Cables, Batteries and Chargers

If you're like me, you probably have a drawer full of USB cables and USB adapters. Do you ever pull out a USB cable and a charger and wonder why it takes so much longer for your device to charge compared with another USB cable and charger? The reasons why have to do with the [...]

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The new Satechi Smart Charging Stand for wearables & smartphones puts all your charging needs into a neat cube that will look great on your desk or night stand. The Smart Charging Stand features three USB ports on the front and an internal USB port that provide 5V/2.4A max per port for fast reliable charging [...]

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After a long day at work - and after putting our kids to bed - my wife and I tend to "veg out" in our bed. Generally, we'll watch some TV, discuss our day, or plan out our week. During this time, I often find myself in need of my phone, but find the battery [...]

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I really like my Nexus 6P, but I sure do wish it had wireless charging capability. USB Type-C charging is fast, but I miss the convenience of dropping my phone on a wireless charging pad like Belkin's new Boost Up wireless charging pad. The Boost Up's 15W transmitter coil can charge smartphones up to 3 [...]

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The Scosche MagicMount Wall Charger is designed as a neater way to charge your mobile device in the kitchen where wall outlets are normally much higher on the wall above countertops. Instead of setting your phone on the counter where it and the attached cable can get in the way of cooking, the Scosche 12W [...]

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Another USB charger... another USB charger... wait, how come this one has an AC outlet?  That's right, if you've EVER needed a portable AC outlet, take a look at the RAVPower AC Portable Charger.  I was just about to go on a camping trip, so I thought I'd bring it along. The battery comes in [...]

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One of the perks about going back to the iPhone is the huge world of Apple-centric accessories. Julie and I both looked awhile for a USB-C dock for our Nexus 6p's and failed to find one that was even halfway worthy. But thankfully there are many charging stands and holders created specifically for iOS devices. In [...]

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Smart Phones....They have become a way of life for most of us. I don't think anyone can imagine going back to the old "dumb phones" that did just the basics of making a phone call. But those old dumb single purpose phones had one thing that none of today's smart phones seem to have; Battery [...]

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Are you a neat freak or a neat freak wannabe who has multiple devices that need to be charged? Multiple devices mean multiple charging adapters and cables which can leave desks or tables looking cluttered and messy. A solution is a charging station and if you're in the market for one, you should check out [...]

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While each generation of smartphone squeaks a bit more life out of the battery than the last, many of us still find ourselves having to recharge our phones throughout the day. There have been several times when my phone's battery was low and I would begin to charge it, only to discover I needed to [...]

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About two years ago, we told you about a Kickstarter project for the Pearl Compact Mirror and USB Battery Pack. After just a couple of days, Kickstarter removed the project because someone had filed a copyright infringement complaint against it.  HYPER by Sanho Corporation quickly moved the Pearl project to indiegogo and funding continued.  I [...]

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The Amazon Echo Dot is a smaller version of Amazon's original Echo device. Both are useful and fun to use, but I like the Dot because it's smaller. The only downside to both devices is that they are tethered to a wall outlet. If you want to move the device, you have to unplug it [...]

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I recently got a new iMac, and it came with the new Magic Keyboard and Mouse 2.  Those new accessories are very much like the Bluetooth keyboard and original Magic Mouse I've used for ages, with one big difference - they have rechargeable batteries built in.  Now I don't like throwing away batteries, but I [...]

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I recently reviewed a unit that I've been using for almost a year to recharge my Apple Watch on the go - the Pod from Nomad. This week, though, I was sent a test unit of a similar device that not only does what the Pod does, but also fixes the few qualms I had [...]

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I think it's a safe guess that you have several power strips in use at your home or office. How many of those power strips have the right amount of outlets? Of the ones I use, they have either too many outlets causing them to take up too much space, or not enough outlets, causing [...]

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