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Mophie Juice Pack Universal Powerstation Pro review

on Monday, September 16th, 2013

If a superhero needed a portable charger to make sure that he (or she) always had backup power for his (or her) smartphone and gadgets, I imagine the Mophie Juice Pack Universal Powerstation Pro would be their go-to charger of choice.  With rugged looks and a rock-solid feel the Powerstation Pro is intimidating just toRead More…


M.Craftsman Breathe – Luxury Portable Charger review

on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

I have a confession to make. When I am on the go, I live in constant fear of running out of juice, and I love being able to charge my multiple gadgets almost as much as owning my multiple gadgets.  I get a slight thrill by seeing that ‘100%’ in the status bar.  I admitRead More…


Keeping your iPhone 5 charged is an iWALK in the park

on Thursday, August 29th, 2013

I’ve found my iPhone 5 battery typically lasts at least 2-3 days between charges on my slow days, but when I’m traveling or using my phone a lot, the battery can drain pretty quickly.  The last thing you need is to find yourself with a dead phone while traveling, so a backup battery is aRead More…


Eagle Tech Neptor 5600mAh portable battery pack review

By: Leah Hallett
on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Several times over the last couple of years, I’ve been left high and dry because my smartphone battery was so drained I wanted to “save” it in case of an emergency. There were still calls/texts/photos/global positioning I needed to do, but with no convenient place to recharge my phone, I was out of luck. ThatRead More…


Super Slim Portable Battery with Flash Memory review

on Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Technology is awesome and convenient, especially smartphones and tablets.  They are getting smaller, faster, and can have pretty good battery life built in.  Sometimes you go to an event where your mobile phone is searching for signal constantly, in which you find yourself in the predicament of losing battery charge quickly.  It’s always a good ideaRead More…


ECBC luggage charges your tech gear as you travel

on Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

Luggage is a necessary part of travel, but you might as well have it doing something beneficial for you while you lug it around.  These new bags in EBCB‘s  High Tech Rolling Luggage Collection all feature ECBC’s “FastPass system, a ‘TSA compliant’ front zippered flap that keeps all your electronic gear secured in a high-densityRead More…


Charge your device with a flashlight, or is it use your charger as a flashlight?

on Thursday, August 1st, 2013

No matter how you phrase it, the ChargeLight is a backup battery and an LED flashlight in one compact package.  (Click the image for a larger view.)   Charge the ChargeLight on its little dock, and you can use the dock’s USB port to charge up another device at the same time. didn’t includeRead More…


RAVPower Dynamo-On-the-Go RP-PB07 10,400mAh Power Bank review

on Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

I have a problem.  It’s a personal problem, but I can admit it publicly.  I need power.  Lot’s of it.  I crave it all day (or, at least my gadgets do), and I have a fear of being without it.  So I have chargers everywhere – my house, my vehicles, my computer bag, my office.Read More…


Anker 12,000mAh battery charges multiple devices

on Thursday, July 25th, 2013

With Anker‘s latest Astro3 external battery, you can charge up to three devices simultaneously.  The 12,000mAh battery has plenty of power to keep Android, iOS, or any other USB-chargeable devices going no matter how long your day is.  Anker says the Astro3 is a “versatile external battery pack with three USB ports including a SmartRead More…

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Michi Strengtholic 5600mAh battery charger review

on Friday, July 5th, 2013

I wouldn’t think that I am alone in my observation of our increasing use and reliance on mobile devices in our everyday lives. I also wouldn’t think I was alone in noticing that those devices seem to run out of juice at the most inopportune times. There has been more than a few occasions inRead More…


Get the world’s thinnest portable mobile charger in the Jackery Air

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

When I first saw the Jackery Air on Kickstarter , I thought it looked like every other portable charger. That is, until the picture of it side by side with the iPhone 5 came up. This charger is as thin as the iPhone 5 and looks to be nearly the same width and height asRead More…


Give Dad a USB charger with a backup battery

on Friday, June 14th, 2013

It’s too late to have this in hand to give Dad for Father’s Day, but it’s not too late to gift him with a USB charger that has a backup battery with its own solar charger inside.  Just print out a picture of the PowerTrip and include it in the Father’s Day card and haveRead More…


This bag keeps your gadgets charged as it protects them

on Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

The Mobile Power Case from RichardSolo keeps your gadgets protected while its backup battery keeps them charged.  The bag is covered with water-resistant black nylon and has a carry handle. It measures 13″ x 9″ x 2.38″ (closed) and weighs 15.2 oz (empty).  Inside you’ll find two small pockets for your phone, MP3 player, GPS, orRead More…

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Powerstick+ USB Drive/Power Charger review

on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

Since many of us carry around mobile devices such as smartphones, iPhones, handheld games, digital cameras, MP3 player, and the like, having emergency backup power is almost a necessity when it comes to preventing your device  from shutting down when a power outlet is out of reach. Powerstick+ from Ecosol is a portable charger that can keepRead More…

The Just Mobile Gum Duo has two USB ports - one 1 Amp and one 2.4 Amps.

