battery

New Trent PowerPak Xtreme brings a 12,000 mAh battery in rugged casing

Battery life often becomes an issue. For many though, you can find time throughout the day to plug in for a bit. The problem gets a bit worse for those who are out and about, and for that there is always the option to use a spare battery or an external battery back. There are a wide variety of these types of options available and it looks like New Trent has recently released the PowerPak Xtreme.

Korean LG G2 seen with removable battery and micro SD slot

It is a known, but sometimes still perplexing, practice for a smartphone model to have variants available only in certain markets that differ only in some hardware detail. So it comes as no surprise that Korea's version of the recently announced LG G2 would have some features that, to be honest, would make sense in all markets.

Z9 smartphone in China to sport 5,000 mAh battery, lasts for days

These days manufacturers of Android smartphones appear to be focusing heavily on 2 or 3 key areas. Those being massive 5-inch and bigger HD displays, quad and even 8-core processors, and of course ultra-thin smartphones. However, one spec that shouldn't get overlooked and often does is the battery. The Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD has a 3,300 mAh battery, and the Note II comes in quite large too at 3,100, but how about a 5,000 mAh battery...

Researchers use urine to power Samsung cell phone

We all have to charge our cell phones on a regular basis, and we all have to, er, relieve ourselves on a regular basis. Perhaps such was the inspiration behind the work of researchers at the The University of the West of England and University of Bristol who have created a means of charging a cell phone using urine. The technology is called "microbial fuel cells," and a search for funding is underway.

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 gets extended battery and improved app

This week the Parrot AR.Drone just got even better. The Android and iOS controlled quadricopter by Parrot and the entire platform just got improved with tons of new features for their app, as well as an extended high density battery for longer flight. We recently got our hands-on the Parrot AR.Drone and flight time was one of our biggest complaints.
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