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  • A week in reviews: June 10 - 17
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    A week in reviews: June 10 - 17

    By 15 June 2013

    This week has been all about games, because it's been E3 in LA where Microsoft and Sony both made some big statements about their upcoming consoles. Because of this, reviews has been a little bit more modest. But don't fear, we've still had the chance...

  • Eneloop XX HR-3UWXB rechargeable battery review
    Gadgets 5 out of 5

    Eneloop XX HR-3UWXB rechargeable battery review

    By 13 June 2013

    Batteries, possibly one of the most boring items we could write about. But by the end of this review, we're pretty sure you'll not only be thanking us for it, but you'll also have changed your mind about how you power your gadgets. The batteries we're...

  • Supercapacitor could see your phone charged in 20 seconds, teenager wins Intel Award
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    Supercapacitor could see your phone charged in 20 seconds, teenager wins Intel Award

    By 20 May 2013

    A California teenager has won Intel's coveted Young Scientist Award for inventing an energy storage device that could fully charge a smartphone battery in 20-30 seconds. Eesha Khare, 18, is a senior at Saratoga's Lynbrook High School, and she was one...

  • Nectar fuel cell pictures and hands-on
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    Nectar fuel cell pictures and hands-on

    By 7 January 2013

    It's all well and good carrying a rechargeable battery around with you, but they generally have quite limited capacity and can't charge your phone more than a couple of times. Aside from carrying a massive one, batteries really aren't the solution. But...

  • Mophie juice pack battery case for Samsung Galaxy S III review
    Phones 4 out of 5

    Mophie juice pack battery case for Samsung Galaxy S III review

    By 6 December 2012

    Mophie is well-known for making the extra battery packs for the iPhone in to which your phone slides, giving you an extended battery and a sort of semi-protective shell. Mophie used to concentrate on iPhone, because it was the biggest single market, but...

  • Duracell Bunny is lit up using discarded batteries (video)
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    Duracell Bunny is lit up using discarded batteries (video)

    By 19 October 2012

    Duracell has constructed a 6ft 3in illuminating model of its Duracell Bunny, using discarded devices and presumed to be dead batteries. The project is designed to highlight how many batteries are thrown away before they run out of juice. The bumper bunny...

  • BAE Systems promising battery revolution
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    BAE Systems promising battery revolution

    By 13 February 2012

    BAE Systems is claiming to have totally reinvented the way portable devices are powered with what it calls structured batteries. The new technology does away with what you would consider to be a traditional battery pack, instead storing power within the...

  • DoCoMo Ultra-Rapid rechargeable battery powers up
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    DoCoMo Ultra-Rapid rechargeable battery powers up

    By 5 October 2011

    Japanese mobile giant DoCoMo is showing off its Ultra-Rapid battery solution over in Tokyo at the CEATEC expo, one that it states offers a charge time of just 10 minutes. The system works through a battery case, rather than directly to the phone's internal...

  • BAE wearable battery powers your war gadgets
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    BAE wearable battery powers your war gadgets

    By 4 October 2011

    With all the benefits that technology brings to warfighters, comes the problem of how to power it. BAE Systems has shown off a wearable power solution that moves the battery from individual devices to one central location. Designed to be worn in a vest...

  • Jelly batteries all set for cheaper and thinner gadgets
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    Jelly batteries all set for cheaper and thinner gadgets

    By 12 September 2011

    With the Ultrabook fad in full-swing, and smartphone makers always keen to stress just how skinny their new devices are, there becomes a point where the power being supplied is compromised because smaller batteries simply aren't up to the job. But that's...

  • Hands on with the Apple Battery Charger
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    Hands on with the Apple Battery Charger

    By 28 July 2010

    We at Pocket-lint like to bring you the best gadgets out there; we like to bring you photos of the slickest hottest tech to get you excited about the next must have gadget - but spare us our petty indulgences. Ladies and gentlemen, we present the Apple...

  • Apple Battery Charger to power your desktop gadgets
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    Apple Battery Charger to power your desktop gadgets

    By 27 July 2010

    With more and more desktop gadgets in Apple's stable using regular AA batteries, the company has created and launched a battery charger (exciting we know) to help you save cash and the environment. The new Apple Battery Charger "has the lowest standby...

  • JCB batteries: The tough alternative to Duracell?
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    JCB batteries: The tough alternative to Duracell?

