Backup Battery

Jackery - 7

I know of almost no one worth his or her Gadgeteer lifetime membership badge who doesn't have some sort of power backup for their smartphone and/or tablet. This category has exploded, along with the move from cheaper, low-quality batteries to safer, more robust, and highly focused battery packs. Jackery, Inc. has recently introduced a range [...]

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goalzero-flip20-8

Since starting with the Gadgeteer, I've been able to amass a good collection of portable power banks in all shapes and sizes. I love the peace of mind knowing spare power is always immediately available to me. Recently, I was offered the chance to add another power bank to the collection, the Goal Zero Flip [...]

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avantek-3-usb-battery-pack-2

A little over 6 months ago I reviewed the AVANTEK 20,000 mAh dual-USB port battery pack.  It got high marks for having 2 USB ports, huge capacity, pocketable size, and it also came with a power brick in addition to the USB cable.  And for the price of under $50, it was a steal. It [...]

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Avantek20000mAh - 3

I saw the above cartoon on Twitter a month or so back. It shows the symbols all Gadgeteers fear: No wifi, the "waiting" pinwheel from your phone's weak processor, the flashing red battery icon, and, of course, No Cell Service. While service coverage will vary depending on geography and location, and the processing power of your [...]

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innori-bank-1

There are few things worse than realizing your phone or tablet is running out of juice and there isn't a power outlet in sight. Fortunately, power banks are dropping in cost while increasing in storage abilities. Recently, I was given the opportunity to review one such device, the Innori 12000 mAh power bank. The Innori [...]

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mota

People love their GoPro action cams, but there's one thing about them that they don't love and that's running out of juice just when the action heats up. The MOTA Wireless charger for GoPro looks like a great solution for on the go charging. It's a ruggedly built stand alone wireless charging dock for the [...]

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easyacc-bank-1

I've become quite fond of power banks. I consider myself a tech power user and have no difficulty draining a device's battery. As a result, I'm in constant need of a power source and have found power banks to be an excellent solution. I was given the opportunity to test the EasyAcc 10,000 mAh power [...]

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choetech-dual-usb-battery-pack-5

With all the portable battery packs out there it is getting harder and harder for manufacturers to stand out.  You can get these battery packs everywhere now, even in gas stations.  So what is it that makes the Choetech dual-USB battery pack stand out?  Well, for starters, it has a quick-charge USB port to enable [...]

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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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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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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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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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ihome_omni3000_1

I’m a frequent traveler, and I use my portable devices heavily while traveling, so having a good back-up battery is essential to my daily life. The iHome Omni 3,000 mAH Portable Battery fits that bill. If I get to the airport early enough, I grab one of those chairs that offer USB and standard plug [...]

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podium-style-stand

We review a lot of backup batteries, but this might be the first one I've seen that has a built-in adjustable device holder. The Podium Style Stand features a 10,500 mAh backup battery with two USB ports so that it can recharge two devices at once. The backup battery has enough capacity to supply 200% [...]

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sun-king-pro

When you're hiking or camping, you don't want to have to carry any extra gear, so it's nice when something can serve double duty.  The Sun King Pro can serve as a standing lamp, a hanging lamp, a hand-held light, and as an emergency battery for your phone.  The Pro can be charged using a [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Outdoor Gear
culcharge-keyring-1

One of the biggest issues a gadget enthusiast faces on a daily basis is battery life. As our devices capabilities increase, so too does their power consumption. One of the more common solutions to this problem is to purchase a power bank. I myself own a few power banks; however, I never remember to bring [...]

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ihome-sound-flask-ibt32

When I was a kid, I remember poring over the catalogs we'd get (especially the Sears' Wish Book), and I'd look at everything that could be a gift for my family members - if only I had some money...  It always seemed to me that the gifts for men were strange and/or utilitarian.  Women had [...]

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fengenius

There are 1000's of backup batteries on the market, but I don't know many that double as a digital clock and have a big LED display that shows charging status like the FENGENIUS Power Cube from Brando. The FENGENIUS is a power bank with a 5200mAh Li-Polymer battery, an aluminum case and an LED display [...]

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power-pen-battery-backup

A few days ago, we told you about the Connector Pen that works as a ballpoint pen, stylus, and stores microUSB and Lightning charging cables inside.  Today, we have the Power Pen, which has the ballpoint and stylus, but has a 700mAh rechargeable battery inside instead of just cables.  It has just enough power to [...]

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seyvr-wallet-with-battery-2

They Seyvr wallet is made of high-quality reinforced premium leather and is only about 15mm thick.  The trifold wallet has six card slots, a money clip for cash and receipts, and it has a 1400mAh lithium-polymer battery that can keep your phone charged.  The wallet is available in two versions, one with a built-in Lightning [...]

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brando-star-wars-backup-battery-2

If you travel a lot or have a long commute, you may find that a backup battery for your cell phone and other mobile devices is a must-have item.  If you have to carry one, why not make it fun?  With the Star Wars Glowing Power Block - 5000 mAh backup battery, you'll be able [...]

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powerskin-pop

If you complain about your iPhone or Android phone running out of battery at the most inopportune times, you need a backup battery. But which one do you buy? They come in all shapes, all sizes and all capacities. But the one thing the Powerskin PoP'n backup battery pack has going for it is the [...]

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