External power supply

I previously reviewed a portable battery charger that sports 20,400mAh of power, which will charge my iPhone about 4-5 times before running out of juice. Not bad, but what if you need something much bigger yet (sorta) portable? Anker has answered with the PowerHouse—a monstrous power supply that packs a whopping 434Wh (appx.120,000mAh!) of power [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

APC Back-UPS BE850M2 review

Despite the power-hungry gadget count in my home, I don't have an uninterruptible power supply (UPS).  I just never got around to it.  Power outages aren't very common where I live.  However, my son has been doing a lot of writing for homework on the computer, and it would be a shame to lose his [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, Home and Kitchen, Reviews

Technology has come a long way in the last two decades but, sadly, battery technology has barely kept pace.  We use the same electrochemical principles that Allesandro Volta used when he invented the voltaic pile in the 1800's.  We have found better materials and have improved on the design to squeeze every available electron from [...]

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

This may appear to be a power strip at first glance, but PowerQube says their product differs because it can provide the power any device, from any manufacturer, needs.  Unlike most power sources, PowerQube isn't designed with one manufacturer's devices in mind, and it determines and provides the amount of charging power to each device. [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

With the CHUGPLUG external battery, you won't have to worry about running out of power while you're traveling.  The CHUGPLUG is designed to work with 45W or 60W newer MacBooks.  You can expect up to 4 extra hours of power for an 11" MacBook Air or 3 extra hours for the 13" MacBook Air or [...]

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

Stop me if you've heard this one before: "I was on the road and my phone's battery died". Oh, you have heard that one before; then you have probably seen a lot of news and reviews on backup batteries as well. So why am I doing another one? The simple answer is that the JUMP, [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, News

As any gadget fan knows, the bane of our existence is the battery. No matter how wonderful the device or gadget, if the battery lets you down, you aren't happy. You would think that someone by now would have been able to come up with a battery that you simply don't have to worry about, [...]

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Posted in: Bags, Reviews, Travel Gear

The Power Tube 6600 from MiPow looks like an oversized pencil, but it contains enough power to double the battery life in your iPad.  Inside the tube is a 1000mA lithium-ion battery with a 6600mAh capacity.  The tube comes with an AC charger; it can be recharged 500 times.  It has 10 adapter tips so [...]

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Posted in: Gear

It has a funny name, but the Solarrific Solar Portable Power Supply from Convenient Gadgets and Gifts has a serious purpose.  This external power supply comes with eleven connectors to fit most any digital device, including iPhones and iPods.  The Solarrific is 3.25" X 2.25" X 0.59", so it's small enough to fit in your bag [...]

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