Charging your gadgets via solar panels is old news and, to be honest, so is charging your gadgets when cycling. However, the BioLogic ReeCharge from Dahon deserves a mention here just for doing it just a little bit cooler than others. The ReeCharge is a 1600 mAh Lithium Battery that gets strapped to your bike and… Continue reading BioLogic ReeCharge Portable Rechargeable Battery Pack
Remember Fulton’s eCoupled wireless charging solution? Well, Fulton got together with some other big power hitters such as Philips, National Semiconductor, Sanyo and others to form the Wireless Power Consortium, their main purpose being to create and guide a wireless power charging standard. They named their standard Qi (as in the Chinese life force). Now,… Continue reading Wireless Power Consortium hopes to standardize everyone on Qi for wireless charging
When the folks at Wet Circuits contacted me about reviewing their water resistant power strips, I couldn’t refuse after seeing their demo videos – they were cute but powerful demonstrations. Their 4-outlet power strips can be practically submerged in water and still operate without electrocuting you in the process. Read on for the full review.
We’ve been writing about ‘wireless power’ for some time now, including Fulton’s eCoupled technology and Powermat’s gadget recharging pad. Here’s another installment in that technology trend – this time, it’s power via radio waves.
USBCell is a new take on rechargeable batteries – they’re recharged via USB power – just pop the top and plug them into any available standard sized USB port. They’re not as cheap, but they’ll last a lot longer than your regular one-and-done batteries. Now while the capacity of these are not quite as good… Continue reading USBCell batteries are rechargeable via USB
Turn that food you eat into energy and then convert that to power for your gadgets using Easy Energy’s YoGen ripcord-pulling charger. Just pull the cord a few times repeatedly to build up enough power to get your device running for a few minutes. Watch the video to quickly get the idea. Power is pushed… Continue reading CES 2010: Easy Energy’s YoGen – Ripcord Power Generator
We recently reviewed the iTech SolarCharger 906, and here’s another similar portable solar charger, the FreeLoader. Like the iTech, the FreeLoader can either be charged up via the Sun’s rays or from a more conventional power source. It has a 1000mAh Li-ion battery to hold its charger and comes with 11 adapater tips to supply… Continue reading FreeLoader Portable Solar Charger – Power Your Electronic Gadgets via the Sun
Wow. A plane that actually runs on solar energy?! The Solar Impulse just did its first taxi tests, all completely on solar power. So far, they were low-speed and not that impressive. What’s impressive is that it was run completely on solar power. This holds great promise for the future.
TrickleStar is a tech company that makes a line of products geared to save you money with your energy usage. We reviewed 2 of their products that go hand in hand. The main product is the PC TrickleSaver. It basically works by monitoring your computer (via USB cable) to see if it’s on. If it’s… Continue reading Review: TrickleStar’s PC TrickleSaver and PC TrickleSwitch power conservation gadgets
Dell has a new laptop line – the Latitude Z, which touts thin and light along with its standout feature: wireless charging. Currently, only 1 model is available, the Z 600, but it is chock full of cool features. For starters, this a 16″ 1600×900 screen and the claim is that at 4.5 pounds, the… Continue reading Dell Latitude Z is thin, light and packed with new features