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Jackery Explorer 160 Power Station

Jackery Explorer 160 Power Station
$140  Buy Comment

This high-capacity power storage unit stores up to 167Wh, making it perfect for juicing up all your gadgets while outdoors. It has USB-C, USB-A, 12V, and 110V AC (100w max) ports, and can be recharged via car, wall socket, or solar panel. Also available as a 240Wh model.

Chafon Battery Backup Unit

Chafon Battery Backup Unit
$350  Buy Comment

Whether you’re camping or in an emergency situation, this portable power unit has your back. It’s got 3 110VAC outlets, 4 12VDC ports, 4 USB ports, and can even jumpstart your car. Its 346wh lithium-ion battery is enough to recharge a phone 30 times, or run a 32″ TV for 5 hours.

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Charlie Outlet

Charlie Outlet
$38  Buy Comment

Get more use out of your limited outlets with this unique triangular accessory. It replaces a single wall outlet with three angled outlets big enough for AC adapters, and provides a whopping NINE USB ports. It also doubles as a LED night light and offers surge protection.

Poweradd ChargerCenter

Poweradd ChargerCenter
$175  Buy Comment

Mother nature can knock out our power and leave you without access to your electronics. Keep this high capacity 50000mAh battery pack charged up and at the ready, and you can recharge your phone up to 16 times, or run other small items on its 110V AC or 12V DC car sockets.

Could Batteries Power The World?

Could Batteries Power The World?

There’s more demand to move away from fossil fuels and towards electric power than ever. MinutePhysics and Real Engineering teamed up to explore some of the challenges of using batteries to power everything, and the theoretical limitations of battery tech.

Overpowering a Radiator Fan

Overpowering a Radiator Fan

The guys at Photonicinduction like to apply way too much current to items. In their latest experiment, they overpowered the electric fan from a car’s radiator, turning it into an impromptu drone before its motor ultimately met its maker.

Roomscale Wireless Power

Roomscale Wireless Power

Scientists from Disney Research are working on tech which uses something called “quasistatic cavity resonance” to emit magnetic fields that can safely deliver up to 1900 watts of wireless power to devices placed anywhere in a room. It’s still in its infancy, but the result is awesome.

Powering a Lantern Festival

Powering a Lantern Festival

CAT’s #BuiltForIT trials put their down their Jenga blocks for a minute and did something really cool to show off their gear, powering a massive lantern festival in a remote Chinese village using just a single one of their generators.

Pop-out Outlet

Pop-out Outlet
$40  Buy Link Comment

Made by Legrand, the Adorne Pop-Out Outlet is a replacement for the traditional wall socket. It gives you a three-socket cube that stays flush with its cover until you need it. Just give it a slight push and it pops out.

Share-A-Watt

Share-A-Watt
$20  Buy Comment

A travel-friendly power strip that measures only 7.75″ x 2.25″ x 1.125″ and weighs less than half a pound. It has two grounded AC outlets and 2 USB ports and has built-in surge protection.

Power Pod

Power Pod
$99  Buy Comment

A power strip that you wouldn’t mind leaving out in the open to be seen, the elegantly designed Power Pod is also a storage tray, making it useful even when you don’t have anything to plug in.

blueLounge CableBox Mini

blueLounge CableBox Mini
$30  Buy Comment

A small bin where you can place your cables, surge protectors or power strips. You’ll still have tangled cables, the trick is that they’ll be neatly hidden. It even comes with a 4-outlet surge protector.

H-Cell 2.0 Model RC Kit

H-Cell 2.0 Model RC Kit

Go green (and fast) with Horizon’s H-Cell 2.0, which converts RC electric cars, robots, and boats to run on hydrogen; refill using Hydrostik cartridges or via a Hydrofill refueling station.

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Scosche solBAT II

Scosche solBAT II
$30  Buy Comment

It’s not the first solar powered battery for USB gadgets, but Scosche’s solBAT II shines in terms of affordability; $30 gets you 1500 mA of capacity, a windshield cradle, and carabiner mount.

80-Port USB Charging Board

80-Port USB Charging Board
~$165  Buy Comment

You may need a nuclear reactor to power it, but this 80-port USB Charging Board is pure gadgety awesome; it doesn’t transfer data, but your army of gadgets will never go thirsty again.

Incase Combo Charger

Incase Combo Charger
$40  Buy Comment

Incase updates its Combo Charger with an extra USB port, allowing you to charge two iPhone/iPods simultaneously; it continues to offer both a 12V car adapter and flip-out wall socket.

Powermat Charging Mat

Powermat Charging Mat
$100  Buy Comment

Powermat’s Portable Charging Mat is now available: wirelessly charge up to three devices (each wearing a Powermat case or included Powercube receiver) plus one USB device.

PowerCurl

PowerCurl
$7.25  Buy Comment

Alright, so the name could use some work unless you fancy a perm, but the PowerCurl is a potential godsend for MacBook owners; it’s a clip-on cord wrap for MagSafe Adapters.

Bluelounge Refresh

Bluelounge Refresh
$90  Buy Comment

Despite its compact size, Bluelounge’s Refresh handles just about any gadget; the charging station includes two iPod connectors, Mini & Micro USB connectors, and 2 extra USB ports.

PowerTraveller minigorilla

PowerTraveller minigorilla
$160  Buy Comment

Designed for netbook and MP3 players, PowerTraveller’s minigorilla is a portable 9 oz. 9000 mAh battery with up to 6 hours of juice; included are 20 tips for netbooks plus an iPod adapter.

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Mini Hydro Turbine

Mini Hydro Turbine

Making power out of the lowly household faucet, Jinwoo Han’s Mini Hydro Turbine converts water pressure into electricity that can be used to run or charge other gadgets.

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