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EE's free Power Bar portable chargers have been incredibly popular with customers, but recently a medical student was left with nasty burns after one exploded while charging. And it can't be coincidence that EE has just issued a recall request for all Power Bars sporting the model number E1-06. EE...

August 5th 2015 at 7:25am 0 Comments
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If you were put off by the price of Goal Zero's Sherpa, then here's something that might be more deserving of that slot in your backpack. The Switch 8 Solar Charging Kit costs $100 and bundles together a 2,200mAh battery and Nomad 3.5 solar panel. The manufacturer says that the 8-watt dynamite-sha...

November 15th 2012 at 11:31am 0 Comments
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Sony's website now lists Japanese release dates and prices for two PS Vita power accessories that you're likely to need. The PCH-ZPC1 J portable charger is a 135g (4.8-ounce) unit that takes seven hours to charge to its full 5,000mAh capacity and is then good for around one and half charges of your...

February 7th 2012 at 5:30am 0 Comments
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Welcome to Engadget's Back to School guide! We know that this time of year can be pretty annoying and stressful for everyone, so we're here to help out with the heartbreaking process of gadget buying for the school-aged crowd. Today, we've got a slew of accessories -- and you can head to the Back t...

August 29th 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Oh sure, we've seen quite a few solar chargers in our day, but rarely do we get the chance to actually use one for the weekend. A new outfit by the name of Kiwi Choice gave us such an opportunity recently, and today it's officially launching the U-Powered USB portable solar charger. Put simply, thi...

May 17th 2010 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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There are plenty of terrible portable chargers out there, but the "Wrist Band Portable Battery" sure isn't one of them. The name pretty much tells the whole tale -- it's a wrist band packed with a lithium-ion battery (that supposedly gets about five hours of juicing time) for charging numberless po...

January 19th 2009 at 7:39pm 0 Comments
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Relying on the sun to juice up your gadgetry is nothing new, but Brando has deviated from its cockamamie ways a bit and actually cranked out a product that is remarkably useful. The Universal Solar Charger was designed to fit neatly in your knapsack whilst traveling and provide power to any number...

June 23rd 2007 at 4:06am 0 Comments