Backup Battery

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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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News
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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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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
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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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Gear, News
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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Posted in: Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, News
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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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
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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