No longer just an entryway to a sewer, manhole covers are getting a battery-charged makeover to make electric cars easier to use.
Well, this seems convenient: the Powerbag messenger bag not only helps you carry your various gadgets around, but it can charge them up while it does so.
We have so many gadgets these days, and all of them need to be recharged almost daily. When you're traveling, that can be a pretty big pain. The Energizer iSurge aims to help.
Your average street pole provides light and display's a crossing name. Called Savannius, this redesigned pole could keep itself charged and even juice up your gadgets, and it wouldn't have to be on just a street corner, either.
Seeing as we don't yet have ultracapacitors in our electric cars that can recharge themselves in seconds or minutes that would make refueling comparable to gasoline, the only reliable way to get a hot n' fresh stack of batts looks to be these robotic battery swapping stations.
Today, we don't just use standard outlets to plug in our electronics for the precious energy they need so badly. No, a good chunk of our gadgets, especially of the portable variety, charge via USB. And that's all well and good when you're sitting at your computer, but what about when you're not?
Most of us spend far too much time sitting on our duffs either watching TV, playing video games, or simply wasting time online. If only there was a way that forced us to exercise before we could get our tech fix. That's the idea behind the E-Rope, a battery charging jump rope concept that can juice up four AA rechargeable batteries with about 20 minutes of high-energy exercise.
Lithium ion batteries are in all kinds of consumer gadgetry, from digital cameras to video game controllers. They're also in cars, but the time it takes to charge an electric automobile — several hours at least — hasn't really swayed...
You remember the Solio? That unfolding fan-shaped solar panel that charges up your cellphone, iPod and most other portables? Well, the gadget's getting a long-overdue upgrade: the Solio Magnesium Edition. Gotta hand it to the Solio guys — they...