Brando Emergency Charger Lights Your Way To Extra Power

This pocket-sized mobile charger from Brando not only juices the most common mobile devices on the market—including all iPhone and iPods, any cellphone by a major company, and handheld gaming consoles—it also acts as an emergency torch if you suddenly find yourself in the dark. The light will last about 5 hours and… » 11/04/08 3:00am 11/04/08 3:00am

Bizarre USB Charger For the Man With 8 Cellphones

Sometimes one cellphone isn't enough for a real man. Why not two, or three...or eight? If you collect cellphones like Imelda Marcos collects shoes this USB multi-cellular phone charger is for you. It features 8 different connectors for Motorola, Nokia, Samsung , Siemens and Sony Ericsson phones—and it is guaranteed to… » 9/12/08 12:20pm 9/12/08 12:20pm

Ballpoint Pen Doubles as an Emergency Cellphone Charger

Brando is known for quirky and offbeat gadgets » 9/05/08 3:15pm 9/05/08 3:15pm, but they deliver their fair share of as well. Case in point, this ballpoint pen that can also be used as an emergency cellphone charger. According to the description, it averages a 100 minute charge time, 20 hour standby time and 2 hours of talk time on one AA battery.…

M2E Developing Kinetic Cellphone Charger That is Up to 700 Percent More Effective

This isn't the first time we have seen a cellphone charger that is powered by kinetic energy » 8/19/08 9:00pm 8/19/08 9:00pm, but the difference is that M2E is working on a charger that can produce 300 to 700% more juice than current technologies. They hope this will translate into a full-on replacement for cellphone batteries somewhere down the…

Juicebar: A Super-Thin Disposable Cellphone Charger

The British company behind the Juicebar are billing it as "the world's slimmest emergency phone charger." The device looks about as big as a cardboard coaster, but apparently it is capable of powering up a phone for up to 480 minutes of standby, or around 60 minutes of talk time depending on the device. Full charge is… » 7/08/08 5:20pm 7/08/08 5:20pm

Wind, Solar Recharge Tent Keeps Phones Juiced at Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury festivalgoers won't have to worry about not having enough juice in their cellphones, thanks to U.K. mobile company Orange's green cellphone charging stations. The freestanding tentpods draw their electricity from a wind generator and solar panels. With a peak power of 1Kw, the pod can charge up to 100… » 6/22/08 4:00pm 6/22/08 4:00pm

Survival Kit Charges Your Gear with Solar-Powered Naffness

The designers of this naff gadget followed an interesting recipe: take one 3800mAh rechargeable battery, a solar cell, digital watch, analog thermometer, compass and LED torch light and jam them haphazardly into the nearest scratchy plastic box. Add in 12 connectors for mobile phones and USB gadgets, and serve up for… » 2/26/08 5:17am 2/26/08 5:17am