batteries

Turn Your iPhone Charger Into A Portable Backup Battery

Even carrying your iPhone’s charger everywhere you go doesn’t guarantee you’ll be able to keep your phone running all day. Sometimes outlets can be hard to find, and for those times the NomadPlus is here to help — transforming your iPhone’s standard charger into a portable 1500mAh battery for back power on-the-go.


A New Pure Lithium Battery Could Double Your Phone's Life

Virtually all of your gadgets tote lithium ion batteries — but while they’re the best you can hope for at the moment, new engineering means that pure lithium batteries are now a possibility, and they could double the life of your phone.


Don't Hit Smartphone Batteries To Make Them Explode You Internet Idiots

For as long as there is an internet to upload videos to, there will be idiots to stand in front of cameras and do stupid shit. This time it’s more fools trying to see if smartphone batteries explode if you hit them with a hammer. Spoiler: they do, and it’s crazy unsafe.


A MagSafe Charger For The iPhone Would Be Awesome

MagSafe is really wonderful tech, the MacBook’s most underrated feature. Wouldn’t it be great on the iPhone too? That’s what the Kickstarter for a charger and battery pack called “Cabin” is shooting for. And even if it never actually happens, it’s a nice fantasy.


This Compact Device Keeps Small Electronics Running On Emergency Power

A UPS — or uninterruptible power supply — beneath your desk can be a lifesaver if your building loses electricity while you’re working. However, most people don’t own one because a UPS is typically designed for power-hungry desktop computers and end up being heavy and expensive — but not APC’s new tiny and cheap Back-UPS Connect 70.


A Power-Packed Charger That Gives Your Phone Two Extra Lives For Just $US15

Anker’s made a name for itself with high-capacity portable chargers that are still compact and easy to travel with. But the company is now launching a new smartphone accessories brand called Zolo that it hopes will also become synonymous with ‘affordable’ through the use of a crowdfunding campaign to cut out middle man markup.


These Inductive Batteries Keep Your Power Tools Perpetually Charged

It’s almost impossible to think of a time when you had to wrangle a long cord while working with power tools. But as convenient as cordless tools are, they’re useless if their batteries are dead. So, later this year, Bosch will be introducing batteries with inductive charging that simply need to be placed on a base station for the power to flow.


These Wireless Earbuds Charge While They're in Your Pocket

These are perhaps the headphones of the future: earbuds which use Bluetooth to beam audio to your ears, with small rechargeable batteries to eliminate cables, in perhaps the smallest package of its type we’ve seen.


Dead Battery? Charge It With Your Clothes

What if you could leave home, safe in the knowledge that your phone would not run out of battery before you return? The latest innovations in battery design could see dead batteries become a thing of the past — by producing and storing energy on ourselves.


Recharging This Backup Battery Takes As Little As 15 Minutes

A backup battery can be a lifesaver if your phone is on the brink of dying — but only if it isn’t dead as well. External power packs can usually take hours to charge depending on their capacity, but UNU claims its new Ultrapak GO and TOUR batteries can be charged enough to top off a smartphone in just 15 minutes.