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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

JuiceBuddy, Compact Charging For Your iPhone or Other USB Device

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

"If you're a loyal iPhone user you're probably used to toting around its charging adapter and cable just in case. Apple has done a good job at making it tiny, but by cutting the cord, the JuiceBuddy looks even easier to pocket."

This is a pretty slick little charger, and since it has a usb port on the bottom I think I may have to get one. I know the new iPhones are rumored to have a new charge port so I always hesitate at this point in the year to buy any new chargers just in case the rumors are true. But this device comes in variety of colors and is only $25.00 USD from Juice Buddy, and that usb port might be enough to get me to buy one. What are your thoughts?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

High Output Charger for You Road Warriors

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 08:00 AM

"If you travel withe a bunch of gadgets, this one's for you-accessory maker Sanho has dropped the HyperJuice Plug, a charger capable of juicing up two iPads at a time."

There is a lot to like about the HyperJuice Plug, such as the ability to charge two iPads at once, a retractable plug and 15,600 mAh of charging power. Not to mention it comes in six different colors so you can coordinate it with your iPad cases. The only downside is the $130.00 USD price, but that does go a long way to getting rid of all your other power chords doesn't it? You can find out more here.

Friday, May 25, 2012

2001: A Charging Odyssey

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 05:00 AM

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

PowerDock Dual From Griffin

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 05:00 AM

"Sometimes space is a premium."

If it is for you as well, this PowerDock Dual from Griffin might be for you, as it charges your iPad and iPhone at the same time, and allows space to put keys, change etc all in one place. It's available now from Griffin for $59.99 USD.

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Converge Charging Station from Think Geek

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 07:00 AM

"The Converge USB charging hub from Think Geek is a fun, futon-inspired stand for your iPhone, iPod tour or iPad."

Nice looking stand, and it's available now right here. Only $39.95 and you get a clean, compact design that will charge up to 4 devices via USB connectors, all hidden neatly behind the stand.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Kudos Power System for iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:00 AM

"Kudos Power is showing their Wireless Charging Power Kit at this last week's Macworld Expo, and we took a moment to learn more about this system for the iPhone 4 and 4S from Jerry Escobar, Brand Marketing."

Well, it certainly is a hefty enough case to be shock resistant, or at least that is what I get out of the picture. I like the idea of simply putting my iPhone down on some kind of pad to charge it, but I'm not too keen on such a bulky case. I think I'm going to stick with my extra power chord and keep the streamlined looks of my iPhone intact. But if you need a bulky case that doubles as part of a charging system, and are willing to fork over $99.00 USD for it, by all means keep in contact with Kudos over at their website.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Another Charging Option for Your USB Devices

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 05:00 AM

"Just Mobile has launched Just Mobile Highway, an US$34.95 in-car charger for the iPhone, iPad and other USB-powered devices."

I have a couple similar devices, but this one really looks slick. But for $34.95 USD, compared to the $10.00 USD or so I spent on mine, it better look good right? The bonus here is that it also comes with an Apple certified charging cable, something that didn't come with my chargers. You can find out more at Just Mobile.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tired of Too Many Chargers? Check Out This One

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 12:18 PM

"I live in a constant nightmare of wrangling cables. So anytime someone suggests a solution that might cut down on the number of cables I have to deal with on any given day, my ears perk up."

I'm always looking to slim down what I carry, so having an all in one device without having to add or take off attachments is a plus. This sounds like a pretty slick system, and the fact that it charges at 15W is a bonus!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Charge Your Portable Devices the Solar Way

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 04:00 AM

"SunLeaf Solar has introduced the US$179 SunLeaf Pro, the iPad solar charger. It's an USB-based device that plugs into an electronic gadget like the iPad or a Kindle, and can fold up to an eighth of its size."

