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WildCharge WiProwess deal could see cable-free charging in cars, desks, notebooks

Whether or not your think wire-free charging is the future of mobile devices, you can’t argue with WildCharge‘s licensing ferocity.  Fresh from their deal with battery heavyweights Duracell comes news that they’ve signed up WiProwess as a “certified design center”.  Now that might not mean much initially, but WiProwess have plans to put the conductive charging system into desks, cars, AC outlets and more.

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iLuv iAD117 and iAD116 USB power adapters

iLuv iAD117 and iAD116 USB power adapters

Let's be blunt: iLuv's portable USB adapters aren't the first we've seen, and nor are they the handsomest, but they are at least relatively cheap.  The iLuv iAD116 - which has one USB port - and the iLuv iAD117 - which has three - each have folding mains pins and come in at under $20 each.

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BeamBox MiLi universal charger offers twin USB power

BeamBox MiLi universal charger offers twin USB power

BeamBox have taken a few minutes out of their busy pico-projector schedule to give us this, the surprisingly useful MiLi universal charger.  A palm-sized block with interchangeable US, UK, Australian and European plug adapters, the MiLi also has a flip-out in-car plug, and provides juice to two USB ports.

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TRC ElectraShield in-line laptop surge protector

TRC ElectraShield in-line laptop surge protector

Surge protectors are something any serious computing enthusiast likely has at home, but there's less of a chance that they'll be carrying a bulky surge-protected power strip while traveling.  Into the fray steps TRC's ElectraShield Laptop Surge Protector, an in-line single-device widget that promises to stop power spikes, surges and thermal overheats from reaching your notebook or netbook.

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Folding plug concept is incredible [Video]

Folding plug concept is incredible [Video]

Not something our US readers will necessarily find frustrating (unless you regularly travel) but our UK contingent will probably join with me in fervently hoping this folding plug concept makes it to production.  The handiwork of Min Kyo Choi, the plug takes the usual bulky three-pin design and squeezes it into a folded slice less than a centimeter thick.

Video demo after the cut

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Bluetooth PS3 Keypad & dual-USB AC adapter announced

Bluetooth PS3 Keypad & dual-USB AC adapter announced

Sony has announced two new accessories for the PS3 that will ship this holiday.  The first is the Wireless Keypad for PS3, a Bluetooth keyboard that clips onto the controller and recharges via USB.  Second comes an AC adapter for peripherals, with two separate USB power outputs that can be used to recharge the wireless DUALSHOCK 3 and SIXAXIS controllers, Bluetooth headset and new Bluetooth keyboard without turning the console itself on.

Wireless Keypad demo video after the cut

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Apple MagSafe Power Adapter replacements are free

Apple MagSafe Power Adapter replacements are free

If you have a MacBook or MacBook Pro, you probably are familiar with the MagSafe power adapters. They're great because if you trip on the cord, you won't ruin it. It'll just pop right off of the laptop without breaking anything. However, the power adapters are known to have a flaw: they tend to fray.
 

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Take Anywhere Electrical Power Source is your outlet on the go

Take Anywhere Electrical Power Source is your outlet on the go

If you're traveling, it can be very frustrating to constantly have to worry about how you'll charge up your gadgets. Laptop batteries drain, cell phones die and iPods go kaput. The only real answer is if you could carry around an electrical outlet with you at all times. Then your gizmos would stay charged. Lucky for you, that's exactly what the Take Anywhere Electrical Power Source is meant to do.

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WildCharge iPhone and iPod Touch wireless charger reviewed

WildCharge iPhone and iPod Touch wireless charger reviewed

Our iPhone-obsessed sibling site iPhone Buzz has had some exclusive hands-on time with WildCharge's wireless recharging pad and the company's new iPhone and iPod Touch adaptors. Built into gel-coated "skins" cases, they promise to cut the power cord and make juicing up your cellphone or PMP as straightforward as dropping it onto the $60 platter. The best news is, as Vincent found, the system actually works.

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Energy Saver Bar – a power strip with a giant off switch

The Energy Saver Bar is a lot like that gadget that Belkin came up with, but far less cool. Essentially you plug in all of your home theater equipment, preferably the kind that won’t suffer drastically from having its power completely cut, and then when you are done, you turn ever thing off, and then hit the button on this power strip and watch the energy savings go up.

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Splashpower belly up – another great possibility gone

Splashpower, one of the many companies striving to bring us all wireless charging in our gadgets, has sadly had to end its run. It never even really produced an actual product, but they did do a lot of research and development which hopefully someone will pick up the pieces from.

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BlueLounge “The Sanctuary” – a safe, serene place to empty your pockets and recharge

The BlueLounge Sanctuary is a product that is shaped/styled a lot like a Mac Mini, but its used to store your daily fare. Below the surface of this gadget there are integrated charging tips for charging up to 1500 mobile devices and then a USB port for the fifteen hundred and first one that isn’t covered.

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