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100 Innovative Charger Designs

From Sun-Fueled Power Pods to Sneaker-Infused Battery Boosters

— July 11, 2014 — Tech
These innovative charger designs vary from sun-fueled power pods to sneaker-infused battery boosters. Charging one's smartphone, tablet or laptop can be a pain on long airplane rides, beach day excursions and camping trips but these options are a great way to conserve energy while powering up your device.

In addition to sustainability, these innovative charger designs are conceived with user practicality in mind. Whether searching for a multi-device tech accessory or for a device that can fit a range of manufacturers and models, this list has something for everyone.

Standouts from the list include the Port Solar Charger, a power source that can be used on plane or car rides. The accessory charges any smartphone device using the sun's rays, an eco-conscious alternative to other energy sources.
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Key Chain Chargers
Key Chain Chargers
The GOKey Keychain Packs a Lot of Power and Storage for Your Smartphone
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98
Octopus-Inspired Mobile Chargers
Octopus-Inspired Mobile Chargers
This Universal Mobile Charger is Shaped Like an Octopus
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97
Organic Mobile Display Chargers
Organic Mobile Display Chargers
The Fig is a Smart Mobile Charger with an Organic LED Display
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96
Uninterrupted Solar Chargers (UPDATE)
Uninterrupted Solar Chargers (UPDATE)
StrongVolt's Portable Solar Charger is Going into Production
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95
Compact Backup Power
Compact Backup Power
The BatteryBox Brings 12 Hours of Off-the-Grid Charge to Your Computer
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94
Lightning-Fast Mobile Chargers
Lightning-Fast Mobile Chargers
The eQUICK Mobile USB Battery Charger Provides True Mobility
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93
Independent Phone-Charging Tables
Independent Phone-Charging Tables
The Current Table Works as an Electronic Device Charger & Table
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92
Miniature Laptop Chargers
Miniature Laptop Chargers
The Finsix Dart is the World’s Smallest and Lightest Laptop Charger
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91
Compact Contact Charging Docks
Compact Contact Charging Docks
The Qitah Charger Has a Sticky Surface that Transfers Power
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90
Dual Device Chargers
Dual Device Chargers
This Ventev Powercell 5000 USB Charger Makes Use of Multiple Ports
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89
Wireless Smartphone Chargers
Wireless Smartphone Chargers
This Wireless Charging System Can Charge 40 Smartphones at a Time
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88
Emergency Blackout Phone Chargers
Emergency Blackout Phone Chargers
The Power Outage Cube Light Turns On When AC Power is Cut Off
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87
Wallet Encased Mobile Chargers
Wallet Encased Mobile Chargers
The 'TravelCard' is a Slim Wallet Charger for All Your Devices
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86
Remarkably Rapid Device Chargers
Remarkably Rapid Device Chargers
These Units by Journova Charge at High Speeds
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85
Spherical Solar-Powered Chargers
Spherical Solar-Powered Chargers
The Beta.ey Solar Cell Phone Charger Keeps Your Cell Topped Up
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84
Space Opera-Inspired Chargers
Space Opera-Inspired Chargers
This Star Wars Robot Car Charger Will Spruce Up Any Phone
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83
Multi-Compatible Solar Chargers
Multi-Compatible Solar Chargers
This Solar Power Recharger Juices All Your Devices at Once
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82
Temperature-Dependent Chargers
Temperature-Dependent Chargers
The Epiphany onE Puck Uses Heat Differences to Charge Devices
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81
Discreet Wireless Charging Pads
Discreet Wireless Charging Pads
The iQi Mobile Cuts the Cord on the iPhone 5
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80
Opulent Portable Chargers
Opulent Portable Chargers
The Breathe Luxury Charger is Finely Crafted to Stylishly Provide Energy
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79
