We've seen the pictures of swarms of Manhattan's Sandy victims huddled around outlets, struggling to charge their gadgets. For those who lost power Adorama is setting up a charging station right in front of the store at 42 West 18th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. Because your iPad's not going to reboot itself.
It's bad enough worrying about losing your life-enabling smartphone connection due to a battery mismanagement crisis—but what happens when your car goes flat? A new wave of mobile car chargers could stop that nightmare scenario from unfolding.
Interstate 5 crosses Washington state from Oregon to Canada. And later this year, work will begin to make it the first electric highway in the United States. It's good to be a Volt owner in the Pacific Northwest.
Until your house is beaming juice to your gadgets wirelessly, you will resolutely consider charging stuff a pain in the ass. The Idapt i4 gets where we're coming from and offers one word of consolation: consolidation.