CRANK IT UP

Now there’s an easy way to power your mobile phone when you’re in a pinch or the power’s out. Motorola’s new palm-sized charger uses energy generated by hand-cranking to charge your phone. Forty-five seconds of cranking provides up to six minutes of talk time. Look for the wind-up charger for about $65. For more great gadgets, log on to www.techno gadgets.com.