Cables, Batteries and Chargers

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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15-Watt-Wireless-Charging-Solution

I have just recently upgraded my phone to one that supports wireless charging and was excited to try it for the first time. I was going to purchase a five watt wireless charger until I came across a press release from Freescale Semiconductor about their 15 watt wireless charging solution. Their design will support faster, [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Wireless
Bandstand-Watch-Render

The release date hasn't even been announced for the Apple Watch yet, but Standzout has announced a charging dock for the watches.  The Bandstand Apple Watch Dock will incorporate the watch's inductive charger, so your watch will charge as sits in the stand.  The Bandstand has a pivoting platform for the watch so you can [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Watches, Clocks
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The new juice pack cases mophie just announced for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are in the "worth the wait" category.  No longer will you need to carry a separate backup battery; your new iPhone can wear its backup battery.  mophie cases protect your device and incorporate a backup battery to keep your phone [...]

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iBattz_Optimus_1

There’s an old saying: “You can never be too thin or too rich.” In today’s tech-driven world, I would like to add to that: “You can never have enough backup power.” It’s grammatically clumsy to be sure, but it’s also true. We are more dependent than ever on places to plug in and recharge our [...]

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griffin-powerdock-pro

CES 2015 is underway, and Griffin Technology is there to introduce their new products.  They have unveiled an update to the PowerDock 5 that we reviewed at The Gadgeteer a couple of years ago.  The PowerDock Pro still has five charging slots that are sized to fit five devices, Android or Apple iOS, smart phone [...]

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airdock2_tech

The designers at Air Dock have recently introduced a new Indiegogo project for their second generation wireless charging car mount, the Air Dock 2.0. Like the original, the Air Dock 2.0 is a wireless car charger and dock for smartphones and tablets that are equipped with Qi inductive charging technology. The Air Dock docking surface is made [...]

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ezcharge

Bracketron’s new EZCharge two-way port USB chargers let you charge your USB enabled gadgets in your vehicle. That in itself isn't unique, but the fact that the USB ports in the charger can accept USB cables plugged in regardless to orientation is unique. We've featured cables like the Remax reversible USB cables that can be [...]

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Choetech-USBcharger-1

We have so many devices that are charged via USB in our house that multiport USB wall chargers have become a necessity for us. The Choetech 50 Watt 6 Port Desktop Smart USB Wall Charger is one that was offered to the Gadgeteer for review and I quickly volunteered to test it. To quote He-Man, [...]

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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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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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