The coaches that were at my elementary school were a special breed of sadists. They used to line up a bunch of first graders, hand us super long jump ropes, then stood back as we tried to jump, got tangled, fell down, and were beat with the ropes of our peers as they flopped around.
Here’s a case of life imitating UI – the Icon battery pack for the iPhone 3G and 3GS. This is as idiotproof as it gets folks. Anyone who can’t figure out what this is or how it works probably shouldn’t be using an iPhone in the first place.
Konnet’s already given PS3 and Xbox 360 owners a lot of love, and now it’s aiming to serve Wii owners with the PowerV Quad charger.
What’s neat about the PowerV Quad is definitely not it’s name, but the fact that it uses inductive charging, meaning there’s no wires or other direct connection needed.
Battery chargers are a dime a dozen, but when was the last time you heard of one that can fill up a battery to a higher capacity than when it was brand new? Supposedly, with the Battizer battery charger, the “capacity of recharged batteries normally exceed original manufacturer’s capacity.”
Sometimes I feel like the horrible battery life on my iPhone is some sort of cruel joke Steve Jobs has played on me personally. Play games for 45 minutes and you had better be close to an outlet if you want to make any phone calls.
I only have a PS3 and two PS3 controllers, so storing or charging the controllers isn’t really a problem. But if you have a PS3 and an Xbox 360, you might want to get the Power Pyramid Supreme by Konnet.
Chargers and data cables are very useful but it can be quite a pain to lug them around. Scosche presents an elegant solution for iPhone and iPod Touch owners, with the flipSYNC USB charger and transfer cable.
Isn’t it funny how businesses seem to love and hate their customers at once? Take Apple. Their OS is extremely easy to use and is in my experience just a tad more dependable than Windows. Yet all that user-friendliness goes out the window when it comes to hardware, what with the limited (or missing) ports.
Hand-powered chargers are nothing new, but Fame LLC claims that their product, YoGen, delivers as much power per second as the chargers for your mobile device. In other words, if it takes a couple of hours for your device to be fully charged via its power adapter, it will also take you two hours to fully charge your device using the YoGen.
From Zagg, the makers of the popular Invisible Shield, comes the Zaggsparq, a sleek and powerful portable USB charger. Despite its ugly name, the Zaggsparq seems to be a very practical portable USB charger. Not only is it quite small, it also has 2 USB ports, so you can charge two devices at once.
Since picking up my PS3 Slim in October ’09, I’ve been in deep, starry-eyed love. Our relationship has had only one hiccup, just one point of contention: the stupid 操’ing 2ft USB cable I am forced to use to charge my controller.
DLO (Digital Lifestyle Outfitters, a Philips brand) has an iPhone & iPod dock that’s simple and practical, and adds style to the mundane act of charging. The WallDock is nothing but a tiny charger with the dock connector integrated onto the plug itself.
Sanyo’s latest gadget is perfect for people who go on long trips as well as those who journey to places without readily available electricity. But even simple urban people can still benefit from having a portable solar charger.