Just as we try to rid the world of inefficient incandescent light bulbs in favour of the newer compact fluorescent type, a new kid emerges on the block, the smart bulb, or more accurately an app-enabled Bluetooth Smart bulb. It’s designed to use five times less power and last 30 times longer than your traditional incandescent bulb. In addition to being controlled by a switch, for an incredible light show experience, there’s an app for that.
It’s nice to have a little extra juice for your phone without having to carry around an extra battery or a bulky charger specifically for one model. Enter Powerocks Super Magicstick. It’s a cylindrical shaped power bank that resembles either a lipstick case or maybe a small cigar, depending on the way you look at it, which can charge most smartphones at least once and maybe even twice.
Having a dedicated charger for your devices might be a good thing, but when you have five of them, like iPads, iPods and iPhones, it might be a challenge to have them all plugged nice and neat in a compact space. So Griffin has come up with a new charger that will charge up to five power hungry devices that fit in a compact space.
When I first heard the name, the first thing that came to mind, was the chilling voice of the late John Lennon cranking out the words to Twist and Shout, The Beatles cover version, recorded over half a century ago in 1963. As clever as the name Twist & Charge USB Charger is, equally as clever is what this gadget actually does.
Let’s face it; we never seem to have enough juice left in our batteries when we really need it. And this becomes even more critical in emergency situations when you consider last year’s Hurricane Sandy, the tornados in Oklahoma and the recent flooding in Calgary and Southern Alberta, where one never knows if or when electricity would be available to recharge our batteries.