by now, some of you may have amassed a number of Apple small devices such as the iPad, iPad mini, iPod touch, iPhone and the likes. perhaps, as an individual person you may not own it all but we are certain that with your household combined, the iDevices would have account for quite a portion of the gadgets in the house. instead heading straight for the super-clutter wall of fame (or shame?), the new Griffin PowerDock 5 Charging Dock might be able to offer some clutter-relieve for you (or your household’s) multi-iDevice lifestyle. it is a countertop charging and storage solution that can accommodate up to five iPads. Continue reading Griffin PowerDock 5 Charging Dock
t’Light E Desk Lamps | from US$99.00 | www.tlight.cc
unless you don’t charge your iDevices on your desk or you have an immensely huge mahogany desk, you probably wish you have some like the t’Light E Desk Lamps. offered in two flavors, E1 and E2, each sporting dimmable 5W LEDs and an Apple-approved USB charging port, discreetly tucked away into the side of its base. these latest duo from M&C Lighting, t’Light E’s maker, does without a dock this time round which is probably a clever decision cos’ the lone USB port, though is certified MFI, it is also compatible with most USB powered devices Continue reading t’Light E Desk Lamps
TDK Wireless Charging Speaker | US$399.95 | www.tdkperformance.com
so you need a speaker for your mobile devices? how about getting one that could juice up your mobile devices such as iPhone or iPod – wirelessly just by leaving them on top of it (the speaker)? sound great? then, the TDK Wireless Charging Speaker is just the speaker for you. equipped with Bluetooth v2.1 technology with AAC, the speaker’s primary function is to offer you with high quality near losses audio steaming, spinning your favorite tunes through its four full-range speakers, aided by a ported subwoofer, for a space-filling, 360-DEG sound. Continue reading TDK Wireless Charging Speaker
STRUT LaunchPort System | US$1,250.00 | www.strutlaunchport.com
unless you are one of those high society elites cum petrol-head, you probably have not heard of STRUT. for the benefit of those who don’t know who STRUT is, they are a specialist firm who turns out automotive jewelry such as chrome wheels, grills and all that (chrome) jazz. anyway, they have taken a step into the luxe gadget accessories market by teaming up with extravagantly-priced induction charger maker, LaunchPort to introduce the STRUT LaunchPort iPad Charging System. setting itself apart from LaunchPort’s pricey induction chargers Continue reading STRUT LaunchPort System
(photos: Power Practical) The PowerPot | from US$150.00 | www.thepowerpot.com
getting stuck in the middle of the wilderness without juice for your mobile gadgets is the worst nightmare of any modern day Indiana Jones. well, may be not Indiana Jones but any gadget-relying, adventure-seeking, average joe. in such instance, you have quite a few options open to you to avoid being caught in such a juice-less situation. you can: bring lots of batteries but weight yourself down or lug along a solar charger but still get stranded when the sun sets or you could cook and charge your mobile gadgets at the same time. Continue reading The PowerPot
(photos: Ikea) ZAGGsparq 1220 by ZAGG | US$39.99 | www.zagg.com
with mobile devices becoming a common place in our lives, we face yet another worry: risk of running out of juice and resulting in us being cut us off from the connected world, which is a nightmare for today’s people. lucky for us, there is always the portable battery to address this issue but there’s a problem though: when it is drained, you will need to whip out its charging cable (this is the part that we hate most) and start hunting for a wall outlet to top it off with juice again or you could lug dozens of these portable batteries around, which is impractical to say the least. Continue reading ZAGGsparq 1220 by ZAGG
(photos: Twelve South) Twelve South PlugBug! 10W USB iPad/iPhone Charger + MacBook Plug Attachment | US$34.99 | www.twelvesouth.com
PlugBug! is not an insect, it is the latest product from Twelve South that allows it to be snapped onto your existing MacBook Power Adapter, turning it into a nifty iDevice charger. touted as the first ever device that lets you charge your MacBook and your iDevice at the same time, from just a single wall outlet. honestly, there’s little explanation to do here. what this device does is pretty straight forward. all you have to do is to plug the striking red PlugBug! into your existing MacBook power adapter and walah! you can charge your iDevice using your iDevice’s USB to 30-pin cable. really. do i need to say more? this means one less charger to bring on your next road trip. well, any reduction in clutter is always a welcome needs to any road warrior. doesn’t it? Continue reading cool stuff: Twelve South PlugBug!
(credit: via ThinkGeek) U-Socket USB Wallplug | US$24.99 | www.thinkgeek.com
there are probably tons of things that needs to be charged and i am guessing a least half those charges over USB. i often thought why can’t our power outlets come with USB ports as well and free us from the bulky adapter that manufacturer was kind enough enough to supply us? well, ThinkGeek just made that dream comes true by giving us the U-Socket USB Wallplug. Continue reading U-Socket USB Wallplug – power outlets with USB ports
(credit: via ThinkGeek) FlipIt! USB Stealth Charger | US$13.99 | www.thinkgeek.com
there are many must have things for those just-in-case situation and here’s one to add to the list: the FlipIt! USB Stealth Charger. well, it isn’t exactly stealth cos’ you still can see it but what it is doing next to a power outlet is anybody’s guess – except you. oh, yes, it is a charger with a swing-out rotating power tab that you can insert in between the outlet and the power plug. basically, this little guy leeches on the power outlet that’s in use – you can say it is an urban jungle leech but for your benefit. it will draw up to 1000 mA of juice to power or charge any devices that’s powered by USB. Continue reading FlipIt! USB Stealth Charger, well, it leeches to charge
(image credit: Hitachi Maxell) Hitachi Maxwell Wireless Charging Pad and Case for iPhone 4 | about ¥7,100.00 | www.maxell.co.jp
Hitachi Maxell, Ltd. or more commonly known as Maxell, recently announced the released of the wireless power transmission pad for iPhone 4. this battery charger is designed to be compatible with the standard created by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), an industry group that sets the international standard for interoperable wireless charging.
the wireless charging kit consists of two components, the power transmission pad and the sleeve charging case. two models of the power transmission pad will be made available. the first model to be released is the WP-PD10.BK is capable of charging two sleeve charging case-equipped iPhone 4 simultaneously. while the WP-PD10S.BK charges one unit at a time. the power transmission pads are marked with the ‘qi’ logo, indicating its compatibility with the WPC’s standard.
the charging system incorporates the “coil array method” developed by ConvenientPower HK Ltd. Hitachi Maxell arrayed multiple power transmission coils across the charging pad to achieve a wider charging area. the power transmission pad measures 215 x 85 x 15mm and 112 x 188 x 15 mm for the WP-PD10.BK and the WP-PD10S.BK, respectively. slipping on the sleeve charging case will add 40 grams to your iPhone 4 overall weight.
the WP-PD10BK and the sleeve charging case (designated model WP-SL10A.BK) is slated to release from April 25, 2011, while the single unit charging pad is scheduled to be released in May 2011. the WP-PD10.BK and the sleeve charging case is set to retail around ¥6,900 (about US$83) and $2,900 (about US$35), respectively. no words on the price for the WP-PD10S.BK though.