Backup Battery

mophie-juice-pack-air-iphone-5-4

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
Yellow Jacket1

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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eneBRICK-charger-2

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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bolt-charger-battery

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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batterybox

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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PowerAll-1

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
coi+-lego-power-brick

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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DVSabePowerBank1_640

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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chugplug-macbook-backup-battery

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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Jackery Leaf-1

The world of backup batteries for smart devices is a fiercely competitive one! There are generic, external charge-anything battery packs to device-specific cases. So how do you decide which one to get?  Jackery has designed the Leaf, a hybrid type charging system that allows you to attach the battery pack to your iPhone 5/5S when you [...]

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hyperjuice

Backup batteries are not very exciting, but the HyperJuice Expand battery has a unique design that will make you take a second look. First of all, it can charge up to three devices at once. That includes two tablets and one phone. The devices are plugged into a USB head that magnetically connects to interchangeable [...]

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brookstone-portable-power

Unlike many backup batteries on the market today, the Portable Power Supply with Hand Crank won't fit in your pocket.  Also unlike many backup batteries, this one can power a lamp or even your computer as well as recharge your tablet or phone.  This device provides "AC power for lights, TVs, stereos, small appliances and [...]

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darth-batt

This replica of Darth Vader's lightsaber doubles as an external battery pack that can charge all your USB devices. It is an officially licensed Star Wars Series power charger featuring an rechargeable 2800mAh battery with 5V@1.2A output through its full sized USB connector. It's controlled with an On/Off switch that also toggles four red LEDs [...]

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ZEROHOUR

There are a lot of multi-purpose flashlights on the market today with a lot of different options and sizes. So how do you make your multi-purpose flashlight stand out? The ZEROHOUR modular tactical USB battery backup flashlight, a Kickstarter project from Amy Truong and Aaron Son, does it by being versatile and modular. As the [...]

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aviiq-usb-charging-station-with-battery

A couple of years ago, I reviewed the Aviiq Portable Charging Station (see related posts).  This was an $80 gadget that kept your charging cables organized in the same pouch that carried a powered USB hub that let you charge multiple devices simultaneously from a single wall outlet.  This was nice, but it lacked an [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Travel Gear
bracketron-smartlantern

Bracketron is debuting their new SmartLantern at booth 11630 at the SEMA Show 2013, November 5-8, in Las Vegas, but you don't have to wait to buy one now.  The SmartLantern is an ideal accessory for travel or for emergency preparedness.  It contains a 7800mAh battery and a 2.1A USB port that can recharge some mobile [...]

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anker-astro2-1

It seems like we have had a lot of different external batteries to review here on the Gadgeteer lately. They have become such an everyday factor in our gadget-filled life that the market is flooded with different sizes, shapes, and colors of batteries. Anker is one of the many companies producing external batteries, but with [...]

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justmobile-gumplus-1

I use my phone frequently to play games, take photos and keep in touch with my friends. This causes my battery to drain quickly, and it can be annoying to have to place my phone on the charger every night. On my last trip, I was on the edge of a 3G/LTE zone, and my [...]

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lenmar-helix-powerpack-1

The portable battery market is heating up.  You can find these portable batteries in all shapes and sizes, in varying capacities, and in just about every store you come across.  I even saw some for sale in a gas station. And the prices of these portable backup batteries keeps surprising me, because you can buy [...]

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Mugen-Battery-01

There are often times when I need just a little bit more battery life on my mobile phone, especially when I go to an event where no outlets are available.  I recently had the chance to review the Mugen Power 6400mAh Extended Battery with Battery Door for the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 from Mugen Power.  The [...]

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