Backup Battery

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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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lifecard_10

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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Spyder3n1 - 1

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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anker-powercore+26800-1

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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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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