This new BioLite NanoGrid functions as a hanging work light or lantern, a multi-point area light, a powerful flashlight and a portable power source for your electronics, all in a single $100 product. The ultimate camping gadget? I got my hands on a unit to find out.
There are plenty of gadgets you could wish for as you're sitting in the dark on a slow ski lift, with a dead phone, in freezing temperatures. Unless you are one of those people who carries more than just a phone and a wallet in your ski coat—which, congratulations—you will probably have none of them.
Alongside the iPad Mini launch the other day, Apple quietly rolled out a meatier, 12-watt power adapter. Turns out it will charge all the old iPads iterations quicker.
UK carrier O2 is taking a pretty bold step: an as-yet-unannounced new HTC handset that it's selling will come without a charger in the box. O2 claims it's an attempt to be more environmentally friendly, but maybe it's just the future.
There is no getting around the fact that Apple accessories are expensive. But instead of assuming that price meant quality, Ken Shirriff decided to tear an iPhone charger apart—and what he found justifies the expense.
We've been waiting nearly a year to get our hands on the Powertrekk portable charger—you know, the water-powered one. Well that wait is nearly over according the company. It has announced pricing and availability (sorta).
Etsy member inbook has developed a decorative charging stand that merges two of our favorite things - our iPhone and classic literature.
It only took few years and a few fascinating if controversial breakthroughs in solar power. Now, thanks to designer Vivien Muller, you can finally have a decorative-houseplant-cum-solar charger for your iPhone right on your desk. Just give it plenty of light.
Here's a simple DIY project from Kitesurfer that'll let you charge your devices without the distracting clutter of power strips and wall worts.
You can charge your iPhone or iPod with your laptop, or plug it into the wall—but either way, you're going to need a dangly cord. And we hate cords. This little outlet nub is a brilliant alternative.
Until another alternative energy form come around, electric cars are the wave of the future. To make them easy to charge, Evatran has developed a wireless charging system.
Nothing kills a magical afternoon with your tablet like having to track down an outlet to charge up. Voltaic's new solar-charging tablet case is designed specifically to keep your magical device off the on-grid energy teat.
Just you wait until next year, when Jobs and co. will announce the battery-powered MacBook Air, thus wiping out the need for Bird Electron's external charger. It takes 8x LR14 (Type C) batteries, and gives two extra hours' life to a laptop that already has five hours' web-browsing juice. [AkihabaraNews]
Because modern console controllers are all wireless, keeping them constantly charged is as vital to the gaming experience as choosing the right controller. That's why the original Nyko Charge Base was like my personal team doctor, making sure the guys were ready and charged for game time. But now could Nyko improve on…
Dangerously, PowerTrekk hasn't revealed the price of its portable fuel cell/battery back combo charger, but if it's fair I might just have to scoop one up for my next camping trip. Let's hope I never get into the difficult quandary of deciding what to do with my last tablespoon of water—power my gadgets up, or drink…
Lenovo is onto something with its new Power Hub. The $75 laptop charger comes with four built-in USB ports so that you can power and connect several USB devices.
The nPower PEG charger "harvests" your kinetic energy as a source of renewable power, allowing you to keep your phone or other small device running while away from outlets. Running, biking, or even just walking will keep the electricity flowing.
iHome wants to get rid of your loose cables and chargers and replace them with their base docking station. The not-so-elegantly named iB969 is a good looking hub that charges your iPhone, iPad, and any ol' gadget that connects through USB.
The day has come for people who've always wanted an 18-button mouse or a base station that can charge 4,000 devices to go crazy. There's just never enough buttons and charging ports in this world.
The sun is shining, which means the roads are clogged with one-season cyclers. Now's their opportunity to recharge their cellphones the eco-friendly way—well, if they've got a Nokia phone, that is.