Chargers archive

  • Solar-powered Freeloader Pico launches for green gadgeteers
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    Solar-powered Freeloader Pico launches for green gadgeteers

    By 10 February 2010

    A small, light and cheap solar charger has launched from Solar Technology that is capable of charging a range of gadgets on the go.   The Pico captures and transforms the power of the sun into free battery juice for all your gadgets and claims to provide...

  • Wrist-based Powerstrap offers charging on the go
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    Wrist-based Powerstrap offers charging on the go

    By 8 January 2010

    A new wearable charger has launched with the announcement the Powerstrap will be available in the UK this month. From Orca Global Trading, it's described as a powerful wrist strap made up from a series of batteries to keep users fully charged and connected...

  • Orange offers Case Mate Fuel Lite for iPhone
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    Orange offers Case Mate Fuel Lite for iPhone

    By 9 December 2009

    Orange has announced it will soon be offering the Case Mate Fuel Lite as a high street exclusive, describing it as an "attractive, protective, soft-touch case for the iPhone 3G and 3GS with a built-in battery charger". The case-come-charger charges up...

  • GEAR4 PowerPad wireless iPhone charger   review
    Phones 3.5 out of 5

    GEAR4 PowerPad wireless iPhone charger review

    By 19 November 2009

    With wireless charging being the current crazy, its no surprise to see GEAR4 putting forward a solution for the iPhone. The unit consists for two elements, the first is the inductive charging pad, on which you'll have to place you iPhone. The second element...

  • Messless charging station   review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Messless charging station review

    By 11 November 2009

    Gadgets are great, but giving over half the sockets in your house to keep you digital life on track does start to grate. When you have to add the family's gadget's too, it gets a little overwhelming, and a little wirey. There are a burgeoning number of...

  • Nokia issues charger recall
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    Nokia issues charger recall

    By 9 November 2009

    Nokia has issued a product recall for certain Nokia-branded chargers made by third-party manufacturer BYD, offering free replacements to consumers affected. The charger exchange program encompasses the AC-3E and AC-3U models, manufactured between June...

  • BlueLounge Refresh charging station   review
    Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    BlueLounge Refresh charging station review

    By 30 October 2009

    Charging must be this year's buzzword. We've seen increasing numbers of charging stations, docks and wireless solutions as the accessories manufacturers realise we are all walking around with a number of gadgets that need charging, and have a house full...

  • Wildcharge wireless charger  review
    Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Wildcharge wireless charger review

    By 29 October 2009

    The Wildcharge comes in the form of a slim black pad with silver conductive strips running along its surface and can either be picked up by itself or bundled with an optional adaptor depending on which device you’re primarily looking to use with it....

  • Sony recalls 69,000 Vaio AC adapters in the US
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    Sony recalls 69,000 Vaio AC adapters in the US

    By 29 October 2009

    Sony has issued a product safety recall for Sony VGP-AC19V17 AC adapters for certain Vaio desktops and docking stations. In conjunction with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, the voluntary recall concerns adapters supplied with the VGC-LT series...

  • Powermat products due 30 October
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    Powermat products due 30 October

    By 23 October 2009

    So, you read about Powermat back in January, you've pored over the specs and pricing details, and you've pinned up a few of our photos of the device on your wall. The only thing left for you to do is buy the damn thing. And shortly you can, should you...

  • GEAR4 PowerPad wireless iPhone charger announced
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    GEAR4 PowerPad wireless iPhone charger announced

    By 14 October 2009

    GEAR4 has announced it is to launch what it says is the world's first dedicated wireless iPhone charger – the PowerPad. Rather than conductive charging, the PowerPad uses inductive charging, where power is transmitted through the case to the iPhone...

  • BlueLounge Refresh charging station launches
    Gadgets

    BlueLounge Refresh charging station launches

    By 22 September 2009

    Bluelounge has launched the Refresh charging dock, describing it as "a stylish and practical charging station for everyday life". The Refresh provides power and central storage for a range of mobile devices and hides the usual tangled web of wires. It...