    By 8 July 2010

    A battery is a battery isn't it? Not according to JCB who is just about to launch a range of JCB batteries in September. The batteries, which Lee Crocker, PR man from the distributor Inspired Gifts and Toys, says is "on par with Duracell", will be available...

  • Microsoft plans an end to battery insertion issues
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    Microsoft plans an end to battery insertion issues

    By 6 July 2010

    Now, you probably don't lose any sleep worrying about inserting batteries the wrong way round but we're willing to guess that each and everyone of you has experienced putting a battery in upside down. And now, Microsoft has signalled the end for the polarity...

  • Sony issues update to stop Vaio laptops overheating
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    Sony issues update to stop Vaio laptops overheating

    By 30 June 2010

    Sony is not recalling over half a million of its Vaio laptops because of fears of overheating as per claimed by the Wall Street Journal, the company has confirmed to Pocket-lint. The US paper is reporting that the company plans to recall "259,000 units...

  • Apple offers replacement iPad for dead battery
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    Apple offers replacement iPad for dead battery

    By 15 March 2010

    How do you get around replacing an old battery for a gadget that doesn't have a swappable one? Simply replace the whole device. That appears to be the line Apple is taking with the new Apple iPad, due for release at the beginning of April. "If your iPad...

  • Powermat wireless Home & Office mat review
    Online 4 out of 5

    Powermat wireless Home & Office mat review

    By 10 February 2010

    If you're like us, your nightstand or computer area at home or in the office is adorned with gadgets and their chargers. It's a pain plugging everything in, and it's a pain messing around with all those plugs and power sockets. Hearing your pain, is Powermat,...

  • Microsoft investigating Windows 7 battery issues
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    Microsoft investigating Windows 7 battery issues

    By 3 February 2010

    Microsoft has said that it's probing reports that Windows 7 is falsely reporting problems with batteries. Many users have complained that the OS warns that power is exhausted before it is, and even that the battery needs to be replaced entirely. The software...

  • Duracell unveils Daylite torch range
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    Duracell unveils Daylite torch range

    By 14 January 2010

    Duracell has unveiled an upgraded range of torches, which it has nicknamed "Daylite". Aimed at professionals, DIY enthusiasts and general consumers, Duracell claims that the range delivers 20x more brightness than a standard 5mm LED found in the cheapest...

  • 10 technologies for the next decade
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    10 technologies for the next decade

    By 30 December 2009

    Having experienced the technological wonders of the last 10 years, what have gadget and technology fans got to look forward to over the next 10. What will be big in 2020? Here are 10 buzz areas that you'll be talking about for quite some time, changing...

  • Countdown to Christmas: HP offers 20% discount on PC accessories
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    Countdown to Christmas: HP offers 20% discount on PC accessories

    By 16 December 2009

    HP has announced a host of Christmas-related reductions on a variety of its accessories, which include cases, mice, keyboards, webcams, headsets and batteries. Most of the discounts are around the 20% mark, but there's 40% off batteries - although a spare...

  • Packard Bell recalls laptop batteries
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    Packard Bell recalls laptop batteries

    By 9 December 2009

    Packard Bell has issued a voluntary recall of some of its laptop batteries. The models affected are the MX36, MX37, MX51 and MX52 notebooks, and only units manufactured between July and December 2007. The problematic batteries "may experience internal...

  • Griffin PowerDuo Reserve iPhone battery   review
    Phones 2 out of 5

    Griffin PowerDuo Reserve iPhone battery review

    By 10 November 2009

    We all know that the iPhone 3G and iPhone 3GS battery sucks, but what can you do about it? Griffin is hoping that its portable solution means you won't have to travel around with the charger wherever you go. But does it work? We got charging to find out....

  • Energizer Energi to Go Xpal XP2000   review
    Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Energizer Energi to Go Xpal XP2000 review

    By 14 October 2009

    Gadgets are great aren't they? The problem is, is that the current batch of latest and greatest last about 12 hours before you need to find a power socket. If that sounds familiar then you need to look at alternative power solutions. In steps the Energizer...

  • Exspect launches Drop 'N' Charge wireless range
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    Exspect launches Drop 'N' Charge wireless range

    By 9 September 2009

    Exspect has launched a new "Drop ‘N’ Charge" range of chargers that claims to make it even easier to keep Nintendo Wii controllers, Wii Fit board, and Xbox 360 controllers fully charged. Exspect says users need simply replace the standard batteries...