Chargers archive

  • Powermat launches wireless charging products
    Gadgets

    Powermat launches wireless charging products

    By 8 January 2009

    Powermat has unveiled a line of wireless-energy products at this year's CES show. The new range is capable of delivering real time, wireless charging for portable electronic devices including iPods, iPhones, Blackberry and mobile phones, GPS, handheld...

  • Energizer to show wireless power solutions
    Gadgets

    Energizer to show wireless power solutions

    By 18 December 2008

    Energizer has revealed it's hard at work on "efficient, intelligent wireless power solutions" that can charge portable devices without traditional power cords. Working with Fulton Innovation and using eCoupled wireless charging, Energizer says it wants...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: Solar keychain
    Gadgets

    Credit Crunch Christmas: Solar keychain

    By 18 December 2008

    Today's Credit Crunch Christmas idea is a handy little eco solution for when your mobile phone power's down, leaving you offline and alone. Never fear because the solar keychain is here. Available from Firebox for £14.95, as the name suggests it is a...

  • Solargorilla solar charger review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Solargorilla solar charger review

    By 12 December 2008

    Most portable solar chargers look like toys compared to this, the first mainstream charger capable of powering a laptop. While we like solar gadget chargers such as the Solio Magnesium, the Solargorilla really is in a different league. For starters, it...

  • Credit Crunch Christmas: USB mains charger
    Gadgets

    Credit Crunch Christmas: USB mains charger

    By 3 December 2008

    Here's a great little gadget that's not only priced at nicely under a tenner, but very practical. Very simply it's a USB charger that plugs into the mains. Just stick it straight into a wall socket, connect your USB device into the port and before you...

  • O2 launches green phone charger
    Phones

    O2 launches green phone charger

    By 1 December 2008

    Telefonica O2 UK has announced the launch of an energy efficient universal mobile phone charger - the O2 Universal Charger. Apparently the first product of its kind to be launched by a UK network, O2 says its Universal Charger is amongst the most energy...

  • iPower SX enters solar charger fray
    Gadgets

    iPower SX enters solar charger fray

    By 27 November 2008

    A new solar charger promises to power your gadgets for longer. The Battech iPower SX enters a crowded solar charging market dominated by Solio, Powertraveller and Solar Technology, but hopes to win fans with its high capacity battery. While the iPower...

  • iCharge Eco harnesses the power of the sun
    Gaming

    iCharge Eco harnesses the power of the sun

    By 26 November 2008

    There's a whole host of chargers out there, but the iCharge eco is good for the environment too. It features a solar panel and charges everything from your PSP and Nintendo DS to your mobile phone. It delivers an output of DC5.0-5.5V/600mA and comes with...

  • Phone companies team-up on charger energy ratings
    Phones

    Phone companies team-up on charger energy ratings

    By 19 November 2008

    A group of mobile manufacturers has launched a common energy rating system for chargers, in order to make it easier for consumers to compare and choose the one that saves the most energy. The new star rating system has been developed and is supported...

  • Intempo Go Pack launches
    Audio

    Intempo Go Pack launches

    By 12 November 2008

    Intempo has launched the Go Pack, describing it as the essential kit for music lovers everywhere. The kit offers a portable iPod speaker dock, an FM transmitter, an in-car iPod charger and a worldwide mains charger. The speaker is Intempo's new "iDS On-the-Go"...

  • USB battery charger by Varta launches
    Gadgets

    USB battery charger by Varta launches

    By 3 November 2008

    A new way to charge batteries on the go has launched with the introduction of the compact USB battery charger by Varta. The pocket-sized Varta USB charger is described as smaller than most mobile phones and - in the run up to Christmas - "the ideal accessory...

  • Ardica jackets keep you warm and your gadgets powered
    Gadgets

    Ardica jackets keep you warm and your gadgets powered

    By 3 November 2008

    Ardica has designed a jacket that is not only claimed to be able to charge your gadgets, but the battery used also gives off enough heat to keep you warm as the winter drags on. The jacket has a concealed battery that is claimed to have enough juice to...

  • iPow iPhone charger case launches
    Phones

    iPow iPhone charger case launches

    By 27 October 2008

    The iPow external battery case has launched in the UK, on sale with TwistedCarbon.com. The leather flip case protects your device whilst the integrated battery doubles the power capacity. The case also incorporates mini stereo speakers so you can enjoy...

