Posted by KL Tech Muse at 6:16 PM on March 28, 2011
We have all been there, you are at a conference or out on the town and your phone battery dies at the most inappropriate time. Now you could carry the phones charger with you and run around looking for an outlet, but lets face it that’s not very practical. Besides the fact you start looking like a crazy person. A better solution maybe the PowerSkin by XPAL Power Inc.. XPAL Power Inc is a subsidiary of TennRich International a California based corporation. The design team for the PowerSkin is in Taiwan and it is manufactured in Shenzhen, China. The factory in China is the first one in that country to focus on lithium rechargeable batteries. It is also the largest producer of portable power packs in Asia. XPAL is very proud of its high standard of safety in its manufacturing plants and the quality of its products.
PowerSkin is an impact resistant case made of silicon rubber. It is light weight and has a non-slip grip. The case is recyclable, the batteries and internal components are not. It can extend the talk time from 4.5 to 8 hours depending on the phone. The new line of PowerSkin was introduced at CTIA. It is currently available for the: HTC HD7 for $49.99, T-Mobile mytouch for $59.99. and the Samsung Galaxy i900, i903, and 4G for $59.99 at the PowerSkin Web site. The PowerSkin is coming in April for the HTC EVO for $59.99, Samsung Vibrant for $59.99 and the Apple iPhone 4 (both Verizon and AT&T) for $49.99. If you sign up for their mailing list they will send you an email plus a discount coupon code. If you use your phone a lot at conferences or events, the new line of PowerSkin maybe just what you are looking for.
Posted by Alan Buckingham at 9:50 PM on January 28, 2011
Graeme from Green Plug stops by to chat with Andy and Tom about Green Plug. Green Plug is what is commonly referred to as a wall wart, but it’s really a whole lot more than that. It can provide communication between the charger, power supply, and the unit being charged. Individual devices can be “programmed” by their manufacturer to work with Green Plug to charge more quickly and efficiently. This is what Green Plug referred to as a kind of “turbo mode” where you could get an 80% charge in 5 minutes – that’s just an example, not a claim. This is promising technology if it can deliver as promised and if manufacturers are willing to adopt the technology.
The first products will begin rolling out in the second quarter of 2011.
Posted by tomwiles at 12:41 AM on January 27, 2011
Dave Baarman presents Fulton eCoupled Wireless Power (ecoupled.com). They have systems for wirelessly powering things such as cell phones and even systems using conductive ink for “smart packaging” that actually lights up the packaging when placed on a special conductive grocery store shelf. You are going to be blown away by where this is headed. Listen to the full interview and post commentary to get some insights into where ecoupled charging and what symbol to look for when you are purchasing electronics.