Chargers archive

  • Harness wind power with Mini Kin green generator
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    Harness wind power with Mini Kin green generator

    By 19 September 2008

    Your iPod has run out of juice, you're on your way out, and it's blustery and cloudy outside. You look to your solar power generator and sign, but worry not because here's is an alternative - the Mini Kin green power generator. This dinky generator sports...

  • Santok offers iPower for the iPhone
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    Santok offers iPower for the iPhone

    By 15 September 2008

    "If you need longer battery life from your iPhone or want some extra volume when playing music or watching films, here’s the answer..." So reads the blurb for Santok's new STK iPower that incorporates a rechargeable Li-ion polymer battery for up to...

  • Brando launches USB multi phone charger
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    Brando launches USB multi phone charger

    By 12 September 2008

    This beast can USB charge the "most common" mobiles on the market with eight connectors for Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Siemens, Samsung and Nokia handsets. Siemens? $18, available now.

  • Solar tree concept revealed
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    Solar tree concept revealed

    By 30 August 2008

    This cool solar-powered charger concept is inspired by the way trees get energy from the sun. Designed to sit on your window sill, the panels would be move-able, so you could adjust them to soak up more rays as the sun's position changes throughout the...

  • Noon Logan launches solar laptop bag
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    Noon Logan launches solar laptop bag

    By 26 August 2008

    For $452, you can bag yourself a Noon Logan Solar Laptop case, which may seem a wee bit expensive but it will charge up your gadgets while you're on the go. The laptop bag features a flexible exterior solar panel, which charges an internal power bank....

  • Take Anywhere electrical power source
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    Take Anywhere electrical power source

    By 14 August 2008

    For $199.95, you never need worry about being out of juice again. The Take Anywhere Electrical Power Source is a power source that you can, well, take anywhere. It has a rechargeable 10-amp battery, which allows you to power your laptop for up to 3 hours,...

  • Apple Juicz solar charger for MacBooks launches
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    Apple Juicz solar charger for MacBooks launches

    By 29 July 2008

    QuickerTek has launched the "Apple Juicz" a solar charging solution for MacBook Airs, MacBooks and MacBooks Pros in the States. Offering between 4 to 10 hours of charge for the Apple laptops, the pack comes complete with its own carry bag. Comprising...

  • Dangerous chargers flooding UK
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    Dangerous chargers flooding UK

    By 21 July 2008

    Trading standards officers are concerned about hundreds of thousands of cheap chargers that are being sold in the UK. Preliminary tests of the chargers, which are being shipped over from China and sold on the cheap, show that they are prone to overheating...

  • Belkin Power and Go travel adapter    review
    Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Belkin Power and Go travel adapter review

    By 17 July 2008

    Notebook performance may being improving all the time but portability is often marred by battery life. If you travel a good deal, you'll be looking for multi-purpose charger that can be used in a number of locations. Consisting of a main powerbrick, which...

  • Solar power backpack launches
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    Solar power backpack launches

    By 15 July 2008

    This $48 solar backpack comes complete with a host of mobile phone adapters. The 5.5v solar panel charges up the battery, which in turn can juice up your mobile. Available now.

  • "Rescue" battery for iPhone 3G launched
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    "Rescue" battery for iPhone 3G launched

    By 14 July 2008

    This can be charged up by USB for an additional 36 hours of music playback, 7 hours of video, and 3.5 for calls. On pre-order now, it's around the $80 mark from GeekStuff4U.

  • Uniross launches new range of eco and travel chargers
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    Uniross launches new range of eco and travel chargers

    By 1 July 2008

    Uniross has just announced the launch of a new range of eco-friendly battery chargers. The new additions from Uniross, apparently the only battery brand endorsed by the WWF, include a solar charger with USB adaptor for £39.99. There's a 15-minute charger...

  • O2 punts pedal power with help from Dan Le Sac
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    O2 punts pedal power with help from Dan Le Sac

    By 25 June 2008

    Orange may be showing a kinetic dance charger at Glastonbury, but O2's getting in on the eco act too at the O2 Wireless event with some motion-powered mobile charging of its own. The operator will demo specially created bikes that, via pedal power, will...

