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    Tiny gadgets, big, ugly chargers.

    Smaller is better, especially when packing AC adapters.

    The folks at Kado were able to generate a lot of attention with their compact phone charger and their notebook charger. It's almost a joke sometimes that you can carry a tiny phone or a mini laptop, but you also need to travel with over-sized AC chargers to get them running. Well Kado is changing that with two devices they showed at CES 2017 Eureka Park. One is a small USB phone or tablet charger with fold-flat AC prongs. It's flat enough to fit into a wallet. It comes in two interconnecting pieces that hook together. One of the charger, and the other is 2' of USB charging cable on a mini-spool. They make a slightly larger charger with enough juice to power your laptop. That one doesn't fit in your wallet, but it also has fold-able prongs and when closed could fit into a jacket packet. They're expect out in the Spring. The littlest one has a price of $50 and the larger laptop charger is expected to be $100. You can find out more about them and sign-up for updates at the company website.


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