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The ACCC Is Cracking Down On Cheap USB Chargers

After the death of a Sydney woman in June due to electrocution from a faulty USB phone charger, the dangers of cheap and poorly constructed electronics sold within Australia are being brought further into light. The ACCC looks to be increasingly turning its attention to potentially dangerous USB chargers, with over 1000 Officeworks chargers being recalled yesterday.


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.


You Can Actually Buy A Flux Capacitor Car Charger Now

The folks at ThinkGeek put so much effort into their April Fool’s Day prank products every year that often times they end up turning them into a reality. Remember the Star Wars Tauntan sleeping bag?, that started life as a prank. And of all the wonderful products ThinkGeek pretended to announce on April 1 this year, the Back to the Future Flux Capacitor car charger is the one to get the IRL nod.


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.


Traders Selling Dodgy Chargers Raided By NSW Authorities

Dodgy chargers have already killed one woman and injured a child in New South Wales, and the government has had enough: rogue traders selling uncertified chargers are in the crosshairs following hundreds of raids on business owners.


How To Tell If Your Charger Is Safe To Use In Australia

Uncertified USB chargers have already claimed the life of one Australian, and another has since survived a similar incident. It’s important to know if your charger is safe for use before you plug it into the wall. Here’s how you can tell.


Another Australian USB Charger Self-Destructs, This One From Paddy's Market

On the tail of news last week that a NSW woman was killed by what is believed to be a knock-off phone charger, a 14-year-old has narrowly avoided injury after a similar device, purchased from Sydney’s Paddy’s Markets “exploded within centimetres” of his head.


Sydney Woman Dies. Please, Don't Buy Cheap Phone Chargers

In the news this morning, a woman in Sydney has died in an apparent electrocution and a knock-off USB charger has been linked to her death. A stall in Campsie faces fines of up to $87,500 and two years’ imprisonment for selling the chargers.


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.


Why Fake Apple Chargers Totally Suck

So your iPad charger goes kaput, and you aren’t so keen on giving a pretty penny to Apple (yet) again. It can’t be that bad to buy a cheapo one online right? It even looks exactly like real Apple charger! But then it heats up like a burning coal and stops working after a couple weeks — because it’s a real piece of crap inside.


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