A Smiling Backup Battery That Gets Sad When It Loses Its Charge

We've come to rely on blinking dots and obscure icons to tell when a device's battery is low, but the human face is just so much easier to read and decipher. You wouldn't want to have to flip a baby over and check a set of LEDs to see if it was happy, so the expressive face on this Mr Pow backup battery reflecting its… » 4/15/14 2:20pm 4/15/14 2:20pm

A Rainbow USB Cable With Every Charging Adapter You Need—Also Nokia

It may seem a little opulent, but a lot of us won't leave home with at least our smartphone—maybe even two—and a tablet. And eventually one of them is going to need a battery boost, so instead of carrying charging cables and adapters for every single device, toss this single colorful USB adapter in your bag and you're… » 1/01/14 1:00pm 1/01/14 1:00pm

There's No Better Use For Cup Holders Than This R2-D2 USB Charger

Your dream of cruising around your local galaxy with your feisty astromech droid by your side simply isn't going to happen in your lifetime. It will be years before robots can even pick up a wrench and remove a bolt by themselves. But ThinkGeek's got the next best thing. It won't fix your warp drive, but perched in… » 11/26/13 7:00pm 11/26/13 7:00pm

How to Find Out If Your Flight Has In-Seat Power Outlets

Got a 5 hour flight but only an hour or two worth of battery left on your gadgets? Depending on your airline, you may have a power outlet or USB port in your seat. Here's how to find out which planes have some extra juice to give. » 10/15/13 4:29pm 10/15/13 4:29pm

The MacBook's Most Underrated Feature

Next week, it's very likely we'll see a fresh round of MacBook Pros and MacBook Airs. They'll be a little faster, and maybe a little prettier. But it's unlikely that any new addition to Apple's laptops will be as awesome as MagSafe. Seven years after Apple made the best laptop charger on the planet, no one else has… » 6/06/13 12:19pm 6/06/13 12:19pm

How the Army Fit a Suitcase-Sized Battery Charger into a Shoebox

Nothing's worse than a dead battery—except maybe if you run out of juice while on patrol in the backwoods of Afghanistan. But until now, US forces have had to lug around a huge and heavy charger. Not anymore. Army research has just shrunk a mobile charging station small enough for any soldier to carry on assignment. » 5/27/13 11:00am 5/27/13 11:00am

Adorably Wrap Your iPhone Charger Like a Needle and Thread

Until smartphone batteries last for weeks on end, carrying a backup charging cable wherever you go will be a necessary evil. But at least you don't have to deal with a perpetual tangle of wires if you import SoftBank's new Itomaki AC Adapters. They're shaped like a thread spool letting you wind your cable around so… » 5/07/13 3:20pm 5/07/13 3:20pm

Finally Someone Stepped Up and Designed A Way To Not Lose MagSafe…

The $10 MagSafe to MagSafe 2 Converter is annoyingly expensive, but it's better than buying new gear. And now for $15 you can adopt an annoyingly expensive, but ingenious way to keep track of the tiny dongle. It's the Apple way. » 3/24/13 12:45pm 3/24/13 12:45pm

We Would Not Have Survived CES Without This Gear

New gadgets take the spotlight at CES. And though we're occasionally blinded by the bright, shiny things, we know where our loyalties lie. Behind the barrage of posts and sprinting between booths, the real stars of the show are the tried and true bits of gear we're using behind the scenes. Particularly that from » 1/11/13 3:10pm 1/11/13 3:10pm

iBattz Mojo iPhone Case Charger Hands On: Two Batteries For Double…

Most of the time I carry a lightning cord in my bag because I just plow through my iPhone's battery. What a pain, right? But iBattz's new Mojo Refuel charging case will let me leave the cable at home where it belongs, because it comes with two extra 2500 mAh batteries. » 1/09/13 3:07pm 1/09/13 3:07pm

Scosche Now Has Lightning Accessories for Damn Near Any Situation

Think about anything you need to do regarding your gadget charging needs. Need to power an iPhone 5? What about a fourth-gen iPad? An Android phone? Some weird gadget with a strange USB port? Need to charge at home? In the car? Hate tangled cables? Scosche has addressed all of these scenarios with its latest line of… » 11/14/12 10:04am 11/14/12 10:04am

This Ribbon Wall Charger Will Never Get Tangled in Your Bag

As if having to remember to bring along a charging cable isn't annoying enough, they seem to have a knack for becoming knotted while in your bag. But a company called Tylt has solved at least one of those problems with its Band Wall Charger that uses a ribbon design that's nigh impossible to get tangled. » 11/13/12 9:36am 11/13/12 9:36am