battery

Scientists invent lithium ion battery overheating detection “system”

Every time you would see a news item about the battery of a smartphone or laptop burning up or even exploding during overheating, you get a little paranoid about your own devices. But what if someday, you would be assured that your battery itself would warn you that it is on the brink of being on dangerous heat levels? That is what scientists from Stanford University have been able to come up with now, a smart lithium ion battery that will give users enough warning before it overheats or even bursts into flames.

Xiaomi Mi store opens its virtual doors June 1

There is no shortage of accessories for Android devices on the market today. There are hoards of places where you can buy things like headphones, ear buds, external batteries, and other products to make your smartphone more enjoyable. If you are in the US, UK, France, or Germany you will soon have a new online location where you can get accessories.

Samsung developing denser batteries, slimmer camera modules

This is not a surprise, if you guys know what I mean. Samsung should be doing research in these areas, given the trend of ever-increasing battery capacity and the “slimming down” of devices. We are talking about Samsung looking into denser batteries (that means higher capacity to you), and slimmer camera modules (which means slimmer devices overall).

New tech captures wasted phone energy, translates to 30% more battery charge

Researchers from the Ohio State University are ready to bring out some new technology which will address the ever-growing problem of battery life in mobile devices, particularly in smartphones. The new technology doesn’t have a proper name yet, but what it does is capture the phone’s wasted energy and gives your battery 30% more charge per use. Now tell me if there’s anyone out there who doesn’t want that?

Lollipop-powered Gionee M5 packs two batteries inside

Aside from the 23MP camera-toting Gionee Elife E8, Gionee has recently submitted another device for TENAA certification. Gionee has just showed off the Gionee M5, an Android smartphone that packs two powerful batteries. This is one unique smartphone because of its battery life that can last longer than usual. Model follows the ELIFE S7 phone introduced back in March at the Mobile World Congress.

LG offers free extra battery, microSD for G4 buyers in US

Looks like LG is trying to use whatever marketing leverage it can to push for the sales of its new flagship the LG G4. It’s offering something juicy to the prospective buyers of the new device in the US. LG US is offering an extra battery complete with separate charging cradle, and an extra microSD that will virtually double your storage.

Lumopack charges fully in 30 minutes and packs 6000 mAh of juice

A new portable battery pack has debuted called the Lumopack that claims to be one of the fastest charging battery packs in all the land. The portable battery will keep your Android device going while you are away from an outlet. Rather than needing a full day to charge itself, the Lumopack is able to get enough power to charge a Galaxy S6 fully in only 9 minutes.

MTK Pump Express to charge smartphones 45% faster than regular ones

With battery problems still plaguing smartphones right now, despite all the advances in technology, everytime a new product, be it a phone case, an external battery, a power bank or a chip, comes out that will promise us better charging or battery life, then we pay attention. When Qualcomm came out with their Quick Charge 2.0 technology, then we got pretty excited. It will also pave the way for more competition in this area, and so now we have the MTK Pump Express Plus.

Better Re turns old, functioning batteries into power banks

If you change smartphones every year or every time a new shinier thing come along (and if you don't sell or give away your old phones), you probably have a lot of still functioning products lying around your house. A new Kickstarter project wants your batteries to not go to waste and in fact, be of use to you and your current smartphone. The Better Re will turn those old batteries into power banks that will give extra power, especially when you travel.

Extreme Trio 10000mAh pack can juice up 3 devices at once [DEALS]

Until that perfect day when mobile batteries can last for days on a single charge, power will always be a problem and battery packs will always be in fashion. But with the growing number of devices a single person has, or even carries, at a time, small, single output packs are no longer enough. Enter the Extreme Trio. Not only does it have a large 10,000 mAh batter that a lot of packs boast of, it can actually charge up to three devices simultaneously. It even has a helpful LCD screen to boot.
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