Backup Battery

With so many power-hungry gadgets out there, small, portable power supply devices are all the rage. Sometimes I wish I had something that I could just strap on and have at the ready to power my GoPro or top off my iPhone or my DSLR. The GO PUCK folks must have been inside my head because their [...]

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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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Do you ever find yourself out in the bush, operating in raw nature many miles from the nearest outlet, but you still need juice for a device or two? Check out the Poseidon Charger and Paracord Charging Cable from Dark Energy. The Poseidon is a 10,000 mAh portable charger that is IP68 rated, which means [...]

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It is getting harder and harder for product manufacturers to make their power bank products stand out from the crowd.  You find these things everywhere, even hanging up in gas station convenience stores.  So Xtorm has come out with some power banks that seek to combine some of the best features of many of the [...]

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If you are someone who uses your phone often, you may find yourself at the end of the day diving for the charging cable. With the onset of Pokemon Go on top of daily use, we've had a struggle in this household with keeping our phones charged up. Thankfully, RAVPower saved the day by offering [...]

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In the world of portable USB chargers, there has been one constant: every one that I've seen uses a microUSB port for charging. Doesn't matter if it's a device dedicated to an Apple product that uses a Lightning connector, or even the older 30-pin connector. Charging them meant you had to have a USB to [...]

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Nowadays, having a portable charger, or power bank, for your cell phone is not only a necessity but it also has to stand up to every day use and abuse. It won't do you any good if your charger breaks from being dropped or if it gets damaged from water or moisture exposure. This is [...]

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I don't think I can ever have enough power banks. Between phones, tablets, and Bluetooth headphones, I have a constant need for backup power sources. While I do have a handful of power banks, I often forget to recharge them after I use them. For that reason, I like to have a couple of power [...]

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The Scosche GoBatt 4400 is a small rechargeable backup battery that not only has enough capacity to recharge your iPhone 6/6s two times, but it also has a built-in flashlight. The GoBatt features a 4400mAh battery, one USB port that delivers 1A charge output and a button that when pressed will show how much juice [...]

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I think it's pretty safe to assume anyone reading this is a fan of gadgets, and perhaps has a pretty healthy supply of their own. On any given day our smartphones function as our GPS, our fitness trackers, our music players, our cameras, and even occasionally as a phone. With all that use comes a [...]

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Even though the latest MacBooks have great battery life, they aren't magical. At some point the battery will drain and you'll need to hunt for your charger and an outlet. Dead batteries tend to happen at the worst moment, but if your MacBook has a USB-C port, the Kanex GoPower with its built in 15,000mAh [...]

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Our mobile devices need juice, yes? I'm talking power, amps. The answer to that is of course, YES. As a result, portable power solutions have become quite popular. I'd been thinking about going on the hunt for a small battery to top off my iPhone 6 Plus when I travel or can't be near an outlet for [...]

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We all have battery chargers by now, right? Some are large, some small, some include cables to connect to phones or tablets. But one thing almost every charger I have seen has is this: you have to carry along a phone charger or a device capable of charging the battery to top it off. (It [...]

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When you think of 26,800 mAh battery, do you think "Do I really need that much battery"? However, what if the power goes out for days? This is an unusual scenario, but it happens. You may also want to have a large portable battery when you're camping or when you travel for business for a few [...]

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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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