Backup Battery

Kinkoo Kloseup

External batteries are everywhere, at least for sale. Still I don’t know many people who use them regularly to top off their phones or other devices. Perhaps I’d notice them more if I ventured away from the grid a bit more often, and for longer periods of time. Nevertheless, they do offer peace of mind [...]

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satechi-lightmate-flashlight-2

With this flashlight in your car's glove compartment or in an emergency preparedness kit, you'll be ready for most any emergency.  The Satechi LightMate Emergency LED Flash Light  looks, at first glance, like many small flashlights on the market today.  It's much more versatile than other flashlights, though.  Without the lozenge-shaped plastic cover, you can [...]

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m8-powerjacket

If you find that the battery in your shiny new HTC One M8 Android smartphone won't get you through a long day of tweeting, texting and selfie snapping and you don't have a convenient way to charge nearby, consider the Brando Power Jacket. The Power Jacket is a two-piece case that protects the back and sides [...]

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Intocircuit PCASTLE 10000 Closeup

The widespread fear of blank screens on the devices we have become so addicted to has led to a sharp surge in external battery products, also known as power banks. These products come to the rescue and resuscitate our beloved smartphones or other gadgets when their internal batteries are tapped out. The primary factors to [...]

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RCE-external-battery-featured

Portable battery packs are hitting their stride nowadays, with so many great options available to you that it will surely make your head spin.  I have reviewed many of them here on the Gadgeteer, and I still use most of them.  But I am always in search of better batteries… bigger capacity, faster charging, smaller [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews, Travel Gear
brando-spiderman

Tell the world that your favorite superhero is Spiderman with these useful USB / smartphone gadgets from Brando. There's a 6000mAh power bank, a tiny OTG (On the Go) micro USB adapter for Android smartphones, a dual card reader for Android or Macs and PCs, and a USB flash drive with light up Spiderman eyes [...]

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Posted in: Android related, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
unu-case-1

I admit, when I read Gadgeteer reviews for the wireless charging pads, I am jealous. While I love my iPhone, I wish I could easily charge it up like the Android phones do. For an iPhone to have the same capabilities, we have to have a case, like the uNu Aero wireless charging battery case and mat. [...]

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ECTech-Powerbank-01

Have you ever traveled somewhere with your mobile phone, tablet or other gadget and you simple didn't have a place to plug them in when the power ran out?  I recently had the chance to review a massive 22400mAh battery pack from EC Technology.  I was super excited to try it out on my next [...]

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pebble-aria-speaker-and-battery

Like to travel light, but don't want to deprive yourself of needed gadgets?  With the Pebble Aria, you'll have a 3500mAh backup battery and a portable speaker in one small package.  The reserve power is enough to charge a phone up to two times, or it's enough to power the speaker for up to seventy [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
adata-dashdrive-air-2

Over the years we've reviewed quite a few backup batteries for smartphones and other devices. These accessories come in very handy for frequent travelers who never know when they will have access to a power outlet to recharge their devices. But for the most part, backup batteries have just one purpose and that is to recharge [...]

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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews, Wireless
SoundBlasterAXX6

Portable sound and power. That's what it's all about today, it seems. Everyone has enough storage, or knows how to access it in the cloud. Everyone knows you need several cases and bags for all your stuff in varying situations. Now, it's how to hear music (or whatever) in your chosen working area, and how [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Reviews
jumpr-1

Here at The Gadgeteer we have seen and reviewed more than our fair share of portable backup batteries for smartphones and other USB devices. But we've never seen a smartphone sized backup battery that can also be used to jump start a car. That's right, the Junopower JUMPR is a 7 ounce 5.5” x 3” x [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News
halo-usb-charger-rfid-wallets

QVC's special value of the day is a choice of an RFID-blocking wallet in either a men's or women's styling.  The HALO wallets shield your RFID-enabled cards from being scanned without your knowledge - perhaps by people looking to steal your identity.  The men's wallet has six card slots and room for bills.  It's available in [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Wallets
lumsing-11000mah-battery-2

With the Lumsing 11000mAh 5 x USB External Battery Pack, you can charge up to five phones or two tablets simultaneously.  The 11000mAh lithium-ion battery holds more than enough power to keep a gear bag full of mobile devices going during your longest trip.  The five 5V USB ports output between 0.6A up to 2.1A.  The integrated [...]

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mophie-power-reserve-2

I reviewed the mophie juice pack air case for my iPhone 5 recently, and I liked it a lot.  If you'd prefer to use your iPhone case-less but want to keep a backup power source at hand, you should check out mophie's power reserve.  mophie packs 1350mAh of reserve power in a package only 1.50" X 2.84" [...]

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mophie-juice-pack-air-iphone-5-4

I tend to keep my iPhone 5 charged, but both my husband and daughter tend to let their batteries die.  I'm tired of paying cell phone bills for phones that aren't even available to call part of the time, so I decided to do something about it.  I couldn't get a separate battery pack, because [...]

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Yellow Jacket1

Now there's protection for your phone AND you with the Yellow Jacket rechargeable backup battery case /stun gun. This case comes with a removable stun gun pack and provides protection for your iPhone 5/5S using TPE soft plastic (PC/ABS hard plastic on the iPhone 4/4S case) and doubles the life of your phone's battery (1800mAh). [...]

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Posted in: Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
eneBRICK-charger-2

The EneBRICK from Cerevo packs a lot of function into a 4.9" X 2.5" X 0.9" package.  It has a 6000mAh internal battery, and it has two USB ports for charging your mobile devices.  It also pulls open to expose a stand for your smart phone or tablet; it comes with adjusters that allow it [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Gear, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
bolt-charger-battery

The Bolt Battery Charger combines the "world’s smallest portable iPhone USB wall charger" with a built-in 3000mAh rechargeable battery, so you'll be able to charge your phone whether you're near a power outlet or not.  You won't have to keep up with a special cable to recharge your backup battery, because the Bolt has prongs that [...]

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batterybox

Most external batteries can charge up your phone or your tablet, but you're out of luck with your laptop.  The BatteryBox is only 0.98" x 2.63" x 3.55" and just under 9 ounces, but it packs 50Wh of energy - enough juice to power your MacBook with enough left over to charge your mobile device, too. [...]

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