As Hurricane Sandy looms over the East Coast, there is certainly an urgency for those that are about to feel the brunt of its effects (including myself in New Jersey) to become better-prepared for blackouts, emergencies, and every Sandy-originating issue in between. Smartphones are an essential part of that preparation, although many will overlook necessities that could make a major difference as Sandy hits.
CES 2010 may have ended on Sunday, but we're still finding lots of cool products from the expo. One of my favorite items shown this year is RCA's Airnergy Charger; a device that collects energy from ambient Wi-Fi signals and turns it into DC power. It can also store the energy in its internal battery for use later, but if you're looking to charge up at a Wi-Fi hotspot, it shouldn't take too long. According to RCA, they were able to fully recharge a BlackBerry from 30% in about 90 minutes. That's not fast, but it's not slow either!
Photos and videos follow after the break!