D-Link has just officially launched its AC750 Portable Router and Charger DIL-510L. This device joins the growing number of portable devices that offer not only Internet connection but also an extra battery for emergencies.
Earlier this morning we took a look at the headphones that were being shown at Unpacked 5. Naturally, those weren't the only accessories on display. Samsung also had several case options, as well as some wireless charging accessories on display. But similar to the headphones, the Galaxy S5 accessories were also under glass.
Another Indiegogo campaign is getting ready to come to a close. This latest is for 'The Air Dock' which is a product being touted as "the worlds best smartphone car charger and dock." The campaign still has a little more than a week before it closes, but the good news is in regards to the funding. The Air Dock has reached, and also doubled the original goal amount.
You've probably had your fill of docks and chargers and charging docks, but you've probably met very few that can charge as many as 6 of them in record time. That is exactly the claim that All-Dock is making in its Kickstarter campaign that is nearing a successful end.
The mobile industry is always in search of alternative and more environment-friendly sources of power for mobile devices, with solar energy being the most common. But what if you can harness something slightly more ubiquitous like wind? That's what a pair of researches are trying out with these new "micro-windmill" energy generators.
With just a few days before everyone goes on holiday leave, the European Parliament and the Council of Ministers have left an early Christmas gift for the region. Though it will still take a few years to implement, the parliament has paved the way for a common charger that will work on all mobile devices, regardless of the manufacturer.
Google and HP have recently begun the recall process for the Chromebook 11 charger. The charger was one of the reasons this particular Chromebook attracted some attention at launch, it is microUSB and similar to the one you already have for your smartphone or tablet. But at the same time, that charger was also prone to overheating and after some "guidance and approval" from the CPSC, the recall process is now underway.
The HP Chromebook 11 was released with something unique for charging. The notebook arrived with a microUSB charger, which most will recognize as the same setup they use to charge their tablet or smartphone. Though, the charger on the Chromebook 11 was a bit more powerful. That aside, that charger eventually lead to Google and HP halting all sales of the Chromebook 11.
HP released the Chromebook 11 back in October, only to have it pulled from the shelves a month later. The Chromebook was pulled due to issues with the charger. At the time HP had said a "small number" of user reports showed the charger being "damaged due to over-heating during use." While HP has yet to say when the Chromebook 11 would return to an available status, there has been some testing done on one of those chargers.
The discrepancy between the number of devices in the world versus the number of wall sockets or laptop USB ports make the quest for an available slot almost feel like an episode from The Amazing Race. Fortunately, Belkin has our backs with new full rate USB chargers that has enough sockets to make even mobile charging a social thing.