by Stephen Schenck | May 5, 2014 4:22 PM
When it comes to charging our phones, plenty of options present themselves: the mains adapter is the one we'll turn to the most, but alternatives let us pull in power from sources ranging from hand cranks to hydrogen fuel cells. Last fall we looked at one of the greenest options available, solar power, with the release of Xtorm's GS4 Power Pack. Sporting a 1 Watt solar panel and 3000mAh battery, it might get the job done for something phone-sized, but what if you're rocking a tablet or other power-hungry mobile device? Or what if you just want to charge your phone a lot faster? Today Xtorm ...
by Stephen Schenck | October 23, 2013 1:18 PM
While covering events like the IFA or MWC, we not only see a lot of new phones and tablets, but also get to check out more phone accessories than many of you have probably seen in your entire lives. Earlier this year, we had the opportunity to check out what Xtorm was up to at one of these expos, and today see the company release its latest product, a solar battery pack for the Galaxy S 4. Now, no one's suggesting we should drop the chargers entirely and push for solar-only phones (or if they are, they've got a screw loose), the little bit of extra juice you can squeeze out of a few ...
by Anton D. Nagy | May 5, 2013 3:44 AM
Sadly, battery life is one of the main concerns when it comes to buying a new gadget. Manufacturers are following, to the letter, a trend which makes our phones and tablets thinner and thinner while sacrificing battery life. It also just so happens that today's devices are extremely powerful with specs we never thought possible five years ago. All of the above seem to leave us with beautiful and thin hardware that often times doesn't make it by the end of the day under heavy usage conditions. If there were smartphones and tablets back in the day, there surely would have been a Murphy law ...
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