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Tag: Power

Yarn Charging Cable: Encouraging Cats to Chew on Power Cords

Yarn Charging Cable: Encouraging Cats to Chew on Power Cords
No, this isn’t a new toy for your feline friend, it’s a concept charger for your phone and/or other devices. While it makes sense to have something that’s longer than standards cords, I wonder if cats everywhere will rejoice upon seeing this charger that’s designed to look like a ball of yarn.

Aluratek AUCS05F is One Serious Wall Charger

Aluratek AUCS05F is One Serious Wall Charger
I am a gadget fiend, and my wife and kids have more than a few gadgets as well. That means that the outlets in my office where everything ends up getting plugged in are packed with some having surge protectors plugged into surge protectors.
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Solar-Powered Lounge Chairs: You Chill While Your Gadgets Recharge

Solar-Powered Lounge Chairs: You Chill While Your Gadgets Recharge
Chilling in the yard while your gadgets are recharging sounds like a good way to spend the summer. That’s why I like these new chairs called SOFT Rockers. They have a 35-watt solar panel that charges a built-in battery which will juice up your gadgets.

The Magic Bar is Not a Place for Washed Up Illusionists

The Magic Bar is Not a Place for Washed Up Illusionists
The Magic Bar might sound like a place where illusionists can gather and drink up whilst trying to pick up each other’s beautiful assistants, but it’s not. The Magic Bar is an accessory from a company called Mobee that is made to add inductive charging to your cool aluminum Apple peripherals.

Ralph Lauren RLX Solar Backpack: Charge Your Gadgets, (Over)Charge Your Credit Card

Ralph Lauren RLX Solar Backpack: Charge Your Gadgets, (Over)Charge Your Credit Card
Ralph Lauren just released a water-resistant backpack that has a solar panel in the back to charge-up your gadgets while you are walking around. The Ralph Lauren Solar Backpack is part of the RLX line, made in partnership with O-Range.

SolaR2-D2 Robot Has a Sunny Disposition

SolaR2-D2 Robot Has a Sunny Disposition
Assuming that R2-D2 is roaming the surface of Tatooine, what with its dual suns, this solar-powered R2 unit would probably never have to worry about running out of power. This remote-controlled, solar R2 unit was created by Kimura and Daisuke Goto, engineering students at Japan’s Hiroshima International University, for no other reason than to prove that R2 could automatically recharge himself if left in a sunny place.

Coalesse Power Pod: When is a Power Strip Not a Strip?

Coalesse Power Pod: When is a Power Strip Not a Strip?
Most of my power strips look the same. They are made to basically hide away under a desk or in a corner, so that the resulting cable mess doesn’t take over your desktop. That’s not what Coalesse’s Power Pod is for.

Thermobility Wireless Power Generator Makes Power from Heat

Thermobility Wireless Power Generator Makes Power from Heat
Don’t look now, coppertop, but the Matrix has you. A company called Thermobility has unveiled a power generator for mobile devices that makes power from heat. The little device is aimed at low-power applications and is the size of a golf ball right now.

Flipit! USB Charger Doesn’t Require an Outlet All to Itself

Flipit! USB Charger Doesn’t Require an Outlet All to Itself
There are never enough outlets in the world. One of the things I hate about checking into most hotels is that there are never available outlets by the bed. Sure, they’ve got free ones on the other side of the room near the desk.

Project HiJack Steals Power from iOS Headphone Jack

Project HiJack Steals Power from iOS Headphone Jack
I’m not a developer of accessories or gear for iOS devices, but I would have to imagine that much of the cost to develop the accessories would have to be the fees associated with Apple certification and the plugs and such you need to work with the docking connector.

nPowerPEG Converts Kinetic Energy to Power for your Gadgets

nPowerPEG Converts Kinetic Energy to Power for your Gadgets
The more gadgets I have, the more frequently I have at least one of them run out of power on me. Sure, there are external battery and solar charger accessories, but when you’re schlepping around somewhere when there’s no sun, it can be a drag.

Ifan Looks Ridiculous but Will Charge Your iPhone With Wind-Power

Ifan Looks Ridiculous but Will Charge Your iPhone With Wind-Power
This has to be one of the  strangest ways of recharging your iPhone I’ve seen. The iFan claims to recharge your iPhone using only wind power, even it it does look slightly ridiculous. I’d probably prefer a crank of some sort to charge my iPhone.

Mophie Juice Pack Plus Doubles iPhone 4 Battery Life, Looks Good Doing It

Mophie Juice Pack Plus Doubles iPhone 4 Battery Life, Looks Good Doing It
Mophie has been making its Juice Pack battery cases for the iPhone since the original iPhone was new on the market. These cool cases make it easy to get protection for your iPhone and more run time from the battery all at the same time.

Blown Up Cooling Tower Falls Wrong Way and Gets Caught on Video

Blown Up Cooling Tower Falls Wrong Way and Gets Caught on Video
Yep, somebody is gonna get fired over this. Anytime you combine explosives and something that stands 275-feet in the air, you get my attention. If you have never been to see a building get demolished by explosives, you are missing some fun.

Total Plug Safety Concept Keeps You From Shocking Yourself

Total Plug Safety Concept Keeps You From Shocking Yourself
I would bet at one time or another we have all shocked ourselves from the AC outlets in our homes when were weren’t paying attention unplugging a device or plugging it in. You know how it works, you are distracted and touch the prongs before they are all the way out of the outlet and zap.

Energizer Unveils Wireless Inductive Charger for Blackberry and iPhone

Energizer Unveils Wireless Inductive Charger for Blackberry and iPhone
Wires suck. We all know this to be true. Every time I try and plug my iPhone into the computer to sync or charge the thing, I end up having to dig around behind my computer to find the cable.
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