Cables, Batteries and Chargers

wow-collectibles

The World of Warcraft movie from Blizzard Entertainment is slated for release on June 10, 2016 and to start the branded merchandising wave off with a splash,  Swordfish Tech is offering WOW inspired tech accessories for pre-order. You can choose between the Alliance or the Horde with accessories that feature the iconic characters and weapons [...]

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batteryshare

I can't make up my mind if this app is cool, creepy or somewhere in between. Battery Share is an iOS app that will let you follow the battery status of your friend's phone and will send a notification to your device when their battery is about to die. I'm not sure what the real [...]

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logi-base

The iPad Pro has been off my radar, but I should probably be embarrassed to admit that I didn't even know that the iPad Pro had a special charging connector that doesn't require a cable. The Smart Connector is the closest Apple has come to wireless charging for a mobile device (I'm not counting the [...]

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mycharge-allterrainseries

Do you work in a harsh environment, participate in extreme sports or just happen to be extra clumsy with your devices (like me)?  If so, you deserve a portable charging solution that is as tough as your demands. Check out the myCharge All Terrain series of portable chargers. This IP68 rated, military-grade charger is designed [...]

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ihome-icvbt7

As you're preparing for your day or getting ready for a night on the town, a mirror is an important tool. But this mirror from iHome not only lets you check your face, it also lets you listen to your favorite tunes and charge your phone. The iHome iCVBT7 is a 9-inch diameter double sided [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Home and Kitchen
PhotoFast-cr8800-2

iPhones are renowned for offering plentiful applications, ease of use, and quality hardware. But whether you are a supporter or detractor of all things Apple there's one thing you have to admit: they charge way too much for memory. the 48 GB jump from 16 GB to 64 GB costs $100, or over $2 per GB; the next [...]

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tech21 EVO Endurance-2

Although the battery life on phones has gotten better, there are times I still find the need to charge my iPhone on the fly. In general, I do not keep a charging case on my phone mainly because of the added weight and size. There is a company out there that not only makes a case [...]

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cable01

I had just purchased a Nexus 5x which incorporates the new USB-C connector for charging and I was looking for a spare cable.  Luckily I was offered the opportunity to check out the AluCable and figured that I'd scored a simple review and could crank out a couple of sentences and then I'd be done.  It [...]

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griffin-breaksafe-magnetic-usbc-cable

If you recently purchased a new laptop, it probably came with the new industry standard USB-C port. This port will eventually replace all older USB ports and you'll find Macs, PCs, and mobile devices alike using them - hooray for standardization! Ah, but since upgrading, perhaps you may have left behind a magnetic cable that [...]

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Spyder3n1 - 1

We all have battery chargers by now, right? Some are large, some small, some include cables to connect to phones or tablets. But one thing almost every charger I have seen has is this: you have to carry along a phone charger or a device capable of charging the battery to top it off. (It [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, Reviews
lumsing-usbc-1

A while back I traded in my SUV for a more family friendly minivan that we can take road trips with. Since my children are still young, I had a drop down DVD player installed in the van. While researching DVD players, I attempted to find one that also had an HDMI input. My thinking [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
neoprene-cable-management-sleeves

I loathe cable messes and thus, I love cable organization products. Right now I am using plastic spiral tube wrap to tidy up my cable messes but neoprene cable sleeves are available that will bundle your cables together more attractively if you are willing to pay a higher price. There are some that are available [...]

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anker-powercore+26800-1

When you think of 26,800 mAh battery, do you think "Do I really need that much battery"? However, what if the power goes out for days? This is an unusual scenario, but it happens. You may also want to have a large portable battery when you're camping or when you travel for business for a few [...]

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blockhead

Ten One Design, who are known for iPad accessories like their active styluses, have just announced an adapter for Apple MacBook and iPad chargers that allow the charger to lay flat against the wall. If you have ever used one of Apple's wall chargers, you know that the power adapter sticks out from the outlet [...]

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sojitek-cable-1

I've been enjoying my Nexus 6P for a few months now, but I still miss the convenience of wireless charging. During the day it's no big deal to plug in a cable, but at night I just set the phone next to me on the night stand so that I can easy pick it up [...]

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Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews
HoverDock-AppleWatch-Review-08

Ever since I've purchased the Apple Watch, I've been wanting a stand for it that helps me charge it easily and display it on my desk, since the cable it comes with can be hard to find in a messy space. The HoverDock by Just Mobile is a low-profile charging stand that has integrated support for Apple [...]

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LMcable-LMcable-1

"It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge." It's the worst part of the Twilight Zone, the part that even Rod Serling feared - it's the need to carry an Android and iPhone. Maybe one device is [...]

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Qicent - 1

This is another product category that has moved from being a geeky thing to perfectly normal for people in all walks of life. In the last year, I have seen power cords and surge suppressors that have several USB plugs for charging phones or tablets in coffee shops, malls, bars, and waiting areas in healthcare [...]

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SecuPower_5 Port USB Hub_6

It's come to this. In today's ever-increasing reliance on powered smartphones, tablets, Bluetooth speakers and any other gadget we're addicted to, they have one thing in common: they all require charging. If you have a family, charging can become a hassle when outlets around the house get clogged with charging plugs. It's similar to not [...]

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EverPurse

If I carried a purse, I think my phone would never be charged.  I'd put the bag down and forget to take out the phone, plug it in, etc. Everpurse has solved that problem!  You know that one spot at home or work where you always place your bag? With Everpurse, that special place now keeps you [...]

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tronsmart-usb-type-c-quick-charge-3

It's no secret that I love my Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 chargers (car chargers, desktop chargers, and wall chargers) because of how quickly they charge my QC 2.0 devices. I've been going along in my little QC 2.0 world and was quite content with the simple knowledge of which chargers to buy to take advantage [...]

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Power Donut

With all our electronics nowadays, two-port wall outlets are woefully insufficient; a power strip is pretty much a must. The problem is that you only actually have access to about half the sockets on that power strip due to the traditional linear configuration where bulky adapters will cover adjacent outlets. It feels like I’m playing [...]

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plusus-lifelink-3

Minimalists should appreciate the thought that went into designing the LifeLink USB charge cable from Australian based PlusUs. This USB charging cable is thin and compact for easy integration into your EDC. But is this cable worth the hefty price tag? I'm skeptical, but let me show you more about it and then let you decide. [...]

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EasyAcc-smart-charger-1

The deep dive.  That's what I call it when you try to plug up anything beside your bed at home.  Or in the hotel room.  Many times you have to go under the bed, or behind the headboard, or you have to move the bedside table, just to find an outlet.  And then you often [...]

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coil-hack-25

Do you have a useful tip, trick or hack that you think other Gadgeteer readers can use to make their life easier? Then I need you to contribute them to a new series that I'm starting today. So many people have great ideas and they never share them. Let's change that. The tips, tricks, hacks [...]

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