Percussive Power Producers
Percussive Power Producers
Shake Your Power Involves an Energy-Harvesting Percussion Instrument
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78
Portable Pocket-Sized Chargers
Portable Pocket-Sized Chargers
The Anker Astro-Mini 3000 Will Keep You Topped Up Everywhere You Go
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77
Galactic Villain Battery Chargers
Galactic Villain Battery Chargers
The Star Wars Darth Vader ProMini 9000 is Seriously Upgraded
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76
Pedal-Powered Gadget Chargers
Pedal-Powered Gadget Chargers
The ‘Pedal Power’ Charges Your Electronic Gadgets by Ped
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75
Spherical Solar Chargers
Spherical Solar Chargers
Revolutionary Rawlemon Designs Solar Energy Chargers to Keep Us Green
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74
Powerful Multi-Device Chargers
Powerful Multi-Device Chargers
These Chargers by Kanex Can Handle Four Tablets or Phones
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73
Feminine Device Chargers
Feminine Device Chargers
The Zipstick Powerbank by AR for her is a Practical Safety Device
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72
Hyper-Fast Phone Chargers
Hyper-Fast Phone Chargers
The LithiumCard HyperCharger Charges Devices in the Blink of an Eye
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71
Levitating Phone Chargers
Levitating Phone Chargers
Matinka's Magic Phone Stand Makes it Look Like Your Phone is Floating
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70
Uninterrupted Solar Chargers
Uninterrupted Solar Chargers
The StrongVolt Auto-Connects When Sunlight is Available
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69
Wireless Car Chargers
Wireless Car Chargers
BMW is Developing Wireless Inductive Charging Systems for Cars
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68
Intergalactic Phone Chargers
Intergalactic Phone Chargers
This R2 Astro Droids Charger Will Zap Your Phone Back to Life
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67
Expressive Robot Chargers
Expressive Robot Chargers
The Mr. Pow Portable Charger Feels Emotions
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66
Wireless Cell Phone Chargers
Wireless Cell Phone Chargers
WiTricity is Making Wireless Charging Realistic at CES 2014
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65
Arboreal Solar-chargers
Arboreal Solar-chargers
The Black Tree by Milos Milivojevic is Environmentally Friendly
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64
Communal Circular Chargers
Communal Circular Chargers
The Belkin Meeting Room Power Center Battery Charger Fits Four Outlets
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63
Lightbulb-Powered Chargers
Lightbulb-Powered Chargers
Heat-Electricity Conversion Storage Device Benefits from Inefficiency
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62
Multiple Tablet Chargers
Multiple Tablet Chargers
The Insync Transport Case Powers Up to 16 iPads
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61
Creativity-Enhancing LEGO Chargers
Creativity-Enhancing LEGO Chargers
The COI+ LEGO Power Brick 4200mAh is a Taste of Childhood
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60
Flexible Smartphone Chargers
Flexible Smartphone Chargers
The Trunk iPhone Cable Pulls Double Duty as a Charger and Stand
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59
Portable Solar-Powered Chargers
Portable Solar-Powered Chargers
The Waka Waka is an Eco-Friendly Portable Phone Charger
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58
Galactic Gadget Chargers
Galactic Gadget Chargers
This Fun USB Car Charger Looks Like R2D2 From the Sci-Fi Series Star Wars
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57
Versatile Wallet-Sized Chargers
Versatile Wallet-Sized Chargers
Illume Adaptor Can Be Carried About for Emergency Gadget Rejuicing
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56
Disposable Battery Chargers
Disposable Battery Chargers
This Unique Little Device Will Bring Your Batteries Back to Life
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55
Cycling Phone Charge Stations
Cycling Phone Charge Stations
Schiphol Airport Has Pedal-Powered Phone Charging Stations
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54
Repurposed Tank Chargers
Repurposed Tank Chargers
These iPhone Chargers from PHU are Robotically Inventive
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53
Sculptural Phone Chargers
