Fulton Innovation, known for its advancements in wireless power, is making yet another run at wireless power in 2013. What's in store this year: Using your tablet to wirelessly charge your smartphone. Fulton showed off its "two-way technology" at CES 2013, displaying a tablet that doubles as a wireless charing pad for other devices and Qi-compatible phones. Fulton demonstrated its two-way technology's flexibility with a printed poster of aDj console that is played by tapping elements of the poster to create sounds, all powered by its two-way tablet, as instead of powering lights it powers the speakers. The circuits of the poster are implemented in conductive inks that create the wireless power coil. Lastly, Fulton showed its multi-device power mat that allows multiple Qi-compatible devices to charge on a single surface.
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Chrysler recently announced that it will be offering wireless in-vehicle charging stations for your mobile devices. For $200 bucks you can clear your car of messy wires that clutter it, while charging your smartphone. The forthcoming Dodge Dart will be the first of vehicles to feature the “Powermat-like” technology. The car is set to hit dealer lots this summer, and is offering a great alternative to the compact car market.
The power bin is integrated into the cars center consoles, measuring about 8-inches x 9-inches x 3-inches deep. The grid becomes activated when your device is dropped in and shuts off when your device is removed. However, there is a small catch to the system, like the Powermat, Chrysler’s system too calls for a special case to be used in conjunction with its power bin. The case is included with the power bin package.
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We took some time to chat with MPower at CES 2010, and they gave us a quick demo of their Emergency Illuminator flashlight device. Definitely unique, as it has two battery compartments - one for standard, and one for a super-long lasting battery. In addition, the flashlight sports a USB port, which you can use to charge, say, your mobile phone, in the event of an emergency.
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Looks like Duracell is looking to follow in the footsteps of products like the Wildcharge system with one of their own. Yup, the copper-top battery giant is jumping on the wireless charging bandwagon with their new “Smart Power” line.
The MyGrid that you see here is one of those that can charge several mobiles at one time including products from Nokia, Motorola, BlackBerry, as well as the iPhone and iPod touch. It should be available in October for $80.
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At times we tend to ignore BlackBerry users so it was nice to find this accessory. The WildCharge Bundle was designed for the Curve 8300 smartphone. The urethane Skin fits over the BlackBerry and is embedded with a contact module that connects with the surface of the Pad. Available in matte black, who says wireless charging has to look tacky? The bundle is available for $79.99 (and the company also makes them for iPhones.)
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PhoneSuit has released the MiLi Power Pack for iPhone 2G and 3G. Charge your phone via a mini USB 2.0 or 1.1. You can sync with iTunes while it is docked. The MiLi can serve double duty by charging other devices such as headsets or another iPhone at the same time by connection to the Out port. After your iPhone is charged, leave the MiLi attached to recharge or take with you for emergencies. Purchase a power pack for $79.99 and, for a limited time, you will get a Mask Screen Protector 2-pack free.
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How often have you used your iPhone or iPod as a nightlight? Probably not that often, but the reviveLITE combines an automatically controlled low light with a charging station without worrying about tripping over a cord. Energy Star efficient, the frosted LED device comes with foam inserts to secure your iGadget. Choose between white and black at a price of $39.99. At least you will know where you left your phone the night before, eh?
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It’s such a pain when it comes to recharging your cellie or MP3 or 4 player. The Body Strap is minute and easy to attach. It supports Nokia, Motorola, Samsung or any 5-pin mini-USB PDA Phone. Recharge the strap, which has a voltage of 5.0V and current of 500mA, by connection to your computer or USB adapter. Choose either black or white at the mini-price of $4.99 and wear it or attach to your backpack or hoodie when on the go.
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Who knew the Pottery Barn could carry something as nifty as the Bento Smart Storage? Made of MDF with a glass lacquer finish, and at a size of 8.5 x 9-inches, the recharging station has a hinged lid and a drop-down concealed powerstrip. It has 2 electrical receptacles, a telephone jack, a rj45 data jack and two USB ports. A surge protector is included in the device and a top shelf can hold your smaller gadgets. The Station comes in blue or white with a $69.00 price.
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Even if we are not particularly into lipstick or girly-intended products, we still appreciate the Jelly Stick phone charger. Available in gold, silver, blue, pink and macho black, the tube-shaped device will give your cellie an extra hour of talk time with the use of a AA battery. This would be a great thing for trips, especially those long car rides when it seems that our cell phone is never charged in case of an emergency.
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