Chargers archive

  • Eton FR140 Microlink radio review
    Audio 3.5 out of 5

    Eton FR140 Microlink radio review

    By 8 July 2009

    So you decided that camping was the best option for this year's holiday. You're sitting in a field, in your tent, in the rain. Sound familiar? Perhaps the Eton FR140 can give you a bit of a lift. Compact, measuring 130 x 60 x 44, and weighing about 200g,...

  • Next iPhone will charge via micro-USB
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    Next iPhone will charge via micro-USB

    By 29 June 2009

    Apple has signed up to an EU-wide "harmonization" of phone chargers, which Pocket-lint first brought you news of back in September 2007. The iPhone-maker has joined Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, LG, NEC, Qualcomm, RIM, Samsung and Texas Instruments...

  • VIDEO: Orange Power Pump in action
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    VIDEO: Orange Power Pump in action

    By 18 June 2009

    "It's fun, it's eco friendly, and it's useful and it works out your legs, what more could you want?" What indeed...

  • Brando offers USB solar charging hub
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    Brando offers USB solar charging hub

    By 15 June 2009

    Brando has turned to the mighty power of the Sun with its latest launch - the USB solar charging four-port hub. Not just a hub for connecting up USB-equipped peripherals to your PC, the gadget also gets a solar panel and six phone connectors that can...

  • Nokia planning "wireless power harvesting" phone
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    Nokia planning "wireless power harvesting" phone

    By 10 June 2009

    Finnish cellphone giant Nokia says that it's developing technology which will allow phones to be charged via the ambient electromagnetic that surrounds all of us. Energy from Wi-Fi, phone masts, TV transmitters, and all sorts of other sources could be...

  • FreeLoader Pro solar charger launches
    Gadgets

    FreeLoader Pro solar charger launches

    By 3 June 2009

    Solar Technology has launched the new FreeLoader Pro "professional" portable solar charger. The Pro now comes with a new power cradle, the "CamCaddy", that will let users charge digital compact cameras, DSLRs and video camera batteries. The FreeLoader...

  • GEAR4 ChargeDock announced
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    GEAR4 ChargeDock announced

    By 27 May 2009

    GEAR4 has announced another new product, the ChargeDock, describing it as a "great looking and superbly functional home docking station for iPod and iPhone". The ChargeDock claims to include all you need to sync and charge both your iPod and iPhone wherever...

  • Orange Power Pump unveiled for Glastonbury
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    Orange Power Pump unveiled for Glastonbury

    By 21 May 2009

    Orange has unveiled a new compact mobile phone charger prototype, the Orange Power Pump, that it will take to Glastonbury this year. Following the dance charger and recharge pod from last year, this year's offering is described as a lightweight unit "powered...

  • Five easy eco tech tips
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    Five easy eco tech tips

    By 20 May 2009

    We all know that we should be doing more to save energy around the home to help "save the planet", but aside from the obvious energy saving light bulbs and buying AAA+++ kitchen equipment, sometimes it's hard to know where to start. Inspired by the growing...

  • iG3 Mobile Power Station recharges your iPod or iPhone
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    iG3 Mobile Power Station recharges your iPod or iPhone

    By 19 May 2009

    One of the first things that many first-time smartphone users notice is that they only get a day or so out of their phone's battery before having to recharge it. The iPhone is a particular offender, but have no fear, help is on the way in the form of...

  • HyperMac promises 32 hours battery life for MacBooks
    Online

    HyperMac promises 32 hours battery life for MacBooks

    By 5 May 2009

    In the States Sanho has introduced the "HyperMac" range, external MacBook battery packs that work with all Apple MacBooks including Pro and Air models. Available in 4 different capacities of 60Wh, 100Wh, 150Wh and 222Wh (compared to MacBook Air's 37Wh...

  • Duracell launches in-car USB Charger
    Gadgets

    Duracell launches in-car USB Charger

    By 24 April 2009

    In the States, Duracell has launched the Duracell USB Charger, a USB charging port that plugs right into the car's DC socket, along with three different connectors for the Duracell My Pocket Charger. Described as one of the smallest and simplest USB charging...

