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ZeroLemon SolarJuice harnesses the power of the sun

We've seen quite a few high capacity power banks, some larger than we want to be, but there are only a few that catch our attention because of their novelty or their strangeness. The ZeroLemon SolarJuice can pretty much fall in either or both of those categories, but don't be too quick to pan this power pack. Not only does it boast of a huge 20,000 mAh battery to replenish two of your precious mobile devices at the same time, it can also charge itself up using the power of light.

Samsung’s new animal battery packs is also awareness campaign

A new set of external battery packs released by Samsung will not just juice up your smartphones, but it will also teach you about how not all animals are having a great time here on planet earth. The Animal Edition Battery Packs is part of the Charge Your Life campaign which aims to raise awareness about the plight of four endangered animal species: the Lesser Panda, the Fennec Fox, the Giant Panda, and the Golden Monkey.

Ampere is a charge measuring app, also monitors battery discharge

The problem with charging your Android device is that you notice that sometimes a charger will charge quickly and sometimes not so quickly. The science behind this is actually the quality of the USB cable and the amount of juice the charger is pumping, plus a number of other variables. The Ampere app is able to read through all that and give you the current amount of power you are receiving during charging, and the amount of discharge as well when not charging.

The Samsung Galaxy S6’s battery is removable, sort of

Android makers – especially Samsung – have hyped the “removable battery” feature of Android-based smartphones over the years, basically throwing potshots at Apple’s iPhones for not having this feature at all. That has mellowed down recently, as more and more Android manufacturers have discovered the beauty of the unibody design. When the MWC 2015 rolled in, fans of the Samsung Galaxy S6 were in for a rude surprise – the battery of the new flagship was non-removable, or was it?

LG Watch Urbane gets LTE, NFC, and battery variant

It isn't uncommon for companies to try and squeeze all they can from a winning product, but LG might again be going overboard just a wee bit. Just a week after it unveiled the classy LG Watch Urbane, which has still to make a public appearance at MWC 2015, it is announcing a new variant that might make you think twice about reaching for that new smartwatch. As the name suggests, the LG Watch Urbane LTE adds 4G connectivity, but it is also adding a lot more than that.

This tiny charger will give extra juice within 60 seconds

What do people want in their smartphones? Longer battery life. You don’t need surveys to know that people who always carry their phones  wish for an improved battery that can last at least the whole day on a single charge. Sure, people want a more vivid display, more responsive touchscreen, larger display, clearer camera, a slimmer and more robust form but the ultimate need according to a recent survey is longer battery life.

BLU Products intros new Studio Energy phone with a 45-day battery

BLU Products is not exactly famous worldwide but for us geeks, we know that it's one of the best manufacturers of unlocked mobile devices. Thanks to BLU, there is no need to get a new phone subscription plan because you can simply use your prepaid card or you current plan. The latest smartphone from the company is the BLU Studio Energy which was first shown off at the CES earlier in January. The device impressed Las Vegas with its 5,000mAh battery that allows the phone to last up to 45 days on standby mode and four days on standard usage.

KaliPAK portable solar power generator charges tablets and more

If you are the outdoors type who likes to spend weekends away from the grid, but you still want to be able to stay in touch keeping devices charged can be a challenge. A new solar generator system called KaliPAK has debuted that will charge all your gadgets and can even power lights and other items outdoors on the go.

Kraftwerk fuel cell charger liberates you from the power grid

Solutions for our battery problems with our smartphones, tablets, and other gadgets continue to pour in as we struggle with always being mobile and fully charged. But charging battery extenders and power banks can also become a challenge, especially if they run out of juice while you're still on the go. A new Kickstarter project says it can liberate you from the power grid because this energy supply relies on fuel cell technology.
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