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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

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

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

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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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

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

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

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

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

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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posted in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

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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posted in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, News

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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posted in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases, Covers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

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

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

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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posted in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

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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posted in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Laptops and Gear, News

The PowerAll is a handy 12,000 mAh portable lithium ion battery charger used to charge your portable devices AND jump start your car. It has two 5V / 2.1A USB ports and is capable of charging two devices at the same time, after which it will go into sleep mode to preserve power. In addition, [...]

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posted in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News

The COI+ LEGO Power Brick has a 4200mAh lithium-polymer battery inside with plenty of reserve power to get your devices through the day.  It has patented PCB and smart IC, so it charges your device at "a speed that best protects your electronic device", up to 2.0A.  It's small enough to fit in your gear bag, [...]

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posted in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

As huge Sci-Fi geeks and Star Wars fans, the Gadgeteer Kid and I have literally dozens of lightsabers kicking around our house. So, when Brando recently introduced a novelty smartphone accessory in the shape of Darth Vader's lightsaber, I offered to take a look to see if the PowerBank was worthy enough to represent the [...]

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posted in Android related, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews

With the CHUGPLUG external battery, you won't have to worry about running out of power while you're traveling.  The CHUGPLUG is designed to work with 45W or 60W newer MacBooks.  You can expect up to 4 extra hours of power for an 11" MacBook Air or 3 extra hours for the 13" MacBook Air or [...]

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posted in Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Laptops and Gear, News