If you are away from a mains power supply when the low battery alert starts on your Smartphone you are going to need some way of charging it in order to stay connected. The Solarwave is an interesting idea that comes with a built in solar panel and speaker system. It measures 8 inches (L) x 6 inches (W) x 0.5 inches (H). The powerful battery has enough juice to power up to eight devices on a single charge and comes with four USB ports for charging the devices and one mini USB port for charging Solarwaves battery.
Solarwave uses the power of the sun as an endless power source and has enough battery life without the sun to fully charge eight typical mobile devices. On top of keeping all of your devices charged, it has built in high performance Bluetooth speakers to ensure non-stop entertainment for your family and friends.
The Solarwave charger and speaker system could be going on sale later on in the year with a retail price of around $100, but anyone pre ordering now can bag themselves a bargain by paying just $60 for one in a choice of blue, red or green colours. More details can be found on the Solarwave website.
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Sometimes you might just wish that wall mounted power sockets came with a USB version too, after all most of us have a need for this kind of socket in order to charge the batteries of Smartphone’s, tablets and other devices. Well it seems that there is something on the way, it’s called the SnapPower Charger and the good news is you can easily install it yourself as its cover plate that requires no wiring, just clip it into place and you are good to go.
The unit comes with a 1 amp USB socket that is capable of charging any device that uses a USB cable charger, it can be installed in literally no time at all simply turn your power off, unscrew the power outlet cover and replace with the SnapPower Charger. Now you have a double wall power socket with a lovely new USB socket too, how handy is this? However, this presents you with another problem though, who will be using the brand USB charging socket first?
The SnapPower Charger should be launching later on this year, but they are taking pre orders at the moment with prices starting from around $14 for one SnapPower Charger and with no costs for installation on top, that has to be a bargain.
Source – Snappower
Computer designs are based on slim and lightweight specs these days, so that means when it comes to charge up your devices there could be queue of devices waiting for the port to become vacant. However, the InfiniteUSB cable and connector is a device that allows the user to connect to many InfiniteUSB cables and connectors to just one USB port. Now this is something that seems to make sense and could be a complete time saver. The idea is a simple as you can get it, the connector is standard but the back of it is not as it comes with another USB port ready to be used by another USB connector cable and so on until all of your devices are charging at once.
There is a choice of MicroUSB, Lightning and Female USB connectors available, there is also a choice of some cool colours too, such as blue, orange, green, grey and pink, so there are plenty options available. This could be one of the best ideas based on the USB connection and cable set up, it is especially useful as so many devices these days use a USB connection to charge batteries and synchronise data etc. The InfiniteUSB Slim with one Infinite USB cable in MicroUSB, Lightning or female USB port on your choice can be pre ordered from just $14.
Source – Get Infinite USB
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Here is something for anyone who is still using the old style USB 2.0 instead of the state of the art USB 3.0. The normal excuse for not upgrading to the latest USB format is cost, but technology has advanced so much that the price of a card reader based on USB 3.0 is now highly affordable. In fact, today the price is even better as the BESTEK USB 3.0 Card Reader Dual Card is on a special offer that will save the buyer around 30% on the normal $10 price. So for just $6.99 (£6.99)
you are able to get your hands on this super fast card reader, if there ever was a good enough reason to switch from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 this must be it.
So, what’s the difference between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0? It’s easy to think of speed being the only difference, well the USB 3.0 format is 2.3 times faster than the earlier version, but it’s also compatible with all other versions of USB right back to 1.0, so there are no limits to what this device can be used for. It supports most Windows, Linux and Mac OS, the card reader works with TF or SD and it will support TF, SD, SDHC, SDXC and MMC cards being able to transfer data at a speed of 5.0 GBPS. Finally, its compact measuring up at 10.5 cm (L) x 2 cm (W) and it weighs in at just 41 grams, so it’s easy to carry around without getting in the way.
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This is the OctoFire 8 Port USB 3.0 Hub, its super fast and pretty stylish too, which is exactly what you need from a USB Hub in the office or even at home. There are more devices than ever that require a USB port to plug into; the trouble is computer designers have been reducing the amount of ports in their designs. This means switching devices and cables around every time you need to plug in a different device, even if it’s only for charging. However, this Hub comes with eight 3.0 USB ports, which is enough to connect most of the devices needed at any one time.
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Charging a Smartphone or tablet in the car has always been available, but with Recharga, Inner Gravity, is planning to bring a bit of quality and style into this already busy market. The device provides the user with a full 3.1 amps power through both ports and that means you are not going to be hanging around for ages before being able to use the device again. It looks great too, finished in black and gold, it looks classy enough to suit any Apple device.
But don’t just take our word for it, have a look at what Andrew Shields, Inner Gravity’s co-founder and director, has to say about the Recharga dual port Apple device in car charging device, in a recent company press release;
The launch of recharga represents a major step forward in the area of accessories for the Apple iPhone and iPad, accessories which are MFi certified.
The Recharge device is available through Amazon right now with prices starting from £15 and rise up to around £25, either way this is one of the not to miss devices for anyone who spends a lot of time out in the car, but also need to use a tablet or Smartphone too.
Source: Release Wire
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Not everyone is going to want to have a speaker attached to his or her wrist, but when you see the Jambanz, you might change your mind about that. These are cool and trendy Bluetooth connected speakers with a slapband so not much effort is required to put it on and take it off. Because it uses Bluetooth, no cables are needed to connect the Jambanz to a Smartphone, tablet, MP3 player or other music player. It has a long lasting USB rechargeable battery and is a great alternative to wearing headphones, which can be dangerous if you are out and about near busy roads etc.
This is not just something that the kids are going to enjoy either, the Jambanz are useful for anyone who loves to listen to music no matter what they are doing, such as; walking, jogging, cycling or dancing, the great thing is that one size fits all with no adjustments needed. There are three colours to choose from, tangerine, kiwi and liquorice, but they are all interchangeable so the colour combinations available increase if you have two or three of these slapband speakers. The Jambanz are available right now with prices starting from just $29.50.
Technology is cool but a low battery alert is not and so we are constantly on the look out for something to help us out in these situations. The Energy+ backpack looks like it could be an interesting option for anyone who out and about with no access to mains power. First of all, it is a backpack with thirteen pockets and a massive 1450 cubic inches of space available. But the main reason for buying the Energy+ backpack is the 10,400 mAh battery pack and cable system.
It comes with USB ports and enough power to keep your gadgets going for a few days, which is all we ask for really. This backpack is well thought out though, with everything a gadget loving traveller is going to need such as; a trolley slot, full length zipper and enough room to house a 15.5 inch laptop. The Lithium Ion battery provides 10,400 mAh with a full battery charge time of around 7 to 8 Hours, which is enough to fully charge a smartphone four times or a tablet device once.
The charging is carried out through the two 1 Amp USB ports for charging phones and single 2.1 Amp USB port for charging the tablet device. So, what is the cost of such luxury? Well the Energy+ Backpack is available right now and is priced at around $200, which is not a high price for cutting edge design and technology.
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