Just Mobile Gum Max Duo review

on Thursday, April 25th, 2013

A new entrant into the crowded field of portable power supplies has recently arrived from a trusted mobile vendor – Just Mobile.  It sports some unique features without missing any of the standard items. The Gum Max Duo (GMD) is Just Mobile’s  top-of-the-line USB charger, and it packs quite a wallop: 11.2 Amp/hours of power! Let’sRead More…


This gives “crank telephones” a whole new meaning…

on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Did you ever see one of those old, wall-mounted telephones that you had to crank to get the operator’s attention in old movies?  Well, the Crankerator isn’t like that.  This accessory from Photojojo is a backup battery with an emergency power source.  It works with smart phones, cameras, and tablets, and a fully charged CrankeratorRead More…


Keep your gadgets charged with NewTrent’s Travelpak and Travelpak Plus

on Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

If you spend any time traveling, or even just have a long commute, you’ll at some point find yourself needing a power boost for one of your gadgets.  NewTrent has two backup battery packs in their line of mobile accessories that can keep you powered until you reach your destination.  The Travelpak (NT400C) has aRead More…


A-solar Xtorm Portable Power Bank 7300 review

on Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Most of us carry around a bunch of tech devices throughout the day, and pretty much all of them require batteries. And we all know that batteries usually don’t last all day long, especially those in power-hungry cell phones.  That’s where A-solar’s Xtorm Portable Power Bank 7300 comes in.  Can it keep us powered all dayRead More…


Fuel may be the world’s tiniest phone backup battery

on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

The Fuel backup power source is a Kickstarter project from Devotec Industries, a maker of backup batteries and Bluetooth speakers.  (Is it just me, or does it seem like a lot of companies are looking to expand their product lines through crowd-funding projects lately?)  The Fuel is a 220mAh emergency power source for any phone thatRead More…


The PowerFlask supplies enough juice for a gadget party!

on Friday, February 22nd, 2013

If you travel with a lot of power-hungry devices, you probably also travel with backup power.  Instead of needing a different emergency charger for each device, you can charge everything with one PowerFlask charger from Digital Treasures.  The PowerFlask has a 13,000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery with enough power to add hours of use to your USB-chargeableRead More…


Detech Solar-Powered Battery 4-port USB hub and charger

on Monday, December 17th, 2012

I feel like I’m writing about one of those old Ronco products – “It slices, it dices, and it jump-starts your car!  Now how much would you pay?”  The Detech Solar-Powered Battery and 4-port USB hub does have a lot of functions, but all of them are related and useful.  Inside this handy little deviceRead More…


An iPhone charger that won’t disappear into the darkness in the bottom of your bag

on Wednesday, December 5th, 2012

This Portable iPhone Charger from Uncommon Goods is bright enough that you’ll be able to find it in the darkest bag.  No information about the capacity is mentioned, but the lithium battery should provide about three extra hours of charge to a discharged iPhone 3GS, 4 or 4S.  The charger is available in Bohemian RainbowRead More…


New Power Series bags from Timbuk2 carry and charge your gear

on Thursday, November 8th, 2012

Timbuk2 has announced a series of bags that will carry your gear and keep it charged, too.  The Power Series bags begin with two of Timbuk2’s best selling bags, the Commute Laptop Messenger and the Q Laptop Backpack, and add a dedicated pocket inside to hold the power pack.  In addition to all the featuresRead More…


Mophie introduces White Juice Pack Powerstations, exclusively at Apple

on Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Mophie has introduced new, white versions of their Powerstation backup batteries that will be available exclusively from Apple stores and  All three versions of the Powerstation are available in white.  Shown from left to right are the Powerstation Mini, Powerstation, and Powerstation Duo.  (Click for a larger view.)  The Powerstation Mini ($59.95) has a 2500mAhRead More…


Eton Corporation Announces the Boost Line Mobile Charging Solutions

on Monday, October 29th, 2012

Eton Corporation produces a variety of emergency preparedness gear, and they are expanding their line with two dedicated charging solutions.  First up (right photo) is their BoostTurbine Series chargers.  The BoostTurbine2000 (2000mAh for $59) and BoostTurbine1000 (1000mAh for $49) feature a rechargeable lithium battery and a hand-turbine power generator that serves as a “back up forRead More…