10 High-Tech Gadgets For The High-Temp Days of Summer


USB Tether

Ever leave for summer vacation without your charger cable? Or worse yet, return from a trip and realize that you've left the cable in your hotel room? Helping solve that problem is ChargerLeash, a charging cable for mobile devices that sounds an alarm when the device is removed without also being disconnected from the power supply. Each end of its three-foot cable is reinforced where it meets the connector. We've been using the cables heavily for a few weeks now and so far have seen no signs of wear or tear. Made by a company of the same name, ChargerLeash models are available for devices with a microUSB connector and for Apple's Lightning and the older 30-pin plug.

Price: $19 to $29