Apple's New Lightning Cables Could Be Reversible on Both Ends

Apple's reversible Lightning connectors are a great little convenience, but you've still got to plug them into your wall wart or computer the right way, because USB connectors are horrible and out to get you. But according to accomplished Apple leaker Sonny Dickson, Apple's new Lightning cables could get reversible… » 8/17/14 12:15am 8/17/14 12:15am

A Side Table For Charging Gadgets That Plugs Right Into the Wall

The wireless utopia we've all been patiently waiting for (while tripping over cords) is still nowhere to be seen, but it's not for lack of trying. Designer Youmin Vincent Kim has come up with a wonderful interim solution with the Soak desk that leans up against, and plugs directly into, a wall—allowing it to serve as… » 8/06/14 5:34pm 8/06/14 5:34pm

A Carabiner Charging Cable Is Always Where You Last Clipped It

There's a new weapon in the war on lost—or escaped—charging cables. Nomad Goods, who've already come up with a clever way to keep a charging cable on you at all times, has just revealed its new NomadClip which is, in a way, like a handcuff preventing your Lightning or microUSB charging cable from going missing. » 6/16/14 1:20pm 6/16/14 1:20pm

This Tower Of Power Gives You 40 USB Ports For Charging Everything

It started off as a more elegant (and faster) alternative to parallel and SCSI computer ports, but now that USB can even be used to charge everything from phones to cameras, there never seem to be enough of them. It's, admittedly, a first world problem, but one that's now thankfully solved with this plug-in tower that… » 5/19/14 10:09am 5/19/14 10:09am

You'll Never Leave a Charging Cable With a Built-in Alarm Behind

It wouldn't be surprising if Apple made as much money selling replacement charging cables as it did phones and tablets. Those white Lightning cables are easier to lose than socks on laundry day, but now there's an alternative that will actually remind you to pack yours up when you've unplugged your phone. » 4/14/14 12:20pm 4/14/14 12:20pm

Every Living Room Needs a 15-Foot USB Charging Hub

Like it or not, living rooms around the world are no longer dominated by the TV. Sure, it's still on in the background, but our attention is now mostly held by smartphones and tablets while we lounge about. So forget a surround sound setup, the best upgrade for your living room is now an extra long cable to keep… » 2/12/14 5:00pm 2/12/14 5:00pm

A Charging Cable That Saves a Little Power For Later

A backup battery for your phone is only useful if you're willing to carry it with you. So Native Union has come up with the JUMP which integrates a little extra power into your smartphone's charging cable, ensuring it's light enough to carry and always has a little bit of extra power to keep your device running. » 1/10/14 11:25am 1/10/14 11:25am

Swap Your Phone Charger For This Thin Transforming Adapter

Technically there's nothing really wrong with the charging cable that came with your smartphone. Except for that long cord you need to constantly wrap, unwrap, and more often than not, detangle. That won't ever happen with the Thinium, though. It trades an annoying a cord for an ultra-thin transforming design that… » 1/06/14 11:59pm 1/06/14 11:59pm

Charge Your Phone From Your Power Tools With This Handy Adapter

Smartphones have become an essential tool in every line of work, from corporate accounting to carpentry. But often times those working on construction sites don't have easy access to a power outlet for a quick top-off when needed. They do, however, have access to power tools. And with this clever adapter they can… » 11/22/13 3:40pm 11/22/13 3:40pm

Harness Thor's Mighty Mjölnir Hammer To Charge Your Gadgets

With seemingly unlimited celestial power, it only makes sense that Thor should share a little bit of the Mjölnir Hammer's capabilities with humanity when he's not battling Loki or alien invaders. After all, a dead smartphone can be just as catastrophic to some people as the world ending. And while it might not be… » 11/15/13 9:20am 11/15/13 9:20am

It Turns Out Backup Batteries Don't Have To Be an Eyesore

If there's even the slightest risk you won't have access to an outlet or a powered USB port for 24 hours, you'd better hope you've got a backup battery in tow to keep your phone alive. And while function usually trumps form when it comes to external power sources, Incase has decided to overthrow the norm with a couple… » 11/06/13 12:20pm 11/06/13 12:20pm