I once knew a dude that had this strange fetish of farting in a ceramic duck that his mom had on the shelf. I once saw him fart in the duck, then turn around and light the fart lingering in the duck so I know you can burn a stinky groupie.
The latest item to hit the prospective shelves of product crowdsourcer Quirky, the Pivot Power helps you fit all of those weirdly-shaped power bricks into their outlets without the jigsaw-puzzle challenge posed by conventional power strips.
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.
Unveiled at CES 2010, mPower Technologies‘ Emergency Illuminator is a powerhouse of a flashlight. It contains two rechargeable and replaceable CR123 batteries for normal use. But it also has a reserve battery, which can hold its full capacity for up to 20 years.
Did you know that those gadget A/C adapters all continue to consume a little power even when you’re not charging your portable electronics? This clever for a power plug takes care of that problem with a novel approach.
Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies’ hydrogen station the HydroFILL is a small and portable hydrogen generator, and the battery-shaped HydroSTIK cartridges are even smaller, but right now there’s no sense in buying it unless you have gadgets that can harness the hydrogen.
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.
I don’t know if this is that revolutionary, but for a moment I was impressed with the fact that this battery-powered ferry can travel about 80 km with 800 passengers on board.
IHI Marine United is the maker of this plug-in ship that is powered by lithium-ion batteries.
I spotted this unique PC while trolling the aisles at this year’s CES show. This cool looking PC from Korea’s Moneaul does something really unique if you’re into monitoring your energy consumption. The Minew G001 actually displays the current wattage consumed by your system on a large LED display, front and center on the computer.
We always heard ridiculous things about the future. In fact, I’m sure that I’ve heard that in the future, computers will be as small as a power plug. Well that’s actually partly true. Marvell has been producing plug-sized computers for a while.
The TruePower UCS Power Outlet With Built in USB Ports is truly a stroke of genius. Most of today’s gadgets charge via USB ports and this bad boy comes with not one but two of them to handle all your charging needs, all while still holding the standard outlet.
Almost every aspect of electronic devices have been vastly improved – or at least miniaturized – these days. Touchscreen displays are becoming common. Monitors and TVs are becoming larger, thinner and the overall quality of their displays are improving as well.
How many times have you had to get your lazy ass off of the couch to get up and change the channel because the batteries in your remote died. Well thanks to some fine high-tech minds, someday you may never need to worry about changing the batteries in your remote again.
This new technology from Hitachi automatically detects when you’re actually watching your television, then shuts the display off whenever you’re not looking.
By using advanced facial recognition technology, the monitor can tell when your eyes are on the TV screen, and keeps it turned on only when you’re actually watching.
Designed by Joris Laarman, Artecnica’s Wire Pod manages to avoid the messy tangle of wires that we’ve come to expect from an extension cord while actually adding style to a space. This is one power cord that you won’t want to hide even if it’s not being used.
Wouldn’t it be neat to be able to have WiFi-like access to electricity? While wireless power is by no means a novel concept – Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla already explored the possibility of wireless power – US-based company WiTricity claim that they have one of the most feasible methods of making the world a lot more wireless.