Cables, Batteries and Chargers

cupholder-charging-station-2

It's nice to have a place in your car to set your drink, but it's even nicer to have a place to keep your phone where you can see it while it's navigating for you or while it's charging.  With the Cupholder Charging Station, you can convert one drink holder in the center console into [...]

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brando-s6

If you just picked up a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S6 and would like to protect and extend its battery life, meet the Power Jacket from Brando. The Power Jacket protects the back of the phone, while also adding an extra 3200 mAh of battery life. It snaps on the back of the phone and [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
block-apple-watch-charging-stand-with-battery

Like many other charging stands created for the Apple Watch, the BLOC is a sleek, elegant charging station for your Apple Watch.  It will look and work perfectly on your bedside table for those nightly charging sessions.  Unlike most other charging stands, the BLOC is also a portable power bank for your Watch, just in [...]

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dodocase-dual-charging-dock-iphone-apple-watch-2

Continuing their line of little handmade, bookbound accessories, DODOcase has introduced their Dual Charging Dock Organizer for iPhone and Apple Watch.  This little book has a Baltic birch interior carved to hold an iPhone (any size with or without many cases, or even an iPad mini) as it charges.  The platform in front of the iPhone holds [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
Mophie Spacestation

Being an iPhone and iPad user over the past 4 years, the one thing that I have found is that I tend to run up against the file storage limitations of those devices. I especially find it an issue when trying to edit movies or music on the road. Mophie, a company we know at The [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Travel Gear
lutman_swich-1

I love the ease and convenience of wireless charging. I have Qi charging pads and stands strategically placed throughout my world. They all get the job done but none are really all that noteworthy or eye catching. All are made of some sort of plastic varying in size, shape, and quality. Until recently that is. [...]

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mophie-space-pack

Early last year, we told you about the new space pack case for iPhone 5/5s from mophie that added up to 100% extra battery life with its built-in battery and added 16-32GB extra storage to the iPhone, too.  This year, mophie is introducing space pack cases for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and even [...]

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ChargeAll-7

Technology has come a long, long way in the last 10 years but battery technology has lagged behind.  There are limitations to electrochemistry that nanoscale carbon substrates can help boost but until that day we have become accustomed to carrying around spare battery packs for our devices.  With more and more devices sealing their batteries [...]

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barebones-canyon-lantern-2

The Barebones Canyon Lantern has a retro style, but it's loaded with modern features.  The lantern has two 8W rechargeable lithium-ion batteries inside that are more resistant to cold weather than alkaline batteries.  It has a stainless steel, plastic, and rubber body and a handle that can be used to carry, to stand it on a [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
brika-large-phone-dock-2

This little stoneware pot is actually a charging dock that works with a variety of phones, including iPhone, Galaxy Note, Motorola Droid, and many more.   In addition to the dock, the Large Phone Dock also has a couple of little compartments that can be used for desk accessories.  You could put paper clips in the [...]

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tower-multi-device-charger-2

In my house, it seems like all the electrical outlets are either located behind a big piece of furniture or out in the middle of a wall with no furniture nearby.  If I need to plug something in, I either have to move furniture to reach an outlet or just lay my gadget in the [...]

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MOS-Spring-Lightning-cable-2

I had an old 30-pin Apple cable that I used literally for many years with no problems.  I got it with my ancient 3rd-gen 15GB white iPod and used it with every Apple device I owned until Apple switched to the Lightning connector.  That old 30-pin cable had a much longer plastic collar under the [...]

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iclever-dual-usb-wall-charger-ic-tc02-5

Everybody can use more USB chargers, right?  True, but you need to make sure that the USB charger can charge your most power-hungry gadgets before you waste money buying it.  You don't want the charge to take longer than the battery life because you're trying to use an under-powered charger.  Slow charges shouldn't be a [...]

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mophie-juice-pack-samsung-s6-and-s6-edge

These new juice pack cases from mophie will both protect and recharge your new Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.  Both cases have "carefully-designed internal bumpers [to] add extra cushion to the edges and corners of the protective case for unrivaled support."  Both also have 3300mAh batteries inside to provide more than 100% extra power to [...]

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snappower

Last spring I helped back SnapRays, a Kickstarter project for a wall outlet cover plate with built in auto-illuminating LEDs. The project was a big success and they actually delivered the products to their backers on time, which has not been the norm for most of the projects I have backed in the past. Now [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Home, Kitchen, News
mophie-juice-pack-dock

It's not Qi, but the juice pack dock from mophie does charge your iPhone and its juice pack battery case without plugging in a cable.  Just drop the iPhone (wearing its juice pack) into the dock, and the pins in the bottom of the dock mate up with charging points on the bottom of the [...]

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nomadkey-charging-cable-pebble-watch

Nomad based the design for the NomadKey USB charging cable for the Pebble Original smart watch on a key.  Since you always have your keys with you when you're out, why not have a key-sized charger on the keyring?  It won't feel like you are carrying anything extra, but you'll have a tough, flexible charging [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Watches, Clocks
InfiniteUSB

USB ports, there are never enough on my laptop or desk top computer to keep all my connected items connected. I am always changing a cable here, unplugging a device there and can never seem to find the right cable for the job. The InfiniteUSB, a Kickstarter project, hopes to provide you with a solution [...]

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promini

The Magic-Pro ProMini Power Station 6T from Brando is a USB charger that can charge up to six devices at once while only using one outlet. The Magic-Pro ProMini Power Station 6T comes with five interchangeable plugs that will allow you to use this charger in the US, UK, AU, EU, KR and JP. The [...]

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device-charging-end-table-2

We recently told you that Ikea has announced a line of furniture and lamps with built-in Qi chargers.  What about people who don't use Qi charging?  We want nice things, too!  Well, Hammacher Schlemmer has a Device Charging End Table that has a built-in charging station for those of us who still need to cable [...]

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