Sculptural Phone Chargers
Switch is a Phone Charging Stand that Doesn't Require a Mess of Cables
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52
Powerfully Versatile Chargers
Powerfully Versatile Chargers
The Powerall Charges Electronic Devices & Jump-Starts Car Batteries
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51
Key Ring Car Chargers
Key Ring Car Chargers
The Mophie Phone Charger Snaps On and Off Your Key Ring Easily
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50
Convertible Cellphone Chargers
Convertible Cellphone Chargers
The DockOff is Very Adaptable to the Demands on Your Wall Socket
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49
Germ-Zapping Charging Stations
Germ-Zapping Charging Stations
The UVC Dock Reboots and Debugs Your Mobile Device
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48
Sanitizing Phone Chargers
Sanitizing Phone Chargers
The PhoneSoap Charger Sanitizes and Fuels Your Phone
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47
Slick Computer-Connected Chargers
Slick Computer-Connected Chargers
The OCDock Mini Sticks Onto an iMac Stand for Seamless Tidiness
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46
Powerful Hammer-Shaped Chargers
Powerful Hammer-Shaped Chargers
This Thor Hammer Charges Devices with the Might of a Superhero
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45
Solar-Powered Chargers
Solar-Powered Chargers
These Chargers are Being Used to Charge Phones in Developing Countries
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44
Anime-Inspired Vehicle Chargers
Anime-Inspired Vehicle Chargers
Plug Your Car in This Anime Electric Car Charging Station
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43
Solar-Powered Device Chargers
Solar-Powered Device Chargers
BoostSolar Charges Your Fave iDevices by Harnessing the Sun's Rays
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42
Mobile-Infused Wireless Speakers
Mobile-Infused Wireless Speakers
Native Union's Switch Bluetooth Speaker is Multifunctional
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41
Portable Backpack Chargers
Portable Backpack Chargers
The GoPlug Bags Enable Users to Charge Smartphones and Laptops
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40
Utility Clip Chargers
Utility Clip Chargers
The NomadClip Charge Cable Looks Like a Carabiner Clip
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39
Lipstick-Sized Gadget Chargers
Lipstick-Sized Gadget Chargers
The MagicStick is a Sleek and Slim Device Battery Charger
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38
Robotic Multipurpose Chargers
Robotic Multipurpose Chargers
The Desk Lamp Phone Charger Also Provides Fuel for Computers
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37
Standing Smartphone Charger Cases
Standing Smartphone Charger Cases
The Juice Pack for the Samsung Galaxy S4 Cleverly Boosts Power
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36
Pedal-Powered Phone Chargers
Pedal-Powered Phone Chargers
This Sinewave Cycles Charger Uses Pedaling Power to Charge Phones
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35
Stackable Phone Chargers
Stackable Phone Chargers
The Modulo Phone Charger is Pocket-Sized and Super Powerful
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34
Minimalist Mobile Chargers
Minimalist Mobile Chargers
The Banuul BBG-1400 Seamlessly Complements the iPhone's Clean Design
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33
Felt Pocket Phone Chargers
Felt Pocket Phone Chargers
The Wall Dock Holds Your Handset to the Socket and Allows Continued Use
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32
Energy-Conserving Chargers
Energy-Conserving Chargers
The Mushroom GreenZERO Ensures that No Electricity is Wasted
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31
Sci-Fi Battery Chargers
Sci-Fi Battery Chargers
Recharge with the Darth Vader Lightsaber Portable Battery Charger
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30
Discreet Hardcover Charging Docks
Discreet Hardcover Charging Docks
This Hidden iPhone Charger Looks Like a Stack of Books
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29
Coffee-Brewing Phone Chargers
Coffee-Brewing Phone Chargers
Lumawake iPhone Dock is Smarter Than Your Average Charger
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28
Multi-Purpose iPhone Chargers
Multi-Purpose iPhone Chargers
The Rolio Cable Management and Wall Dock is Super Convenient
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27
Flexible Phone Chargers
Flexible Phone Chargers
