Battery

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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. Besides the nearly impossible to photograph black version I received above, the [...]

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Posted in: Cases and Covers, Reviews, Windows Phone
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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". [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases and Covers, News
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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 charger [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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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 engine [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News
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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 pack [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, News
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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, and [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
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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 Galaxy [...]

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Posted in: Android, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Cases and Covers, News
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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, [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Bluetooth Gear, Reviews
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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, [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Home and Kitchen, Reviews, Travel Gear
Gum Max

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 times [...]

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Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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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 multiple [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Pocket Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
Exogear Exovolt Plus

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 customise [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables, Travel Gear
HyperJuicePlug

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 recharge [...]

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Posted in: iOS, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables
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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 tweaked [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Gear, iOS, News
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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 at [...]

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Posted in: iOS, News