This appears to be well made, and if it can output the power needed to charge an iPad 2, even better! Kind of steep at $179.00 USD but if you need a charge and are out in the middle of nowhere, I'm betting you will be glad you have it. You can find out more about it at the SunLeaf Solar site.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

XtremeMac Debuts InCharge Home USB Wall Charger

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:07 PM

"XtremeMac, a leading designer and manufacturer of accessories and audio solutions for Apple devices, is thrilled to announce the new InCharge Home USB Wall Charger, the perfect travel charger, slim and full power. With 10 watts of power, the InCharge Home USB provides rapid charging for iPod, iPhone or iPad as well as other USB powered devices."

This is very nice, and since it packs the 10 watts of power, you won't have that long charge time if you are trying to charge an iPad. It's available now for $29.95 USD.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Energizer's Ultimate Charging Station

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

"The ultimate charging station, this all-in-one AC Adapter includes iPod/iPhone charging dock , 3 AC surge protected outlets, 2 USB Ports, and a nightlight. All these features are packaged in a compact body that is both stylish and sleek."

This thing does it all doesn't it? A compact package, called the iSurge Travel Charger, that allows you to charge several items via USB, and adds a couple of AC plugs for other devices. On top of that, it has a charging dock for your iPhone 4 and a light. The suggested retail is $59.95 USD, which seems pretty reasonable given all that it does. The product is due to launch in October of this year.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Bring the Power Along with the Tekkeon TekCharge MP1860A

Posted by Ron Hostetter in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:00 AM

Product Category: Mobile Power
Where to Buy:
Price: MSRP $69.95
Specifications: Please see manufacturer website.


  • Easily provides power for your devices;
  • Can charge two devices at once;
  • Long lasting battery.


  • Cheap on/off switch can accidentally be switched;
  • Flashlight seems gimmicky.

Summary: Like power windows in a car, this little battery is the product you never thought you'd need, but once you have it, you won't want to live without it. The MP1860A gives you a pocket full of juice for your devices. Read more...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Get Extra Device Power with the Tekkeon myPower MP3750 External Battery

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Hardware & Accessories" @ 09:30 AM

Please click on the video title above to watch it on YouTube in 1080p full screen video.

Who doesn't' want more battery life from their mobile device? I think we all do. I've been on a personal quest for years to find the best multipurpose external battery that I could find. I've looked at a few of them of the years (such as this one, and this one), but every one I've looked at has had limited functionality in some way. Usually it's that it's not compatible with whatever new laptop I'm using. The Tekkeon myPower MP3750, which sells for $119 in the Digital Home Thoughts store, is versatile battery in that it not only serves as a power source for a laptop, but with the USB port it can power a variety of devices. I was eager to take a look at it, and for the most part have been quite impressed with it. Read more...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Charge Your Portable Device While Waiting on Mass Transit

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 03:00 AM

"The next time you're waiting for that bus that is really, really late, there's no need to worry about your iPhone or iPad battery dying. Thanks to a creative ad company and the Vitaminwater brand, bus shelters in several American cities are being equipped with a USB port for charging."

Not too bad of an option if you use mass transit, as I imagine the wait can get pretty boring if you have to conserve your battery power. Currently they are only placing these in Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, and no word on if it will be expanded. Nice ad gimmick that would make Don Draper proud.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

ChargeBlock, A Portable Charging Option For Several Devices

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 07:43 AM

"When you want true power, power to dominate your iDevices, look no further than the Miccus ChargeBlock for iPad. Not only will it charge your iPad (1 or 2) or iPhone but practically any USB devices and does so with a size and dimension not much different than previous generations of iPhones. This is simply a must-have device for power on the road."

At $99.00 USD it isn't cheap, but for the road warrior it might be a handy tool to add to the arsenal if for nothing else it's flexibility. It was specifically designed to fast charge the iPad, both versions, but with the included USB tips and 12V charging port, it can also charge your iPhone, Droid, digital camera, netbook and Playbook among other things. The best thing is that it comes as a complete package, so not only do you get the ChargeBlock and AC adapter, you also get several charge tips for Mini and Micro USB and a handy carry bag. You can find out more about it at the ChargeBlock site, and right now it appears you can get it at our affiliate store for the discounted price of $75.00 USD [affiliate link].

