Cables, Batteries and Chargers

tylt_vu-box2

I truly believe charging your devices without having to plug them in is a great feature and the way of the future, that all cellphone/smart device manufactures should embrace. The TYLT VÜ wireless charger was one of my favorite review/tech products of 2014. It's build quality, upright orientation and triple coil design make it the hands [...]

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f-color-2-in-1-cable

My family is actually an all-Apple household, but we have mophie juice pack cases for our iPhones, so we need both Lightning and microUSB cables for charging our various devices.  These F-Color cables would work great in my gear bag and even for my nightstand charger, because it combines both formats into one cable.  The [...]

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knomo-elektronista-bag

You carry a tablet, phone, cables, chargers, backup battery, and EDC things like a wallet and keys.  You don't want to use a huge gear bag to carry your things, and you want a stylish handbag instead of something more utilitarian.  If these things describe you, The Elektronista Digital Clutch Bag might be what you're [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
bracelet-usb

The Bead Bracelet Micro USB Cable and Bead Bracelet Lightning Cable are wearable bead bracelets that double as micro USB or Lightning cables. No more scrounging around in your gear bag when you need a cable to charge or sync your Android and iOS devices. You'll always have a cable at hand (or wrist) when [...]

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robot-head-charging-cables

Do you remember the cute Danbo robot charger we featured last year?  It was an external battery pack that was made to look like the Danbo cartoon character; see the links at the bottom of this article to read about the charger.  Well, these Robot Head Charging Cables are the perfect complement for that charger. [...]

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buoytags

If you're obsessed with organization, tightly wound with tidiness and creeped out by clutter, Buoy Tags will make you a happy camper. What are they? Buoy Tags are plastic snap on labels designed for Apple products like the MacBook Magsafe power adapter, Apple earbud cables and USB charging cables. These neat little tags will let [...]

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RAVPower-Savior-9000mAh-Battery-1

There are some days during the week that I am constantly on the go and nowhere near an outlet to charge up my devices which makes portable external batteries invaluable. I am excited to see that backup batteries are starting to include built-in micro USB and Lightning cables thus no longer requiring you to bring [...]

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A couple of years ago, we told you about a Stelle Bluetooth speaker that looked like lady's clutch purse.  Stelle is back again with another clutch purse Bluetooth speaker, but this one has room inside so you can actually carry your things inside.  The Stelle Audio Mini-Clutch Speaker has the speaker hidden in one side [...]

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sonicable

Charging up your device can be a time-consuming endeavor.  Don't you wish you could speed it up?  With the SONICable, the creator promises you can half the time to charge your device, at least when you're charging from a USB port.  When you're charging from an AC charger, the SONICable works as a normal Lightning [...]

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super-charged-bag-divider

If you have one of those camera bags with the Velcroed-in dividers, you can replace one of the dividers with the Super Charged Bag Divider with the backup battery inside it.  You'll add power to your bag without needing to give up some storage space in your camera bag to hold the extra item.  The [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Camera Gear, News
mimo-powertube-star-wars

If you want an external battery with a little more flair, look no further than the MimoPowerTube- Star Wars Series batteries.  These little tubes have a 2600mAh Li-ion battery, and they can charge any 5V phone or small mobile device.  They're 0.8" in diameter and 3.5" tall, and they feature C-3PO, Darth Vader, and stormtrooper [...]

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coolstream-carchatplus-1

I have a Swiss Army knife, which is pretty darn useful.  It is useful not only because it is small and easy to carry, it is also extremely useful because of all the things it can do.  So when I saw the Coolstream Car Chat+ I thought about my Swiss Army knife, because the Car Chat+ [...]

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box01

If you're like me, you may have devices that have different power/data connections, the most common being the Apple Lightening connector and the more standard µUSB connector.  In my case I have an iPad mini and a Moto G phone, both of which I carry with me most of the time.  This means I have [...]

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ZeroHour XR charging ip6plus

Several months ago I reviewed the ZeroHour XD Tactical flashlight thinking I would never need another, but the folks at ZeroHour have me rethinking that.  They are running a Kickstarter campaign to develop a smaller and more feature laden flashlight and battery backup. The ZeroHour Relic XR is their latest flashlight which is currently seeking funding through [...]

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SkinnyCharge V1 review

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We lug our smartphones and other personal devices everywhere. But one of the drawbacks of the device features arms race---with larger display sizes, faster processors and connectivity speeds and other new features---is an ever-increasing need for power. My iPhone 4S's battery life had been steadily decreasing over time, so I found myself needing a boost throughout the [...]

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choe-t513-5

I can't wait till the day when our smartphones have batteries that will last for a week or longer without needing a recharge. Hey I can dream can't I? Until that day comes (I'm not holding my breath), I will just make do with Qi wireless charging. Qi which is pronounced as chee, is a wireless [...]

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allputer-10-port-usb-charger-stand-2

We've featured USB charging stands on The Gadgeteer before, but those had a paltry max of 6 devices charged at once.  The 96W 10-Port Giant Family-Sized Desktop USB Rapid Charger Cradle from Allputer can charge up to 10 devices simultaneously from a single wall outlet!  The charging cradle accepts 100-240V, 50/60Hz AC power (max 2A) and outputs [...]

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Phaz_1

Picture this: You’re cruising down the street plugged into your smartphone but the power is beginning to run low. You want to keep listening, but you’re afraid of draining the battery completely if you do. Now, picture this: You just keep listening anyway because the headphone is charging your smartphone. You read that right. In [...]

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afterburner-iphone-6-6-plus-battery-case-2

There seems to be an influx of battery cases for the new iPhone 6 models lately, but this Afterburner case seems to be less expensive than most - and they are on discount for a limited time.  There's a model for the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus.  Each model will contain a 3200mAh lithium-polymer [...]

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otterbox-resurgence-battery-case-iphone-6

The new Resurgence Power Case from Otterbox, just like any Otterbox case, is built to be protective, with its fiberglass-filled polycarbonate shell and internal foam core.  This new iPhone 6 case adds a 2600mAh lithium-ion backup battery, which can double the battery life of your phone.  The case protects your iPhone 6 two ways.  It is [...]

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