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Tech You Can Use: Power Without All Those Wires
By Beth Carpenter, January 10, 2009 09:00 PM
I'm at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas, where thousands of companies are showing off their inventions aimed at making your lives easier. My favorites so far: little gizmos that let you charge your phone, your iPod, or even power motion-detected lights on your garage, without ever needing to find a plug.
The nPower PEG (Personal Energy Generator) feels like a really light barbell. Stick it in your backpack or a really, really big pocket, and you can charge that cellphone or your little digital camera while you hike in the Rockies.
Or there's these little gizmos from the UK- little cases made for iPhones and Blackberries. All you need is a light source, and your phone's got power to go.