  • Heathrow offers free gadget charging
    Gadgets

    Heathrow offers free gadget charging

    By 15 April 2009

    There's good news for gadget-lovers travelling through Heathrow as the London airport has announced it has erected new "Power Poles". Despite the dubious-sounding name, the "Poles" are in fact power hubs, 47 of which, will enable passengers to charge...

  • Black and Decker BDPC100A power inverter review
    Online 3.5 out of 5

    Black and Decker BDPC100A power inverter review

    By 23 March 2009

    We've all been there, sitting in traffic on the M4 whilst the bored kids moan that their Nintendo DS has a flat battery or the portable DVD player is out of juice. Side-stepping the need for a mass of bespoke 12V supplies at extortionate cost, power inverters...

  • Ted Baker-branded chargers available
    Gadgets

    Ted Baker-branded chargers available

    By 5 March 2009

    Proporta is offering a designer way to charge up your portable gadgetry. For all you label lovers, "Ted's Six Pack", is Ted Baker-branded range of items that will charge up your gadgets with special designer electricity. The "Mobile Device Charger", complete...

  • Carphone Warehouse launches Eco Charger
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    Carphone Warehouse launches Eco Charger

    By 20 February 2009

    The Carphone Warehouse has announced its first ever environmentally friendly mobile phone charger. The aptly named "Eco Charger" is said to reduce the amount of energy needed to power a mobile phone more than any other on the market. Carphone says the...

  • Freeplay launches ZipCharge power stick
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    Freeplay launches ZipCharge power stick

    By 17 February 2009

    Freeplay have shown off their new ZipCharge power stick at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The ZipCharge is designed for those on the move and provides portable power for charging your phone. There is a twist, however. Featuring a nano-phosphate lithium...

  • TuffCharge Solar iPhone battery launches
    Phones

    TuffCharge Solar iPhone battery launches

    By 17 February 2009

    Freeplay - those guys with the wind-up radios - have shown off a collection of new products at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The TuffCharge Solar is a neat case that you slide your iPhone into, providing plenty of extra protection whilst also giving...

  • Universal charger for mobiles announced
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    Universal charger for mobiles announced

    By 17 February 2009

    The GSM Association and 17 mobile operators and manufacturers have announced that they are committed to creating an industry-wide standard for a universal charger for new mobile phones. The aim of the GSMA-led initiative is to see that the mobile industry...

  • Solio Mono multi-device charger announced
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    Solio Mono multi-device charger announced

    By 10 February 2009

    Better Energy Systems has announced the Solio Mono, a multi-device charger set to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2009 next week. Designed for times when you're in the middle of nowhere with no battery charge left on your phone, the Solio Mono...

  • Daily Tech Deal: Freeloader solar charger
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    Daily Tech Deal: Freeloader solar charger

    By 6 February 2009

    It's always a bit tricky playing the eco-friendly card when your main aim, as a technology website, is to tell people about all the latest gadgets available - that need electricity to run on. However, we are told every little bit helps so for today's...

  • Kensington Ultra Thin Notebook Power Adapter review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Kensington Ultra Thin Notebook Power Adapter review

    By 5 February 2009

    With laptops not always coming with a power pack that will last the lifetime of the computer, there is plenty of space for after-market replacements. Kensington have long been involved with notebook accessories and have an extensive line-up of power packs....

  • BluePack iPhone charger launches
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    BluePack iPhone charger launches

    By 2 February 2009

    Firebox is offering the BluePack iPhone and iPod charger, describing the device as a "stylish pocket-sized battery pack". For all iAddicts, the gadget has a rechargeable Li-ion polymer battery that claims to offer up to 250 hours of extra standby time,...

  • PC Line 90W Universal Laptop Power Adapter review
    Gadgets 3 out of 5

    PC Line 90W Universal Laptop Power Adapter review

    By 30 January 2009

    Sometimes power packs just die. In fact it seems to be fairly common that your shiny new notebook will arrive with a power pack that has been sourced rather cheaply. Should the worst happen, you probably only have a few hours of life in your PC before...

  • Nokia launches N79 Eco
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    Nokia launches N79 Eco

    By 16 January 2009

    As well as the recently announced "Active" model that comes bundled with a heart rate belt, Nokia is offering another version of its N79 mobile - the "Eco" option. Although it appears nothing changes with the Nseries handset itself, the green bit comes...