Cables, Batteries and Chargers

tylt-backpack-1

Since I travel frequently, I am always searching for the perfect backpack. Finding the balance between size, comfort, and usability is the biggest challenge. The TYLT Energi+ backpack looks to be not only comfortable, but convenient, so when I was offered to review it, I was happy to accept. I had two weekend trips to [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Travel Gear
powerpractical-pronto

We all love our gadgets, but keeping them charged isn't a fun chore. Especially when you're mobile and not near a power outlet. The guys from Power Practical who brought us the PowerPot are back with a new crowdfunding project for a product called the Pronto. The Pronto is a portable backup battery that recharges extremely fast. Fast enough [...]

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iphone6-qi

One of my must-have features whenever I'm shopping for a new phone is Qi wireless charging. This feature is becoming more common on Android smartphones, but Apple hasn't added it to their iPhones yet, even the brand new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus do not have this handy feature. We've seen 3rd party covers [...]

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zazz-bluetooth-speaker-powerbank

The ZAZZ Style Bluetooth speaker is only 4.7" X 2.6" X 1.6" and half a pound, but it packs a lot of functionality.  It has a 3W RMS speaker for playing back your music from a Bluetooth source or from a device connected to the ZAZZ speaker with a 3.5mm audio cable.  It has a [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
flexion

Today's gadget deal is for an ultra sleek backup battery that is only .25 thick. The Flexion is small enough to fit in your wallet and features a 2500mAh Li-Polymer battery and a micro USB cable that also comes with a Lightning cable adapter so that it can be used to charge your iPhone or [...]

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powerskin-pop

The PowerSkin PoP'n 2 is a backup battery for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which features a 4000 mAh battery that can fully recharge the iPhone 6 Plus once and the iPhone 6 one and a half times. Backup batteries are available in all manner of shapes and sizes, but this one has a [...]

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kanex-gobuddy-plus

The GoBuddy Charge/Sync Cable + Bottle Opener from Kanex hangs on your key ring or sits in a pocket until you need to charge your device or until you need to open a beverage.  The 1.85" USB cable and the 1.81" device connector cable fold neatly away around the GoBuddy when you don't need them. [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Pocket Gear
remax-usb-3

USB cables, who cares right? You might become more interested when I tell you that these particular USB cables won't require you to pay attention to how you're plugging them in. Just like Apple's Lightning connector, these new USB cables from Remax that were sent to me from Brando, are reversible. Let me show you [...]

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visiontek-high-power-charging-hubs

You won't have to hunt for a vacant AC wall socket when you want to charge your USB-chargeable devices with these high-powered USB charging hubs from VisionTek.  The VisionTek High Power USB Four Port Charging Hub (center) has three 5V/1A ports and one 5V/2.1A port, so you can charge a tablet and three other devices [...]

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chargerleash-1

When you travel with your mobile devices, you may carry along your charging cable and AC adapter so you can charge up your device.  Have you ever taken a few minutes to charge up your device between connections or before checking out of your hotel, and finding out later that you grabbed your phone but [...]

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zero04

I'm starting to see the benefit in the multi-purposing of devices.  ZeroHour takes a flashlight  and uses the batteries to also serve as battery backup for devices powered by a USB cable.  As I usually carry two separate items in my car or pack to accomplish the same goal, I'm now able to cut back to just [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
triple-c-power-purse-2

The Triple C Power Purse has a built-in battery and plenty of room to hold a phone or phablet.  The bag has two built-in cables, one USB to charge the hidden, high-capacity internal battery and one USB female plug to attach your device's own cable to.  There's plenty of room inside the 4.5" X 8.75" [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
Just Power Stick

For those of us old enough to have noticed, it’s amazing how quickly phones have transitioned from stationary devices to portable toys for the rich-and-famous to in-case-of-emergency gear to essential, inseparable extensions of ourselves. Along with that dependency, we've developed a primal fear of, running down our life-giving phone batteries. One of the many companies providing [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Travel Gear
remax-usb

Say what you will about Apple's choice to use proprietary cables with their devices instead of generic micro USB cables, but their Lightning connectors are one of their best innovations. Lightning connectors can be inserted in either orientation making them simple and quick to plug in. Now the other end of the cable has the [...]

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quirky-pickup-power-2

The Pickup Power from Quirky does the job done by most other power strips - it protects your attached devices from power surges.  It has three AC outlets and 1080 joules of surge protection.  The protection sounds good, but three outlets seem a little lacking - until you realize that the extra room that would have [...]

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aukey-luna-1

Ever since I bought a Qi wireless charger for my Samsung Galaxy S3, I've become a Qi snob. I even hacked my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to add that capability to it. Now if a smartphone doesn't have the ability to charge wirelessly, I'm not interested in using it as my primary device. Qi charging is so [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
ironman-battery1

If you have a thing for Tony Stark aka Iron Man and also have a thing for gadgets, I have the perfect accessory to cover both. It's the MARVEL Iron Man 3 Mark XLII (42) Armor Power Bank 5000mAh (Limited Edition) from Brando. Brando sent us an Iron Man inspired power bank that we reviewed [...]

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ebay-post-1-2

This post is brought to you by eBay. All opinions are 100% mine. My daughter started college this year, and we've discovered the type of backpack she used in high school isn't working for her new environment.  In high school, she needed a giant bag to carry a ton of books.  She also had a [...]

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Energi 5K+ 1

Backup batteries are a necessity for me and my husband. There have been times when both of our phones were on their last leg while sight seeing on vacation and we only had one portable battery. It would charge one device at a time and would do so very, VERY slowly. Nothing screams "Get a [...]

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_case-3

Brando is already offering an iPhone 6 case with a built-in backup battery.  If you order now, you can have it ready to go on your new iPhone 6 the second you take it out of the box.  The 3000mAh Power Jacket for iPhone 6 is for the new 4.7" version.  The protective case snaps on [...]

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