TAG: Charger

This Torpedo Charges in Car, Powers Your Mobile

This Torpedo Charges in Car, Powers Your Mobile

We’re so attached to our mobile devices that when they run out of power, it feels like our day grinds to a halt. To keep that from happening, it can be very helpful to carry a backup power source with us, and one that doesn’t need to be attached to a wall outlet. One mobile charger that fits that bill, and is perfect for those who commute by car, is the Brunton Torpedo 2800. No, you can’t fire it at anyone, but you can charge it up while you drive and use it to power your lunchtime Angry Birds addiction…. read more

Ditch The Charging Cords

Nexus 4 Charging Dock

A handful of tablet and phone manufacturers today have wireless charging ports that come either pre-packaged with their products, or are available as an accessory purchase. This new charging option, the first iteration being the Touchstone Charging Dock was first popularized with the Palm Pre phone, and also with the HP Touchpad. The Touchstone Dock was an innovative device that solved a multitude of problems, first and foremost being the unnecessary cluttering of charging cords around the house. Secondly, wireless chargers can be faster than the wired traditional. They also act as a dock to stand your phone/tablet up and… read more

Wireless Electricity

Wireless electricity

Say goodbye to annoying charger cables, and welcome the future of electrical charging; wireless energy transfer. This marvel of science and technology was first invented by Nikola Tesla in 1890, with his “World Power” towers that unfortunately didn’t quite match up to his vision of free global electricity. Ultimately, Tesla’s idea laid the foundation and opportunity for modern scientists to perfect his design. The first iteration of these wireless devices is called Inductive Coiling. Not dissimilar to the size and appearance of a mousepad, this coil can transmit wireless electricity to a distance of a few inches. Nothing substantial, but… read more