Cables, Batteries and Chargers

aukey-qualcomm-quickcharge2-car-charger

Not all of us have the inexhaustible power of the Star Trek communicators, which is invaluable when you venture out on a five-year mission. Instead, we have to rely on chargers for our phones for the foreseeable future. We constantly demand more power and faster charging speeds, so engineers have provided us with the Aukey CC-T1 2-Port [...]

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just-mobile-timestand-apple-watch-8

There are a lot of charging stands for the Apple Watch on the market in a variety of materials, including wood, plastic, and metal.  The TimeStand from Just Mobile is a cylinder of high-grade aluminum that will work with any model and any size of Apple Watch.  I was given the opportunity to put the [...]

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vinsic-qi-wireless-charger-battery

Have I said how much I despise cables? They're everywhere! So any type of device that reduces the number of wires in my life is something that draws my attention, like the Vinsic Qi Wireless Charger & 10400mAh External Battery Power Bank. This is a Qi wireless charger that is also a 10400 mAh battery so [...]

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orico-4port-desktop-charging-station-DCP-4US

Oh, how I absolutely despise tangled messes of cables and believe that they are the bane of gadget and electronics lovers everywhere. Numerous power-hungry gadgets fill our modern day lives and until we can completely rid ourselves of cables, we need charging/organizational solutions like the ORICO 4 Port Desktop Charging Station (DCP-4US). This charging station [...]

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iClever 6 Port USB Travel Wall Charger-1

Is it me, or does just about every device I own now plug into a USB charger? My cell phone, my camera, my Bluetooth headphones, even my flashlight batteries. I love my devices, but I never seem to have enough USB ports or USB ports with enough power to charge my items in a timely [...]

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ThinkGeek Stormtrooper USB car charger

So, you have a Star Wars charger for your house, but what about your car? The Stormtrooper USB car charger could be that gateway gadget to your new "Death Car". Designed to be plugged into your car's 12V power socket, the Stormtrooper USB car charger delivers 2.1 Amps of power to charge your gadgets. This [...]

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ihome_omni3000_1

I’m a frequent traveler, and I use my portable devices heavily while traveling, so having a good back-up battery is essential to my daily life. The iHome Omni 3,000 mAH Portable Battery fits that bill. If I get to the airport early enough, I grab one of those chairs that offer USB and standard plug [...]

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podium-style-stand

We review a lot of backup batteries, but this might be the first one I've seen that has a built-in adjustable device holder. The Podium Style Stand features a 10,500 mAh backup battery with two USB ports so that it can recharge two devices at once. The backup battery has enough capacity to supply 200% [...]

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znaps-znaps-1

I'm sure I'm not alone when I admit I've accidentally flung my phone across the room by tripping over, or getting caught on its charging cord. I'm also sure I'm not the only person who's grown frustrated with a charging cable that no longer fits snugly into the charging port. Fortunately, a new Kickstarter project [...]

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just-mobile-alucable-duo

Just Mobile has announced three new cables that can charge all your mobile devices.  These USB cables have a USB connector on one end and a microUSB connector on the other.  A Lightning connector is permanently tethered to the microUSB end, so you'll never again have to worry about losing those tiny, expensive adapters.  These charge-and-sync [...]

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calypsocrystal-timeless-moment-watch-charging-stand-9

Well before the actual release of the Apple Watch, CalypsoCrystal added a couple of Watch accessories to their product line.  Their Timeless accessories included a beautiful leather-wrapped arc of a charging stand, which I loved at first sight.  Once I got my Apple Watch, I decided I needed a charging stand, and I was lucky [...]

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titan-mfi-certified-lightning-cable

I recently reviewed the MOS Spring Lightning Cable from Sewell, which had metal springs at the junctions between the cable and the Lightning and USB plug ends for extra strength at the most vulnerable points.  I like that cable, and I'm continuing to use it with my iPad.  I just saw the Titan MFi-Certified Lightning Cable, [...]

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incharge-3

The inCharge is a 3.5 inch long USB charging cable that can be attached to your keyring so it will always be handy when you need it. This cable was a successfully funded indieGoGo project from last year and is now available through indieGoGo's InDemand service. Let me show you more about it. Note: Images can be [...]

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60port-usb

I have a few devices that have to be charged with a USB cable. There's my Fitbit Charge HR, my LG G3 and my Samsung Galaxy S Tab 2 10.5. That makes three devices that I charge on a regular basis. That's nowhere in the same league as the people who can fill up the [...]

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homtime-c1pro-alarm-clock

Looking for a compact alarm clock for your bedside table?  The small clock in the above image is what you're looking for and more.  In additon to being an alarm clock, the Homtime C1pro also acts as a charging hub for your mobile devices.  It has a 1A and a 2.1A port for charging phones [...]

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EasyAcc 8 port USB-01

It doesn't seem that long ago that I reviewed my first desktop multi-USB charger.  That one had four USB ports, which of course, I quickly filled up.  Today, my desk graduates to 8 USB charging ports. Here's what you get in the box: 1 x EasyAcc 8-Port USB Desktop Charger 1 x DC 12V 5A [...]

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ikea-qi-chargers

Earlier in the year, we told you that Ikea had announced a line of Qi wireless chargers, some of which would be incorporated into their lamps and furniture.  Those chargers are available for purchase now.  They have some stand-alone chargers, like the single Nordmarke (above, left, $28) and the triple Nordmarke (lower left, $65).  They [...]

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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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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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