The TYLT Band Car Charger Gives Power to Two Devices at Once
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Cable-Consuming Chargers
Cable-Consuming Chargers
This Funny iPhone Charger Literally Looks Like It Consumes Power
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Beautiful Backup Chargers
Beautiful Backup Chargers
These ban.do Devices Are the Best Chargers For Powering Up On the Go
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24
Lustrous Smartphone-Charging Cases
Lustrous Smartphone-Charging Cases
The Gold Power Jacket for the iPhone 5S is a Charger and Stand
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Cell-Charging Lockers
Cell-Charging Lockers
The C-Station Enables the Public to Boost Phone Batteries Securely
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Pedal-Powered Phone Chargers
Pedal-Powered Phone Chargers
The EcoXPower Bike Light Doubles as a Smartphone Charger
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Tiny Portable Chargers
Tiny Portable Chargers
The Megalo Mini is Small Enough to Hook Onto a Keychain
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Sustainable Sophisticated Chargers
Sustainable Sophisticated Chargers
The Swich Wireless Charger is Viewer-Friendly from All Angles
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19
Human Powered Phone Chargers
Human Powered Phone Chargers
The Charging Clip Uses Expelled Energy to Charge Your Phone
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18
Bamboo Solar Smartphone Chargers
Bamboo Solar Smartphone Chargers
The iSolar Charges Your Cellphone Anywhere You Go
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17
DIY Sneaker Device Chargers
DIY Sneaker Device Chargers
Instructables User ASCAS' Device Charger Resides in a Shoe
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16
Heat-Harnessing Chargers
Heat-Harnessing Chargers
The FlameStower Charger is Perfect for Camping Trips
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15
Wireless Wooden Chargers
Wireless Wooden Chargers
The Qi Wooden Speaker is Bluetooth Enabled and Charges Your Phone
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14
Multi-Device Charge Stations
Multi-Device Charge Stations
The Multi-Port USB Hub Allows for Ten Devices to be Plugged in
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13
USB Bicycle Chargers
USB Bicycle Chargers
The Smartphone BikeCharge Gives You Battery Life On-the-Go
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12
Roll-Out Solar Chargers
Roll-Out Solar Chargers
The Compact E-Saving Charger is Ideal for Off-the Grid Battery Boosting
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11
Adhesive Solar Phone Chargers
Adhesive Solar Phone Chargers
The Solar Window Charger Uses the Sun's Rays to Juice up Your Phone
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10
Chargeable Drink Cartons
Chargeable Drink Cartons
The Mr Booste Portable Charger is Shaped Like a Cute Juice Box
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9
Jazzy Java Chargers
Jazzy Java Chargers
The Coffee Adapter Decal Gives a Caffeine Hit to Your Power Cord
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8
Foldable Sun-Powered Chargers
Foldable Sun-Powered Chargers
Wenger Portable Solar Chargers Can Refuel Gadgets in the Outdoors
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7
Literary Smartphone Chargers
Literary Smartphone Chargers
True Vintage Classics lets You Dock Your Phone on Your Favorite Novel
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6
Powerless Phone Chargers
Powerless Phone Chargers
Crank the Eton Boost Turbine 2000 to Charge Phones without Electricity
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5
Fine Art Smartphone Chargers
Fine Art Smartphone Chargers
Justine Crowe Wants You to Charge Your Phone in Style
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4
Notepad Gadget Chargers
Notepad Gadget Chargers
The MiLiPower Notebook is the First Notebook Phone Charger
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3
Wrist-Wearable Phone Chargers
Wrist-Wearable Phone Chargers
Extend Your Phone's Battery Life with the Miniinthebox Charger
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2
DIY Phone Chargers
DIY Phone Chargers
This Solar-Powered DIY Phone Charger is Affordable and Easy to Make
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1
Clever Gadget Charging Outlets
Clever Gadget Charging Outlets
The 'Bolt' USB Outlet Upgrades Your Power Sockets with USB Ports
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