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SunJack Phone portable solar charger review

on Sunday, August 31st, 2014

These days, it is impossible to conceive of life without our phones, tablets gaming and other mobile devices. And I would guess for most of us having a backup power source is a must. But what happens when you decide to go off the grid to go camping or worse yet, you end up in an areaRead More…

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Sanrao SiPolar 10-port USB charger review

on Friday, August 29th, 2014

I’ve reviewed many portable power options, as well as a dock or two, but this is a first, and something that we may see more of: it’s a USB charger for up to ten devices! Talk about Nerd Nirvana! It’s from a company called Sanrao, who makes industrial-grade USB chargine stations for testing labs andRead More…

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Bench Soft 2X USB Charging Cable for Android review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Charging devices is one of the unpleasant and time-consuming tasks that we gadget addicts must endure, thanks to the primitive state of electrochemical energy storage.  While ultracapacitors have not yet set us free from the torturous charging wait time, there are products that purport to make that wait time shorter.  Bench Soft sent us thisRead More…

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Pyramid Distribution is now offering a Lightning cable that works as a sync/charge or charge-only cable

on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

A couple of months ago, we told you about a microUSB cable for Android devices that could act as a normal sync/charge cable, or it could protect your device from unwanted data exchange while you are charging at a public charging station and charge your device faster, as well.  Now Pyramid Distribution has a LightningRead More…

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The QiStone+ backup battery wirelessly charges any Qi-chargeable device

on Monday, August 25th, 2014

The QiStone+ charger is described as the only truly wireless power bank.  The charger has a 4000mAh battery that can keep your phone or other Qi-chargeable device powered up during your day.  You can even charge two devices simultaneously with the QiStone+ charger – one wirelessly on the Qi transmitter on the top of the powerRead More…

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Keep your unplugged power cords within easy reach with the Plug Out organizers

on Sunday, August 24th, 2014

If you have more things to plug in than you have outlets or if you just keep things unplugged to prevent power draw when appliances aren’t in use, you’d probably like a way to keep those unplugged cables in clear view and within easy reach.  These Plug Out plug organizers are silicone strips that adhereRead More…

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The new mophie juice pack is just for the Galaxy S5

on Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Cases with backup batteries are usually designed for the iPhone, but mophie’s newest case is for the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone.  This case covers the back and sides to protect your phone, and it wraps slightly around to the screen to keep it lifted off the tabletop should you lay the phone facedown.  Inside, there’sRead More…

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Dog & Bone Backbone wireless charging case, pad and Backbone battery review

on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

We have posted news articles here on The Gadgeteer about multitasking phone cases before. To be honest I have been enamored by a few, but in the end I have to ask myself “would I really use this in the real world”? In most cases I would have to say no, the gadgets or gimmicksRead More…

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This Belkin Powerhouse XL dock is designed for Android tablets and eReaders

on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

This PowerHouse Micro-USB Dock XL is designed for Android tablets and phones, eReaders, and similar devices charged by microUSB.  It has a dock to adjust the microUSB plug so you can dock many of your devices while they are still in a case.  You can rapidly charge your device while photos, music, apps, and other data transfers.Read More…

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Two new 3-in-1 cables from Bloobury lighten your daily carry kit

on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Last year, we told you about a 2.5′ retractable 3-in-1 cable from Bloobury that combined an Apple 30-pin connector, an Apple Lightning connector, and a microUSB connector in one cable.  That cable could easily replace three cables in your gear bag, but what if you’re not a fan of the retractable cable format?  This yearRead More…

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The Solar Strap lets you wear your solar charger

on Monday, August 18th, 2014

There are a lot of solar chargers on the market, and most of them seem to require you to set them up and leave them in direct sunlight.  Those types are more useful if you have set up camp and will stay around the same place for a long while, but they aren’t so usefulRead More…

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LG G3 Quick Circle Qi Wireless Charging Cover review

on Sunday, August 17th, 2014

I recently upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to a LG G3 smartphone. Having reviewing the LG G2 last year, I was expecting the G3 to have Qi charging capability right out of the box. I was really disappointed when I found out that this would not be the case with the US versionsRead More…

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Bolse 4-port USB desktop charger review

on Saturday, August 16th, 2014

In my never-ending quest for power, with thirst-hungry gadgets all over my house, my car, and my office, one of the biggest problems I have is being able to charge multiple devices at once.  For example, when you travel and stay in hotel rooms, if you are lucky you have one of those lamps besideRead More…

