At first glance it can be difficult to determine what exactly the Punkt ES 01 does (they're the same company that brought us the Jasper Morrison designed DECT DP01). It's so minimalist, it's function isn't evident...
It's been a notable last few days in the wireless device category, and we're finally starting to see a selection of devices which may eliminate all of those charging cables that are surreptitiously trying to procreate around your power plug. We're moving beyond yesterday's plug-and-play mentality to a future of proximity connectivity!
The fall and winter seasons are commonly seasons when we travel to visit friends and family for the holidays. So whether you're driving back to university, taking a road trip to your hometown for the holidays, or just rolling off on a much needed vacation, there are a few tech options to make any road trip a more comfortable and entertaining excursion...
College is a whirlwind of homework, internships, part-time jobs and memorized bus schedules. Looking back, I wish I had access to the innovations of our modern day, because they certainly would have helped ease my stress.
Here's a highly recommended accessory for anyone who travels equipped with a full arsenal of portable devices and wants to avoid the Where's Waldo hunt for an outlet when your batteries hit "low". The myCharge Peak 6000 is a Swiss Army rechargeable 6000mAh battery pack, equipped with a built-in Apple 30 pin and Micro USB connector on each side, alongside an on-board USB port to connect to your laptop (there's also a pop-up outlet plug). The 6000mAh lithium polymer battery let me charge up my smartphone 4 times before it needed to be recharged itself, plenty for an unplugged extended weekend getaway away from outlets.
And did I mention the battery is fluent in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, offering voice notification when in use? It's no Siri, but the Peak 600 is a premium charger accessory that's found a place in my travel backpack.
Last weekend I had the luxury of a trip up to a friend's lakeside cottage for some sun and relaxation. Sitting on the dock in the sun all day was great, and also a perfect oportunity to try out Goal Zero's Nomad 7 solar panel USB charger to see if I could keep powered up while away from an outlet.
We believe your first choice when choosing batteries should be a rechargeable set. But if for some reason you needed to use non-rechargeables, we'd recommend using PerfPower batteries for several environmental reasons: these alkaline batteries contain no lead, cadmium, or mercury! And after you're done with them, you can register at irecycled.com and ship them back to the manufacturer at their cost to be safely recycled . Prices are comparable with regular batteries (24 pack of AA for $10.77 at Amazon), with a 5-year shelf life (for comparison, Duracells offer between 7-10 years), and
Finding yourself out and about with a smudgy screen or a drained battery is like the tech embodiement of "up a creek without a paddle." Be ready for anything with an arsenal of tech-cessories. Here are the 3 things we always reccomend you should keep handy in your laptop bag, camera bag or purse.