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Calibre ULTRA’GO nano Power Station back up battery review

on Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Carrying a cell phone is the norm these days. As cell phones continue to get bigger and faster, it’s hard to keep them running for a full day if you’re a heavy user. Many users solve this by carrying a portable battery to charge their phones. There are plenty of portable battery solutions out there,Read More…


Add storage and extra power to your iPhone 5/5S with the new mophie space pack

on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

Because I have a family of three who all like new iPhones, we tend to stick with the lowest-storage model when we upgrade to keep cost under control.  That means I tend to have to watch what I load up on my iPhone 5, which means I don’t have any music on there.  It wouldRead More…


APC BG500 Battery Backup review

on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

For those of us that are dependent upon the Internet for all the information that streams into our homes, battery back-up of  the hardware that makes it possible is important.  The BG500 by APC not only keeps the power on, but it also has features to monitor energy use, a watchdog function that can rebootRead More…


Roving Power Professional Power Pack review

on Friday, November 15th, 2013

I have become a huge fan of the portable battery backup solutions.  I have reviewed numerous ones here on the Gadgeteer and purchased numerous ones for family members.  In fact I have 3 backup battery solutions right now among the items in my daily gear, so I am a fan.  But all those solutions onlyRead More…


Digital Treasures Power Bank has built-in cables for better portability

on Saturday, November 2nd, 2013

We depend on our mobile gadgets and our mobile gadgets depend on a battery to keep them juiced and ready for action. If you travel often, don’t work in a cubical farm or from home, you might find it a challenge to keep your devices fully charged throughout the day. That’s why power bank accessoriesRead More…


Odoyo Power+Shell EX for iPhone 5/5S review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Anyone who uses their phone for several hours a day has to fret about their battery life at some point. My husband and I use our phones quite often, and his older phone would need some sort of power by suppertime. I recently purchased a battery case for my husband, and ever since then IRead More…


Add 3800mAh of battery goodness to the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with the Brando Power Jacket

on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

If you just scored yourself a shiny new Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and would like to make sure you have enough juice to power you through your daily adventures, the Power Jacket from Brando should have you and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 covered. It is available in black or white and features a slideRead More…


Genius introduces Energy Mouse, a combination of a power bank and mouse

on Friday, September 27th, 2013

The Genius Energy Mouse is a 2.4Ghz wireless scroll wheel 1200dpi mouse that hides an extra feature inside its non-furry little tummy. It features a 2700mAh rechargeable Li-polymer battery pack that you can use to charge devices that have a micro USB connector. Four LEDs indicate charge status as well as the amount of powerRead More…


SkyRC NC2500 AA/AAA Battery Charger & Analyzer – too cool or too much?

on Thursday, September 5th, 2013

The SkyRC NC2500 AA/AAA Battery Charger & Analyzer from Brando gives new meaning to the word “overkill”. We’ve reviewed AA/AAA battery chargers here on The Gadgeteer before, but have you ever seen a charger with Bluetooth? Why would a battery charger even need Bluetooth you ask yourself? I asked myself that very same question andRead More…


mophie juice pack now available for the HTC One

on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

mophie‘s new juice pack for the HTC One has a 2500mAh rechargeable battery that can double your battery life.  The case measures 2.88″ X 6.06″ X 0.67″ and adds 5.05 ounces to the weight of your phone.  You’ll be able to use the backup battery to recharge your phone with the flip of a switch onRead More…


Brando Power Jacket for Nokia Lumia 920 – 2200mAh review

on Friday, April 19th, 2013

The Power Jacket for Nokia Lumia 920 from Brando is an extended battery/case that can nearly double the battery life for the Lumia 920, if you’re willing to accept the trade-offs that come with it.  So what are the trade-offs?  Let’s look at them.


PowerSkin announces battery case for the BlackBerry Z10

on Thursday, March 28th, 2013

Just as the title says, the PowerSkin for BlackBerry Z10 is available now from PowerSkin.  The one-piece shockproof, anti-dust silicone skin protects your Z10, and it contains a 1500mAh rechargeable battery that gives your smart phone up to 60% more talk or standby time.  It weighs only 3 ounces and measures 5.39″ X 2.89″ X 0.79″.Read More…


Energizer Recharge Value AA/AAA NiMH Battery Charger review

on Monday, February 18th, 2013

How many devices, toys and gadgets do you own that use AA or AAA batteries? Do you feed these devices standard alkaline batteries, or do you use rechargeables? I personally prefer to go the rechargeable route mainly because it’s easier and less expensive for me to pop a set of drained batteries into a chargerRead More…

