Posts Tagged 'electricity'

Gridcase Reactor iPhone 5 Case: Crank Some Juice into Your Phone

The iPhone charges up pretty quickly, but once you run out of power, there’s not much you can do except stow your phone until you find an outlet, or a batter pack and enough time to juice it up again. This case proposes that you use a crank to manually charge your precious smartphone.

gridcase reactor iphone crank case

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BioLite CampStove Generates Electricity to Charge Your Gadgets

Have you ever been stuck in the wilderness and your devices are about to fail because there is just no way to charge them back up? Check out BioLite’s CampStove, which will allow you to cook or heat your food while charging up your gadgets at the same time.

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Ridekick Trailer Turns Any Bike Into an Electric Bike

Have you ever wished that you had an electric bike, especially while hauling groceries home from the store? Well the Ridekick trailer promises to do everything an electric bike does, plus offer you some extra storage space as well. It also allows you to unhitch the trailer and go without using electric power.

Ridekick Trailer Power Bike Electric 01

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Lamp Hacks: LED Retrofits & Unique Customizations

083011_rg_LampHacks_01.jpgOld lamps are not something that you should throw away. There’s so much that you can do with them, especially if you have a bit of technical knowhow, which will allow you to use one of these hacks to get more life out of your tired lighting fixtures. You can also experiment, because if you break your lamp, it’s not that much of a loss. Here are a few cool ways to hack your lights into something almost new.

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Surge Protectors: The How and the Why Good Questions

Q: I’m not very tech-savvy, but I’m surrounded by gadgets. I’m wondering what kind of surge protectors I should buy to keep them all safe. My apartment is very old with limited outlets, and I worry about my iMac and soon-to-arrive Samsung 40″ LCD HDTV. Any advice?

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Ecopad Tablet Concept: Let Your Fingers Do the Charging

It’s true that most tablets do need to get charged up regularly, so it would be nice to come up with a way to reduce the need for recharging. The Ecopad concept was given a special award in Fujitsu and designboom’s ‘A Life with Future Computing‘ design competition for its innovative approach to juicing up.

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The Best in Light Switch Plates: Savings & Security

There’s something that bothers us about simple light switch plates. They are very simple, but the switch that is the most common sticks out of the wall and we’d like something new. Also, the newer touch-based light switch plates can get confusing in the dark, especially the ones with a touch-based dimmer. However newer light switch plates can save you money in the long run, and have some safety features, which will help make your home more secure, particularly when you’re away.

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