Whilst at today’s Gadget Show Live I took the opportunity to replace my previous portable power pack. My previous being the trusty Ted Baker battery pack, which unfortunatly is unable to charge my iPhone 3GS.
The Powerstrap is a portable battery charger built into a wrist strap. The wrist strap is made up of a soft foam, and features LED lights to indicate the current charge held by the power strap.
The strap had a single micro USB port on the site which is both the input and output for charging. Inside the strap is a 1500mAH Li-ion battery which is charged through the mini USB port via either a pclaptop or power USB adapter.
Once charged it can then be used to provide approximately 1.5 full charges to an Apple iPhone, and varying levels to other battery based devices depending on the draw required.
Being strapped to your wrist means you can quite happily play your games console without having to sit 2 feet away for a power socket. Perfect for the beach or pool side!
This is certainly going to save valuable pocket space and prevent scratches on my tech from sharing a pocket with a bulky battery.
News has started to hit the various mediums about invitations to an ‘unveiling’ ceremony for Apple’s latest version of it’s iPhone operating system. iPhone OS 4 has been rumoured to contain may new features and exciting updates. However the only features actually confirmed to date have been a refresh of the home screen (what ever that may mean) and an update to the syncing of the calendar and contacts. There are strong rumours around the ability of multi tasking in OS 4. Which so far have not been fully confirmed. Multi-touch gestures will also be making an OS wide appearance..
The clever boffins over at jiwire have recently released an update to their popular iPhone based Wi-Fi hotspot locator. The previous version was close to making it to my top ten list, but just had a little something missing.. This one however, really does seem to tick all the boxes for me!