Cables, Batteries and Chargers

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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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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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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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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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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Home, Kitchen, News
orico-hub

Have you jumped on the Qi wireless charging band wagon yet? If you haven't, what the heck are you waiting for? Once you go wireless, you'll never want to plug in another micro USB cable into your phone again. Trust me. If you're lucky enough to have a smartphone that is Qi capable, the ORICO [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Computer Gear, News
HelloNomad02

There’s a certain balancing act we Gadgeteers play with our cables. You know you do it - you have a short one for when you're using a laptop or a battery charger on a table or desk, a longer one for when you’re in a “normal” room where you can sit near the outlet, and, [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
avantek-battery-pack-3

One of the gadgets that I use almost on a daily basis is the 20,000 mAh Roving Power power pack.  I use it to charge basically everything that I have to charge... my cellphone, my Bluetooth headset, my tablets, and my laptop.  It is one of the few portable power packs out there that can actually [...]

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nomadpod-backup-battery-apple-watch-2

Nomad says their Pod is the first portable battery for the Apple Watch.  You plug the Watch's charger into the Pod, then wind the excess cable around the Pod's spindle.  Snap on the Pod's stamped military-grade aluminum lid, and you'll have a hockey puck-sized charging stand with the Watch's magnetic charger exposed.  Inside is a high-density 1800mAh [...]

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easyacc-pb6400CS-01

Not too long ago I was caught in a situation where I had to wait somewhere for several hours without access to a charger.  As I watched my iPhone drain down to nearly empty, I vowed to keep my eye open for one of those battery packs.  Today, I've got one to try out:  The EasyAcc [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
wondercube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJWyRwqHtmY WonderCube is an Indiegogo crowdfunding project for an 8-in-1 adapter that is small enough to attach to your keychain. This one inch cube transforms into the following tools: USB cable, USB charger, phone stand, OTG USB cable, sync cable, emergency battery charger, flash memory and an LED flashlight. The WonderCube will be available in [...]

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calypsotimeless-collection-apple-watch

We've already seen a couple of charging stands for the Apple Watch before it's even available to pre-order, but neither of those can touch the CalypsoTimeless charger for sheer elegance.  The TimelessMoment will be handcrafted in Europe of premium Italian leather.  It will incorporate the Watch's own charging disk, and the charging cable will fit seamlessly under [...]

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mophie-dual-wall-chargers

We know that mophie makes protective phone cases with built-in backup batteries, and they also make battery packs that you can carry in your gear bag or on a keychain to charge all your mobile gear.  Did you know that mophie also makes AC wall chargers?  They have two models that you can use at home [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News
hirise-for-apple-watch-2

Even the cheapest Apple Watch isn't inexpensive, so you want to make sure you take care of it every moment.  Why risk it getting scratched while it's laying on your bedside table charging every night?  Twelve South's HiRise for Apple Watch will keep your Watch safely out of harm's way above the table top, and [...]

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nano-otg

If you own an Android device and know what OTG is, give yourself a +1 geek credit. If you don't know what OTG, it stands for On The Go and it's a very easy way to use full sized mice, keyboards and flash drives with your Android devices. OTG cables and adapters are easy to [...]

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SunJack-LightStick-8

When I was a kid, I played Dungeons and Dragons.  My favorite character was a cleric named Becket.  Original, I know.  One of the spells I found most useful was Continual Light.  This created a very strong light source wherever the spell was cast.  I figured out a way to overcome the inherent limitations of [...]

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mophie-juice-pack-iphone-6-plus-9

I had a mophie juice pack air (I hate when products and companies use lower-case names, but that's how they spell it) for my iPhone 5.  I loved having it on my phone, because I didn't have to worry about running out of power unexpectedly.  My daughter and husband had cases for their iPhones, too. [...]

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tylt-vusolo-6

Now that Samsung, one of the world's most popular smartphone makers other than Apple, has decided to include Qi wireless charging capability in their new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones, I think this means we're finally going to see Qi charging take off in a big way. I was an early adopter of wireless [...]

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chargehub-2

The ChargeHub 7-Port USB Universal Charging Station can charge up to seven of your devices simultaneously using only one power supply.  It's only 3.5" in diameter and 1.5" thick, but it can provide 2.4A per port up to a total of 44W.  Its SmartSpeed™ Technology provides optimal charge for virtually any USB device (based on type [...]

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