Chargers archive

  • Designer "Contact Box" charging solution for mobiles
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    Designer "Contact Box" charging solution for mobiles

    By 16 April 2008

    This is a different design solution to solve the problem of ugly phone chargers and cables littering your hallway from designer Anna Falkenmark. The wall mounted cabinet allows your mobile to be displayed under the door's elastic cording with the remaining...

  • HYmini wind-powered charger
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    HYmini wind-powered charger

    By 4 April 2008

    The HYmini is a handheld, universal charger that harnesses renewable wind power combined with conventional wall plug power to recharge almost all your 5 volt digital kit. The energy stored in its internal battery can be used to recharge mobile phones,...

  • Solar-powered travel charger bundle launches
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    Solar-powered travel charger bundle launches

    By 1 April 2008

    The new "Globe Trotter" bundle from Solar Technology has launched with the claim that it is "the ultimate traveller's power pack". Specifically designed to provide all day power for those facing challenging climate conditions, tough terrain or long periods...

  • Uniross goes really green with new batteries
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    Uniross goes really green with new batteries

    By 27 February 2008

    Uniross is telling us the eco-friendly way to enjoy your gadgets is via their new range of rechargeable batteries. Apparently more powerful and more convenient than ever, you can now use the batteries straight out of the packet, just like a throwaway...

  • GEAR4 launches WorldTour Dual Charge
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    GEAR4 launches WorldTour Dual Charge

    By 26 February 2008

    The WorldTour Dual Charge is a new product from GEAR4 that allows users to charge an iPod - and any other USB charged device - at the same time. The double USB port has 2.0 amps of power, which apparently means no loss of strength when charging two devices...

  • Power Extras USB Car Charger And Adapter review
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    Power Extras USB Car Charger And Adapter review

    By 20 February 2008

    With more gadgets in the car, powering them is starting to become an issue. One device however believes it has the answer, but does it? We get charging to find out. The Power Extras USB Car Charger And Adapter is exactly what it sounds like it is. A dongle...

  • CES 2008: HydroPak charges your gadgets with water
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    CES 2008: HydroPak charges your gadgets with water

    By 4 January 2008

    A new gadget that promises to offer a quiet but resourceful way to charge your gadgets is to be launched at CES in Las Vegas. Called the HydroPak, the portable power product has been incorporates a unique water-activated cartridge system that can be used...

  • Freeloader gets a battery charger accessory
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    Freeloader gets a battery charger accessory

    By 3 October 2007

    Solar Technology International has launched the Freeloader Battery Charger, the first in a line of accessories for its solar charger (introduced earlier this year) the Freeloader. The portable device has been created for recharging AA batteries and AAA...

  • Energizer launches Energi To Go Portable Power for iPod
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    Energizer launches Energi To Go Portable Power for iPod

    By 21 September 2007

    Perfect for those who's 'pods go flat when they need them the most, Energizer has launched the Energi To Go Portable Power for iPod in the States. The first iPod charger to combine Energizer Lithium AA batteries in a compact, cord-free design it can offer...

  • Carphone Warehouse to launch energy-saving phone charger
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    Carphone Warehouse to launch energy-saving phone charger

    By 4 September 2007

    Carphone Warehouse has announced that as of October they will be the first UK retailer to launch an exclusive "green" mobile phone charger. This charger is the first of its kind and is set to pave the way in new phone technology by reducing damage to...

  • Mobile phone charging stations invite you to "have a Quickie"
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    Mobile phone charging stations invite you to "have a Quickie"

    By 22 August 2007

    A mobile phone charging service, called Quickie, has launched in the UK. The Quickie machines offer mobile phone users a chance to charge their phones at popular public locations around the country. The Quickie machines are large coin-operated mobile...

  • Boblbee iPod case doubles as handy solar charger
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    Boblbee iPod case doubles as handy solar charger

    By 17 August 2007

    The Boblbee Solar is a weatherproof iPod case, but as its name might suggest, it also has solar charging abilities. As well as offering hard-case protection for your precious 'pod thanks to its shock and waterproof design, it can charge it too. It has...

  • The mother of all portable solar charging kits
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    The mother of all portable solar charging kits

    By 20 July 2007

    Forget your piddly Solio-type chargers, solar charging just got serious with Earthtech's $479 Solar Laptop Charger and Portable Power Kit. You plug the solar panels into the power pack for about 12 hours then it can provide your laptop with about 6 hours...

  • Proporta launches portable laptop battery
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    Proporta launches portable laptop battery

    By 6 July 2007

    The Portable Laptop Battery from Proporta lets you charge your laptop, wherever you are. This handy product charges from your laptop's AC adapter and stores 6000mAh of power for when you need it. The Portable Laptop Battery comes with a selection of input...

  • Brando gives us solar charger with two USB ports
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    Brando gives us solar charger with two USB ports

    By 5 July 2007

    Good old Brando - you can always rely on them to come up with the good stuff. Like the planet? Want to solar power your gadgets? Even better, want to solar power TWO of your gadgets? Introducing the "2-USB-Ports Multi-Solar Charger" that lets you do just...

  • iLuv iPod battery boosters with leather case
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    iLuv iPod battery boosters with leather case

    By 15 June 2007

    iLuv, a licensed Apple supplier, has launched a range of battery boosters to let iPod owners listen to music and watch videos for up to 56 hours between charges. The iLuv batteries provide a charge that more than doubles the life of an iPod, and since...

  • Orange will launch mini wind-powered phone charger at Glasto
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    Orange will launch mini wind-powered phone charger at Glasto

    By 14 June 2007

    Orange today announced the launch of a mobile phone charger prototype that is powered by wind energy. The Orange Mobile Wind Charger is the result of months of research into a viable alternate energy source to power mobile phones during summer music festivals....

  • Four new Belkin iPod products
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    Four new Belkin iPod products

    By 7 June 2007

    Belkin State-side has announced new four iPod accessories. Not the most glamourous of devices, this new foursome of products are none the less v. v. useful as they will "maintain or replenish" (we tend to say "charge" but that's just us) your iPod. For...

  • Freeloader provides solar power for your gadgets
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    Freeloader provides solar power for your gadgets

    By 20 February 2007

    Here's another battery recharger that we think might come in useful. The Freeloader promises to power any handheld device anytime, providing up to 18 hours of backup power for an iPod. Ingeniously, it can load up on solar power when you're outside, or...