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, [...]

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 [...]

Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews, Tablets, Ultra Portables

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Posted in: iOS, News, Tablets, Ultra Portables

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 [...]

Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Gear, iOS, News

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 [...]

Posted in: iOS, News

As a gadget lover, we all know that most of our gadgets require batteries.  The problem is that most of the batteries out there doesn't last as long as you wanted.  That's why Energizer has created the Ultimate Lithium Batteries in AA & AAA.  Do they last longer than other batteries?The packaging on these batteries [...]

Posted in: Miscellaneous, Reviews

From the BBC comes a report on "e-textiles" that can provide clothes with a single, central power source to charge devices. Intelligent Textiles from Surrey UK  has developed and is testing a lightweight uniform for the military that has conductive fibres woven into it.  Rather than carrying seperate batteries for each device, a central battery can [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear, Travel Gear

Use The Force to charge your phone....the force of your breath that is.  Looking like something out of Star Wars, the Aire Mask is a concept design by Joao Lammoglia that uses your breath to turn small turbines and convert the air displacement into energy to charge your phone. “The consumerist tendencies of today’s industrialised society make [...]

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Ever wished you had more battery life in your devices when you're away from any electical outlets?  That's where Spigen's Kuel F60Q portable mobile battery comes in.  It works just like any other portable mobile battery pack, except that the Kuel packs a 6000 mAh lithium ion battery which outputs at 5V at 2 Amps.  [...]

Posted in: iOS, News, Pocket Gear

ThirdRail has introduced a product that addresses one of the common issues of the iPhone --- no replaceable battery. The ThirdRail system contains of two elements, an iPhone 4 case and a smart battery. The ThirdRail case is a slim case with a unique feature, you can add a ThirdRail smart battery that will charge [...]

Posted in: iOS, News
Tekkeon 01

When it comes to your device's battery having a portable charger around in an emergency is a great battery saver. But when that battery charger is capable of charging two devices at a time, well then, it becomes a lifesaver. For someone like me who constantly uses two cellphones, having a battery charger is a necessity. [...]

Posted in: Gear, Reviews

PowerSkin is offering a series of impact-resistant silicone rubber cases that protect your smartphone while extending your phone's battery life.  The PowerSkin uses XPAL Powered™ battery technology to extend talk time anywhere from 4.5 to 8 hours; the actual capacity of the battery depends on the particular phone.  You can charge and sync your phone [...]

Posted in: Android
Monaco battery, left, and original battery, right

Probably the biggest complaint leveled against the Sprint HTC Evo 4G when it was launched was about a short life from its 1700mHa battery. It did not take long for several companies to offer bigger batteries, which were also thicker and meant different backs, cases, etc. Monaco offers a battery and back combination that promises [...]

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If you have a Motorola Droid X Android Smartphone, you probably love almost everything about it. I say almost because there is one thing that keeps my relationship with this phone from going to the next level. And that one thing is battery life. To say that the battery life of my Droid X is short would be an [...]

Posted in: Android, Reviews
USB Ports

With the proliferation of electronic gadgets it gets difficult to keep your tools charged. Most electronic devices have moved to a standard USB port for charging. This is a welcome change. Now I can use my AC USB port at home, the USB port in my laptop at work, my USB car adapter on the [...]

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Know someone with a cell phone??  You do??  So do I! (I wonder if its the same person...;) Here is a great little trinket for them; the Technocel Battery Boost! This cool little device would be welcomed for any of your phone toting friends that have a phone with the very common Micro-USB connection for [...]

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Remember 10 years ago when your phone just made calls only and the battery lasted for days?  Well you won’t see that happening nowadays when we all have smart-phones with nice big colorful screens!  I recently upgraded to a Blackberry Torch 9800 and the stock battery barely lasts me through a work day.  My last [...]

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Posted in: Android, iOS, Reviews

Still have an iPhone 3G?  Draining the battery because you updated to iOS 4?  There’s a battery for that.  Kingmax Power Case provides an all in one sleeve and extended battery for your iPhone 3G. Inside the box, you’ll find the battery sleeve, instructions, and a mini usb cable. The battery sleeve itself is pretty [...]

Posted in: iOS, Reviews