power supply

Low-cost Wind Turbine for off-grid power

Engineers Without Borders attended the recent Makers Fair, and brought their low-cost wind turbine along to demonstrate. Intended to provide power for LED lighting in off-grid locations, the vertical turbine uses simple plastic or canvas blades and steel tubes, using a cheap DC motor (reversed) to create electricity. The device can managed 10-15 watts , sufficient to charge a 12-volt battery, and the upright design makes it more sturdy in the face of poor weather conditions and strong winds.

Check out the video of the turbine after the cut

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Mophie Juice Pack for iPhone in for review at iPhone Buzz

The Mophie Juice Pack on its own weighs in at 3 ounces and measures at 2.4×4.75x.75 inches and latches on to your iPhone. Once connected you get 250 more hours of standby, 24 more hours of audio playback, 8 hours of additional talk time, and 7 hours of Video playback time, according to Mophie.

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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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Belkin Mini Surge Protector with USB charger – Jackpot!

Ladies and gentleman, we have finally arrived. A manufacturer finally took notice of the increasing number of devices that charge via USB and has been kind enough to finally start integrating that technology into surge protectors/power strips.

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Corsair HX1000W – power a room in your house, or your 3-way SLI rig

It’s a thousand watt power supply and its certified by NVIDIA for 3-Way SLI usage. It can also power multiple processors, several hard drives, and does it all at 50 degrees Celsius, tops.

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FreePlay Companion Power Source

FreePlay Companion Power Source

All in one devices seem to be prevalent today. Not to be outdone by gadget consolidation, Freeplay Energy has launched and all in one power source called the Freeplay Companion.

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Powerstick USB Charger

In a world dominated by cell phones, computers and mp3 players it’s important to have a power source at hand no matter what. Sometimes a wall charger is just too inconvenient to carry around or wait around for and that’s where Powerstick wants to come in.

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Belkin Clamp-On Surge Protector

There are a few main things that people are likely to focus on when buying anything: does it take up a lot space, how versatile is it and how accessible is it. If your product falls within a decent range on any of these fronts people are more likely to pick it up without even worrying about the cost. In my opinion the clamp-on surge protector from Belkin fills all these shoes nicely.

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Free Lines – power outlets where you need them

We’ve all experienced the cables catastrophe. No matter how hard you prepare or the precautions you take in the end you end of with a mess of tangled wires. Free Lines are looking to help solve that problem once and for all.

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CES 2008: IOGear Chargers

IOGear had a couple of chargers on display this week, the Slim Charger and the Rescue Charger. The Slim Charger is thin and lightweight, it’s small enough to fit in your pocket and will power your phone twice before it needs to be recharged itself. It’ll cost about $30.

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