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IDAPT i4+ universal charger review

on Friday, August 15th, 2014

Chances are pretty good that you have at least one universal charger already.  One was probably even given to you as a gift over the holidays from a relative who thought it sounded “techie.” I may be just a little bitter because I find one in my stocking every year from my mother, and theyRead More…

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Arctic Home Charger 4500 Four Port 4500mA Fast Charger review

on Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Owners of multiple mobile devices realize that their gear bag or their power strip at home can quickly become a jumble of power adapters.  Sometimes you can share a single charger between multiple devices, but then you’re limited to charging only one of your devices at a time.  With the ARCTIC Home Charger 4500 FourRead More…

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The Loop earbud anti-tangling device review

on Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Stop me if you have heard this one before. You reach into your pocket, bag, or purse to pull out your earbuds and you come out with a wad of tangled and knotted up cable. Sound familiar? That’s how the idea for The Loop (earbud anti-tangling device) came about.

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No more crawling under the desk to plug things in with the Wall Mounted Outlet Extender

on Friday, August 8th, 2014

I just put an Elfa shelving unit in my tiny kitchen with no counter space.  I now have a place to work while preparing food, but plugging in my little KitchenAid chopper requires me to crawl under the unit and reach behind the water cooler to plug it in.  I was thinking about getting aRead More…

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Connect 2 Android devices together for file sharing and battery sharing

on Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Android users are lucky because we have the ability to use OTG accessories with our devices. If you don’t know what OTG is, it stands for On The Go. Here’s an eWiki definition: USB On-The-Go, often abbreviated to USB OTG or just OTG, is a specification first used in late 2001, that allows USB devicesRead More…

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Eggtronic HUB IT USB hub review

on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Too many gadgets, too few USB ports, never a charging cord when you need it.  Sound familiar?  The Eggtronic HUB IT attempts to solve this problem with this nifty USB hub with fixed and retractable USB cables.

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This is a stylish way to add a charging cable to your keychain

on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

If you need a microUSB cable to charge your phone or tablet, you have two choices from Native Union.  The Power Link Knot has the microUSB and the USB plugs hidden inside the leather pouch, and the corded knot hanging below the pouch is the cable.  Native Union also offers a microUSB-to-USB option in theRead More…

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Nomad is selling what they call a “battery upgrade for your Apple charger”

on Friday, August 1st, 2014

When you get an iPhone, you get a little cube-shaped wall charger.  Wouldn’t it be nice if that wall charger also served as a backup battery for your phone?  Well, the NomadPlus doesn’t exactly make the iPhone’s charger into a backup battery, but it adds one to the charger.  The NomadPlus fits around Apple chargerRead More…

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RAVPower Dynamo On-the-Go Power Bank review

on Monday, July 28th, 2014

Flashlights are a long-time geek obsession. Recently, we’ve had to add USB chargers, just because so many of our devices charge this way. Imagine combining the two into a single, portable device. Mmmmmm… Geek heaven! Well, that’s what the fine folks at RAVPower have done. The Dynamo On-the-Go Power Bank is a flashlight, a reading light,Read More…

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KERO charging cables cover the long and the short of it

on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Have you noticed how short the charging cables included with devices always are?  It’s really difficult to find an outlet that lets you comfortably use your device as you charge it with those little 3-foot long cables.  The Lasso Lightning cable ($29.99) from KERO is 10 feet long, so you’ll never be faced with havingRead More…

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Brando offers wood alarm clock with Qi charging and Bluetooth speaker

on Sunday, July 13th, 2014

The W2 QI Wireless Charging Wood from Brando is an attractive light wood clock that features a Bluetooth speaker with A2DP and Qi Wireless charging. Just place your Qi-enabled device on top of the clock and it will be charged and ready to go when you wake up in the morning. The wood clock displaysRead More…

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Bolse 5-port USB desktop charger review

By: Greg Carter
on Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Perhaps, like me, your bedside table has evolved over time into a charging station. I run down the batteries in my devices during the day, and the nightstand is the most convenient place to both recharge the devices while I sleep and keep them nearby for nighttime reading, email or phone calls. I haven’t adapted gracefullyRead More…