Backup Battery

tylt-backpack-1

Since I travel frequently, I am always searching for the perfect backpack. Finding the balance between size, comfort, and usability is the biggest challenge. The TYLT Energi+ backpack looks to be not only comfortable, but convenient, so when I was offered to review it, I was happy to accept. I had two weekend trips to [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Travel Gear
powerpractical-pronto

We all love our gadgets, but keeping them charged isn't a fun chore. Especially when you're mobile and not near a power outlet. The guys from Power Practical who brought us the PowerPot are back with a new crowdfunding project for a product called the Pronto. The Pronto is a portable backup battery that recharges extremely fast. Fast enough [...]

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zazz-bluetooth-speaker-powerbank

The ZAZZ Style Bluetooth speaker is only 4.7" X 2.6" X 1.6" and half a pound, but it packs a lot of functionality.  It has a 3W RMS speaker for playing back your music from a Bluetooth source or from a device connected to the ZAZZ speaker with a 3.5mm audio cable.  It has a [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
powerskin-pop

The PowerSkin PoP'n 2 is a backup battery for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus which features a 4000 mAh battery that can fully recharge the iPhone 6 Plus once and the iPhone 6 one and a half times. Backup batteries are available in all manner of shapes and sizes, but this one has a [...]

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zero04

I'm starting to see the benefit in the multi-purposing of devices.  ZeroHour takes a flashlight  and uses the batteries to also serve as battery backup for devices powered by a USB cable.  As I usually carry two separate items in my car or pack to accomplish the same goal, I'm now able to cut back to just [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Outdoor Gear, Reviews
Just Power Stick

For those of us old enough to have noticed, it’s amazing how quickly phones have transitioned from stationary devices to portable toys for the rich-and-famous to in-case-of-emergency gear to essential, inseparable extensions of ourselves. Along with that dependency, we've developed a primal fear of, running down our life-giving phone batteries. One of the many companies providing [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Travel Gear
quirky-pickup-power-2

The Pickup Power from Quirky does the job done by most other power strips - it protects your attached devices from power surges.  It has three AC outlets and 1080 joules of surge protection.  The protection sounds good, but three outlets seem a little lacking - until you realize that the extra room that would have [...]

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ironman-battery1

If you have a thing for Tony Stark aka Iron Man and also have a thing for gadgets, I have the perfect accessory to cover both. It's the MARVEL Iron Man 3 Mark XLII (42) Armor Power Bank 5000mAh (Limited Edition) from Brando. Brando sent us an Iron Man inspired power bank that we reviewed [...]

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ebay-post-1-2

This post is brought to you by eBay. All opinions are 100% mine. My daughter started college this year, and we've discovered the type of backpack she used in high school isn't working for her new environment.  In high school, she needed a giant bag to carry a ton of books.  She also had a [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
Energi 5K+ 1

Backup batteries are a necessity for me and my husband. There have been times when both of our phones were on their last leg while sight seeing on vacation and we only had one portable battery. It would charge one device at a time and would do so very, VERY slowly. Nothing screams "Get a [...]

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Brando is already offering an iPhone 6 case with a built-in backup battery.  If you order now, you can have it ready to go on your new iPhone 6 the second you take it out of the box.  The 3000mAh Power Jacket for iPhone 6 is for the new 4.7" version.  The protective case snaps on [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
oivo-charger-on-the-go-iphone-2

There is a world full of backup batteries and charging accessories for your smartphone, especially for iPhones.  There are cases with built-in backup batteries - but they add a lot of bulk to the iPhone.  There are backup batteries - but they are big, and you'll need a cable, too.  And if your backup battery [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
qistone-plus-wireless-backup-battery-2

The QiStone+ charger is described as the only truly wireless power bank.  The charger has a 4000mAh battery that can keep your phone or other Qi-chargeable device powered up during your day.  You can even charge two devices simultaneously with the QiStone+ charger - one wirelessly on the Qi transmitter on the top of the power [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
mophie-juice-pack-for-galaxy-s5-2

Cases with backup batteries are usually designed for the iPhone, but mophie's newest case is for the Samsung Galaxy S5 phone.  This case covers the back and sides to protect your phone, and it wraps slightly around to the screen to keep it lifted off the tabletop should you lay the phone facedown.  Inside, there's [...]

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Dog&Bone Backbone-1

We have posted news articles here on The Gadgeteer about multitasking phone cases before. To be honest I have been enamored by a few, but in the end I have to ask myself "would I really use this in the real world"? In most cases I would have to say no, the gadgets or gimmicks [...]

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nomadplus-battery-for-iphone

When you get an iPhone, you get a little cube-shaped wall charger.  Wouldn't it be nice if that wall charger also served as a backup battery for your phone?  Well, the NomadPlus doesn't exactly make the iPhone's charger into a backup battery, but it adds one to the charger.  The NomadPlus fits around Apple charger [...]

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mophie-space-64gb-iphone-5-2

Earlier this year, we told you about the mophie space pack case for iPhone 5/5s that not only includes a backup battery that doubles the phone's battery life, but also expanded the phone's storage.  The original space pack cases added 16 or 32 GB of extra storage.  Using the iOS Space app, you could save extra [...]

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kensington-folio

We review a lot of external battery packs here on The Gadgeteer. They come in all manner of shapes, sizes and colors, but they all suffer from one problem - they are just one more thing you have to carry around with you. One solution to this problem is to use gadgets that have a [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
lumsing-power-bank-5

When you have a lot of mobile devices that you use constantly throughout your day, you're eventually going to find yourself with a drained battery.  If you are at home or in the office, you can plug up your device before it dies, but what if you aren't near a power source?  There are a [...]

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ipad-lap-tray-with-battery

Hammacher Schlemmer proports to have the only lap desk that can charge your iPad and iPhone simultaneously.  The desk has an easel to support your tablet and phone; it's adjustable to nine different angles, so you can find the perfect viewing angle.  The legs are also adjustable to three positions, so you'll find the perfect [...]

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Posted in: iPhone, iPad, iPod, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables