I am not going to lie. I have not heard about Chargeworx prior to today, but I must say the company’s rechargeable backup battery for home has captured our attention. Call me superficial, or whatever, but I can’t deny its looks had my attention. Come’on, you gotta to admit the cute form coupled with digital forest camo does make quite a statement, doesn’t it? Apparently, the Home models are the first for this company that makes all-thing charging. Debuted at the recently concluded CES 2017, Chargeworx Home series comprise of four models featuring multiple output options including AC, DC, 12V and USB, and solar recharging in addition to regular outlet charging. Continue reading Chargeworx TV-Powering Home Battery Is Outdoor-friendly Too
A year after the introduction of electric power suppliers’ worst nightmare, the Powerwall Home Battery, Tesla is at it again, these time doubling electric power suppliers’ nightmare by two fold. Not did it introduced a higher capacity home battery, aptly called Powerwall 2, Tesla also unveiled roof tile-replacing solar panels called, well, Solar Roof. The second-generation Powerwall is sleeker, simpler in aesthetic and more importantly, packs in much more than its predecessor. With 14 kWh of storage capacity, this new home battery is capable of storing enough juice to power lights, sockets, and even a fridge in a four bedroom house for the entire day. Continue reading Will Tesla Powerwall 2 And Solar Roof Become Threats To Utility Providers?
Tesla has done it and so has Mercedes-Benz. Now, Japan automaker Nissan is also into it. Yes. We are talking about stationary energy storage system for homes and businesses. While Tesla and Mercedes made announcements mainly for home use, Nissan’s iteration is geared towards commercial usage and it didn’t start from scratch either. Instead, Nissan collaborates with Green Charge Networks, a provider of commercial energy storage, to use Lead batteries outside the vehicle through 4R Energy, a joint-venture with Sumitomo Corp. formed in 2010. Continue reading Nissan Leaf’s Lithium-ion Batteries Given Second Life as Stationary Commercial Energy Storage
Still brooding over the fact that you weren’t fast enough and missed out on Tesla’s Powerwall Home Battery? Well, it turns out, Tesla isn’t in the home battery game alone. Mercedes-Benz is in it too and the German luxury car maker is calling it “Private Energy Storage Plant.” Don’t be scare off by the word “plant” and the very ‘industrial’ product name in general, because it is really meant for home use, or businesses if you daisy chain them up. Each module packs a modest 2.5 kWh of electricity, pulled from the grid or your home’s existing solar panels. Up to eight can be hooked up together to give you a total of 20 kWh. Just in case you think the Daimler AG company hopped onboard this potentially growing market because some else did, well, not quite. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz Goes Head-to-Head with Tesla with its Own Home Battery
You have backup batteries for gadgets and even for desktop computers and other equipment, but what about your home in general? You know, for times when outages hit your locality? This is what the Tesla Powerwall Home Battery is for, well, at least in the basic sense. Just think of it as a big-ass uninterrupted power supply for your home which will pump out the much needed electrons in time of outages. But that’s not the end of the story. The real objective with Powerwall is to eventually eliminate our dependency on fossil fuel generated electricity. Though it is worthy to note that this battery can also be rigged to the grid to store energy for time of trouble, or to be charged up with cheaper off-peak power, ready for use whenever you choose to. Continue reading Tesla Powerwall Home Battery is a Solar Panel-friendly Backup Battery for Your Home
These days, adventurers and camping enthusiasts heads into the great outdoor with a lot of gadgets, but probably not as many as they would have love to have due to the electricity needed to power them, which kind of explains the popularity of products like the world’s most funded cooler. The prospect of being able to power a blender even in somewhere remote is indeed really enticing and what if, hypothetically speaking, you can power a 42 inch TV for hours on ends, out in the woods? Wouldn’t that be super cool? Not that anyone will be doing something that frivolous, but in any case that the concept sounds like music to your ears, then we bet you will dig what Joule Case Portable Battery System has to offer. Continue reading This Portable Battery System Can Power a 60” LED TV for 10 Hours
can’t get enough of quirky accessories for your iPhone? how about a KATANA hilt to hold your iPhone up? our opinion on this? super weird, but fun. little is known about this cool product, but based on our relentless search, it appears to be a concept design conceived by a Tokyo-based design studio known by the name of GOES inc. and apparently, the Art Director Kengo Maeda was the creative mind behind this concept product. the little information (if you can even call that ‘information’) available on Behance and Tumblr where it was posted was translated by a translator (probably Google Translate) which does not make a lot of sense (what’s new?). Continue reading KATANA Hilt Holds Your iPhone and Charges Too
MacBooks are sleek. the unibody design though desirable is as good as just eye-candy when the battery goes flat and worst, the battery can’t be swapped out for a fresh one unlike some laptops do. however, with the CHUGPLUG External Battery Pack For MacBooks from Lenmar Enterprises, you could have up to four hours of quality time with your MacBook. the concept behind the CHUGPLUG is the same as the portable juice pack for your cell phone. you get it topped up and it will be ready to supply your MacBook with the electrons necessary for a few more hours of usage. it uses your existing MagSafe power adapter to pack in the necessary electrons into its internal lithium-polymer battery (no info on the capacity was offered, though), which takes about two hours to fully charge, or simply plug the end of of the MagSafe to your MacBook to power it up. Continue reading CHUGPLUG External Battery Pack For MacBooks
mobile gaming using touchscreen is not exactly the most ideal mode of control and that’s not mention how gaming tends to drain precious juice from your communication device. the solution? the MOGA Power Smartphone Game Controllers which comprises of two models: the MOGA Hero Power and the MOGA Pro Power. these new iterations of the game controller now comes with MOGA Boost Technology that charges your smartphone while you are gaming away, thereby enabling longer sessions of gaming, or at least, leaving you some juice for doing something else like making calls, texting and such. generally, the two models, MOGA Hero Power and MOGA Pro Power are pretty much the same except for the inbuilt rechargeable battery capacity difference and the physical size of the controller. Continue reading MOGA Power Smartphone Game Controllers
there are a couple of reasons why we chose to feature the Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger DC-18. firstly, we thought its design is pretty dope; secondly, we seldom come across handset maker who actually design and make a portable charger to complement their handsets. the latter is probably a taboo, like indirectly admitting that their phones need that extra bit of juice. although that’s not necessary true, because this power hungry syndrome is already a common denominator among smartphones of today. though adorned with colorful hues to go with Nokia line of smartphone, the Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger DC-18 is also compatible with all handsets that charges via microUSB. its available 1,720 mAh capacity may not be something to shout about, but for something that measures a small 57mm x 57mm (2.2″ x 2.2″) and weighs in at just 65 grams (about 2.3oz), you can’t really ask for more, can you?
to charge any microUSB powered devices, all you have to pull the cable out to switch on the portable USB charger, plug the microUSB to your device and you all set. and when you are done, just push back the cable to turn off the portable battery. instead going the Apple-ish route like everyone else, the DC-18 is equipped with LED indicators in the form of a battery symbol to let you how much there’s left in the charger when you tuck the cable out. this attention to detail is admirable. really. a perfect companion for handsets such as the recently announced Asha 501. at this point, there are no information with regards to its availability and pricing. in mean time, you can learn more about the Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger DC-18 HERE.