The LaCie Mirror drive features an 1TB of portable storage encased in mirrored Corning Gorilla Glass 3, a cool Ebony wood display stand for office use, a soft carrying case for while on the go, it works with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices powered by Windows Vista or higher and Mac OS X 10.5 and latter and comes with LaCie Backup Assistant and LaCie Private-Public (AES 256-bit encryption) software suite.
There are many high quality power banks available on the market to choose from. Most of them allow you to charge an iPhone or an Android phone 4-5 times or charge a tablet a couple of times … Nothing spectacular. Simple boring gadgets that reliably deliver upon the manufacturer’s promise and are always there to give you a hand when your power hungry devices need a quick boost!
Well … that was what I thought until I found the Iron Man Mark V Mobile Fuel Cell! The Iron Man extended battery gives you an extra 12,000mAh of power, comes with 2 x 5V USB simultaneous charging ports (one 1Amp for iPhone and Android smartphones and one 2Amp for smartphones, iPad and Android tablets) and, at last but not least, sports one of the coolest power pack designs on the market – an exact replica of the Iron Man Mark V Armor Suitcase built based on the original prop and 3D plans from Marvel! Cool, isn’t it?
While not the first bag on the market to incorporate portable batteries and charge your phone, tablet or laptop, the AMPL SmartBag is certainly one of the coolest extended battery gear carriers around!!
Presented at CES 2015, the AMPL Smart Backpack promises to keep your gadgets safe and charged for days by using a combination of smart sensors, battery packs woven into the fabric and a smartphone monitoring app (available for iPhone and Android) which allows you to see in real time the charging level of your devices as well as the internal temperature, power flows and the power juice available in the battery packs, without having to open the bag every time you want to check them.
The AMPL Smartbag features an internal computer which intelligently routes power your devices and maintains a tight control over the charging function to protect your devices from overheating, a shock absorbent bottom to protect your devices from impact if the bag is dropped, a battery pack which allows 2-3 full smartphone charges (3 extra battery expansion slots are available for extra battery packs to power more smartphones, tablets and a laptop) and an adjustable TSA checkpoint-friendly laptop compartment with easy access from the top or the side of the backpack.
The AMPL Smart backpack will be available latter this summer starting at $299 (additional battery modules will run for $59 or $139) and will be fully compatible with iPhone, iPad, Android devices with MicroUSB plugs as well as a wide variety of laptops.
If you’re in the market for a fancy USB key that will makes your colleagues go WOW, look no further! The Cryptex is the USB drive you’re looking for! The Cryptex Drive is built based on the original sketches of Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous Cryptex and it actually allows you to lock and secure the USB drive inside! Simply compose the predefined 5 digits code and you’ll be able to remove the drive and use it!
While a 5-digits code this is not the most secure way possible to protect an USB key from prying eyes, it’s till better than nothing! At the end of the line, there are 99,999 combinations available to your lock! The Cryptex USB drive is made of metal and bonded leather and offers 16gb of storage.
The speaker sports high-performance drivers and enhanced bass port design, it’s powered by an USB rechargeable battery which allows up to 8 hours of music streaming on a full charge and doubles as a phone system with dual-microphone and built-in echo and noise cancellation technology, allowing you to take personal and conference calls without the need of any additional equipment. The Harman Kardon Esquire Mini is compatible with most Bluetooth enabled gadgets including iPhone, Android and Windows devices.
While it might look a bit more expensive than other power storage units we featured here at the Cool Pile, the Brunton Hydrogen Reactor is a viable source of electrical power to charge your gadgets while off-the-grid for more than couple of days.
The Brunton Hydrogen Reactor Portable Fuel Cell is perfect for charging your iPhone, iPad or Android smartphones and tablets, GPS units, MP3 players, basically anything that can be powered from an USB plug. The reactor hydrogen cells are environmentally safe, toxic chemicals free, they come in solid state with no natural discharge format and output 5V @ 2amp. Each Hydrocore can charge an iPhone for up to 6 times and can be recharged up to 1,000 times with the help of a H2O Hydrolyzer Charge Station ($231.09 US). Two hydrogen cores are included in the initial purchase and additional cores can be purchased individually if needed.
Hammacher’s Memory Expanding iPad Case is deemed to be the only iPad case around that provides supplemental data storage while still protecting your iPad and doubling as a desktop stand when needed.
The iPad case comes in two versions – 16GB and 32GB included storage, supports expandable storage via MicroSD cards up to a total of 64GB and features an internal WiFi transmitter which connects to a free iPad app and allows users to transfer videos, music, pictures and other files types in a simple drag-and-drop interface. The case it’s powered by it’s own rechargeable battery (3,200mAh for the 16GB version and 2,600mAh for the 32GB model) which allows up to 8 hours of continuous usage on a full charge.
The Memory Expanding iPad Case is made of simulated leather, is compatible with all iPad models, sports elastic corner bands to secure the tablets in place and it’s designed to also be used as a desktop stand with 3 viewing angles in landscape mode as well.