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Charge all your portable devices with this Lumsing battery pack

on Monday, April 14th, 2014

With the Lumsing 11000mAh 5 x USB External Battery Pack, you can charge up to five phones or two tablets simultaneously.  The 11000mAh lithium-ion battery holds more than enough power to keep a gear bag full of mobile devices going during your longest trip.  The five 5V USB ports output between 0.6A up to 2.1A.  The integrated Read More…

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Charge up to four devices simultaneously with this USB wall charger

on Friday, April 11th, 2014

The Sabrent 4-Port Compact USB Wall Charger can charge smart phones, tablets, and other USB-chargeable devices.  One port is rated for up to 2.4A to charge tablets quickly.  When you have multiple devices plugged in, the charger will balance power output at each port to keep the total load to 12.5 watts.  Has built-in over-current protection and Read More…

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Lightning Rabbit USB cables review

on Thursday, April 10th, 2014

If you’ve ever looked at your USB cables and thought “Ugh, these cables are not worthy of my gadgeteer greatness”, I have some cables that are several steps above all those generic cables you have stashed in your drawers and gear bags. Lightning Rabbit cables are the Cadillac of USB cables, but are they worth Read More…

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mophie’s keychain power reserve for iPhone and iPod

on Thursday, April 10th, 2014

I reviewed the mophie juice pack air case for my iPhone 5 recently, and I liked it a lot.  If you’d prefer to use your iPhone case-less but want to keep a backup power source at hand, you should check out mophie’s power reserve.  mophie packs 1350mAh of reserve power in a package only 1.50″ X 2.84″ Read More…

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mophie juice pack air for iPhone 5/5s review

on Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

I tend to keep my iPhone 5 charged, but both my husband and daughter tend to let their batteries die.  I’m tired of paying cell phone bills for phones that aren’t even available to call part of the time, so I decided to do something about it.  I couldn’t get a separate battery pack, because Read More…

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Brando Key Chain Lightning Charger review

on Saturday, April 5th, 2014

“On the road again, I can’t wait to get on the road again” oh yes Willie Nelson has it right. I have been hitting the open road or friendly skies more frequently these days, so I have been outfitting myself with tools that I may need while away from my home. One tool both me Read More…

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Forget carrying individual device chargers

on Friday, April 4th, 2014

Having to carry individual AC chargers for each of your mobile devices can take up a lot of room and add a lot of weight to your gear bag.  With the Aluratek 6-port USB Charging Station with Surge Protection, you can charge up to six USB-chargeable devices simultaneously.  Each of the six ports can produce 2.1A Read More…

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This backup battery will let you use a USB keyboard with your tablet

on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

The EneBRICK from Cerevo packs a lot of function into a 4.9″ X 2.5″ X 0.9″ package.  It has a 6000mAh internal battery, and it has two USB ports for charging your mobile devices.  It also pulls open to expose a stand for your smart phone or tablet; it comes with adjusters that allow it Read More…

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That’s not a knife – it’s a charging cable

on Monday, March 31st, 2014

Though this may look like a Swiss Army knife, it’s actually a compact way to carry your charging cables.  Instead of blades, the Multi-Tool Adapter has cables: a microUSB, miniUSB, and Apple 30-pin connector for plugging into your device, and a USB connector to plug into your computer or a wall charger.  You’ll notice that Read More…

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Kensington AbsolutePower 2.1 Fast Charge for Tablets with PowerWhiz review

on Saturday, March 29th, 2014

Personal mobile devices need power.  They crave it, like a politician craves…well, power.  Alright, maybe not quite like that, but it’s an inescapable fact.  And because of this, we have chargers tucked all over our homes, offices and vehicles to power up or top off when needed, which for many of us is quite often. Read More…

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ADATA Elite CE700 Wireless Charging Stand review

on Friday, March 28th, 2014

Some people will scoff, but I love wireless charging. Not having to plug a micro USB cable into my phone every time I need to top off the battery is a hassle, when wireless charging is an alternative. Once you’ve experienced the luxury of simply placing your device on a flat charging pad or a Read More…

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AC charger and backup battery – two great tastes that taste great together

on Friday, March 28th, 2014

The Bolt Battery Charger combines the “world’s smallest portable iPhone USB wall charger” with a built-in 3000mAh rechargeable battery, so you’ll be able to charge your phone whether you’re near a power outlet or not.  You won’t have to keep up with a special cable to recharge your backup battery, because the Bolt has prongs that Read More…

