ReelJuice is a charger that knows how to unwind

There’s little worse than that sinking feeling that comes with realizing you forgot to charge your mobile device when out and about. If one is actually in the habit of carrying a charger, finding a convenient place and time to stop and wait for recharging can be a real hassle. With ReelJuice, no searching or waiting is required. Mobile devices can be recharged up to three times using ReelJuice5 or six times using Realjuice10. It functions independently using two Li-ion lithium batteries. The gadget includes two USB ports, one of which is a micro charger.

It’s unclear if the second one is a micro or standard size. The 48 inch attached, retractable cord reel means no tangling or getting lost during those especially busy on-the-go days. And when one finally gets home, it can be easily plugged into the wall and recharged so it’s ready next outing. While this isn’t going to power a laptop, it seems like it will work well for smartphones or tablets. This campaign seeks to raise $78,000 by December 15, 2014. Early bird backers get one product for $59, with an expected delivery of April 2015.

Chargers/Batteries Tech Accessories

ChargeAll kills the low battery warning once and for all

chargeallWith every device consumers add to their daily routine, the need for more electricity is added. Phones, tablets, laptops, e-readers: if it’s electronic, it needs to be charged. Rather than carry around a bag full of chargers, now there’s ChargeAll, a pocket-sized power outlet that’s only slightly larger than current phones. With fast charge technology, ChargeAll charges quickly and still holds enough juice to recharge a smartphone seven times or a laptop twice. With USB ports and standard outlet sockets, almost anything on the more portable side of a laptop can be powered by ChargeAll. ChargeAll launches in August and the basic model will be available for those that pledge $99.

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Ark opens doors to wireless charging on the go

ArkChargerOnly Apple knows for sure why it abstains from supporting wireless standards such as Qi. But if the company did come out with a portable charger, it’s a good bet it would look a lot like the Ark, the rounded square of which resembles the previous generation of its AirPort Extreme router. As with other chargers that support Qi, you lay the phone atop the surface and it simply begins charging. However, since Qi adds a bit of depth to the phone, you may need to add a different back cover or, in the case of the iPhone, a case as the Ark’s creators have. After that, you can fill up the Ark with electricity as if it were Noah’s animals, and set it down on any flat surface deemed worthy to serve as a smartphone refilling station. Set to sail in March 2014, the naked Ark starts at about $65 with a host of other  early bird and reward tiers offering bundles with adapters for the Galaxy S3, S4 and iPhone.