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bKey Provides Emergency Power When You Need It

bKey

Running low on power and desperately needing to send one last message or make one last call? The grab your keyring and look for the only key that can help you out in this situation: the bKey. It’s a small, white key-like device that gives your mobile device some much-needed power so you can do whatever it is you need to do before calling it a day.

Think of bKey as an emergency power source of sorts. Despite its small size, it can hold enough juice to keep your device powered up for an additional 30 minutes while you call, text, or surf the web.

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Iron Man Mark V Armor Suitcase Power Bank is Super

Iron Man Mark V Armor Suitcase Mobile

So this Mark V armor suitcase-inspired power bank won’t be able to give Iron Man a boost when he needs one, but it’ll let you charge up your phone, tablet, and other mobile devices when you’re out of juice. It’s a 1/4 scale prop replica of the suitcase that packs 12,000 mAh of power for your convenience. It’s also equipped with two USB ports so you can recharge two devices at a time.

The mobile fuel cell is compatible with devices that have USB-compatible charging cables, which means most mobile phones, tablets, and music players should work with it.Continue Reading

Donor Cable Bracelets Lets You Share Power to Those In Need

Donor Cable

So your phone’s running low on power and you forgot to bring your cable or charger (or both) with you. You’re in the middle of typing out an email for your boss or getting the hang of the game that everyone at your office is playing. Whatever it is you’re doing, you’re desperate for power. Unfortunately, nobody around you has a charger on them either. If only there were some way you could bum some power off of their phones…

Well, if you had the Donor Cable, then that’s exactly what you can do. It was distributed byAzerbaijani cellular network Nar Mobile to anyone who bought an Android phone. It starts out as a bracelet but unfolds to turn into a cable that allows you to connect your phone to someone else’s for battery power transfer.

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JUMPR is an External Battery That Can Even Jump Start Your Car

Jumpr External Battery

If you had to choose between JUMPR and another portable external battery, then you should choose JUMPR all the way. Aside from providing some back-up power to your mobile devices when you need it the most, the JUMPR is even powerful enough to jump start your car! So put away those cables for a moment and forget calling a friend for help; with the JUMPR in your dash, your car will be up and running in no time.

Automobiles and motorycles run on 12 Volts. The JUMPR provides 12 Volts of power at peak 300 Amps to ensure that your dead automobile or motorycle battery can be brought back to life. 300 Amps is enough to jumpstart almost all 4-Cylinder and 6-Cylinder engines as well as possibly enough to jump start more depending on type of model. 

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TravelCard Smartphone Charger Fits In Your Wallet

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There are many credit card-shaped charger adapters out there, but no actual chargers that fit right into your wallet–until now, that is. The TravelCard is slightly thicker than your average credit card and it holds up to five hours of extra talk time, 4.5 hours of Internet use, or 98 hours of standby time. That’s pretty impressive considering its compact size.

Using it is as simple as 1-2-3: just fish it out of your wallet, plug it into your phone’s hub, and you’re good to go. It comes built with either an integrated Lightning or Micro USB charging cable, so it’s compatible with most iOS and Android devices.Continue Reading

Carbon Solar Watch Can Charge Your Battery On the Go

Energy Bionics Watch

Power banks come in handy when you need to recharge your device and are nowhere near a power outlet. Phone cases with built-in battery packs are another option, but they’re limited in availability to certain models only. An alternative to these is the Carbon solar watch by Energy Bionics.

Aside from being a classic-looking timepiece, it also functions as a backup power source for your smartphone or mobile devices that charge via a microUSB port.Continue Reading

In Potholes, There is Power: Tech Harnesses Vibrations to Charge Your Phone

Vibration Tech Charges Phones

 

Nobody likes driving on roads filled with potholes. Not only is it a huge pain to everyone on board, but it can also damage your car (and ruin people’s moods), especially on long drives. There’s nothing that can be done about car damage, but this concept might just change people’s perceptions towards potholes.

This wasn’t the goal of Dr. Xudong Wang from the University of Wisconsin when he teamed up with researchers researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in China. Rather, their goal was to come up with something that’ll make the most of all the bumps and humps, and they did so by developing a novel material that generates energy every time it’s jostled or moved.

The nanogenerator takes advantage of a common piezoelectric polymer material called polyvinylidene fluoride, or PVDF. Piezoelectric materials can generate electricity from a mechanical force. The researchers incorporated zinc oxide nanoparticles into a PVDF thin film to trigger formation of the piezoelectric phase that enables it to harvest vibration energy. 

No timeframe yet for when this concept will actually be released commercially.

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May The Force Be With Every Recharge: Star Wars Lightsaber Power Bank

Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber Battery Charger

Bored with the usual crop of power banks that are available in the market? If you’re a huge fan of Star Wars and are looking for something other than the usual rectangular power banks, then you might want to check the Star Wars Darth Vader Lightsaber Battery Charger. It essentially looks like the handle of a lightsaber, with the microUSB ports located at its base.

Since it is a lightsaber charger, it also has LED light that glows red with the flick of a switch. So you can, you know, play pretend once in a while when you’re bored and when you need to recharge the power bank or charge up any of your devices.

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Power Pillow Lets You Get Comfy While Charging Your Stuff

Power Pillow

 

A lot of people use their phones or tablets when they’re on the sofa or lying down in bed. How many times have you left your phone or tablet by the nightstand while you lie in bed, itching to use your device but finding it difficult to get up or use it by the nightstand because of the wire?

I’d say one too many, especially with the advent of the Power Pillow. It’s a pillow that comes with a built-in battery so you can lie back, relax, and charge your gadget while you use it by hooking it up to the pillow!

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