Gadgets:: Making a case for extra power

By GREGG ELLMAN— Twitter.com/greggellman

myCharge Freedom CaseThe new myCharge Freedom Power Case for iPhone 5 is built with a 2000 mAh battery inside the case, which can give your more then double the power of your existing phone battery.

Depending on what you use your device for, it can give you upwards of extra power for 44 hours of audio, 11 hours of video or 9 hours of talk time.

Whats unique about the case, in addition to the power is a proprietary Apple Lighting charging cable, which is built into the case and tucks away in the back when you are not using the additional battery power.

When you do need the boost of power, just take it from the case and plug it into your phone.

As for the one- piece protective case, it’s built with a high-density foam interior, rubber sidewalls and a hard exterior shell to wrap around the iPhone 5 like a glove.

A microUSB cable is included for charging the myCharge battery itself.

www.mycharge.com $79.99

UE BOOMUltimate Ears, a brand of Logitech has launched the UE Boom portable speaker, which offers incredible 360-degree sound.

The 2.5-inch rounded speaker is just 7-inches long so it’s built for portability with a 15-hour battery built inside.

After you make your Bluetooth wireless connection there’s nothing to do but cranking up the volume.

You can even connect two UE BOOMs together, using the UE BOOM app (free for iOS and Android devices). This allows the pair to play in a traditional left/right stereo or stereo-to-stereo modes.

The top of the speaker has a microUSB port for charging, a clip to hang the speaker and a 3.5mm input port.

The speaker itself is designed with a specially developed water and stain resistant acoustic skin – not waterproof.

www.ultimateears.com $199.99

ChillOut FanMy first thought after opening up my Chillout mini tower fan was “what am I going to do with this?”

With the 100-degree days upon us for the summer season I have found a few uses for it, both indoor and outdoor, although it is not weather resistent.

It works off standard AC power, has 2 speeds and a carrying handle on a 10.5 x 3.5-inch rounded body.

www.Kaz.com $16.99, exclusively at Target stores, in black, blue, green or pink

Onehundred PucsA recent Kickstarter project from OneHundred are stainless steal Pucs, which you freeze and then use as regular ice cubes.

They keep cools for enough time to consume your beverage without melting down and diluting whatever your mixture is.

According to the companies site, the Pucs are Precision machined from solid stainless steel, will not add or subtract from the flavor your drink in any way, will not absorb smells or flavors from your freezer and will not degrade or dissolve.

www.onehundred.co available in sets of 3 ($19.99) or 6 ($29.99)

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