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Tag: Power

Plug2Know is an Amped-Up Home Energy Cost Awareness Device

Plug2Know is an Amped-Up Home Energy Cost Awareness Device
How much electricity do your electric curlers gobble up while they’re heating up? What about your iron or your food processor? In this day and age, it pays to know how much electricity your appliances and…

Gridcase Reactor iPhone 5 Case: Crank Some Juice into Your Phone

Gridcase Reactor iPhone 5 Case: Crank Some Juice into Your Phone
The iPhone charges up pretty quickly, but once you run out of power, there’s not much you can do except stow your phone until you find an outlet, or a batter pack and enough time to…
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Mophie Juice Pack Helium for iPhone 5: Double Your Battery Life

Mophie Juice Pack Helium for iPhone 5: Double Your Battery Life
In my experience, battery packs for smartphones can be quite useful, though they have a tendency to add a lot of bulk to your phone. That being said, if you run out of power very often,…

Electromagnetic Harvester Concept Uses Ambient Energy to Charge Batteries

Electromagnetic Harvester Concept Uses Ambient Energy to Charge Batteries
Aside from generating heat, most electronic devices also emit electromagnetic fields. A rapid prototyping enthusiast named Dennis Siegel though of a way to tap into those fields and store them as usable energy by way of…

Evonik Electric Kite Car Travels Across Australia on Just $15

Evonik Electric Kite Car Travels Across Australia on Just $15
Whether you like it or not, electric cars are part of our future, and I hope that my next one will be able to function without the need of any gas. Distance races are quite important,…

Universal Gadget Wrist Charger: Portable Power at Its Handiest

Universal Gadget Wrist Charger: Portable Power at Its Handiest
Picture this: you’ve reached a level that you’ve never reached before and your handheld console is slowly running out of juice. You can’t save your game in the middle, since you can only do so when…

Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator Kit: Power for World War Z

Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator Kit: Power for World War Z
When you’re out in the woods, there’s no assurance when you’ll be able to juice up your gadgets, unless you go back to your car. That being said, it’s always good to have some power alternatives.…

Nectar Mobile Power System Promises up to Two Weeks of Power for Your Gadgets

Nectar Mobile Power System Promises up to Two Weeks of Power for Your Gadgets
Lilliputian Systems and Brookstone have announced that they have teamed up for the launch of a new mobile power system called the Nectar Mobile Power System. Neither of those companies specifically come out and say just…

MeterPlug Helps Monitor & Control Power Consumption: Who Meters the MeterPlug?

MeterPlug Helps Monitor & Control Power Consumption: Who Meters the MeterPlug?
Here’s one of the most clever uses of Bluetooth-enabled smartphones that I’ve ever seen. It’s called the MeterPlug, a Bluetooth device that plugs in between anything with a power cord and an AC outlet. Together with…

GM and ABB Create Uninterruptible Power Supply for Homes Using Old Volt Batteries

GM and ABB Create Uninterruptible Power Supply for Homes Using Old Volt Batteries
General Motors has announced that it has teamed up with a company called ABB to come up with away to use the batteries inside of the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle after they’re no longer…

Eton BoostTurbine Wants You to Crank It up for Power

Eton BoostTurbine Wants You to Crank It up for Power
Nothing sucks more than running out of power when you need it the most. And by that, I mean running out of juice to power your smartphone, MP3 player, flashlight, radio, and other gadgets that run…

Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta to Get Low-Power IGZO Display

Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta to Get Low-Power IGZO Display
While a new crop of smartphones has just been released in the U.S., the Japanese aren’t going to fall behind anytime soon. They just upped the ante with the new Sharp Aquos Phone Zeta SH-02E, which…

Punkt ES 01: Reduce Your Cable Squid by 75%

Punkt ES 01: Reduce Your Cable Squid by 75%
How big is your cable squid? Mine is pretty big, and threatening to take over more and more space on and around my desk. It’s never been easy to organize cables, but Switzerland’s Punkt seeks to…

iBikeConsole BikeCharge Dynamo Charges Your Gear While Your Ride Your Bike

iBikeConsole BikeCharge Dynamo Charges Your Gear While Your Ride Your Bike
Bicycle lights generally use battery or solar-powered LEDs these days, not bike dynamos like in the 1980s. That doesn’t mean that these types of tiny power stations aren’t still useful. I’ve seen a couple of different…

Exogear Exovolt Plus: Unlimited Stackable Power

Exogear Exovolt Plus: Unlimited Stackable Power
It’s all about power when you’re on the go. Depending on your usage, it doesn’t take long for the battery of your tablet or smartphone to run out. It’s happened to everyone, stranded with no way…

LEGO Induction Lamp Concept is a Really Bright Idea

LEGO Induction Lamp Concept is a Really Bright Idea
There are already a number of ways to add lighting to LEGO kits, but none of them are particularly elegant, and the ones I’m aware of require wires and a large battery pack to light up…
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