Backup Battery

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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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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… Read More

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Esorun iStand 6 review

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… Read More

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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… Read More

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Long gone are the days when your phone would last more than a day on a single charge. As a result, I've found myself becoming increasingly reliant on portable power banks. In the past, I've found pocket-sized power banks don't have the battery capacity to fully recharge my phone while power banks with enough battery capacity… Read More

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One of the more common challenges a gadget junkie faces is the constant demands on power. Who among us hasn't found themselves running low on juice with nary a power source in sight? Sure that giant yellow orb in the sky is a constant source of power, but it's not easily accessible. The good people… Read More

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I love the Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology on my Nexus 6 phone. It significantly decreases the amount of time I spend charging my phone which is something that I have grown accustomed to. I recently purchased the Aukey CC-T1 2-Port 30W USB Car Charger with Quick Charge 2.0 to be able to use this fast… Read More

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