Everyone with a smartphone knows how frustrating it can be to reach the afternoon with diminishing batteries. With the price of external juice packs falling quicker than smartphones, there’s little excuse not to avail yourself of a back-up power source. And some folks will choose to pick up those model with huge capacity. A Taiwan mobile user has brought an external battery packs with a capacity of 24000mAh which is made by a Shenzhen company. It turned out to be a counterfeit device that packed with two little sand bags instead of battery cells. It can still be chargeble, because you still get an old dusty battery cell packed inside the juice pack, we guess the capacity should be 2400mAh, not 24000mAh. We have seen the same case happen before, a portable hardisk stuffed with USB flash drive and metal junk. So just don’t get petty advantages on those super low-cost, unknown Chinese-made battery packs, it’s properly not a genuine product …
Last month Asus has announced the world’s smallest pocket router at CES 2013. The tiny WiFi router is just slightly larger than a piece of AA battery. There is an Ethernet port on the other side, so you get connectivity in wireless and wired situations. It can also draw power from the built-in USB port so you can use it with your laptop on the go without carrying around a separate power cable. Some folks are lucky enough to get an early hands-on and give us some more extra info on this useful accessory. The Asus WL-330NUL is a 2.4GHz, 802.11n, 150Mbit/s router that fits in your pocket. It is scheduled to launch globally early March, priced at US$39.99, which is considered quite reasonable. Every road warriors should get one. More photo after the break.
We have found this at Chinese social network, we cannot confirmed whether is it originally came from China but the creation is astonishing. A shovel combine with a USB thumb drive 2-in-one, we are wondering who the hell is using this domineering tool and what sort of data has placed inside. LOL … [UPDATE]: This giant drive is originally made by a guy in Russia, not a Chinese.
New iPhone 5 owners in China can use existing Micro-USB cables to power and sync their phones via the new adapter, and this will be absolutely free of charged. Available in Apple’s online store, the new Lightning to Micro-USB adapter will let user charge and sync their new iPhone 5, iPod Touch, iPod Nano and iPad mini. The Lightning to Micro-USB adapter offers a handy alternative to people who already have a stock of Micro-USB cables, thereby eliminating the need to shell out money for additional accessories. The adapter will cost for US$24, and now Chinese user will get it for free when the purchase the official iPhone 5 Chinese version this week …
While Apple offers a 30-pin Camera Connection Kit — not a Lightning Connector version — the guys over at iPhone5mod has released a 3-in-1 Lightning Camera Connection Kit which is a versatile dongle with a trifecta of ports: USB, SD and microSD. Watch the promo video after the jump to see how it works.
A Chinese company is planning to release gaming mouse features the design of Iron Man’s mask. The simple USB connected mouse comes in three Iron Man appearance and its ‘eyes’ will light up in blue when you are using it. We like the chromium version very much. We are wondering why the classic original red and gold mask is absent from the series (without authorization ? ) . And please, we need a wireless edition too. The producer of the cool gadget is called NEWMEN, a Chinese manufacturer based in Shenzhen. The company is mainly produced computer peripheral products which includes mouse, keyboard, USB HUB, card reader and headset. Few more pictures after the break. By the way, you no longer need to DIY your Iron Man mouse anymore.
Apple’s new Lightning cables for the iPhone 5 feature chips embedded in the accessory. The exact purpose of the chips is been speculated that they could be used to make it impossible for third-party accessory makers to build Lightning cables without Apple’s authorization. According to Chinese tech media latest report, some experience Chinese manufacturers have succeeded in cloning the Lightning cables. Before the iPhone 5 announcement, domestic accessories makers have already received the technical specifications of Apple’s new connector interface and started the ‘cracking’ process. Only 3 to 4 companies have managed to complete the hack and these third-party cable with reverse engineer, has no problem on charging and data transferring …
A cycling accessories company in Hong Kong has came out a bicycle USB-Powered generator. BikeCharge Dynamo is a new generation system which is efficient and compact plus weatherproof design, it produces 5-volt DC power that can be used to charge any USB powered device. It is universal and fits to any spoked wheel. There is also a built-in 1W front LED light for night traveling. With a 2-3 hours’ ride, it can fully charges most mobile phones. Now you can start adding juice to your gadgets with your own pedal power. Price at USD$99 (632 yuan), a little expensive. Demo video after the break.
The new iPad features a huge jump in screen resolution with the Retina display, making the iPad perfect for watching 1080p video and viewing photos with incredibly high megapixel amounts. So what if you are a professional photographer or cinematographer and you would like to make full use of your new iPad? Well, along with the new all-in-one card reader, you can transfer images and videos from your CF card or SD card to the iPad. Preview them in the field, edit the photos using iPhoto, or edit the footage with iMovie. You can watch a video demo after the break.
We’re not just going to be showing off cool gadgets made in China—we’re going to show you the weirdly awesome ones too. Here’s a mutated Apple Dock Connector to USB Cable, featuring three connectors — a mini USB, a micro USB and a 30-pin dock connector.
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