Smartphone Charging Cables Don't Get Much More Portable Than This

Thin smartphones also mean thin batteries, and carrying a charging cable so your phone can last the day is basically a fact of life now. To make the situation a little more convenient there have been countless keychain-friendly solutions for charging your smartphone, but none as perfectly tiny as the inCharge. » 11/11/14 10:03am 11/11/14 10:03am

That Charging Cable With a Built-in Alarm Just Got Even More Useful

Remember the ChargerLeash? It was a replacement USB charging cable for your smartphone that featured a built-in audible alarm so that when it was unplugged, there was little chance you'd forget it and leave it behind. Now there's a new 'Pro' version with a simple silencer so you can also use the cable at home, without… » 11/03/14 5:00pm 11/03/14 5:00pm

This Micro-USB Cable Might Just Be Worth $39

Normally, if you tried to sell me a 10-foot micro-USB cable for thirty-nine shiny American dollars, I'd laugh in your face before storming off to Amazon and paying $7 for the privilege (with GOLD CONNECTORS no less). But honestly, Native Union's fancy-ass cable might just be worth it. » 10/24/14 1:23am 10/24/14 1:23am

Samsung's Triple-Headed Micro USB Cable Charges Three Gadgets At Once

It's not uncommon to leave the house with a bag full of gadgets that will probably need a charge at some point during the day. So you can either bring an assortment of cables with you, let your devices all fight over a single charger, or wait until Samsung's new three-headed micro USB charging cable is finally… » 8/27/14 12:27pm 8/27/14 12:27pm

Your Phone Will Break Before These Fortified Charging Cables Do

It's widely assumed that printer manufacturers make all of their money from expensive replacement ink cartridges, not the hardware. Perhaps the same can be said for smartphone makers, given how often their USB charging cables break. But you can put an end to constant replacements with these MOS Spring cables that are… » 5/22/14 3:40pm 5/22/14 3:40pm

You Can Finally Charge Your iPhone 5 with Normal USB Cords

The new iPhone (and new iPads') cable connector has been about as controversial as a gadget cable connector can get. It's smaller, which is nice, but it's expensive and incompatible with everything. Which is why I love this little adapter. » 11/05/12 9:36am 11/05/12 9:36am

Reuters: Apple Shrinking iPhone Connector to 19-Pin Port

The idea of Apple ditching the current 30-pin iPhone connection in favor of something smaller has been floating around for some time. Now, Reuters is reporting that the next iPhone will feature a new, 19-pin connection. » 7/23/12 4:39am 7/23/12 4:39am

Tiny Charging Cable Keyring Juices Androids and iPhones Alike

Carrying around a charging cable is a fact of life if you use your smartphone for more than just the occasional call. But instead of packing the bulky cables that came with your iPhone or Android handset, just slip this tiny USB adapter onto your keychain for emergency battery top-offs. » 7/10/12 3:40pm 7/10/12 3:40pm

Interesting Theory: New iPhone 5 Dock Connector Could Be Compatible…

Here is an interesting theory: the new dock connector in Apple's new iPhone 2012 could be a 19-pin port that would be mechanically and electrically compatible with the micro-USB standard. I don't know what it would be like, but I love the idea. » 6/24/12 6:54pm 6/24/12 6:54pm

If You're European, Apple Now Lets You Charge Your iPhone via Micro USB

Now that the iPhone 4S has been shown off to borderline middling interest, Apple is quietly rolling out this little dongle that allows you to charge your phone via Micro USB. Too bad it's only in Europe (for now?). » 10/04/11 4:05pm 10/04/11 4:05pm

Charge On The Go With The Powerbag

The Powerbag is a backpack, a sling, a tablet bag and a portable charging station for your mobile devices. The convertible bag is also roomy enough to carry your books, clothes and other personal items. » 9/13/11 12:54am 9/13/11 12:54am

Double-Headed USB Cable Goes Both Ways

Sure, you probably own a million USB cables as is, but this 3ft-long USB cable with both a micro and mini USB head is $12 well-spent, let me tell you. [StarTech] » 7/27/11 11:40am 7/27/11 11:40am

All American Phones Switching to Micro-USB by January '12

Our virgin sacrifices to the bloody altar of cellular deities must have paid off, because Sprint CEO Dan Hesse just told a CTIA audience that all American phones will use Micro-USB for charging (and, presumably, transfers), by next year. [nexGadget] » 3/22/11 10:10am 3/22/11 10:10am

USB to Micro USB Sync Blocker Cable Will Spare You Embarrassment

Ever plugged your gadget into someone else's computer for a quick charge and helplessly watched as your data started to sync? It's an annoyance and wastes time, but with the Sync Blocker cable it's optional. » 2/18/10 10:40pm 2/18/10 10:40pm

United Nations Approves MicroUSB Universal Phone Charger Standard

The International Telecommunication Union, a branch of the UN, has decided on a standard for phone chargers that should finally cut down on a huge chunk of unnecessary e-waste. It's about time. » 10/24/09 9:00am 10/24/09 9:00am

Bluelounge's Refresh Station Charges Four Devices At Once, Is Pretty In…

The Refresh charging station is like a beautifully slimmed down version of Bluelounge's Sanctuary charger, with half the connections: 2x iPod/iPhone, 2x USB, plus single Micro USB and Mini USB plugs. » 8/14/09 5:04am 8/14/09 5:04am

Why Can't We Get a Standard Phone Charger Like Europe?

Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, LG, NEC, Qualcomm, RIM, Samsung and Apple have all agreed to use the microUSB standard in their phones made for the European market. Why can't we have that? » 6/29/09 2:39pm 6/29/09 2:39pm

Giz Explains: An Illustrated Guide to Every Stupid Cable You Need

We put up with too many cables. There are at least four different kinds of USB plugs, two kinds of FireWire and like a million different ways to connect something to TV or monitor. Modern gadget life can be kind of retarded in this way. Why not one kind of cable, or just a couple? I don't know. But until everyone gets… » 7/30/08 3:00pm 7/30/08 3:00pm

Cellink T USB Thumb Drive Stores, Links

Here's a weird USB thumb drive called Cellink T from Korea's Human C&C which looks like a normal thumb drive at first, but flips out into a two-pronged cellphone connector. One of the ports still goes into your computer's USB drive, naturally, while the other slides into a cellphone (Korean, naturally) in order to… » 3/25/08 12:30pm 3/25/08 12:30pm

Cell Makers Agree on a Single Charging Plug

Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, LG, and Nokia have agreed to use micro USB as a charging-plug standard for phones. Your days of buying a bagful of accessories every time you switch phones have come to an end. Well, not quite. You will still have to toss out all your mini USB chargers, as this decision in truth… » 9/21/07 9:51am 9/21/07 9:51am