One Dozen Cord-Free Gadgets
This slideshow accompanies the article 12 Gadgets That Let You Ditch Power Cords, Wires, and Hassles. The following slides include the latest gadgets that allow you to reduce the number of cords that snake behind your TV, power your cellphone, and clutter your dashboard.
Photo Credit: Rich-Kubiszewski
LG's Wireless HDTVs
LG's newLHX and LH85 series cut the cables--well, except for the power cord--by using a WirelessHD transmitter box that works up to 30 feet from the screen. (Sony has WirelessHD sets too.) Video devices, including game consoles, DVD and Blu-ray players, and cable boxes, connect to the transmitter.
Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800: Stereo Bluetooth Headphones
The petite Sony Ericsson HBH-IS800 headphones produce crisp audio and deliver four to five hours of play/talk time between charges.
Powermat: Wireless Device Charger
Powermat uses magnetic induction to power up electronic gadgets. The technology allows you to skip messing with cords--instead, when you want to charge your cell phone, you just set it down on the Powermat, no cables required.
Dell Latitude Z600: Laptop with Wireless Charger
Dell offers a more specialized solution. Its new Latitude Z600 laptopincludes an optional docking station that uses inductive charging to power up the battery.
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Sonos ZonePlayer S5: Wireless Music System
LG Solar-Powered E-Reader
LG's got the right idea by designing a solar-powered e-reader, which it plans to debut in 2012. Four to five hours of sunlight would provide enough juice to power the e-reader for a day.
LG Electronics Solar Car Kit HFB-500
LG Electronics Solar Car Kit HFB-500 is a $100 Bluetooth car speakerphone charges via sunlight--a boon for those of us who live in sunny climates.
Logitech Performance and Anywhere Mouse MX: Wireless Mice
Logitech has recharged mouse world of input devices with two new laser rodents designed to work well on most surfaces in the home.
HP Officejet 6500 Wireless
The HP Officejet 6500 Wireless is a reliable and affordable multifunction model that need not reside beside your PC or router.
Apple Time Capsule: Wireless Onsite Backup
The Apple Time Capsule is a cordless backup system that combines a wireless router and hard drive in a slim box.
Peel-and-Stick Wireless Cams
Truly wire-free, these little cams can stick nearly anywhere within a 300-foot radius of the base. The Vue wireless surveillance camera kit costs $300 and includes the base unit and two video cameras.
Big Storage in a Small Package
This line of Western Digital My Passport Essential USB drives require no external power source, yet can preform automatic backups of your data just like wired drives.