Jan 172014

SkyRC NC2500 Or How To Charge AA and AAA Batteries Without Destroying Them

Charging batteries is not always as simple as it seems and, to get things worse, do it wrong and you risk destroying your expensive accumulators! While there is a wide range of chargers available on the market (starting with this this $0.26 AA/AAA battery Charger and ending with the $839 DDI battery charger) not many can brag about being as powerful and advanced as the SkyRC NC2500.

ALSO READ: PowerPak Ultra – The 14,000mAh Portable Dual USB External Battery, the Monoprice Mini Surge Protector – The Traveler’s Charging Station With 3 Power Outlets and 2 USB Chargers and the Mega Flashlight With Emergency Power Station

Here’s a quick list if what SkyRC NC2500 is capable of:

  • 4 independent charging ports designed to fit both AA and AAA size batteries
  • 5 modes of operation: charge, discharge, refresh analyze (for batteries stored for more the 2 weeks but less than 3 months), break-in (charge-discharge-charge cycle to re-activate the battery) and cycle (charge-discharge cycle for up to 12 times)
  • LCD display with information about the charging process – charging current, accumulated, voltage and time elapsed
  • Easy operation buttons placed around the LCD screen
  • Tilt stand for easy viewing and cooling fan to keep the unit cold while charging batteries
  • 5V USB charger – transfer power from your rechargeable batteries to your smartphone or tablet.
  • Smartphone control by dedicated app by Bluetooth
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Jan 042014

iFingerLock Fingerprint Biometric Padlock

Tired of loosing padlock keys and forgetting security codes? The iFingerLock Biometric Padlock might be the last padlock you’ll ever purchase … that’s if you don’t loose any of your fingers, of course!

ALSO CHECK – Anti Theft Backpack & Bag Protector by Pacsafe.

The iFingerLock is able to store 10 fingerprints so you can easily share the lock with other users, allows temporary access granting (very useful in case when employees or guests need to have access to the secured space) and is powered by two AAA batteries. Fear not, the padlock remembers the fingerprints even if the batteries are out of power.

Each padlock comes with it’s own matching USB drive used to securely manage passwords. For security reasons, no PC is needed for the biometric setup or fingerprint management.

Cool, isn’t it? What’s your take on it ….

$74.99 | BUY NOW


Jan 042014

PowerPak Ultra - The 14,000mAh Portable Dual USB External Battery For Smartphones And Tablets By New Trent
The New Trent PowerPak Ultra is the ultimate power station to bring with you in your outdoors trips!
While there are many other power stations available on the market (check the 13,000mAh PowerFGlask, the New Trent PowerPak+ With 13,500mAh and the 5,200mAh AviiQ Portable Charging Station we featured earlier) the New Trent PowerPak Ultra stands apart from the competition by the quality build and the weather proof capabilities. Once the plugs are covered with their corresponding caps, the unit becomes as waterproof and dust proof as it can get!

The power station features a 14,000mAh internal rechargeable battery and 2x5V plugs, one plug for tablets (powered with 2A) and one for smartphones (1A power). If you’re not sure what 14,000mAh means and how much power you get from it – just know that the iPhone 5 battery has a capacity of 1,440mAh, so the New Trent PowerPak Ultra will be able to charge it for around 10 times on one full charge!

$64.95 | BUY NOW


Dec 312013

Cyanics i-Bridge Multi-Function Desk Organizer For iMac Or Desktop PC
Organize your desk in style with the Cyanics i-Bridge Organizer.
Designed in pure Apple-ish style, the organizer is set to help you get back the lost space on your desk and allows you arrange your gear in a neatly way.

SEE ALSO – The iStick Desktop Organizer and the U-Board – 3 Port USB & 1 Cup Holder Multifunction Desk board.

The organizer features a tempered glass board to keep things handy, a 2 in 1 smartphone holder with an incorporated 3 USB port HUB and a coffee cup holder with an included storage space.

$49.99 | BUY NOW


Dec 282013

Star Wars R2-D2 USB 2.1 AMPS Car Charger
Remember how Luke used to have R2-D2 on board of his X-Wing and followed his trusted guidance to destroy the Death Star? Now it’s time you get your own R2-D2 on board of your car and let him … charge your gadgets!

The R2-D2 Car Charger is officially-licensed Star Wars merchandise, sports 2 USB ports which output 2.1 Amps each (that’s enough power to charge 2 smartphones, GPS units or tablets simultaneously) and, above all, it features a rotating dome that lights up, whistles and beeps in pure R2-D2 style!

$49.99 | BUY NOW
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Dec 202013

Joy Factory ZipMini Touch-n-Go Multi Smartphone And Tablet Charging Dock
If you’re anything like me, you should have at least a dozen of devices that need recharging on regular bases (read daily bases!!!) laying around.
A while back we featured a handful of usefull charging stations: Mahogany Charging Station, the Orico Multi Charger and the Griffin Powerdock 5 but none of them looks as slick as the Joy Factory ZipMini Touch-n-go.

The ZipMini Touch-n-Go charges up to four devices at the same time and uses a proprietary mini-cable system called Zip Tails. These mini-cables attach to the charging bases via a magnetic plug and, given their small size, keep your desk cable-clutter free. The charging station is compatible with most phones and tablets out there including iPhone (30 pin and Lightning connectors), Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry and even dumbphones via microUSB.

$49.95 | BUY NOW
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Dec 172013

evoMouse - The Virtual Mouse That Changes Any Surface Into A Trackpad
Here’s what I call technology advancement! The PC mouse is the same since it’s invention. Well, there are some technical improvements like wireless technology, laser, multiple buttons, 4 direction scroll wheels, but nothing radical.

Here’s where the evoMouse comes to claim it’s place on the PC Mouse Evolution grid!

Just as the CTX virtual keyboard we discovered earlier turns any flat surface into a laser keyboard, the evoMouse allows you to use almost any surface as a touchpad. The evoMouse connects to your PC via USB (I wish it worked via Bluetooth … ), recognizes your hands movement on the surface before it’s sensor and translate them into mouse movement. You can scroll, left and right click, pinch zoom, drag and drop, basically all the tasks you can achieve with a regular mouse.

$79.99 | BUY NOW
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