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ChargeBlock XL for Your Extra Charging Needs While on The Go

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 07:00 AM

"When you need an extra boost of power for your iOS device during the day, the Chargeblock XL delivers with a classy balance of form and function at an excellent price (US$39.99)."

I don't know about this product. I mean I like the convenience of it, and the form factor, I'm just struggling a bit with the price of it at $39.99 USD. It would be handy to have in times when you need a quick charge, as a backup I suppose, and I like that I can put it in a bag and not have it take up too much space. What are your thoughts?

Monday, February 21, 2011

WALDok, Nifty Charging Device With a Speaker

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 05:09 PM

"Remember the WALDok? It sounded like the unholy cybernetic offspring of WALL-E and Iron Man's creepy hypercephalic floating robot head nemesis, MODOK, but the WALDok was actually a Kickstarter project for a gorgeously compact speaker dock for the iPod nano capable of outputting some truly impressive sound while simultaneously juicing you up."

Initial versions were iPod Nano only but now they work with all iPod models and iPhones from 3G on. From the KickStarter Project website, the description tells the story:

"The WALdok is a small form-factor speaker/charger dock for the iPhone 3G/3GS/4 and iPod nano/classic/touch that plugs DIRECTLY into any standard wall outlet. The WALdok allows you to plug-n-play and plug-n-charge in the bathroom, kitchen, office, or anywhere there is a wall outlet. It takes complete advantage of modularity. Go from jogging with ear buds to filling the bathroom with same music in an instant!"

Very cool project and now that it's been funded, it appears your $59.00 USD or more will get you a pretty cool accessory.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Keep Your iPhone Charged With iFan, If You Run Fast

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 11:00 PM

"Designer Tjeerd Veenhoven has thought up a new, unique way for users to charge their iPhone. He calls it iFan, and if you've ever seen a wind turbine in action, this idea may not sound so farfetched."

Tjeerd has a blog located here, where he discusses his product. The last time he used it, it took 6 hours to charge his iPhone, but if that is all you have then that isn't too bad. Not sure how I would do it unless I held it out the car window, and if I am in my car I usually have a car charger. If you are a bicyclist, I guess this would work, or a motorcyclist for that matter. Jogger? Not sure, perhaps if you had a really good pace!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Energizer Comes Out With Their Own Battery Case for the iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 05:00 AM

"Best known for its indefatigable bunny, Energizer launched a couple of cool charging products for the iPhone here at the CTIA mobile phone show."

I like the looks of this case, and it only takes about 30 minutes for a full charge on an iPhone 4, which is very quick. It is a silicon case, and over at the Energizer site for the AP1201 they have a pretty slick page set up with information on it, supposedly retailing for $70.00 USD or close to it.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sunny Days: Staying Connected with the Monaco Solar Cell Charger

Posted by Don Tolson in "Windows Phone Accessories" @ 09:00 AM

Product Category: Accessories -- Solar powered cell phone charger
Manufacturer: Monaco
Where to Buy:
Price: $79.95 USD (regularly, but may be on sale...)
Specifications: Battery Capacity: 1800mAh; Weight: 93.5 grams / 3.3 oz; Dimensions: 55.5 x 105.8 x 14.5mm.


  • Convenient, lightweight;
  • Charges quickly in sunlight;
  • Suitable for almost any type of USB-powered device.


  • Regular price is a bit high, but vendor seems to be having discount sales;
  • Depending upon the consumption of your unit, the battery may only provide one day of use.

Summary: There are lots of emergency power accessories and options available for phones, games systems, music players, etc. but most suffer from a common shortcoming -- lack of power when you need them most, far away from a wall socket. Enter Monaco, with a different spin on a solution. Instead of providing just a battery or set of solar cells, why not combine them into a single package - a wall or solar chargeable battery pack!


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