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Wonder Cube Is A Swiss Army Knife Of Smartphone Accessories

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You’re looking at a 1 inch cube that packs a bunch of different tools for your smartphone. Here is a sampling:

- Phone charger. Through the flip-out USB and either micro-USB or Lightning connectors, you can connect your phone to the mains and get it charged.
MicroSD Card Reader. A built-in card reader means you can add up to 64GB of storage on the go.
Phone Stand.A micro-suction cup plate lets you stick it to the back of your phone and props it up at an angle for your viewing pleasure.
Sync.The same connectors that you use to charge can be used to sync.
Emergency charger.If you’re nowhere near an outlet, you can just pick up a 9V battery and use this to give yourself up to 3.5h of extra talk time.
LED Torch. Use it to light your way with its built-in LED torch.

The thing is splash-proof and is meant to be taken with you everywhere. Considering how much functionality it packs, it’s hard not to recommend it. Better yet, at $49, it’s really not expensive. The campaign is fully-funded and shipping should start in August.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ MikeShouts ]

Deal Of The Day: 38% Off On BatteryBox Macbook & Mobile Device Charger

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There are plenty of external batteries on the market, but how many do you know that can charge a Macbook? The laptops have their MagSafe connectors, which hook up to mains power, so it’s notoriously difficult to get them charged off an external battery. The BatteryBox Macbook & Mobile Device Charger however comes with a special cord specifically designed to charge MacBooks. Additionally, theres a USB output port to charge mobile devices too. Here’s the breakdown of the additional life you can give your electronics:

- Up to 13 hours of extra battery life for Macbook Air
– 5-7.4 hours for Macbook Pro
– 22 hours for iPad Air 2
– 25 hours for iPad Mini
– 75 hours for iPhone 6
– 50 hours for Samsung Galaxy S5
– 127 hours for Nexus 5

It’s a serious s device that any road warrior would be well advised to carry in high bag. Normally selling for $220, you can have it for $134.99 with today’s deal.

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Blue Freedom Is A Portable Hydro Power Plant

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Going off grid always requires some planning, and fortunately there are lots of accessories to help you keep your gadgets powered in those situations. The various offerings range from hydrogen fuel cells, to solar chargers, and now you can add hydro power to the list. The Blue Freedom device is a small power-generating turbine that you place in a nearby stream. As the water flows through the impeller, it generates enough power to charge its own 5,000 mAh battery, with which you can then power your electronics. 1 hour in a stream generates enough electricity to power your phone for 10h. At least these are the numbers the company is providing, though we suppose that’s an approximation. In any case, it’s a cool product and a $179 pledge will get you one with delivery in October of this year.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Werd ]

Deal Of The Day: $29 TravelCard iOS Lightning Wallet-Size Charger

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One day we’ll solve the battery problem, but for now it’s an unavoidable reality: you will likely run out of juice before your day ends. Yet, no one wants to carry a bulky external battery on them. What about if it was wallet-sized though? The TravelCard iOS Lightning Wallet-Size Charger is the size of a credit card, and 3/16 inch thick. It packs 1,500 mAh, which is enough to get an iPhone 6 back up to about 70% charge. The Lightning cable connection is built right in, so you’re all set. And the best part is the price: $29 with today’s deal!

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Zap&Go Portable Charger Fills Up In Just 5 Minutes

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Here’s the scenario: you’ve got a tiny 20 minute wait time between flights, your phone is dead and you want to play Candy Crush real bad on your next flight. Normally, you’d find a plug and squeeze in maybe an extra 15% of battery life before it’s time to go. But if you’re carrying the Zap&Go, you have a shot at filling it up all the way. See, the Zap&Go charger gets topped up in just 5 minutes! It contains a 1,500 mAh supercapacitor, itself mostly made up of graphene instead of the more typical aluminum. This, coupled with a special power supply that funnels power in much faster, means that you could top-up the Zap&Go, then use that to recharge your mobile device at a more leisurely rate later on (since it won’t charge as fast, no matter what).

Currently a prototype only, it is undergoing a crowdfunding campaign with hopes of delivery in October 2015, a full year from now. A $99 pledge will secure you one.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Gizmag ]

Chargerito Is The World’s Smallest Phone Charger

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Claims to be the “world’s smallest” anything tend to be taken with a grain of salt around these parts. Looking at the Chargerito, however, it’s really hard to imagine the company being wrong in claiming to have developed the world’s smallest phone charger. Just look at the thing. It measures 2.1″ x 1.3″, which is about the size of a standard car key fob. You can just toss this in your pocket and feel the reassurance of knowing that you’ll be able to top up your battery pretty much anywhere you go.

Chargerito is a $19 pre-order, and comes in Apple’s Lightning cable version or Micro-USB.

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Deal Of The Day: 22% Off On PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case

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We’re making great technologic strides in many fronts, but batteries, as much as they’ve improved over the years, still lag behind. It’s hard to get through an entire day with an iPhone without plugging it in, so as long as you don’t mind the extra bulk, cases like the PhoneSuit Elite Battery Case are a godsend. While it does add an extra few millimetres of width, it does pack 2,100mAh, which is enough to charge an iPhone 5/5S 1.25 times over. The output is a healthy 1A, which means you can get a full charge in 2 hours. Yes, all the other functions are still accessible, and the high quality metallic rubber composite material provides ample protection for your device. Normally costing $90, you’ll have to spend all of $69 to get this through this deal.

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Power Up Your Gadgets With Your Power Tool’s Batteries

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Ever find yourself on a job site with a low battery in your phone, and no working outlet anywhere? If you have the PoweriSite in your pocket, there’s still hope for you. Plug it into the batteries that power your cordless tools, and plug a USB charger right into it. Just like that, you’ll be ready to make calls again in no time. It’s $18 on pre-order with delivery later this year.

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The iPad Charging Floor Stand Will Help You Use Your Tablet Without Holding It In Your Hands

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This creative iPad Charging Floor Stand will make sure you don’t have to hold your tablet, and still get it in a position where you can comfortably use the tablet, especially when you are in bed reading, following recipes in the kitchen, or for any other reason. Interestingly, it’s not just the iPad, the charging stand supports any tablet between 7-10 inches. All you need to do is place the tablet in the tension brackets holder, adjust the mounting arm to a comfortable position and you’re good to go. The stand does not only hold your iPad, it keeps it charged as well. There’s a USB port at the base of the stand, which can charge your tablet with the device’s power cable. Do note that you have to use your owner charging cable as it doesn’t come with the stand. If this is something you want, you have to shell out $99.95 for this iPad Charging Floor Stand.

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