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Trent's iMP120D iCarrier Portable Battery is currently being offered at only $53.50 shipped, originally priced at $100.95. It's the latest Apple iPhone 5 / tablet charger from New Trent, with a total output of 5V / 2A / 1A that can simultaneously charge an iPad (2A) and iPhone 5 (1A). Product page. Continue reading for unboxing and overview videos.

Notable features:
  • Heavy duty 5V/2A-1A Dual USB Charger charges 2 Devices rapidly. 2A output is for iPad/Tablet and 1A output is for iPhone/Smart phone.

  • Enjoy 55 hours Movie time for iPhone 5 4S 4 3Gs 3G and iPod Touch 1G to 5G, 80% of the new iPad (iPad 3) battery life and 120% of iPad 2.

  • Compatible with Major Smart phones includes iPhone 5 4S 4 3Gs 3G, Android (Samsung, HTC, Motorola, LG, Nokia, Blackberry, Sony Ericsson, etc...).

  • iCarrier IMP120D is compatible with all original Apple cables.
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The ReVIVE Solar ReStore XL is currently being offered at just $44.99 shipped, originally priced at $109.99. This gadget "uses a high-efficiency solar panel with a 300mA charging rate in direct sunlight, allowing it to absorb enough energy to charge most phones after only 4-6 hrs." Product page. Continue reading to watch a video overview.

5 Notable features:
  1. External battery pack recharges up to 1,000 times from the power of the sun or usb power - please note: on first use, charge it up 100% by usb, then drain fully so that the li-polymer battery chemicals can be exercised and broken in.

  2. Solar charging time : 13 hours in direct sunlight - high-efficiency 300ma ; usb charging time : 4 - 6 hours.

  3. 4000mAh battery is ideal for giving mulitple charges to Android, iPhone, Blackberry and Windows smartphones / MP3 players / E-readers and gives partial charges to tablets and other USB charging devices ; Charges your device at a MAX rate of 2.1 amps.

  4. Package includes USB charging cable, window suction mounts, metal carabiner, solar panel extender(for future upgrade).

  5. Additional features include 36-hour on-board led light with flashlight and emergency settings and led capacity indicator.
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You know how some companies release USB-powered gadgets mainly for novelty purposes? This USB Typewriter does not fall under that category, because it's a functional keyboard that's compatible with both PC and Mac computers. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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The ReVIVE ReStore Rapid-Charge Portable USB Battery is currently being offered at just $39.99 shipped, originally priced at $109.99. Its "internal battery can fully charge in 10 hours using the included USB cable; simply plug your device into the ReStore 9200 for an instant battery boost." Product page. Continue reading to see how it works and for more information.

5 Notable features:
  1. ReVIVE ReStore 9200 comes with a long - lasting 9200mAh Lithium rechargeable battery that can be fully charged via USB in 10 hours.

  2. Rapid 2.1A & 1A USB Ports to charge two devices at the same time - Tablets, Smartphones, MP3 Players, GPS, PDAs, handheld game consoles, bluetooth headsets and more USB powered devices.

  3. Has integrated, quick check battery level status meter and built-in 150-hour LED flashlight.

  4. Comes packaged with a USB charging cable and a panel link for an optional Solar Panel Add-On to charge the battery via sunlight.

  5. 3-Year Warranty Guaranteed ; Product Dimensions: 6.7 "(L) x 3.6" (W) x 0.9" (H) / Weight: 9.3oz.
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The NRGDeck Power Bank provides extra power on-the-go and works with just about every mobile device currently on the market, including the new iPad as well as the iPhone 4S / Android smartphones. It's currently on sale for just $28.99 shipped, originally priced at $69.99. Product page. Continue reading for a video on how it works.

Your digital life will be forever more powerful! The NGRDeck Power Bank 5000 will work with almost every standard mobile, smart phone, tablet and PC device on the market, such as iPhone 4S 4 3Gs 3G, iPod Touch (1G to 5G), Motorola Droid Razr, Samsung Galaxy note S3, S2, S, HTC Android EVO Sensation, and LG Optimus V, iPad 3 "the new iPad" iPad2, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Blackberry Playbook, HTC flyer, Motorola Xoom, and more!
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That's right, this USB slingshot can be used to play Rovio's popular Angry Birds game. Basically, "Mbed made a USB slingshot -- emulates a USB mouse -- [that] translates the physical use of the slingshot in to appropriate mouse controls." Click here to see more strange fixes, courtesy of Thereifixedit.com. Continue reading to see the USB slingshot working with Angry Birds.

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This geeky Star Wars R2-D2 gadget is not only a functional USB hub, but it lights up and features sounds from the movies. Best of all, it's currently on sale, priced at just $31.51 shipped. Product page. Continue reading for a video demonstration.

The USB hub has great detailing to make any Star Wars fanatic proud and is a great desk accessory whether at work or home. Connecting your R2D2 is simple. All you need to do is plug him in using the USB cable provided and you have no batteries to worry about either!
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When it comes to USB devices, there's plenty of useless options out there, and a few funny ones too, like the i.Saw above. You'll also find a USB-powered microwave, eye warmer, and more. Our team has rounded up five of the funniest USB devices for your viewing enjoyment after the break.

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If for some outrageous reason you decide to cook up a meal using nothing but USB power, here's one way to do it. One caveat: you'll need a computer that boasts 30 USB ports. Click here for more pictures.

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You know a USB gadget is useless, when the device itself requires you to be near a sink or other water source -- like the USB-powered toothbrush for instance -- or is just a sculpture. Click here to see eighteen of the world's most useless USB gadgets.

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