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Brace yourself for power shortages with the Universal Gadget Wrist Charger
The Universal Gadget Wrist Charger provides extra power on the go
The Universal Gadget Wrist Charger looks like it would be even more useful than the magical bullet-deflecting bracelets worn by Wonder Woman – for charging gadgets anyway. This device provides a convenient way to carry around some extra energy reserves to power the growing number of portable gadgets residing on your person these days.
Containing a 1500 mAh, 5.5V lithium ion battery the Wrist Charger features a mini USB port and connectors for a range of mobile devices including iPhone, Nokia I (3.5mm), Nokia II (2mm), LG, Motoroloa, HTC, Dopod, Samsung i900 and Sony Ericsson mobile phones, as well as portable gaming consoles such as the Sony PSP, NDS Lite and Nintendo DSi.
Four LED indicators show how much power remains on the device and because the charger is located on your wrist you’re free to use your device while it’s charging.
The Wrist Charger weighs 82g (2.89oz) and can be charged via USB or an electrical outlet. It is available from ThinkGeek for US$34.99.
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Darren's love of technology started in primary school with a Nintendo Game & Watch Donkey Kong (still functioning) and a Commodore VIC 20 computer (not still functioning). In high school he upgraded to a 286 PC, and he's been following Moore's law ever since. This love of technology continued through a number of university courses and crappy jobs until 2008, when his interests found a home at Gizmag.
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If this doubled up as a watch, I think they\'d really be onto something..... Also, if there was a way where I wouldn\'t have to carry around a connecting cord that would be awesome!
i just got this today and it is great i don\'t need to carry around much things just the connectors i need.
What would be even cooler is if it could self-charge from wrist motion the way some watches can (I think they\'re called \"kinetic\" watches?). Also, I agree with Caroline\'s 2nd point about wireless charging (I forget what that\'s called - proximity charging?).
Excellent. It will be highly popular.
add a simple watch, a powercord reel, and standardize the plugs to mini USB, because the new phones have now been standardized to mini USB. a kinetic winder would be a smart addition for hikers, hunters, and outdoorsmen. I would make it an immediate addition to my hunting gear. Add a fire starting sparker attachment, and it becomes a survival tool. And make sure it is waterproof for boater, and rain.
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