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Motiif “M” trench coat connects and charges your smartphone in style

When we said that wearables are probably the next wave of smart devices, we didn't exactly imagine some people would take it quite literally. The folks over at Motiif definitely think so and its new "M" smart trench coat is its answer to two of the most common problems that plague mobile devices today: power and connectivity. And it does so with a certain flair for fashion.

USB PD standard to usher in new era of charging

One of the purposes of standards, at least the good ones, is to codify existing practices, instead of turning a blind eye to what everyone else is doing, even if it wasn't the initial intention. That does seem to be the case here with a new USB PD (Power Delivery) standard that will, in a way, revolutionize something unrelated to the original purpose of USB: charging our electronic devices.

Omate TrueSmart desktop charging cradle unveiled

It looks like those who backed the Omate TrueSmart will be getting an extra accessory included for free. The team behind the smartwatch has announced a charging cradle. Specifically, the "TrueSmart Desktop Charging Cradle" which is said to have been designed to make it easier to charge the watch and also protect it from damage.

EU to require phone makers to use standard charger

Citing the alarming growth of e-waste, a European Union committee has unanimously voted to require all smartphone, and probably tablets as well, manufacturers to use the same type of charger. While many such European companies have already adopted a common charger interface, this could potentially pose problems for Apple who has consistently been using its own proprietary connections.

TYLT VU Wireless Charger stand hands-on and impressions

We have plenty of options when looking for a wireless charger for our smartphones. With models from LG, Nokia, PowerMat, Energizer and recently Samsung, but the folks from TYLT offer our favorite. The TYLT Wireless charger doubles as a stand, and the entire platform will charge your device so you won't be fumbling for that perfect position to get a charge. Take a look below.
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