Cables, Batteries and Chargers

nomad-roadtrip

Backup batteries come in all manner of shapes, sizes and capacities, but the Nomad Roadtrip is the first backup battery that I've seen that charges via your vehicle's 12V power port. The Roadtrip can be used to charge your phone while you're driving, but then its built in 3000mAh battery can be used when you're [...]

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CoocheerHomePowerCenter - 3

So, show of hands. Who doesn't have at least one power strip active in your home? Anyone? And who doesn't have at least two USB chargers plugged into those? Again, no hands? OK, I have the right audience. Coocheer has hit the trifecta of geek power needs with their latest device, dubbed the Home Power [...]

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CarteBlanche - 1

Oops, they did it again. The nice people at Apple, with their new products and popularity, are inspiring an entire ecosystem to sprout up around Watch accessories. We've reviewed several here, and I'm sure that trend will continue. This latest charging stand that I was sent comes from Boostcase, and is a rather formidable presence. [...]

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etekcity-1ftextension-cables

Raise your hand if you have power strip outlets that are covered up by obtrusively large or awkwardly shaped AC adapters? Yeah, me too. The Etekcity 10 pack of one-foot extension cables are what we need. These will add enough length to get those adapters out of the way to free up outlets or even [...]

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Esorun iStand 6 review

Esorun iStand 6-1

With each new iPhone release comes a bevy of new products and cases to accommodate them. The most common new items seem to be new phone cases and with new cases come new ideas on how to use the case to better enhance your lifestyle. The iStand 6 phone case from Esorun is one such [...]

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ibackpack-ibackpack-1

We live in a world where there is a gadget for everything. Need extra power, get a power bank. Need portable internet, use a hotspot. Always losing your things, grab a Bluetooth tracker. Do you like music on the go, get a Bluetooth speaker. Imagine if there was a device that could do all that? [...]

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peri-gocharge-1

Long gone are the days when your phone would last more than a day on a single charge. As a result, I've found myself becoming increasingly reliant on portable power banks. In the past, I've found pocket-sized power banks don't have the battery capacity to fully recharge my phone while power banks with enough battery capacity [...]

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revolt-dual

The 12V port in my MINI Cooper is occupied with a USB car charger for my dashcam. I love using gadgets in my car, but hate how large and ugly the power adapters can be. I've been on the lookout for a smaller one for awhile now and may have found one that ticks all [...]

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tizi-flip

If you're tired of carrying a 6 foot long USB charging cable in your gear bag, it's time to look for alternatives like the micro USB and Lightning connector USB charging cables from Tizi. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Tizi is a two-time Apple Design Award Winner. They produce apps and gadgets for Mac, iPhone, iPad [...]

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stacks1

Cords, cords, cords! Those of who love gadgets don’t usually love the cords that come with them. They tangle, they look bad, and they slide off your desk when you unplug a device. The Stacks desk accessory helps keep them organized and control. Currently in Kickstarter, Stacks are made with industrial steel and brass, Stacks [...]

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inStream SeptimusB-07

The battle for USB charging ports rages on in 2015.  Today we look at yet another multi-USB charger with a grand total of 7 ports. The SeptimusB comes with a simple AC power cord and a short microUSB cable. The listed specs can be found in the manual.  There's no external transformer for this charger, [...]

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solpro-helios-1

One of the more common challenges a gadget junkie faces is the constant demands on power. Who among us hasn't found themselves running low on juice with nary a power source in sight? Sure that giant yellow orb in the sky is a constant source of power, but it's not easily accessible. The good people [...]

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energous-wattup-conceptual

Wireless charging is a popular feature on many of the mobile devices available today, but the future may be over-the-air charging. Companies like Energous are working on such technology now. They have developed a product called the WattUp wire-free charging system which involves using a transmitter and receiver. A WattUp transmitter, or Power Router, sends [...]

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qualcomm-quick-charge-battery

I love the Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology on my Nexus 6 phone. It significantly decreases the amount of time I spend charging my phone which is something that I have grown accustomed to. I recently purchased the Aukey CC-T1 2-Port 30W USB Car Charger with Quick Charge 2.0 to be able to use this fast [...]

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adata-pv110-1

It's been a running joke with my friends that I am always going on a trip. My latest trip took me cross country as a passenger in a car, where my phone was very much needed for GPS, music, and entertainment. Most the time, my phone dies with my constant usage on trips, so I [...]

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drok-miniOLED-USB-multimeter

Have you ever wondered why your cell phone is charging so slowly? Could it be an ill-suited wall charger, a bad mico-USB/lightning cable, or does your phone's battery need replacing? Maybe you've wondered if there are truly any differences between different brands of micro-USB cables or how efficient your 10,000 mAh external battery charger is [...]

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spigen-apple-watch-charging-stand-1

I found the Spigen Apple Watch Charging Stand while I was digging around on Amazon for Apple Watch accessories.  Before I found this charging stand, my Watch had just been laying on my nightstand to charge at night, and I had accidentally knocked it off a couple of times because I wasn't used to the [...]

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aukey-qualcomm-quickcharge2-car-charger

Not all of us have the inexhaustible power of the Star Trek communicators, which is invaluable when you venture out on a five-year mission. Instead, we have to rely on chargers for our phones for the foreseeable future. We constantly demand more power and faster charging speeds, so engineers have provided us with the Aukey CC-T1 2-Port [...]

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just-mobile-timestand-apple-watch-8

There are a lot of charging stands for the Apple Watch on the market in a variety of materials, including wood, plastic, and metal.  The TimeStand from Just Mobile is a cylinder of high-grade aluminum that will work with any model and any size of Apple Watch.  I was given the opportunity to put the [...]

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vinsic-qi-wireless-charger-battery

Have I said how much I despise cables? They're everywhere! So any type of device that reduces the number of wires in my life is something that draws my attention, like the Vinsic Qi Wireless Charger & 10400mAh External Battery Power Bank. This is a Qi wireless charger that is also a 10400 mAh battery so [...]

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