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This microUSB charging cable can work as a sync/charge cable or charge-only cable

on Monday, June 9th, 2014

Yesterday, we told you about the Umbrella USB adapter that protected your mobile device from malware and data grabs when charging your device at public charging stations.  The Bench 2X Faster microUSB Charging Data Cable can perform that same function; you just slide a switch on the side of the cable to put the cableRead More…


Safely charge your mobile device while blocking data syncing and “juice jacking”

on Sunday, June 8th, 2014

You’ve got a full day of travel ahead of you, and your phone is beeping to let you know its battery is nearly dead.  You start looking around the airport terminal for a charging station to give the battery a shot of power while you’re waiting to board the plane.  Have you heard the warningsRead More…


That’s not a knife – it’s a charging cable

on Monday, March 31st, 2014

Though this may look like a Swiss Army knife, it’s actually a compact way to carry your charging cables.  Instead of blades, the Multi-Tool Adapter has cables: a microUSB, miniUSB, and Apple 30-pin connector for plugging into your device, and a USB connector to plug into your computer or a wall charger.  You’ll notice thatRead More…


Brando has your charging cable needs zipped up

on Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

The XPOWER Zipper Lightning + Micro USB Cable combines the two most-used charging cables into one.  You can even charge two devices simultaneously (2.4A maximum output).  The zipper design gives it a cool look, but it’s functional, too –  zip it up for storage, unzip it when you need to use it.  Brando says thatRead More…


ChargeDrive 3-in-1 device combines a charge cable, flash memory and a tripod

on Saturday, November 16th, 2013

If you’re a gadget lover, then you probably love multi-functional tools. Let’s face it, we love to get big bang for our tech bucks. But when it comes to multi-functional smart phone items, the list seems to be short and the useful functionality is often hit and miss. The ChargeDrive, a Kickstarter project by IdrisRead More…


Eastern Collective Wrapped iPhone Cable

on Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

If you’re tired of flimsy Apple iOS cables that tend to break at the connectors, check out these Wrapped Cables from Eastern Collective.  These cloth-wrapped cables have a USB connector on one end and a 30-pin connector on the other, and they work with iPhones, iPods, and iPads.  They are available in three designs (CrossRead More…


Mojo Tremble: MacGyver’s Keychain?

on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Multi-function gadgets are all the rage these days, especially ones that are small and portable.  Though many of us carry our iPhone and Android smartphones everywhere, we may not care to lug a charging cable.  The Mojo Tremble Keychain with Card Reader from iBattz aims to help.  In a small form factor, it provides aRead More…


Scosche clipSYNC Charge and Sync Cables Review

on Friday, November 25th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

Have you ever been caught without a charging cable?  You decided to travel light, with just a phone and your laptop.  You realize your phone needs a charge, but you don’t have the USB charging cable.  Clip a clipSYNC Charge and Sync Cable from Scosche to your keyring or gear bag strap, and you’ll alwaysRead More…


Keep Your Charging Cables Close at Hand with the Scosche clipSYNC Carabiner Cables

on Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
Posted in: News, Travel Gear

About a year ago, we told you about the Scosche flipSYNC charging cables.  Now, Scosche has updated their compact cables and converted them to carabiner clips, so they’ll be even easier to keep on a keychain or clipped to your gear bag.  The clipSYNC gear features full-sized charging cables with a spring-loaded carabiner built in.  Each clipSYNC is lessRead More…