Mobile phone companies are constantly developing smartphone batteries that last longer and charge quicker. It has seemed like this battery struggle would continue forever because consumers are not satisfied as long as their battery noticeably dwindles. Personally, if my iPhone isn’t at 100%, I’m not at 100%. Anders (That’s my phone’s name. It’s not weird.) and I are one.
While roaming the halls of CES 2014, you couldn’t get very far without passing another booth showing off an assortment of Bluetooth speakers and/or headphones. Bright colors had been a recurring theme as well, with some products looking more like polished candy than pressed plastic.
Solar power is a popular choice for camping and outdoor activities. Sunlight is free, and a good solar panel can collect a lot of energy during the course of a day, enough to fully charge most smartphones (and then some). But what happens when it’s too cloudy, or once the sun sets? That’s where the more »
While most products are fantastic on their own, the creative strive toward improvement and/or perfection leads to some interesting results. Some work, other’s don’t, but most are pretty darn unique.
When the PowerPot first launched on Kickstarter, it turned into a huge success. Huge. Now the company is back on Kickstarter again with a newer level of “huge”. The PowerPot X and XL feature the same thermoelectric generation, but in a bigger size with more power.
Just in time for the holidays, the Lumen TL800 Bluetooth smart bulb is available for purchase. It provides energy-efficient light in over sixteen million color options, selected via an app for your Apple or Android device.
I’ve used a number of solar panel products – enough to know what I want, and that they’re not all made the same. My Gomadic SunVolt is fantastic except that it’s not convenient to pack. Enter the replacement for my outdoor adventure gear: the Suntactics sCharger-12 solar panel. It’s as slim as three nickels and only more »
With the green energy movement well under way, more and new energy products are available for consumer use. The most popular type today is the solar panel. As gadgets have trended toward wireless function and portable form, solar panels have evolved in order to complement and accessorize with emerging tech. Many solar panels currently available more »
When’s the last time you ever gave your smartphone and case a good disinfecting? Has it been awhile? Maybe never? It might be time to consider it. We use our smartphones daily, and everything that we touch ends up touching the device as well: doors, other people’s hands, food, and public surfaces everywhere. That’s a more »
It’s late in the afternoon and your smartphone is dangerously close to hitting empty. You’re waiting for an important phone call, hoping that the phone doesn’t die first. As you look up, you happen to notice a few people idling near each other with corded gadgets in hand. A free charging kiosk! You rush over more »
Etón Corporation, a leader in eco-minded portable power products, has announced the availability of new Boost mobile charging devices. The Etón Boost 4200 and Boost 8400 are slim and pocketable battery packs. The BoostTurbine 4000 is a crank-powered generator that also comes with a 4000mAh battery. Lightweight and durable, the Boost 4200 packs 4200mAh of power, more »
Ascent Solar Technologies, a manufacturer of consumer and off-grid products, recently announced new personal solar chargers. The EnerPlex Kickr I and II use the latest photovoltaic technology for charging mobile devices. What sets the Kickr line apart from other traditional panels is the proprietary, flexible solar cells. Consumers can bring these rugged panels anywhere for more »