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Use that cup of joe to charge on the go with onE Puck

on Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Looking for a unique way to charge your phone on the go? The Epiphany onE Puck from Epiphany Labs is a Kickstarter project that may provide the ooh factor you desire. The onE Puck is a unique portable charging device that uses either heat or cold to charge your phone. It uses a small Stirling engineRead More…


mophie juice pack helium – “lighter than air” power for your iPhone 5

on Monday, February 11th, 2013

We’ve reviewed mophie battery cases at The Gadgeteer in the past.  I had the chance to review a juice pack case for my iPod touch, and I found it was a compact case with a lot of reserve power to keep my surfing and tunes going all day.  mophie is now introducing the juice packRead More…


Misemet r.pod multifunction electronic pod and solar charger review

on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

The Misemet r.pod multifunction electronic pod and solar charger is not only a mouthful to say, it’s also a multifunction workhorse for off-the-grid power and light. Available in red, yellow, or green colors, it consists of the r.pod itself, which looks for all the world like a gigantic cold capsule, a handful of accessories, andRead More…


Mophie introduces the juice pack for the Samsung Galaxy S III

on Monday, November 12th, 2012

You can usually find dozens of cases, including those with backup batteries for iPhones, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find them for other phones.  mophie is known for their juice pack cases with backup batteries for iOS products and even for external battery packs, and now they are introducing one for the Samsung GalaxyRead More…


Avantree Pluto Air Hifi Bluetooth mini speaker review

on Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

With the rise of better music players and streaming services in the last few years, we have also seen a rise in the number of speaker systems, personal earphones/buds and other ways to actually hear the music being offered up. In public situations, folks usually want to have their music pumped directly into their ears,Read More…


ZAGGsparq 6000 mAh Portable Battery/Charger review

on Friday, October 26th, 2012

I travel a great deal for my day job and all too often forget one or more of the needed accessories to charge my litany of tech equipment. Every time that happens, I think to myself (after several choice words) that I really need a dedicated set of charging gear staged in my bag. Well,Read More…

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Just Mobile Gum Max Backup Battery Review

on Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

If you read my review of the Just Mobile Gum, you’ll have read that I really like it as a backup battery because of its looks, weight, and size.  But what if you want to charge your tablet while you’re on the go rather than your phone?  Today’s tablets have batteries that hold many more timesRead More…


Just Mobile Gum Backup Battery Review

on Monday, September 3rd, 2012

We rely so much on our smartphones these days, not just for phone calls but also for the information and access that they supply.  Bigger screens are nice, but it’s always a compromise between screen size, weight and battery life.  What do you do when you’re not near a power point all day (or multipleRead More…

Exogear Exovolt Plus

Exogear Exovolt Plus – Stackable Power

on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

So you want backup power for your devices when you’re out and about, but you don’t want to go too small because you might need more, or too big (with it’s additional weight and size) because you might need less?  The exovault plus from EXOGEAR is a stackable battery pack so that you can customiseRead More…


HyperJuice Plug Gives You More Power When You Need It

on Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Unlike many “dumber” backup battery packs, the Hyper Juice Plug from Hypershop has dual USB output plugs capable of powering up to 2 devices at once, including 2 tablets.  The battery supplies either 10,400 or 15,600mAh, and the 15,600mAh model will extend a new iPad’s (3rd generation) battery life by up to 13 extra hours or fully rechargeRead More…


V-MODA introduces VAMP, an Audio Multitasker for the iPhone 4/4S

on Saturday, June 16th, 2012

V-MODA, maker of the Crossfade M-80 and Crossfade LP headphones, have introduced the VAMP, a headphone amplifier with a dedicated 150mW x 2 amplifier, DAC (Digital-to-Analog convertor), optical audio output and a 2200mAh battery – all integrated into a metal case for the iPhone 4/4S. It’s based on the GO-DAP 4.0 by VentureCraft, but tweakedRead More…


mophie juice pack PRO Protects and Charges Your iPhone 4/4S

on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

In the past, getting ruggedized protection for your phone meant giving up cases with built-in battery extenders.  Now, with the juice pack PRO from mophie, you can have both.  The 2500mAh built-in battery, the largest ever included in a juice pack, can be used to constantly keep your iPhone 4 or 4S topped off atRead More…