The BioLite Campstove is a cool multifunctional device designed to help campers cook a quick meal and … charge their iPhone or Androidsmartphones!
The devices works on renewable biomass (twigs, pinecones, wood pellets, you know, the regular stuff you find on the ground in the woods!!!) and has an output of 2W @5V (max continuous), up to 4W @5V on it’s peak. In plain English an output power of 2W @ 5V means close to the same power as a PC USB plug (a 20 minutes charge will allow an iPhone up to 45-60 minutes of talk time). It’s not the fastest charge in the world, but still, I’d be glad to have it with me when outdooring for a couple of days, away of regular electric power sources.
Designed for serious users who need power while out-there in the wilderness, the Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator is a gas-free source of portable power to keep lights, phones and laptops powered on through any situation.
The Yeti 150 has a capacity of 14,000mAh at 150 Wh. That translates in plain English as follows – up to two full laptop recharges or 6 tablet charges or 12 DSLR power runs or 15 smartphone full recharges or 25 GoPro full power cycles! The unit weights 12 lbs (5.4 kg), measures 7.75 x 5.75 x 6.75 in (that’s 19.7 x 14.6 x 17.2 cm) and can be recharged by using a wall charger (it takes around 6 hours for a full charge), a 12V car charger (around 8 hours of charging time) or with compatible solar panels (charging time varies based on the output power of the solar panel).
On the output side, the Goal Zero Yeti 150 Solar Generator sports an 110V AC port (for regular electrical plugs, just as at home), 2x 5V USB ports which output up to 2.1 A (perfect for charging your iPhone, iPad or any other Android,Windows Mobile gadget or anything else that can be powered via USB), a 12V car charging port (so you can power all car gadgets like GPS units) and a 8mm 12V charging port. Just perfect to power you next wilderness comping trip!
Available with 16GB, 32GB and 64GB of flash storage, the SanDisk Connect offers what no other USB drive on the market does: wireless connectivity to other WiFi enabled gadgets and micro SD storage expansion. The drive has an internal rechargeable batter which allows up to 4 hours of video streaming on a full charge, it connects to other gadgets via WiFi and doesn’t need an internet connection, cables or a router. Simply hit the WiFi button on the drive and flash drive will create it’s own wireless network to which you can hook up your shinny iPhone and start watching movies, playing music or transferring files. Free iOs and Android apps allow easy and efficient management of file transfers and connection, including password protection and 128-bit AES encryption.
Save some space in your kitchen by upgrading your classic paper towel holder to the TowlHub!
Designed to hold your paper towel (dah!!!), the TowlHub also sports 4 USB ports built into a water resistant base to conveniently allow you to charge your phones and tablets and a wine stopper (why not?) to help you preserve wine freshness.
The TowlHub fits any standard or jumbo sized paper towel rolls, features a sturdy metallic base with non-slip rubber coated bottom, it has a friction ring for single sheet pulls and a raised edge so the roll will not unravel.
If that’s just not enough for you, an extra $30 can get you un upgraded version of the TowlHub which sports 2xBluetooth3 Watt speakers designed bring some fun to your kitchen and allow you to follow your favorite shows, listen to some music or watch that latest Brad Pitt movie, all while chopping onion and cooking dinner!
With smartphones getting bigger and bigger and more power-hungry everyday, having an extended battery on you, or at least a charging cable became a must! But how to do this without adding another gadget to you already crowded pockets?
Here’s a cool solution – the Bracelet Charging Cable – a wearable leather bracelet which conceals a Lightning (or Micro USB) charging cable. The Bracelet Charging Cable comes in two versions – braided and casual and is available in two colors – Red Rum and Black (Blue, Red and Gray will be available soon).
The Chivote iPhone and Android Bracelet Charging Cable is in project mode at Kickstarter and you can get it for an early bird price of $27 US, with delivery in December 2014.
If you’re anything like me (and other millions of computer users!!!) you must find it very annoying to always lose your data because you misplace your USB drive!! There are tons of USB drives out-there designed specifically to overcome these issues but nothing can keep your files closer than a cool wearable drive!
The Memoring is a ring shaped 4GB USB flashdrive that can be worn as a … ring!
While 4GB might not seem a lot storage space for a media oriented user, it’s more than enough for office/work use. Imagine that regular Word documents with a couple of pages of text weight less than 100kb, so you’ll get to store more than 40,000 such files on your wearable drive!
The Memoring is made of flexible, strong silicone and is available in white, black, neon, pink , green and yellow to match your personal style and taste.
If you’re anything like me (or the other 1.75 billion smartphone users on Earth) you must know how annoying it is to look at your phone’s screen at noon and see your battery only has 30% left for the rest of the day!
This is a constant problem of smartphones and I really hope manufacturers will be able to squeeze-in 5x-10x batteries in the near future! But, until then, although I tried many improving battery gadgets like iPhone Power Pack Cases, magnetic back covers and even the TsirTech battery wristband, finishing my day with battery juice left seems to be a rare miracle! (P.S. I even tried some of Gargamel’s highly rated black magic … still no luck!!!).
But, there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel! At least for the ladies in our lives! Enter the EverPurse!
The EverPurse can be used as a standalone purse or as a purse insert and contains a built-in battery and charging dock for smartphones. Once you finish using your phone, simply slide it into the EverPurse and it starts charging right-away!
While on the outside it looks like real magic, here’s how things work on the inside: EverPurse features a special pocket with a smartphone charging dock. When you insert your phone in this special pocket, the bag guides it to perfectly connect with the dock and starts charging your phone. The EverPurse has an internal battery which can give 2 extra charges to your iPhone and can be charged by USB cable or wirelessly, using the included wireless charging pad that comes with the bag.
The EverPurse is made of natural leather, comes in a range of colors and models, can be used with iPhone 5/5s/5c or Samsung Galaxy S5. Available for pre-order with delivery in December 2014.