Cables, Batteries and Chargers

juiceboxx

If you have a MacBook, you know the chargers have built-in cord winders.  The problem with that winder is that it can put a lot of stress on the thin cable where it attaches to the charger if you wind it incorrectly.  Last year, we told you about the Juiceboxx, a crowdfunding project that aimed [...]

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sun-king-pro

When you're hiking or camping, you don't want to have to carry any extra gear, so it's nice when something can serve double duty.  The Sun King Pro can serve as a standing lamp, a hanging lamp, a hand-held light, and as an emergency battery for your phone.  The Pro can be charged using a [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Outdoor Gear
reserve-strap-apple-watch

If charging your Apple Watch just doesn't fit your plans, you can get 2.7 times the wearing life (30 extra hours) when you add the Reserve Strap to your Apple Watch.  The strap is made of thermoset elastomer silicone and has lithium power cells embedded along its length; it attaches to the Watch's 6-pin accessory [...]

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choetech C0045S-01

More power!  That's the cry of today's desktop.  If you're anything like me, you probably have a tangled web of mismatched chargers, or you may find yourself looking behind furniture for that spare outlet to test out some gadget.  The CHOETECH Desktop Multi USB Power Strip aims to address this in one simple package. The CHOETECH Desktop [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Computer Gear, Reviews
just-mobile-timestand

Just Mobile recently announced their entry into the field of charging stands for the Apple Watch.  The TimeStand is made from a cylinder of high-grade aluminum.  It's mid-column circular cutout means this stand can be used with all Apple Watches, even those with bands that don't open flat.  The TimeStand is weighted and has a [...]

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usbc

The USB Type-C adapter may be brand new and hard to find right now, but in a very short time it will be the norm. Some people might think that this new cable type was invented by Apple because they are using it in their latest MacBook. But in reality, it is the new USB [...]

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culcharge-keyring-1

One of the biggest issues a gadget enthusiast faces on a daily basis is battery life. As our devices capabilities increase, so too does their power consumption. One of the more common solutions to this problem is to purchase a power bank. I myself own a few power banks; however, I never remember to bring [...]

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xylum-apple-watch-charging-stand

The xylum charging dock for Apple Watch is machined from a solid piece of aircraft-grade aluminum for extra strength.  The brushed surface and chamfered edges of the xylum complement the design of the Watch.  The circular stand fits the charging cable inside, and two rubber inserts hold the cable and magnetic charger in place while [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Watches, Clocks
elevationlab-nightstand-for-apple-watch

In watchOS 2, Apple says your Watch will function as your alarm clock when you charge it as it lays on its side.  Most stands on the marketplace now don't place the watch on its side, so you won't be able to take advantage of the rotated face and snooze button of the Nightstand mode using [...]

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dupont-1

This post brought to you by DuPont™ Corian®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Gadgeteer. I believe that wireless charging is one of the best gadget features to be invented in the last few years and now DuPont™ Corian® Charging Surface technology is taking this feature even further by integrating it [...]

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ihome-sound-flask-ibt32

When I was a kid, I remember poring over the catalogs we'd get (especially the Sears' Wish Book), and I'd look at everything that could be a gift for my family members - if only I had some money...  It always seemed to me that the gifts for men were strange and/or utilitarian.  Women had [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
fengenius

There are 1000's of backup batteries on the market, but I don't know many that double as a digital clock and have a big LED display that shows charging status like the FENGENIUS Power Cube from Brando. The FENGENIUS is a power bank with a 5200mAh Li-Polymer battery, an aluminum case and an LED display [...]

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iogear-gofor2+-1

Like many of you, my smartphone and tablet are my go-to devices for almost everything. I use them to listen to music, to communicate, to do research, to shop, and so on. As much as I love these devices, they have their limitations. The GoFor2+ USB On-The-Go Card Reader with Hub for Android Devices by IOGEAR [...]

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power-pen-battery-backup

A few days ago, we told you about the Connector Pen that works as a ballpoint pen, stylus, and stores microUSB and Lightning charging cables inside.  Today, we have the Power Pen, which has the ballpoint and stylus, but has a 700mAh rechargeable battery inside instead of just cables.  It has just enough power to [...]

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xport E1-01

You can't have too many USB charging outlets when traveling, I say.  Today we look at the XPower E1, a rather unique take on the 12V to USB accessory with 3 ports, a built-in voltage display and a long power cord. Published Specifications: Input:  DC12V/24 V Max Output current:  7.1 A Blue USB port output [...]

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tylt ribbn 01

I love flat charging cables.  Ever since I came across the flat micro USB cable that came with the Logitech Ultimate Ears Boom speaker, I've been snapping up flat cables if there's a choice.  Now, there's a car charger with a flat cable! The TYLT RIBBN comes in red, yellow, blue or black in both [...]

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connector-pen-2

Are you tired of having to lug around a bunch of charging cables just in case one of your devices needs a quick charge during the day?  Carry the Connector Pen in your pocket, and you'll have charging cables, a ballpoint pen, and a stylus in one compact package.  The pen has a sleek, black,  brushed-aluminium [...]

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RAV Solar - 1

Most of us Gadgeteers either spend some time daily in places with power (for sleep, if nothing else) or have battery back-up devices that we can use to recharge our devices. But sometimes, whether we’re out on a job site, or biking, or camping for long periods, we may be “off the grid” electrically, even [...]

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scosche-flatout

I don't know about you, but I like to have a status LED on my gadgets that lets me know when they are fully charged so I don't have to manually turn them on to check the battery level. Most of the Android smartphones that I've owned have this feature, but Apple's iPhones and iPads [...]

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couchlet

How many times have you been relaxing on the couch or in bed when your smartphone or tablet runs out of juice? If you're lazy like I am, you probably don't want to get up and plug in your device to charge it because let's face it, getting up is too much like work! Couchlet [...]

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