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The Best 12V Solar Battery Chargers

Brunton Solaris 26

Note: This post on 12V Solar Battery Chargers has been updated for 2010. Solar cells really shine at charging your batteries at remote location or on a boat. They are also useful for maintaining a charge on a 12V battery, such as a car battery. The best (and most expensive) solar battery chargers are flexible, […]

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The Tri-L: A Portable LED Work Light

Altus Lumen Portable LED Work Light

I’ve been testing the battery-powered Tri-L LED work light by Altus Lumen. I have to admit that this light has become one of my favorite gadgets. The design of the Tri-L shows great attention to detail. The metal housing is made out of 85% recycled magnesium which is lighter than aluminum, so the Tri-L feels […]

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New Lithium-Ion Battery Recharges To 90% Capacity In 5 Minutes

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Toshiba has developed a new lithium-ion battery called SCiB (or Super Charge Ion Battery) which can charge to 90% capacity in 5 minutes. The life cycle of the new battery is more than 10 years even if it is rapidly charged and discharged many times. The battery is also mucher safer than other types of […]

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The Best Electric Scooters Of 2012

Bravo EVT 168 Electric Moped Scooter

You may have been looking for our review of electric bikes. e-Zip E750 Electric Scooter by Currie Technologies This electric scooter, the e-Zip 750, is currently the top-rated electric scooter on Amazon, with an average 4.5 out of 5 stars from 69+ reviewers. It has a 12-mile range (depending on rider weight) and top speed of […]

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Toshiba Dynario Fuel Cell Device Charger

Toshiba Dynario Fuel Cell Device Charger (photo: Toshiba)

The first commercially available fuel cell device charger is here! (Well, technically it’s only “here” if you’re reading this in Japan, but that should soon change). Toshiba’s Dynario charger packs fuel cell technology into a portable package that can provide instant power to a dead mobile phone or other gadget, completely off the grid.

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