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Cut your charging time by almost half with USB ChargeDoubler

Charging our mobile devices quickly is always a major concern for the digital natives, especially the ones who are always on the go. So any new gadget or accessory that promises to make things easier for us in this aspect always catches our eye. A new Kickstarter project called USB ChargeDoubler is pretty self-explanatory, as it brings faster charging power to our mobile devices when you connect it to a computer, power bank or wall outlet using this tiny, portable USB cable.

On the Go (OTG): flash drive, charger, remote in one

The phrase "big things come in small packages" may be something that the developers of this new IndieGoGo project took to heart. The OTG (On the Go) is probably the first and only (so far) 3.0 flash drive that has a 3-way connection to micro-USB and "lightning" devices where it can function as storage, charger, syncing cable and a host of other applications that you can use it for.

SnapPower Charger adds USB to your wall outlet

Anyone that has an office at work or home knows that outlets are at a premium. Sometimes plugging in your smartphone to charge means unplugging something else that is using the outlet already. A new outlet cover has turned up that adds a USB port without taking up any of the outlets you need for other items.

InfiniteUSB connects multiple devices to a single USB port

If you have ever had to cycle your smartphones or tablets around because you only have one USB wall charger or a single available USB port on your notebook, we feel your pain. You try to get enough power in each device that you can use them all and often you end up without enough power in any of them for what you need to do.

NomadClip is the carabiner for your gadget-related needs

If you're the type of person who likes to have a carabiner clipped to your belt or bag and find the jiggling of your keys or whatever is attached to it comforting, then you'd always welcome an additional function to this already useful accessory. NomadClip not just holds your keys but it can also charge your smartphone or tablet, as long as you have a place to plug your USB into.

Google’s new Chromebook Pixel touts USB-C ports

As expected, Google has come out with a revamped Chromebook Pixel to add to its growing army of Chrome OS ultrabooks. And as expected, the Pixel still bore the same high resolution screen that made it so interesting 2013. Sadly, it actually is still the same 12.85-inch 2560x1700 touch-sensitive screen with the 3:2 aspect ratio and not even slightly higher. One interesting tidbit about the new model though is that it bears not one but two USB-C ports, hinting at a positive future for the new reversible plug standard.

Echo Connect Plus charges Android and iPhone devices

There are many people out there that use both Android and iOS devices for business and pleasure. Perhaps you have an Android smartphone but an Apple tablet. Maybe your personal smartphone is an Android device, but your employer hands out iPhones for business use. Whatever the case, a bunch of people out there need to keep both Android and iOS devices charged.

thingCHARGER frees your outlets with built in charging dock

Smartphones and tablets are starting to show up everywhere in our house. You either have your own or a few that the family shares. Regardless of how many devices you have, eventually you have to charge it. It could be a mess with all the wires running around the house and would be much easier if the wires disappeared. thingCHARGER is a smarter and less messy way to charge all your devices. The charger is designed like an electrical outlet but with a charging dock located at the top of the outlet.

ADB Tools allows your device to connect with ADB over wifi

This is a constant issue for those who like to tweak their Android devices just so – the one where you need to connect your device to ADB (Android Debug Bridge) and you have to look for a spare USB cable to be able to do that. Well, not anymore, we guess. The good guys at the XDA forums just keep making our lives easier, this time with ADB Tools – an app that allows your device to connect to ADB over wifi.

StickMount app updated, SELinux handling improved

StickMount is a rather popular app, which we recommend that you should try (for real). The app allows you to mount USB stick storage to mostly Nexus devices such as the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 7, and the Nexus 10. The app has just been updated by Chainfire, one of the more popular XDA developers, for some Android 5.0 goodness and some fixes.
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