Charger

The Scosche MagicMount Wall Charger is designed as a neater way to charge your mobile device in the kitchen where wall outlets are normally much higher on the wall above countertops. Instead of setting your phone on the counter where it and the attached cable can get in the way of cooking, the Scosche 12W [...]

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Another USB charger... another USB charger... wait, how come this one has an AC outlet?  That's right, if you've EVER needed a portable AC outlet, take a look at the RAVPower AC Portable Charger.  I was just about to go on a camping trip, so I thought I'd bring it along. The battery comes in [...]

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I recently reviewed a unit that I've been using for almost a year to recharge my Apple Watch on the go - the Pod from Nomad. This week, though, I was sent a test unit of a similar device that not only does what the Pod does, but also fixes the few qualms I had [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, iOS, Reviews, Watches and Clocks

Why does it seem like the lightest and thinnest laptops always have the bulkiest chargers? Laptops are fantastic until you have to travel with them and carry all the necessary accessories that go along with them. If your laptop only weighs 2 lbs, but the charger and cable weigh 1-2 lbs, where's the advantage to [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Laptops and Gear, Reviews

About a year ago, Nomad, those folks who understand wandering Gadgeteers and their need for on-the-go charging, released a product called the Pod for Apple Watch. It's basically a battery that has an internal spool to hold a charging puck (not provided) in a compact, hockey-puck sized case. I was working at Apple at the [...]

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Oh yeah, and his head rotates! Yes, this creative Star Wars BB-8 USB Car Charger from ThinkGeek will charge two of your devices at a time at 2.1A each using your car's 12V power adapter (cigarette lighter). He fits comfortably into your car's standard cup holder (he is 6 inches tall including the antenna x [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Car Gear, News

The Nonda ZUS Smart Car Finder & USB Car Charger is a German designed all in one charger and car location device that has been built to meet US Military MIL-STD-810G high-temperature standards. It has two USB ports that can charge two devices at once 2x faster than normal car chargers can do (max 4.8A [...]

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Do you work in a harsh environment, participate in extreme sports or just happen to be extra clumsy with your devices (like me)?  If so, you deserve a portable charging solution that is as tough as your demands. Check out the myCharge All Terrain series of portable chargers. This IP68 rated, military-grade charger is designed [...]

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If I carried a purse, I think my phone would never be charged.  I'd put the bag down and forget to take out the phone, plug it in, etc. Everpurse has solved that problem!  You know that one spot at home or work where you always place your bag? With Everpurse, that special place now keeps you [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

Last week I told you about a jump rope that doubles as a charger by charging its internal 1800 mAh lithium-ion battery as you twirl the rope. If you like jumping rope, that's an interesting alternative to a traditional backup battery. But for those of you that prefer to walk, bike or run, the AMPY [...]

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Is one of your New Year's resolutions to lose weight and get in shape? The PULSE Jump Rope can help with that because jumping rope is a good cardio exercise. But the PULSE doesn't just benefit your heart and waist line, it will also charge your phone. Wait, what? It's true, the PULSE Jump Rope has [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Health, Fitness, Sports, News

We've seen more than our share of device chargers for home, office and travel, but what about a charger made specifically for your workshop? The Tech Life GRID is a power station that has been designed to be rugged enough for your maker work bench. It features 9 110Volt power outlets, with 4 on the [...]

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The PowerQube MINI is a 4.5 x 1.5 inch charger that has a five foot detachable power cord and offers two AC outlets and three USB ports. Where the PowerQube MINI differs from many other portable chargers is that the three USB ports all provide up to 2.1A independently and are engineered with SP Technology [...]

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Laptop cables and charging adapters are big and bulky and pain to travel with. The Zolt Laptop Charger is a relatively small adapter meant to replace that bulky mess when traveling. It comes with a six foot PC charging cable, 8 universal PC tips allowing the charger to fit most PC laptops, and a travel [...]

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If charging your Apple Watch just doesn't fit your plans, you can get 2.7 times the wearing life (30 extra hours) when you add the Reserve Strap to your Apple Watch.  The strap is made of thermoset elastomer silicone and has lithium power cells embedded along its length; it attaches to the Watch's 6-pin accessory [...]

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