Cables, Batteries and Chargers

satechi-qi

I've talked about my love of Qi wireless charging many times over the years and I have been worried that the technology is being phased out before it ever really got started. Smartphone makers like Motorola who were among the first to add this feature to their flagship phones a few years ago are no longer [...]

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xtorm-power-bank-free-15000-1

It is getting harder and harder for product manufacturers to make their power bank products stand out from the crowd.  You find these things everywhere, even hanging up in gas station convenience stores.  So Xtorm has come out with some power banks that seek to combine some of the best features of many of the [...]

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ravpower-22000-7

If you are someone who uses your phone often, you may find yourself at the end of the day diving for the charging cable. With the onset of Pokemon Go on top of daily use, we've had a struggle in this household with keeping our phones charged up. Thankfully, RAVPower saved the day by offering [...]

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EliveBuyPlus - 2

In the world of portable USB chargers, there has been one constant: every one that I've seen uses a microUSB port for charging. Doesn't matter if it's a device dedicated to an Apple product that uses a Lightning connector, or even the older 30-pin connector. Charging them meant you had to have a USB to [...]

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weego-44

At least once or twice a year the battery on Jeanne's Kia or the battery on our lawn tractor dies. Using jumper cables with another vehicle like my MINI Cooper to jump start the dead battery always makes me nervous. First I have to Google the cable connection sequence and then actually do it. The [...]

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coteetci-2

Since switching to the Nexus 6P last fall, I've gone from charging with the included Type-C cable, to charging wirelessly using a Qi wireless patch from Astore. The wireless patch worked fine and allowed me to use my existing Qi chargers, but left the Type-C port on the phone unusable and a little plastic bump [...]

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jabees-chargingstation

If you have a family of Gadgeteers, you most likely have a variety of USB cables and charging docks positioned all over your house. The Jabees Q7 6 Port Desktop USB Charging Station will help you clean up that mess and get organized. It features an intelligent USB charger with auto-detect technology that adjusts the [...]

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twist-world-adapter-2

The TWIST World Adapter DUO from OneAdaptr is the only power adapter that you will need to take with you when you travel internationally (okay, so maybe it doesn't work everywhere, but it works in 150 countries!); it has all that you need in one piece. This unique adapter allows you to twist the base [...]

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owc_thunderbolt2dock-1

Those of you with laptops know the hassle of plugging and unplugging peripherals when you need to expand the capabilities of your computer. More specifically those of you with Macintosh laptops have never had the option of an Apple made docking station. Well the engineers at OWC have designed a single cable solution to connect [...]

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1 b box iCOBRA2 Lightning On-The-Go USB 3.0 Flash Drive5255

I learned in the Microsoft world that connections and drivers and CODECs were the worst part of this brave new world. Plug and Play was an improvement, but it always seemed like I couldn't upgrade my equipment until I'd forgotten about that tech and was now behind a different generation or two. Then I moved into [...]

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EcoCharge 07

Nowadays, having a portable charger, or power bank, for your cell phone is not only a necessity but it also has to stand up to every day use and abuse. It won't do you any good if your charger breaks from being dropped or if it gets damaged from water or moisture exposure. This is [...]

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choetech-qc3-1

I don't think I can ever have enough power banks. Between phones, tablets, and Bluetooth headphones, I have a constant need for backup power sources. While I do have a handful of power banks, I often forget to recharge them after I use them. For that reason, I like to have a couple of power [...]

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iclever-deal

Today only (06/23/2016 12:01 AM PDT through 06/23/2016 11:59 PM PDT) you can save big on a variety of iClever charging adapters at Amazon. Today's deal is on 10 different iClever products. Some that we've reviewed here on The Gadgeteer (see related links below). iClever consistently offers good quality multi-port USB chargers that allow you [...]

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belkin-charge-dock-iphone-and-watch-8

Julie knows how much I love gadgets - and gadgets for my gadgets.  When Belkin offered The Gadgeteer their new Valet Charge Dock for Apple Watch + iPhone for review, Julie asked if I'd be interested in giving it a try.  I loved the idea of needing only one wall outlet to charge both my [...]

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scosche-gobatt

The Scosche GoBatt 4400 is a small rechargeable backup battery that not only has enough capacity to recharge your iPhone 6/6s two times, but it also has a built-in flashlight. The GoBatt features a 4400mAh battery, one USB port that delivers 1A charge output and a button that when pressed will show how much juice [...]

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