  • PowerTraveller lets loose its Gorilla charger
    Phones

    PowerTraveller lets loose its Gorilla charger

    By 17 October 2008

    Laptop users who need power on the go should check out the powergorilla and solargorilla from PowerTraveller. The powergorilla, which is a high density lithium polymer rechargeable battery, will give users an additional 2-6 hours of power for their laptops....

  • Kensington launches international iCharger
    Phones

    Kensington launches international iCharger

    By 9 October 2008

    Kensington has announced the International Travel Charger for iPod and iPhone, a portable, global charger that means iPods and iPhones can be charged from a wall socket, wherever the user is visiting. It has wall plugs for use in the US, UK, EU and Australia...

  • Solio Magnesium Edition rechargeable solar power pack review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Solio Magnesium Edition rechargeable solar power pack review

    By 8 October 2008

    We first looked at the Solio Magnesium with the slight suspicion, because on paper, it appears to be too good to be true. When we looked at the Solio Classic, we found this to be the case – it promised a lot, but didn’t deliver it in the timescale...

  • Kensington launches iPod and iPhone car chargers
    Gadgets

    Kensington launches iPod and iPhone car chargers

    By 1 October 2008

    Kensington has launched two new solutions for charging iPods and iPhones in the car. The Car Charger and the Car Charger Deluxe for iPhone and iPod charge your iDevices, including the iPhone 3G, through the car stereo, by connecting through the cigarette...

  • Uniross launches 15-minute battery charger
    Gadgets

    Uniross launches 15-minute battery charger

    By 30 September 2008

    Uniross has launched a battery charger that can completely recharge AA and AAA batteries in just 15 minutes, apparently making it officially the world's fastest battery charger. A charger with its own "computerised brain", it has a safety feature to cut...

  • Eton introduces Pocket Pal all in one
    Gadgets

    Eton introduces Pocket Pal all in one

    By 29 September 2008

    You're out in the woods, it's getting dark, and your mobile phone is out of juice. Here's an alternative to panicking - you pull out your Pocket Pal - Eton FR140 Microlink, which is solar powered, or if that fails, has a handy crank. Weighing only 200g,...

  • Vodafone to roll out ChargeBox
    Phones

    Vodafone to roll out ChargeBox

    By 29 September 2008

    Vodafone UK is to roll out ChargeBox - a secure way to charge your mobile phone, MP3 player or games console - throughout many of its retail stores. ChargeBox allows customers to hire a locker to charge their device. Each ChargeBox has a range of pins...

  • Kensington launches battery packs for iPhone and iPod
    Audio

    Kensington launches battery packs for iPhone and iPod

    By 25 September 2008

    Kensington has launched the Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod and the Mini Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod. The Kensington Battery Pack and Charger for iPhone and iPod provides go-anywhere, rechargeable power to extend talk time...

  • iPower solar charger for portable power
    Gadgets

    iPower solar charger for portable power

    By 23 September 2008

    The iPower solar charger from Solar Trader (see what they did there!) is now in stock. This nifty device is the latest solar charger to hit the UK market and has a 0.4W solar panel and 2000mAh Li-ion battery. It comes with a USB charging cable, connector...

  • 5-in-1 USB Charging and Data-Sync Cable available
    Audio

    5-in-1 USB Charging and Data-Sync Cable available

    By 23 September 2008

    So you need to charge up a whole host of gadgets, but also need to get some new tunes onto your iPod. Well here's a nifty solution - the 5-in-1 USB charging and data-sync cable, which is available now from Gadget4All. It does what it says on the tin -...

  • Brando offers solar-powered iPhone case
    Phones

    Brando offers solar-powered iPhone case

    By 23 September 2008

    If you love the planet - and hate your iPhone - then smother it in this ugly leather case that contains a 3.7-volt solar-powered battery for some eco charging. Available now for $48.

  • Apple recalls millions of iPhone 3G USB power adapters
    Phones

    Apple recalls millions of iPhone 3G USB power adapters

    By 22 September 2008

    Apple has issued a recall notice for the ultracompact USB power adapter shipped with the iPhone 3G in certain countries, although not the UK. Apple says that "under certain conditions the new ultracompact Apple USB power adapter's metal prongs can break...