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A Carabiner Charging Cable Is Always Where You Last Clipped It

There’s a new weapon in the war on lost — or escaped — charging cables. Nomad Goods, who’ve already come up with a clever way to keep a charging cable on you at all times, has just revealed its new NomadClip which is, in a way, like a handcuff preventing your Lightning or microUSB charging cable from going missing.


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.


Broadcom's New Chip Will Let Your Phone Use Any Wireless Charger

There are way, way too many wireless charging standards, which is part of the reason that the technology is struggling to take off. However, Broadcom has developed a chip that could allow your phone to use any of them. This could change things completely.


A Blood Donation Poster That Helps Save Lives And Charges Your Phone

The simple act of donating blood could actually help save someone’s life one day. And to help drive that point home, ad agencies Publicis Sao Paulo and Fundação Pró-Sangue in Brazil created a poster with a built-in charging cable that also helps save a dying smartphone.


You'll Never Leave A Charging Cable With A Built-In Alarm Behind

It wouldn’t be surprising if Apple made as much money selling replacement charging cables as it did phones and tablets. Those white Lightning cables are easier to lose than socks on laundry day, but now there’s an alternative that will actually remind you to pack yours up when you’ve unplugged your phone.


Turn Your Car's Cupholders Into A Wireless Smartphone Charger

Your car’s cupholders were originally designed to hold beverages, but odds are most of us have repurposed them to hold our smartphones instead. So Zens has created a simple slotted insert that turns cupholders into chargers if your smartphone supports wireless charging.


EU Votes In Favour Of Single Universal Mobile Charger

Here’s a rare occasion where it may serve us well to copy the Europeans: The European Union has voted overwhelmingly in favour of introducing a single, universal charger for all mobile phones sold across the continent.


Every Living Room Needs A 4.5m USB Charging Hub

Like it or not, living rooms around the world are no longer dominated by the TV. Sure, it’s still on in the background, but our attention is now mostly held by smartphones and tablets while we lounge about. So forget a surround sound setup, the best upgrade for your living room is now an extra long cable to keep everyone’s devices charged.


Report: Apple's Smartwatch Could Use Wireless Charging And Solar Power

The New York Times reports that Apple is researching new technologies to charge its products — and it could see its smartwatch come equipped with solar charging capabilities. Some day.


A Charging Cable That Saves A Little Power For Later

A backup battery for your phone is only useful if you’re willing to carry it with you. So Native Union has come up with the JUMP which integrates a little extra power into your smartphone’s charging cable, ensuring it’s light enough to carry and always has a little bit of extra power to keep your device running.