  • Orange Dance Charge revealed for Glasto
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    Orange Dance Charge revealed for Glasto

    By 24 June 2008

    Orange has announced the launch of a mobile phone charger prototype that is powered by dance energy. The company says the Orange Dance Charge is the result of months of research into alternate, sustainable energy sources to power mobile phones during...

  • Orange to show "recharge Pod" eco phone charging tent
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    Orange to show "recharge Pod" eco phone charging tent

    By 16 June 2008

    Orange has announced the launch of a freestanding wind powered mobile phone charging station that will be put into use at this year's Glastonbury festival. Over 7 metres in height, the free standing "recharge Pod" is a self sufficient unit that supports...

  • Brando offers colourful solar charger
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    Brando offers colourful solar charger

    By 12 June 2008

    Without providing any info on how long in the sun this needs to charge up, and how long it will then juice your mobile phone, PDA, MP3 player, MP4 player, PSP or DS Lite, Brando is offering this USB solar mobile charger. But for just $29 those mysteries...

  • Griffin PowerDock 2 does the double
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    Griffin PowerDock 2 does the double

    By 2 June 2008

    A charging base with a neat selling point, the Griffin PowerDock 2 lets you charge any combo of iProductry two at a time. The unit includes two built-in Apple Universal Docks and it comes with a collection of Universal Dock insert adapters to ensure that...

  • Orange to trial kinetic energy phone charging at Glastonbury
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    Orange to trial kinetic energy phone charging at Glastonbury

    By 30 May 2008

    This year mobile phone operator Orange will celebrate a 10-year partnership with Glastonbury, the "largest and most renowned" music festival in the world. To mark its 10-year team-up Orange is planning to trial some interesting sounding tech, as has become...

  • Pretty pastel charging valet
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    Pretty pastel charging valet

    By 14 May 2008

    OK so perhaps this little gadget got our attention because it's called a valet and we love how grand that sounds for what is, essentially, a charger. But it comes in pastel pink (as well as green or white) so it's got to be worth a mention, and it's $19.00...

  • Solio Magnesium solar-powered charger launches
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    Solio Magnesium solar-powered charger launches

    By 12 May 2008

    Better Energy Systems has launched the Solio Magnesium, a solar powered charger that claims to combine the most efficient solar cells with a powerful internal battery to collect and store power. The Solio Magnesium, described as "the world's most advanced...

  • Bag the Travel Charger Bag
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    Bag the Travel Charger Bag

    By 12 May 2008

    Ever got to your holiday destination, thought it would be lovely to plug in your iPod and listen to some tunes as you hang up your Hawaiian shirts, then discovered that your various adapters, leads and wires are tangled up tight? Well this $40 specially...

  • Devotec shows off compact Solar charger
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    Devotec shows off compact Solar charger

    By 2 May 2008

    When the sun finally decides to emerge from behind the clouds in this country, we can all do our bit for the environment by using Devotec's new Solar Charger. Instead of plugging your devices into the AC supply, you can use this dinky device, which weighs...

  • Lindy launches travel adapter with USB charger
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    Lindy launches travel adapter with USB charger

    By 1 May 2008

    Lindy has launched a "clever" travel adapter with USB charger that means you will be able to charge MP3 players, cameras, camcorders and the myriad of other devices that need USB power but worldwide and without your laptop. This ingenious travel adapter...

  • GEAR4 World Tour charger review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    GEAR4 World Tour charger review

    By 17 April 2008

    MP3 player capacities are on the increase and as a result we're listening to them for longer than ever before, which makes having a charger with you at all times an essential purchase. Designed with the Apple iPod in mind, you'll find the GEAR4 WorldTour...

  • radJacket CHARGE launches for iPod touch
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    radJacket CHARGE launches for iPod touch

    By 16 April 2008

    Japanese company Radius has launched the radJacket CHARGE for the iPod touch that boasts a built-in lithium ion battery so as to give your 'pod extra juice when on the go. The claimed playback times from a three hour charge of the case are 46 hours of...