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Kii is One of the Smallest iDevice Chargers You’ll Ever Use

Accessory Charger

Nothing is more annoying than going on a trip out of town (or even just across the town) and having your phone or table die out on you. You could get one of those portable, external batteries for some instant extra juice, or you can get the Kii accessory charger instead.

The Kii is a teeny tiny accessory charger that connects and syncs your iDevice with your laptop or portable charger. There’s a Lightning connector version and one with the 30-pin connector that works with older iPhones. It’s especially convenient since its small size lets you attach it to your keychain so you can easily take it with you on your travels.

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Now You Can Charge Your Smartphone on Your Kitchen Counter

DuPont Countertop Charger

How often do you leave your phone on the kitchen counter? I’m guessing a lot. Wouldn’t it be cool if there was a way to charge your phone while it was on the counter? If you agreed with me, then you’ll be happy to hear that DuPont has figured out how a way to do this. They collaborated with the Power Matters Alliance to create a tabletop that has built-in wireless charging capabilities.

The technology isn’t for kitchen counters only, as it can also be integrated with the nightstand in your room or with the coffee table in your den. Basically all they did was take Powermat’s wireless charging technology and incorporate it into a Corian solid surface, which is commonly used for counter tops.

Now this is awesome stuff.

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OhGizmo! Review: The WakaWaka Solar Charger

WakaWaka Solar Power Light and Charger

In case of emergency, you will soon realize that two things you’ll definitely need is a source of light and a way to communicate to others (or to the outside world, if you’re trapped or stuck somewhere.) In short, you’ll need a torch and a phone with a charged-up battery. The WakaWaka Solar Charger is both of that, minus the actual phone, as it is actually a solar-powered device charger and flashlight in one.

The WakaWaka is primarily a charger, and it’s a pretty flexible one at that. You can position the device where the sunlight hits the solar panel in full and leave it there for 8 hours to achieve a full charge. If you can’t wait that long, then you can also just plug it in to your computer’s USB port or charge your device via AC–but then, where’s the fun in that?

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SolePower Charges Your Smartphone One Step At A Time

SolePower

SolePower is another contraption that lets you charge your smartphone through a very basic action that everyone does at some point during the day: walk. Similar concepts have been proposed before, but a group is finally taking action and their proposed device is called SolePower. It’s dubbed as a “power-generating shoe” that allows the wearer to charge portable electronics like smartphones, MP3 players, and tablets as they walk.

Instead of being embedded into the actual shoe, SolePower is a separate, removable insole that you can swap and insert into whatever pair you’ve chosen to wear.

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Power Shorts: Shake Your Bon Bons for Power

Power Shorts

Is your phone running low on power? That should be no problem if you’re wearing shorts with the Power Pocket, because all you’ll have to do to charge up your phone is shake your booty. Clearly it’s not the easiest or most practical way to charge your battery, but it’s probably one of the funnest, especially if you’re in the right place, with the right people.

The shorts were created by Vodafone with the help of researchers from the University of Southampton. They were unveiled to attendees of UK’s Isle of Wight music fest, who I’m sure had a blast trying it out.

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Siva Cycle’s Atom Generator Lets Bikers Generate Power for Their Devices By Cycling

Sweat to Electricity

Gadgets or contraptions that charge up while you use them are fairly uncommon. For example, some treadmills have been hooked up so that they power a small television or radio while a person’s running on it. Another example is Siva Cycle’s Atom generator, which can charge your connected device while you’re pedaling around town.

What sets it apart, though, is that it also charges up an on-board battery which you can detach and then use to charge compatible devices while you’re on the go.

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Fuel Emergency Charger Gives Your Phone Some Extra Power When You Need It the Most

Fuel Charger

There are a number of portable phone chargers currently available, but most of these are bulky and are pretty much a hassle to carry around–especially if you’re a guy (who doesn’t carry a bag) or a girl (who doesn’t carry a purse).

And then came the Fuel emergency charger. It’s creators claim that it’s ‘the world’s smallest cell phone charger’, and they might just be right. It’s the same size as your typical keyring–it measures 1.3 by 0.9 by half an inch–but don’t let it’s compact size fool you.

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Stick a Whooz On It: Give Your iPhone Chargers a Face (And a Personality)

Whooz Charger

If there’s more than one iPhone user in the household, then there are bound to be arguments about who stole whose charger, since there happens to only be one on the table where there should be two. End the charger wars once and for all with Whooz’s quirky labels that will give your charger a face and a personality to boot.

There are two sets of labels available for iPhones: the Character set, which features four very distinct and very loud-looking personalities, and the Color set, which features four colors for the less daring iPhone owner.

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JuiceTank Is An iPhone Case And A Charger In One

By David Ponce

It’s nice to get out of the house now and then. You might even bring your iPhone with you on those excursions. But what if you like the fresh air so much you wander far from home? And as your battery dwindles you realize that like any normal person, you’re not carrying a charger cable around with you. Calamity. Or, just get the JuiceTank, currently in the funding phase on Kickstarter. It’s a simple iPhone case that features two swiveling plug arms that fold down flat when not in use. And while the case does add minimal bulk to the phone, its got to be weighed against the practicality of being able to charge anytime, anywhere. You can get yours for $55 now, or $70 once it hits retail. The campaign has raised about one fifth of the $150,000 it needs to take off, but if successful, you’ll get delivery by July of this year.

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