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Add wireless charging to your iPhone 5/5s

on Thursday, March 27th, 2014

I never used to understand the allure of wireless charging, but frankly I’m getting tired of the tangle of wires on my bedside table.  This RichardSolo iPhone Wireless Charging System could remove at least one wire from my tangle.  The charging case looks as sleek as any I’ve seen for iPhone, and it’s available in Read More…

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Bypass your MacBook Air’s battery with the BatteryBox – and charge your tablet and phone, too

on Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Most external batteries can charge up your phone or your tablet, but you’re out of luck with your laptop.  The BatteryBox is only 0.98″ x 2.63″ x 3.55″ and just under 9 ounces, but it packs 50Wh of energy – enough juice to power your MacBook with enough left over to charge your mobile device, too. Read More…

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PowerAll: recharges your devices and jump starts your car – the panacea for our modern day lives

By: Kathleen Chapman
on Friday, March 21st, 2014

The PowerAll is a handy 12,000 mAh portable lithium ion battery charger used to charge your portable devices AND jump start your car. It has two 5V / 2.1A USB ports and is capable of charging two devices at the same time, after which it will go into sleep mode to preserve power. In addition, Read More…

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Charge your mobile devices with the bionic battery box

on Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Although the Robot Head Portable Charger is based on a cardboard character known as Danbo, this battery charger is not made of cardboard.  It’s a sturdy external battery that packs 6000mAh behind its cute face.  Press the mouth and the eyes light up to indicate battery charge levels.  Its small enough to fit in your Read More…

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Flight 001 4-in-1 Adapter is simple, compact, colorful

on Friday, March 14th, 2014

I do a fair amount of business travel, which typically includes a few overseas trips every year. I’m constantly on the lookout for items that will help me reduce the size and weight of what I drag through airports, on and off planes and into and out of hotels. One of the items I have Read More…

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Calibre ULTRA’GO nano Power Station back up battery review

on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Carrying a cell phone is the norm these days. As cell phones continue to get bigger and faster, it’s hard to keep them running for a full day if you’re a heavy user. Many users solve this by carrying a portable battery to charge their phones. There are plenty of portable battery solutions out there, Read More…

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Prong PocketPlug charger-case for iPhone review

on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

With the always-online connectivity of smartphones these days, the folks making chargers are trying to keep up as much as those developing better battery chemistry. If you’re one who can’t quite make it through the day on a full charge, or if you travel and need to take along a charger, you’ve probably been irritated Read More…

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Chefs have knife rolls; what do gadget lovers use?

on Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

According to ThinkGeek, they use cord rolls.  The Cordito Leather Cable Wrap is made of premium leather with metal button closures.  It measures 12.25″ long x 5.5″ wide when opened flat; rolled, it has about a 2″ diameter (depending on what you have in there).  It’s designed with a pouch to hold two power adapters, and Read More…

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Join the revolution with PowerQube

on Monday, March 10th, 2014

This may appear to be a power strip at first glance, but PowerQube says their product differs because it can provide the power any device, from any manufacturer, needs.  Unlike most power sources, PowerQube isn’t designed with one manufacturer’s devices in mind, and it determines and provides the amount of charging power to each device. Read More…

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ChargerLeash review

on Monday, March 3rd, 2014

It’s happened to me several times: I charge my device in a hotel room, disconnect in the morning to move to a different seat or go down for breakfast, come back, pack and leave, and abandon my cable under the nightstand. Now that we have multiple devices to charge, the likelihood that we’re going to Read More…

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Now you can use your device as it charges without having to lay in the floor by the outlet

on Friday, February 28th, 2014

My bedroom has a wall outlet conveniently placed for plugging in my lamp, but it’s not really close enough to allow me to use my iPad while it charges using the standard charging cable.  I need a USB extension cable for the iPad charger and another for my iPhone charger so I can use them Read More…

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A backup battery to build on

on Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

The COI+ LEGO Power Brick has a 4200mAh lithium-polymer battery inside with plenty of reserve power to get your devices through the day.  It has patented PCB and smart IC, so it charges your device at “a speed that best protects your electronic device”, up to 2.0A.  It’s small enough to fit in your gear bag, Read More…

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Belkin MIXIT dock for iPhone 5

on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Belkin has a nice looking, reasonably-priced charge and sync dock for iPhone 5/5s.  The MIXIT ChargeSync Dock for iPhone 5 has a built-in Lightning connector and a 4-ft cable.  Plug it into a wall charger (not included) to charge your iPhone or 5th-gen iPod touch, or plug it into your computer to charge and sync. Read More…