Backup Battery

Avantek20000mAh - 3

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 [...]

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innori-bank-1

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 [...]

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mota

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 [...]

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easyacc-bank-1

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 [...]

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choetech-dual-usb-battery-pack-5

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 [...]

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nomad-roadtrip

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 [...]

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Esorun iStand 6 review

Esorun iStand 6-1

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 [...]

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ibackpack-ibackpack-1

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? [...]

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peri-gocharge-1

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 [...]

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solpro-helios-1

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 [...]

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qualcomm-quick-charge-battery

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 [...]

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adata-pv110-1

It's been a running joke with my friends that I am always going on a trip. My latest trip took me cross country as a passenger in a car, where my phone was very much needed for GPS, music, and entertainment. Most the time, my phone dies with my constant usage on trips, so I [...]

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ihome_omni3000_1

I’m a frequent traveler, and I use my portable devices heavily while traveling, so having a good back-up battery is essential to my daily life. The iHome Omni 3,000 mAH Portable Battery fits that bill. If I get to the airport early enough, I grab one of those chairs that offer USB and standard plug [...]

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podium-style-stand

We review a lot of backup batteries, but this might be the first one I've seen that has a built-in adjustable device holder. The Podium Style Stand features a 10,500 mAh backup battery with two USB ports so that it can recharge two devices at once. The backup battery has enough capacity to supply 200% [...]

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sun-king-pro

When you're hiking or camping, you don't want to have to carry any extra gear, so it's nice when something can serve double duty.  The Sun King Pro can serve as a standing lamp, a hanging lamp, a hand-held light, and as an emergency battery for your phone.  The Pro can be charged using a [...]

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