Items tagged with charging

One charger to rule them all? That's the idea, at least. We have heard conversation back-and-forth over this matter for some time now, with certain entities feeling that a single charging standard for all mobile phones would benefit the consumer greatly. Of course, ideas such as these are always easier stated than accomplished, but there's... Read more...
USB is everywhere. It's truly the Universal Serial Bus, with focus on the "Universal" part. Every PC we can think of has at least one or two of the ports, and just about every peripheral on the market supports it. It's one of the few constants in the PC universe, but outside of the PC world, there isn't' too much USB... Read more...
What could the world use more of these days? Well, that's a loaded question now that we think about it, but still, it's tough to deny that longer lasting batteries could be an excellent answer. In lieu of that, we suppose newer, smaller chargers will have to suffice. This week, Targus is announcing their lightest... Read more...
Earth Day was this week, and it seems that it was a much bigger deal in 2010 than in year's past. Maybe it had something to do with those tons of gallons of oil spilling off of the Gulf of Mexico (we're sure the Earth loved that), or maybe this is just what happens when everyone gets on the "green" bandwagon. Either way, PC Treasures and Digital... Read more...
Now isn't this something! Gigabyte has shown an ability to adapt and innovate quickly, and this product is no different. Now, it has reached out to address a nagging issue that is plaguing many iPad owners that primarily use PCs. If you haven't heard, Apple's new iPad requires a 10W USB charging output; most PCs don't... Read more...
If you've been in the market for an iPad, you should probably give our review a look first. After that, you should probably be aware that charging Apple's first tablet is somewhat of a burden, particularly compared to just how easy it is to charge an iPhone, iPod touch or most anything else from the company. The iPad... Read more...
Is the battery revolution upon us? Based on all the broken promises we've seen of revolutionary advancements over the past decade, we're guessing not, but we're certainly hopeful that EcoloCap Solutions is onto something. We've said for years now that battery life needs to improve in a big way on notebooks, and PC makers just need to be more... Read more...
Battery research is one of those things that continues to frustrate us. How long have we been dealing with AA batteries that die out way too quickly? How long have standard sized notebooks been stuck with batteries that can't last over 3 to 4 hours in heavy use scenarios? Far too long in our estimation, and we're... Read more...
Wireless charging, believe it or not, isn't really new any more. It has been around in one form or another for years now, and Palm's Touchstone brought the technology firmly into the smartphone field. Powermat also has adapters that enable pretty much any smartphone to benefit from contact charging, but Case-Mate is hoping to step things up... Read more...
Hoping to help you keep your favorite electronic gadgets charged while on the go, Innergie plans to introduce the next generation of mCube universal power adapters at the 2010 CES show. Innergie describes the mCube Mini as the world’s smallest universal adapter made for auto and air use. The super compact mCube Slim... Read more...
Electric vehicles sound fantastic in theory, but there's still the issue of charging the vehicles. Energy, even the kind not found in traditional fuel pumps, requires fossil fuels or a green alternative to make, and burning loads of coal in place of petrol doesn't exactly sound like a great compromise. Toyota seems to... Read more...
Sanyo's Eneloop charging system has been growing at a rapid pace, but obviously not quite rapid enough. The company has just unleashed its latest in the line: the Eneloop Music Booster. As you might expect, this device is a rechargeable DV9V battery unit made specifically for music devices, and while most modern day... Read more...
Although Palm's Touchstone, a contact-based charger for the Palm Pre, brought the idea of wireless charging into the mainstream, WildCharge has been doing this same type of deal for years now. In an effort to provide a wireless charging solution for practically any mobile device out there, the company has actually... Read more...
A group of MIT engineers have developed a new way of building lithium-ion batteries that could lead to smaller, lighter, and more efficient power packs. What’s really exciting is that these new li-ion batteries can charge in a matter of seconds rather than hours. We all use li-ion powered devices regularly. Cell phones, laptops, and even electronic... Read more...
MTI MicroFuel Cells sent out a press release that states that by the end of 2009, the company will have a pocket-size charger available for consumer electronics that runs off a methanol-fuel-based fuel-cell technology. MTI promises that you can get up to 25 hours worth of power from a single cartridge. At this early stage it's hard to tell... Read more...
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