Cables, Batteries and Chargers

A couple of days ago, we told you about a pen that holds a toolbox-worth of tools inside.  This pen carries extra power for your mobile gadgets inside.  The Smartphone Power Boost Pen is the backup battery for people who like to carry the absolute minimum of gear.  To charge your device, just pop the cap [...]

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bushnell-mini-solarwrap

If you spend a lot of time outdoors, working or playing, you'll find the Bushnell Mini SolarWrap a useful product for keeping your phone charged.  The SolarWrap is 18.25" X 4.3", but it rolls up into a small cylinder only 1.25" in diameter to fit into your gear bag or pocket.  Unfurl it and hang [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Outdoor Gear
large-leather-charging-tote

Most of the charging bags we've featured on The Gadgeteer have been small clutches, just big enough to hold your phone and maybe a credit card or two and not much else.  They might work as a "go to lunch" bag, but you'll probably need to put the charging case in a bigger bag that [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
travelcard-backup-battery-1

Portable backup batteries for our gadgets are plentiful.  They come in all shapes and sizes and prices and capacities, and I have reviewed more backup batteries here on the Gadgeteer than just about any other category of gadgets, I think. I use them every day of my life and I have them in my house, [...]

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stopknot-2

There are cord controllers on the market that are designed to stop your earbud cables from coiling into a knotted mess in your pocket or bag, but most of them require you to wind and wind the cables around the controller.  Who has time for that?  With the StopKnot from RadTech, you just slide it [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Gear, News
halo-charger-rfid-wallet

QVC is offering a set of two HALO 3000mAh Ultra Slim Portable Chargers with RFID Card Wallet as their Today's Special Value.  Each charger is individually boxed with a set of cables: USB-to-microUSB charging cable, USB to 8-pin charging cable (Lightning), and a 30-pin connector tip.  The HALO charger has enough power to recharge phones or [...]

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Soba-Cable-Director

Soba Cable Director by Bluelounge is a wonderfully simple way to help detangle the mess of cables that accumulate in the dark corners behind our electronics gathering dust. The Vortex tube coils lengthwise and the zipper tool is positioned onto the tube allowing you to slide it up or down opening the tube to insert [...]

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iphone-merry-charger

This little string of Christmas lights will make charging your iPhone or iPad a happy part of your holiday.  The iPhone Merry Charger cable will make your home office festive, and you can even brighten up your work area, if you are allowed to plug in a charger cable to charge your phone at work. [...]

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photojojo-power-wallet-2

The Power Wallet from Photojojo is big enough to use as your go-to-lunch wallet, with room for your phone inside, plus room for cards and cash, too.  At 4.5” high X 8.5” long X 1” deep, it's big enough to accommodate the iPhone 6 Plus.  The wallet is made of synthetic leather, and it has a removable [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Wallets
pearl-mirror-and-battery

Last week, we told you about the Pearl: Compact Mirror & USB Rechargeable Battery that was seeking funding on Kickstarter.  Soon after our post went live, Kickstarter suspended the project because of a  DMCA copyright infringement claim. Daniel Chin of HYPER by Sanho Corporation, says: "It was a ridiculous, unfounded and fraudulent claim which Kickstarter did [...]

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pearl-compact-mirror-usb-charger

When you have a lot of gear to carry around, you want to make sure you don't carry anything you don't really need.  If you're like me, you weigh the merits carefully before deciding you're willing to lug that particular piece of equipment around every day.  What if you could combine two necessary items into [...]

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acme-made-charge-case

This Kickstarter project introduces a new case for the iPhone 6 or 6 Plus from Acme Made.  The case doesn't have a built-in battery, but it does have a built-in Lightning cable.  The Charge Case is made of polycarbonate, and it has a carbon fiber-reinforced polycarbonate kickstand that can support the iPhone in either portrait [...]

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tylt-energi2k-syncabledu0_00

Portable gadget power is a constant need for many of us at The Gadgeteer and I suspect for you as well.  The TYLT ENERGI 2K Travel Charger and SYNCABLE-DUO Charge and Sync Cable seem to be a good solution.  The ENERGI 2K is a combination charger & portable battery, while the SYNCABLE-DUO is a charge/sync [...]

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phonesuit-flex-1

In an ever more-crowded field, PhoneSuit has released an interesting charger for iPhones, iPads and iPods. It's not a big brick to plug your official cable into, but a svelte little tube that connects directly to your device and provides about a full charge. I was sent two for review, in black and a deep [...]

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chargerleash-pro

Early this year Smythe reviewed the first gen ChargerLeash, a smart USB charging cable that warned you when you left it behind so you wouldn't lose it while traveling. Now the same company has announced the 2nd generation of the ChargerLeash, the ChargerLeash Pro. Available with either a Apple 30-Pin, Lightning, Micro or 2-in-1 Apple [...]

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tylt-microusb-lightning-cable

The TYLT SYNCABLE-DUO 2-in-1 charging cable combines a microUSB cable with an Apple MFI-certified Lightning adapter.  You'll be able to charge or sync a variety of devices with this one cable.  The Lightning adapter is tethered to the cable so you don't have to worry about losing it.  The cables are available in 1 foot, 2 [...]

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mugen-power-extended-battery-cat-b15Q

There are a lot of mobile phones on the market today, but it can be impossible to find accessories designed for your particular device if you don't have an Apple or Samsung product.  Mugen Power has an extended Li-ion battery for your phone, if you happen to have the Caterpillar Cat B15Q phone.  The standard battery [...]

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tylt-chargers

The TYLT VÜ Wireless Charger that Dave reviewed earlier this year is still my favorite Qi charger. I ended up buying one after reading his review and have been happily using it with my LG G3 on my night stand next to my bed every night. I'm happy to report that TYLT has just announced [...]

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juice-pack-car-dock

Well, without plugging a cable into the phone or case, anyway.  The juice pack car dock from mophie attaches to your car's windshield or dash with suction cups, and you'll plug its cable into your car's power outlet.  When you mount your iPhone 5 or 5s (that's cased in a mophie juice pack case) into [...]

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nova-blox-backup-battery

Juno Power offers the new Nova BLOX backup batteries.  They are cased in a smooth-finish aluminum shell that Juno Power says is about half the size of the palm of a hand.  Inside, they store 4000mAh of power that can give you hours of extra power for your phone or other USB-chargeable device.  The Nova [...]

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