Battery Charger

Aug 212014
 

Energizer XP18000 Universal Power Bank
We featured many power banks here at CoolPile.com, but, for some reason, we always focused on external batteries designed to charge small gadgets such as smartphones, digital cameras, tablets, basically everything powered and charged by USB cables! Check out some them here: the JunoJumpr, the PoweriSite, the PowerPak Ultra, the TsirTech smartphone wrist band charger, the PowerFlask and so on …

Now it’s time we get more serious into this power banks situation! A while back I was looking for an extended battery for my laptop and soon I realized that it makes no sense to put money into an battery which will serve only one gadget – my laptop. So I decided to go for an battery powerful enough to charge my laptop, versatile enough to allow multiple gadgets charging and lightweight enough to comfortably carry it in my daily backpack!

While I am still researching the subject and I did not settle for a model yet, the Energizer XP18000 seems to be a serious contender! The device is truly universal, can charge just about anything that gets power juice via USB and can add up to 5 hours of usage to a regular laptop or up to 8 hours of use to smaller netbooks.

The Energizer XP18000 can recharge up to 3 devices at the same time, comes with 3 power cables, 6 cell phone tips, 3 media tips, 9 laptop tips, an AC adapter and a carrying bag. The XP18000 is also part of the Free Tips For Life Energizer program which allows users to get 2 free charging tips every year, for the life time of their registered power bank! So no worry if you buy a new gadget!

$159 | BUY NOW

 

Jul 112014
 

Core - The Multi-Function Dock For iOs Gadgets
The Core is a multi-function desk dock designed to work with Apple devices such as iPhone, iPod and iPad. While the Core is built to charge your smartphone and tablet, it can be easily used as desktop stand allowing the user to watch movies, picture slideshows or, in conjunction with a Bluetooth keyboard, to even use a tablet for work related tasks.

ALSO READ the Saidoka – The Chatter iPhone Dock From BlueLounge and the Store and Charge Up To 5 Gadgets With The Griffin PowerDock 5.

The Core is made of solid aluminum, can accommodate all generations of iPod, iPhone or iPad regardless their charging plugs and even works if the device is protected by a case.
The Core is in in project mode at Indiegogo and you can secure one for an early bird price of $75. Delivery scheduled for December 2014.

$75 | BUY NOW
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Jun 172014
 

Hi Energy USB Rechargeable Batteries
Nowadays everything charges by USB! Smartphones, tablets, dumb phones, digital cameras and video recorders, MP3 players, power banks and even electric razors!

The Hi Energy USB Rechargeable Batteries expands the list of USB charged gadgets. While the concept is not new at all, these little fellows are very useful and allow you to keep your backpack light as you do not have to carry a regular battery charger to have power on the go. Simply uncap the battery and hook it in any USB charger you have around the house or in your car. You can use your smartphone or tablet’s charger, a USB port on your laptop, your car charger, an extended battery charger or any other USB charger around! The batteries are Ni-Mh, have a voltage of 1.2V, 1,450mAh storage power and take about 5 hours for a complete charge.

$16.25 | BUY NOW
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Jun 042014
 

iPhone 5 Power Pack Case Or How To Double Your iPhone's Battery Life
With screens getting bigger and bigger and internet connections staying open 24 hours per day, your smartphone’s battery is no longer keeping the pace. I personally charge my own Android smartphone at least two times per day! Imagine that! The times you had to charge you Nokia 3310 only once a week are long gone, and will probably never come back!

ALSO CHECK the iPhone Battery Pack Protector Case by Mophie.

While you could have a charger on you and charge your phone from time to time to hopefully end the day, this solution ties you to an electric wall or car outlet. A decent hybrid solution I found is to use a power pack iPhone case. This offers your fragile iPhone the much needed protection of a case while adding some extra juice to it’s battery life. The 3-in-1 iPhone Power Bank has a built-in 2,220 mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery which will increase your battery life by 1.5 times (the regular iPhone battery has 1,440 mAh) as well as a back foldable pin which transforms the case into an iPhone stand.

$49.99 | BUY NOW
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May 122014
 

Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle
While many electric vehicles have futuristic strange and bizarre shapes, the Johammer J1 Electric Motorcycle looks so familiar while being so different!
The Johammer J1 has a retro-futuristic styling and combines classic motorcycle design elements with the modern technology! The motorcycle has an external aluminum fairing, it’s electrically powered by a 8,3 kWh or a 12,7 kWh battery, can reach speeds up to 75mph (120 KM/h) and has a road autonomy of up to 125 miles (200 km). The J1 sports an air cooled, brushless AC-engine with single-level gear. The engine and the transmission are running in an oil bath which offers lifetime lubrication and it’s maintenance free. Other than these, we notice LED headlights and tail lights, multifunctional rear-view mirrors with 2.4″ LCD screens to display all relevant trip information (speed, battery charge, etc …), electric brakes with energy recuperation and an onboard battery charger.

$31,500+ | BUY NOW
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May 072014
 

JunoJumpr Or How To Jump Start You Car With Your Smartphone Charger

This is an interesting piece of gadgetry that makes me ask myself why no one thought about it before!!!

ALSO READ about the StartMonkey 400 – The High Powered Rugged Emergency Jump Starter

The JunoJumpr is deemed the most portable jump starter around. While not bigger than a regular smartphone, the Jumpr employs a lithium polymer battery pack (rather than lithium ion, as most extended battery charges do) which holds 6,000mAh of power and delivers a peak output of 12V at 300 amps, just enough to boost most car batteries around! Of course, while not jump starting cars, you can always use the Jumpr to charge your iPhone, tablet or any other power-hungry gadget. Cool, isn’t it?

$89.99 | BUY NOW
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May 012014
 

Finsix Dart - The World's Smallest Laptop Adapter
Did you ever ask yourself why power adapter are so big and bulky? In a world where mobility and adaptability are the main keywords in the business world, laptop chargers are as bulky as they used to be 10 years ago! I always get frustrated about this when I pack my laptop and get it ready for a trip or for commute. I even considered the charger size as decision factor for the purchase of my actual laptop – you can read about how I chose my laptop here.

ALSO READ about the Birksun Solar Powered Backpack Gadget USB Charger.

Now, after this little bitching session, let me show you a cool gadget – as ugly, bulky, heavy and big your laptop adapter is, you don’t have to worry about it! The Finsix Dart charger is here to save you from the hassle of carrying a bring in your bag. The Dart laptop adapter is similar in shape with an iPhone charger but twice as long and it also includes an USB plug for charging smartphones and tablets. The Dart packs 65W of power and it’s compatible with most laptops out there (validate your particular model’s compatibility on the product page).

Finsix Dart is is project mode over at Kickstarter and you can secure one for an early bird price of $89. Delivery scheduled as of November 2014.

$89 | BUY NOW
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