Sure, you’re addicted to your phone, but you’d like people to think – key word, “think” – you have a more cultured side to you as well. The Possession Book Charging Dock by A.S. Byatt of 2000 ($7) tricks anyone who happens by desk into thinking you’re knee-deep into some artsy fartsy literary classic, when it’s really just a stealthy iPhone charger. The charging cord is hidden in the book, and it accommodates sync and charge functions via the USB cable. You’ve gone this long, might as well keep up the charade.
Possession Book Charging Dock
Tech By on Feb 1, 2012
Powertrekk: Water-powered Charger
Tech By on Jan 25, 2012
Water: It’s not just for getting wet anymore. That’s right, add charging up your smartphone to the list. What? Yup, the Powertrekk portable water-powered charger converts hydrogen into electricity by some process that we’d understand if we didn’t flunk Chemistry three times before being forced to sleep with the teacher to pass the class. That Mr. Thompson sure drove a hard, um, bargain. The pricing for this ingenious invention works like this: $230 for the Powertrekk charging unit itself, and $12 per “fuel puck” 3-pack, which the charger needs to do its thing. You do realize what this means, don’t you? Pack the Powertrekk and cover your iPhone with this waterproof skin we told you about recently and you can literally swim in that retention pond down the street for days without losing your charge.