FreedomPop Offers Free 4G Connectivity

Well… Sort of. FreedomPop has created an alternative to users who are tight on their monthly data plans. They are offering 500 MB of data on Clearwire’s 4G WiMAX network for free. With anything that is free, there is always a catch. Their iPhone case that provides said “free” data will cost you a whopping $99. Aside from 500 MBs of data, it is also capable of providing up to an extra 6 hours of battery life. FreedomPop is currently taking pre-orders on their website.

Best Way To Charge Your iPhone Is The Green Way

It's only half way through the day and your phone is dead. This seems to be a common problem for a lot of you heavy smartphone users  busy sending emails, checking your facebook, and playing Angry Birds. Lilliputian Systems has come up with a "green" alternative to charging your smartphone on-the-go. By incorporating fuel cells filled with butane in a compact case, you can now charge your iPhone 10-14 cycles with each replaceable fuel cell. 

This simple and environmentally friendly solution to your iPhone battery woes will be only available at your local Brookstone's and on their online store at this time. While each replaceable fuel cell only costs a couple of dollars, exact pricing and release dates have yet to be announced.

MiPow Juice Cover Battery Case Juices Up Your iPad 2

There are very few battery cases made for the iPad 2. That's no surprise since the iPad has a massive internal battery under its aluminum hood that lasts forever. Sometimes that isn't enough to keep your Multi-Touch fingers from draining all that juice. Thankfully, MiPow has got your back with its Juice Cover for the iPad 2. Despite the name, the Juice Cover isn't a cover, but more of a super slim case that is also designed to work with Apple's Smart Cover, and it's got a built-in battery that supposedly will provide you with an additional 70% of extra power thanks to its massive 6000mAh battery capacity. Cutouts insure you've got full access to the volume and sleep/wake buttons and ports. MiPow's Juice Cover battery case for the iPad 2 will be available in Smart Cover colors so that you'll be able to perfectly match both together. Availability date and pricing are yet to be announced.

Apple Facing iPod Battery Shortages

Since the Earth Quake and Tsunami in Japan, it looks like Apple might have a iPod battery shortage on hand. The company that helps provided parts to manufacture the lithium-ion batteries 'Kureha Corp', whom produces the binding part of the battery has been closed since the quake hit. There are unsure when they will re-open. Apple won't be the only company that is facing the shortage, since Kureha has a 70% market share for this particular polymer alone. We will see what happens with this.

Power Your iPhone 4 With Incipio's New offGRID Case

Incipio has introduced their first ever battery pack case for the iPhone 4 called the offGRID today at gdgt's event in San Francisco. The offGRID battery pack slider case promises to double your iPhone 4's battery life using it's ultra slim 1450mAh battery. All of this power is packed into a slim case with a thickness of just 6mm with a weight of only two ounces, impressive to say the least. 

You can charge and sync your iPhone 4 while it's inside the offGRID case using the supplied mini USB cable, the blue battery status indicator LED's at the front will tell you how much juice you have left. You can pick up the offGRID in early-to-mid December for $69.99.

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Kenisgton Announces PowerBack Battery Case for iPad

I don't know about you but my iPad's battery can last forever, well maybe not forever but it does last for a very long time, and if you're not satisfied with your iPad's battery life, Kesington are coming out with the PowerBack battery case for the iPad which will provide you with up to 5 hours of extra fun with it's built-in 4400mAh battery. The PowerBack's built-in kickstand conveniently props up your iPad to comfortable viewing angles like landscape, portrait and even typing. You can sync and charge your iPad without having to remove it out of the case by a mini USB port. The PowerBack battery case has a soft-touch matte finish to it for better grip as well as LED battery indicators. You can pre-orders yours starting today on Amazon and on Kesington's website for $129.99.

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Charge Your Gadgets With Solar Power

Now you can have power for your gadgets where ever you go with the Orange (not juice) portable solar charger by JOOS. This waterproof and ultra durable portable solar charger packs a 5,400mAh replaceable battery that fully charges in direct sunlight in 12 hours. You don't even have to wait for the internal battery to charge up, you can just plug in your device and start charging immediately thank to the sun's free energy. The JOOS Orange has a built-in kickstand on the back to help you capture the sun's energy. What's great about this portable solar charger is that you don't actually need to have a bright sunny day in order for it to fully function, the Orange will work great even in overcast and cloudy days.

JOOS claims that the Orange is the best performing solar portable charger on the market, now we want to try it out! While the Orange will not be able to charge your laptop, it will be able to charge most of your smaller gadgets. JOOS lets you track the performance of your Orange by connecting it to a computer and using the JOOS app. At $99.95 this seems like a good deal. Hit up the source link for all the details.

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