  • Toshiba dynadock wireless U docking station launches
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    Toshiba dynadock wireless U docking station launches

    By 18 September 2009

    Toshiba has announced the availability in the States of its universal "dynadock" wireless U USB docking station. The new dynadock will charge a laptop - sans-wires - as well as "act as a conduit" for add-on peripherals like external speakers, keyboard,...

  • Firebox offers suprisingly stylish MiLi iPhone power pack
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    Firebox offers suprisingly stylish MiLi iPhone power pack

    By 18 September 2009

    Firebox is offering an iPhone power pack - the MiLi - that actually manages to incorporate a bit of style. An ultra thin protective case with a built-in battery, the MiLi is rechargeable via USB and offers twice the battery life of the iPhone with up...

  • Gear4 offers CarDock FM Follow Me iPhone dock
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    Gear4 offers CarDock FM Follow Me iPhone dock

    By 17 September 2009

    Gear4 has announced the oddly named "CarDock FM Follow Me". It's a dock that sits in your car and automatically sets up an FM radio transmission to your car stereo, meaning that you get the sound of your iPhone's satnav or music software from your car...

  • 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...

  • Bluelounge launches "Refresh" charging station
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    Bluelounge launches "Refresh" charging station

    By 14 August 2009

    Bluelounge, the company behind a number of cable management devices, has built a charging unit that attempts to reduce the number of unsightly chargers that you have to cart around. The Bluelounge "Refresh" has six universal connectors, including MicroUSB,...

  • Powermat Wireless power system
    Gadgets

    Powermat Wireless power system

    By 6 August 2009

    We got a chance to get our hands on Powermat's wireless charging system recently, and took the opportunity to get one or two photos which we're pleased to share with you. The magnetic induction technology behind it seems to work well for iPhone and BlackBerry...

  • Powermat announces wireless charging system
    Gadgets

    Powermat announces wireless charging system

    By 6 August 2009

    Wireless gadget charging company Powermat, which we first saw at CES this year, is about to unleash the first generation of its product on the market, targeted at iPhone and BlackBerry users. Why them? Because the company has built a case for iPods and...

  • Exspect launches triple USB travel charger
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    Exspect launches triple USB travel charger

    By 5 August 2009

    Exspect is offering a travel charger that offers not one, not two but three USB ports for charging up your essential gadgetry. As you can likely guess, the device allows you to charge up to three devices at the same time from one wall socket, pretty much...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Mini car USB charger under £5
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    Daily Tech Deal: Mini car USB charger under £5

    By 4 August 2009

    Being both useful and cheap, today's tech deal ticks all the right boxes and it can be yours for under a fiver. The Santok mini car charger is just £4.95 from e4deal.com (that's the cheap bit) and can replace you car's cigarette lighter with the plug-in...

  • Kodak launches solar charger
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    Kodak launches solar charger

    By 29 July 2009

    Kodak has introduced a new line of portable charging solutions, including a new eco option that's solar-powered. Device-dependent, the Kodak Solar Charger KS100-C+2 produces enough power to deliver 1.5 charges to a mobile phone, run an iPod or other music...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Free extras with iPods at Comet
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    Daily Tech Deal: Free extras with iPods at Comet

    By 28 July 2009

    Today's tech deal doesn't get you money off an Apple iPod - Apple's famously strict pricing policy means that's rarely seen - but it does get you some handy extras. Comet is currently offering a free case and worldwide charger worth up to £39.99 when...

  • MicroFridge offers four-in-one kitchen fun
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    MicroFridge offers four-in-one kitchen fun

    By 21 July 2009

    A cunning space-saving solution for the kitchen is available in the States in the form of the MicroFridge. As the name might suggest, the appliance, offering "small space convenience", combines a refrigerator, freezer and microwave in a single unit. On...

  • Messless Charger available
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    Messless Charger available

    By 10 July 2009

    The "Messless Charger" is a universal charging station designed to charge pretty much any kind of electronic device, including MP3 players, phones, handheld consoles, PDAs and digital cameras. Offering a more aesthetically pleasing alternative to a bundle...