Mophie’s New Laptop-Charging Battery

Not much bigger than Mophie’s smartphone-charging packs, the just-announced Powerstation USB-C XXL carries enough power to lend a full extra charge to Apple laptops. It does so by way of a rapid charging USB-C connector, which limits its compatibility to MacBooks from 2015 and later, or MacBook Pros from 2016 and later. Mophie worked with Apple on the sleek, fabric-covered design—and the battery will only …

Fuseproject’s Three-Port Zolt Charger

A sleek, swiveling device that can power laptops and more, simultaneously

Launching today, the Zolt Laptop Charger aims to make powering all your devices faster, easier and much less cumbersome. The charger—designed by fuseproject—is a sleek, lightweight device with three USB ports. This translates to charging three devices (laptop, phone, smartwatch, portable phone-charger, you name it) all at once—while only using one power outlet. The octagonal charger also swivels (up to 90 degrees), so no matter …

Kebei Li Kickstarts His Cubic Cable-Holder

The industrial designer's sculptural brass and copper cord organizers become a reality

Imitation is apparently the greatest form of flattery—but once industrial designer Kebei Li learned that a cheap, almost-too-similar version of the cubic cable holders he designed as a RISD student was being funded on Kickstarter by a new SF-based company, he took a proactive approach. As the design was publicized before Li could patent it, neither the designer nor anyone else can legally own the …

Esbee’s Handmade Leather iPhone and iPad Charging Cables

A world's first aimed at preventing fraying and strong enough to tow a car

While the leather encasement might be the most aesthetically alluring feature of Esbee Cables‘ iPhone and iPad charging wires, it’s arguably not the most important. Yes, electric insides are wrapped in luxuriant, handmade leather that prevents fraying and even tangles—but the wiring itself is an advancement. Traditional copper wires have been tin-plated for extra-durability. Four wires run inside each cable, two dedicated to power and …