Cables, Batteries and Chargers

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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Posted in: Articles, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Do-It-Yourself, How-To
choetech-wireless-charger-1

Ever since purchasing my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ I have enjoyed the benefit of rapid charging.  I can charge my phone for 30 min using the rapid charger that came with the phone and get 50% in battery capacity.  The problem is that I have to use the charger that came with the phone to [...]

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powerdock-pro

How many devices do you own that require charging via a USB cable? As you can probably imagine, I can't even count all the devices that I have at my house. We have charging cables in the kitchen, cables in the bedroom and cables in the Gadgeteer HQ office. There has to a tidier and easier [...]

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1byone-3500mAh-battery-case

Right now you can get a 1byone 3500 mAh Rechargeable Battery Case for your iPhone 6 (6.2 x 3.1 x 0.6 inches; 4.6 ounces) for only $13 using the code FX98WN9K. This case will protect your phone from scratches and wear and tear as well as adding 100%+ extra battery life. You can charge the battery [...]

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TYLT ENERGI 6K+1

Traveling with all your electronic gadgets can be a loathsome affair. Between packing chargers, charging cables and backup batteries, you may need an extra carry on bag just to tote them around. TYLT has come up with a good solution to this problem with their ENERGI 6K+ smart charger. DON'T MISS: TYLT VÜ-Solo Wireless Charger review Note: [...]

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Anker_2

Many people have more than one portable device that they carry with them. And whether they are smartphones, iPhones, tablets, Kindles,  iPads and even GPS units, one thing is for certain and that is that the device will eventually need charging at one point or another. But with all our running around and busy lifestyle, a wall [...]

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ampy-kinetic

Last week I told you about a jump rope that doubles as a charger by charging its internal 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery as you twirl the rope. If you like jumping rope, that's an interesting alternative to a traditional backup battery. But for those of you that prefer to walk, bike or run, the AMPY [...]

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APC-Battery-Backup-Review-Main

Many of us depend on the internet for doing so many things in our homes.  We do research, pay bills, get entertainment, and keep in touch with our family and friends.  This can be frustrating if we lose electricity due to a storm or other circumstances.  APC has created a battery backup that also includes a [...]

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griffin-travel-powerbank

This week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, Griffin Technology unveiled their new Travel Power Bank for the Apple Watch. This small keychain sized charging dock features an all-in-one 800 mAh battery and charging cable that will be perfect for travellers who want to keep their Apple Watch charged through a [...]

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pulse-jumprope

Is one of your New Year's resolutions to lose weight and get in shape? The PULSE Jump Rope can help with that because jumping rope is a good cardio exercise. But the PULSE doesn't just benefit your heart and waist line, it will also charge your phone. Wait, what? It's true, the PULSE Jump Rope has [...]

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If you're a gadget lover, you probably like looking at your gadgets and admiring their beauty even when not in use. Oh, and smelling them...the smell of a new gadget, err...flowers is amazing!  This glazed stoneware vase doubles as a smartphone dock allowing you to charge your phone with your existing cord by threading it [...]

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tronsmart-usb-quick-charge-charger-1

I'm a big fan of Quick Charge 2.0 technology. They're just now becoming more commonplace in charging devices. So when the Tronsmart 5-Port Quick Charge 2.0 Desktop USB Charger became available for review, I requested it. So far, I've been very pleased with its performance and the only negative is that the unit is rather [...]

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idbeads

You've probably seen charms that you can put around the stem of wine glasses so you'll always know which glass is yours at a party. Well, now you can make sure that you know which cable is yours with iDBeads. iDBeads are silicone charms that have been designed to work with Apple Lightning cables and [...]

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tech-life-grid

We've seen more than our share of device chargers for home, office and travel, but what about a charger made specifically for your workshop? The Tech Life GRID is a power station that has been designed to be rugged enough for your maker work bench. It features 9 110Volt power outlets, with 4 on the [...]

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Jackery - 7

I know of almost no one worth his or her Gadgeteer lifetime membership badge who doesn't have some sort of power backup for their smartphone and/or tablet. This category has exploded, along with the move from cheaper, low-quality batteries to safer, more robust, and highly focused battery packs. Jackery, Inc. has recently introduced a range [...]

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powerqube-mini

The PowerQube MINI is a 4.5 x 1.5 inch charger that has a five foot detachable power cord and offers two AC outlets and three USB ports. Where the PowerQube MINI differs from many other portable chargers is that the three USB ports all provide up to 2.1A independently and are engineered with SP Technology [...]

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lightning-sd

In a nod to the on-going increase of using iPhones for photo editing and photo management, Apple has today released a new version of their Lightning to SD reader. According to Dan Moren at Six Colors, the new cable will support all previous iPads with Lightning ports, as well as iPhones going back to the [...]

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zolt-1

Laptop cables and charging adapters are big and bulky and pain to travel with. The Zolt Laptop Charger is a relatively small adapter meant to replace that bulky mess when traveling. It comes with a six foot PC charging cable, 8 universal PC tips allowing the charger to fit most PC laptops, and a travel [...]

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iona-dock-1

Until now, the only iPhone dock that I've ever used was attached to an alarm clock. Simple iPhone docks have intrigued me, but I had yet to try one and see if they were useful. The number one reason I never picked one up was due to the myriad of cases I enjoy using, since [...]

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A charger that has full access to all ports is a bounty in itself, but finding one with 2 smart USB ports as well is just icing on the cake.  I currently have two power strips that have ports that are unusable because of crowding and it's maddening to me.  I rearrange them depending on [...]

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AppleWatchStandNews

According to the excellent AppleWorld.Today, Apple is adding a new item for in-store and online purchasing on Friday: an Apple-branded charging stand for Apple Watch. The white saucer-shaped unit will feature a flip-up charging puck, so that the user can have the Watch flat or on it's side, in order to use "Nightstand Mode". This [...]

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aukey-quick-charge2-2ports

I currently have an Aukey two-port car charger with one Quick Charge 2.0 port. It charges my phone more quickly than conventional chargers and has been working wonderfully without problems. However, we have two phones in our family that support Quick Charge 2.0 so I have been on the lookout for an inexpensive dual port [...]

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