Items tagged with Power

As we rush to finish buying any last minute gifts, it's easy to forget to charge our cell phones and other favorite electronic gadgets. If you find yourself in a bind without power, ZAGG's new ZAGGsparq could help. This portable lithium polymer battery system can help you keep your portable electronics charged while on the go. The ZAGGsparq... Read more...
Here at Hot Hardware, few things irk us worse than dealing with batteries. If you think about it, much of the trouble we still deal with in the consumer electronics realm is due to batteries, particularly when thinking of the mobile sector. Most everything (cell phones, notebooks, portable media players, watches... Read more...
Love the Earth? Sure, we all do--after all, we live here. Love it enough to throw out your current TV and buy one that meets heightened energy requirements? Um....Just this week California regulators adopted the "nation's first energy-efficiency standards for televisions," with hopes of reducing energy drain during a period where many Americans... Read more...
You might think that President Obama's stimulus package was worth overlooking for tech enthusiasts, but really, there are more than a few reasons to take notice. Obama clearly understands the power of the Web, and he clearly understands that harnessing technology is a great way to better a country. We've already heard... Read more...
It seems Sony's Vaio power problems aren't over yet. Almost a year after recalling 100,000 notebook batteries and 13 months after recalling almost a half-million notebooks due to overheating concerns, Sony and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of about 69,000 Vaio AC adapters. Apparently, insulation inside... Read more...
Ultra Products has just announced a new line of fully modular power supplies, dubbed the X4. We have actually had one of the 1050W units in house for a couple of weeks now and think it is a solid product. Our Ultra X4 has been used to power Core 2, Lynnfield, and Bloomfield test-beds for recent articles, and we really took it to task on an... Read more...
Corsair launches 950 Watt power supply for gamers and PC enthusiastsCorsair TX950W raises the bar for high-quality, affordable power supplies, thanks to massive 78A +12V rail, NVIDIA SLI and ATI Crossfire support and 80 PLUS Bronze certification FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 6, 2009 - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance memory and... Read more...
iGo unveiled a new travel-friendly charger called the iGo Charge Anywhere. This new charger has an internal battery that let you charge your devices in any location, even when an outlet is not available. Using iGo’s interchangeable power tips, the iGo Charge Anywhere is compatible with nearly every mobile and gaming electronic device on the... Read more...
Wireless Resonant Energy Link: Efficient Wireless Power Intel - August 24, 2009 - With the dramatic rise in the number of electronic devices we each use in our everyday lives powered by batteries that often need recharging; the costs, resources and management of multiple, incompatible power cords, and adapters have become cumbersome and... Read more...
We were pretty moved by DOW Chemical's recent "Human Element" campaign, and we're delighted to see yet another major American corporation going above and beyond the call of duty in order to better our planet. Ford, along with its utility partners, have announced that they are testing out one of the industry's first... Read more...
Although Palm's Touchstone, a contact-based charger for the Palm Pre, brought the idea of wireless charging into the mainstream, WildCharge has been doing this same type of deal for years now. In an effort to provide a wireless charging solution for practically any mobile device out there, the company has actually... Read more...
Around here, there seems to be a never-ending debate surrounding batteries. You can't live with 'em, and you certainly can't live without 'em. Whether we're discussing just how disingenuous most battery life figures seem on modern day notebooks or just how great our lives would be if someone could develop an AA cell... Read more...
Monster is making it a bit easier for international travelers to keep their favorite electronic devices powered up while traveling abroad. As the newest product in the popular Outlets To Go family, the new Outlets To Go USB Worldwide features a universal adaptor that lets travelers charge their electronics devices by... Read more...
7E+09. At a glance, that figure probably doesn't mean much to you, but believe it or not, that's the current population of this place we call Earth. As has been made abundantly clear through the most recent worldwide recession, we're facing challenging, exciting times as a people. Today, more individuals reside in... Read more...
Corsair Launches Energy-Efficient High-Performance Modular 850W and 750W Power Supplies Professional Series HX850W and HX750W offer the performance and features that enthusiasts demand, including up to 90% energy-efficiency Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance power supplies, and computer and flash memory products, today announced... Read more...
All those cell phones, Kindles, PCs, laptops, televisions, iPods and everything else that needs to plugged in, charged up and otherwise re-energized are gobbling up 15 percent of household power. In another 20 years, that figure is expected to triple, necessitating a lot more generating capacity. A study by the International Energy Agency... Read more...
ENERMAX is proud to announce the availability of “ECO80+”, a new mainstream PSU series. ENERMAX recently launched the LIBERTY ECO as the successor to the LIBERTY DXX for their modular mainstream PSU series and complements their offering today with the native cable version “ECO80+”, both series supplement the higher efficiency MODU82+ &... Read more...
Remember the Jack PC? Hello, competition! It's pretty amazing, really -- the device pictured here is a full fledged headless PC, capable of handling pretty much every basic task that even a modern day netbook could. Designed and sold by Marvell, the Plug Computer (or the SheevePlug, officially) is a self-contained computer that simply plugs... Read more...
We've always heard that solid state drives really were better for the environment (and your power bill), but evidently we've grossly underestimated just how much less power these things consume compared to traditional HDDs. Or either this report is just glorifying the numbers, one. According to new research from iSuppli, the use of SSDs could... Read more...
Most laptops could use a little more staying power. Recognizing this, Sanho Electronics created the new HyperMac external power pack that can provide any of Apple’s MacBook notebooks with up to 32 hours of continuous life. Billed as the world's first and only external battery and car charger that works with all MacBook, MacBook Pro, and Read more...
It wasn't too long ago when we were expecting next generation GPUs to require external power bricks just to ensure that one's PSU didn't melt while trying to survive an hour-long Crysis session. Now, it seems that the all-encompassing 'green' initiative is pushing the power saving mantra all the way down to the smallest components known to... Read more...
ENERMAX is proud to announce the availability of “GALAXY EVO”, as its newest PSU series. City of Industry, April 17th 2009 -- GALAXY EVO is complementing the recently launched and all-records breaking REVOLUTION85+ series as an 82 PLUS certified version.Especially for 115VAC countries, users will be delighted to have a 1250W model available... Read more...
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