Goal Zero has made a big name for itself as purveyors of a whole family of smartphone-friendly solar chargers, and we got a chance to check out some of their latest products, the Switch 10 battery stick and the larger Torch 250.
Apple has announced that in rare cases the Apple 5W European USB power adapter may overheat, which could work itself into a safety risk. This particular adapter came with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models shipped between October 2009 to September 2012 in select countries. The company is offering to replace faulty chargers with replacements free of charge.
The Neptor dual battery charger for iPhone and iPad is cute, colorful, and powerful enough to charge up to two of your devices while you're on the go. There a 2.1A USB port for iPads and 1.0A port for iPhones. It's capable of fast charge if you're really in a pinch and even has a flashlight built in if you're also in the dark.
I recently backed a project out of Barcelona called Rawlemon, which aims to produce some really beautiful-looking solar chargers. The team has already been working on this for about three years, and will have some small-scale prototypes that can be used to charge your iPhone or iPad.
Camping season ain’t over yet! One gadget that I’ve been eyeballing for some time is the BioLite CampStove, and I finally got some time to give it a shot. Yes, you charge your iPhone with fire. It’s pretty awesome.
CES 2013 is about to kick off and we are being inundated with new accessories. One of those that really stand out is the Griffin PowerDock 5 which is a counter top charge that can charge up to five devices at the same time from one power outlet. If you live in a home like me, this particular accessory could come in really handy; we currently have three iPads and three iPhones that constantly need charging.
Well known accessory manufacturer “Belkin” has announced that it will soon be shipping the first official third party accessories based on Apple’s Lightning connector cable. The first accessories will be a rather innovative charge and sync dock and a car charger.
Twig is a rather innovative charging cable for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch that looks to solve your cable clutter problem. We all use the Apple supplied cable for charging and syncing our devices and the length of it probably means that it gets tangled up in your bag and it all becomes a bit messy. The Twig looks to solve that problem as well as offering a few extra features too.
A new portable fuel cell charger will be available to buy this year that claims to be able to recharge your iPhone between 10 and 14 times. The small charging device does not need to be recharged by plugging it in; it works with replaceable fuel cell cartridges which can even be carried on planes.
The Choixx Power Fort 5600 mAh by Cooler Master is an external battery pack charger for your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Unlike case charges such as the mophie juice pack, because it's USB based the Power Fort will also work with Android, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and most other gadgets, as well as accessories like Bluetooth headsets.