated for quick and easy charging of all your mobile devices.

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Griffin PowerDock 5 revealed for massive multi-device charging

Griffin PowerDock 5 revealed for massive multi-device charging

The folks at Griffin have revealed a lovely multi-device charger for your home or office by the name of PowerDock 5. This machine works to charge up to five devices at once and, as you can see, it works with Apple devices (as well as anything else working with USB) just so long as you've got the right connection cord. Along with this release you'll see a couple of new Griffin ChargeSensor-weilding adapters for your everyday USB-bound device charging action.

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iPhone 5, Galaxy S III cost less than $1 per year to charge

iPhone 5, Galaxy S III cost less than $1 per year to charge

If you're buying an iPhone 5, you're probably paying a lot of money for the handset. That's especially true if you're buying the phone directly from Apple without a two-year contract, as the cost of the 16GB model is set at $649 - and that's the least expensive model on offer. That certainly isn't cheap, but there's one aspect of the iPhone 5 that isn't expensive at all: the cost to charge it.

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Nokia Lumia accessories and wireless charging hands-on

Nokia Lumia accessories and wireless charging hands-on

Nokia's new Lumia 920 may have stolen the show this morning while they announced a few new handsets, but the accessories Nokia brought to the market along with their new phones deserve a quick look too. We have wireless charging in multiple ways, NFC speaker docks from JBL and more so check them out below along with some hands-on and first impressions.

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TDK reveals Wireless Charging small enough for headsets or Google Glass

TDK reveals Wireless Charging small enough for headsets or Google Glass

Wireless phone and tablet charging without the bulky case compromise could be in the pipeline if TDK Corporation has its way, revealing the slimmest wireless power transfer coil unit to-date. It may look like the tiniest underfloor heating system in the world, but in fact the 0.57mm thick panel promises to get your future smartphone or tablet rejuiced simply by slapping it down onto an inductive pad.

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Apple wins patent for inductive charging station

Apple wins patent for inductive charging station

Apple has been granted a batch of patents today by the US Patent and Trademark Office---27 new patents to be exact. PatentlyApple dug up the details on these patents, pointing out some of the more notable ones including an inductive charging station for handsets as well as iOS scrolling, rotating, and scaling on a touchscreen display.

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Samsung Galaxy S III modded for Touchstone charging

Samsung Galaxy S III modded for Touchstone charging

The last time we saw the Touchstone was for a modification involving the Nokia Lumia 800. That saw an enterprising modder hack the charging mechanism, enabling power to flow wirelessly when the phone was set down on the Touchstone. Will the same trick work with the Samsung Galaxy S III? As it turns out, yes. Samsung promised wireless charging at the Galaxy S III event back in May, but it’s a long way off yet, so one owner decided to take matters into his own hands.

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Duracell Powermat unveils 24 Hour Power System

Duracell Powermat unveils 24 Hour Power System

Wireless charging is still a cumbersome affair, requiring separate cases and adds-ons to make the magic happen. That’s still a problem with Powermat’s new products, but the company is trying to make things easier in remote locations with the Wireless Power Nation initiative. In addition to the new charging case and portable battery backup, the company will be integrating power mats into different locations.

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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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Brammo details Empulse electric motorbike

Brammo details Empulse electric motorbike

Remember the Brammo Empulse R electric bike that we peeked a few weeks ago? The regular version that drops the R has officially been debuted in Hollywood today, with all the nitty gritty details being laid out as well as the price. Brammo say that the bike is capable of reaching speeds up to 100mph, and can travel up to 121 miles on a single charge. it features a 9.3kWh lithium ion battery, and a liquid cooled motor.

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Automakers work together on faster EV charging system

Automakers work together on faster EV charging system

General Motors has announced that automakers in the United States and Germany are set to demonstrate fast charging technology that will allow for quicker charging on EVs. According to GM, the new fast charging standard can recharge a battery pack in as little as 15 to 20 minutes. The automakers that are working together are some of the largest in the world.

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