USB charger

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Portable gadget power is a constant need for many of us at The Gadgeteer and I suspect for you as well.  The TYLT ENERGI 2K Travel Charger and SYNCABLE-DUO Charge and Sync Cable seem to be a good solution.  The ENERGI 2K is a combination charger & portable battery, while the SYNCABLE-DUO is a charge/sync [...]

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bolse-4port-USB-charger1

In my never-ending quest for power, with thirst-hungry gadgets all over my house, my car, and my office, one of the biggest problems I have is being able to charge multiple devices at once.  For example, when you travel and stay in hotel rooms, if you are lucky you have one of those lamps beside [...]

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arctic-home-charger-4500-3

Owners of multiple mobile devices realize that their gear bag or their power strip at home can quickly become a jumble of power adapters.  Sometimes you can share a single charger between multiple devices, but then you're limited to charging only one of your devices at a time.  With the ARCTIC Home Charger 4500 Four [...]

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wall-mounted-outlet-extender-2

I just put an Elfa shelving unit in my tiny kitchen with no counter space.  I now have a place to work while preparing food, but plugging in my little KitchenAid chopper requires me to crawl under the unit and reach behind the water cooler to plug it in.  I was thinking about getting a [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Home, Kitchen, News
richard-solo-quad-power-hub-1

USB charging hubs are everywhere, but this is the first one I've seen that's designed for use in the car.  The Quad USB Power Charger from RichardSolo supplies 2.4A per port, so you can charge four power-hungry tablets simultaneously from your car's DC outlet.  RichardSolo says charge times are the same using this hub as [...]

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sabrent-4-port-usb-charger

The Sabrent 4-Port Compact USB Wall Charger can charge smart phones, tablets, and other USB-chargeable devices.  One port is rated for up to 2.4A to charge tablets quickly.  When you have multiple devices plugged in, the charger will balance power output at each port to keep the total load to 12.5 watts.  Has built-in over-current protection and [...]

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15-ft-comfortable-reach-charger

My bedroom has a wall outlet conveniently placed for plugging in my lamp, but it's not really close enough to allow me to use my iPad while it charges using the standard charging cable.  I need a USB extension cable for the iPad charger and another for my iPhone charger so I can use them [...]

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tunewear-tunemax-charger

With the Tunewear TUNEMAX 5USB Charger, you can charge up to five USB-chargeable devices using a single wall outlet.  It can accommodate an input voltage range of AC100V-240V, and it can be used anywhere in the world with the appropriate AC adaptor (not included).  Total output from this unit is 5V/5A, with three 5V/1A outlets and [...]

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Ventev utilitycharger2100

Oh, the woes of charging on the road! I am one of those souls who frequently finds themselves charging my smart device either in a car or in a hotel or ship's cabin. And to that point, I often carry at least charging adaptors for my car and for a wall outlet. What if someone [...]

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Posted in: News, Travel Gear
The-PowerPot-01

There are lots of people like me that like to bring gadgets with them while camping.  Although I try to disconnect a bit, it's nice to bring my cell phone and a few battery packs with me.  Wouldn't it be great to to use an item to charge my mobile devices while I cook at [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
r2d2-usb-charger

This is rather expensive for a USB car charging station, but could it be any cuter?  The R2D2 USB Car Charger from ThinkGeek sits beside you in a drink holder;  his arms adjust so that he will fit in most holders.  Plug him into your car's power outlet, and he'll be able to charge two [...]

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IPEVO USB SuperCharger review

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If you're anything like me, you've probably got more than a few USB-charged devices.  How many iDevices, smartphones, tablets, and gizmos do you have craving a nightly fill-up?  To complicate matters, larger devices (iPads, tablets) usually require a charge that's beefier than your regular phone charger.  Enter the IPEVO USB SuperCharger to the rescue! As the [...]

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powerisite-charger

I have a handyman working in my new (to me) condo this week, and I've noticed his Android phone gets some use.  If he needed, he could get a recharge by plugging his phone into a outlet in my house, but what if he were working on a construction site that may not have a [...]

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Mobile devices are among the most useful, fun and ubiquitous of all our gadgets.  But the one task they can't perform (yet) is generating their own power.  For that, we need accessories like chargers and cables suited to various locations where power is available.  The Just Mobile Highway Max is a charger with a 12 [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
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Mobile devices are great.  They help save us time, enable us to communicate and entertain us, and so we take them everywhere.  But their batteries sure don't last long enough, do they?  While we're on the road we need a way to charge our mobile devices and preferably to charge more than one at a [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Reviews
I'm not a fan of bare metal showing on a plug.

Getting power on the go used to mean carrying a bag-phone the size of a large loaf of bread and a power port plug to keep it juiced. Nowadays, we have much better battery chemistry, but for us power-users, the battery in a gadget may not last through a full day of use. If you're [...]

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usb-bed-riser

Look in the believe-it-or-not category at the Bed Bath & Beyond website, and you'll find the 8" Power Bed Riser.  I don't mean it's a powered lift like hospital beds use.  It's a set of rubber blocks that lift the bed higher off the floor.  You can buy those (normal) rubber blocks anywhere, and they [...]

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powertrip-backup-battery-and-charger

It's too late to have this in hand to give Dad for Father's Day, but it's not too late to gift him with a USB charger that has a backup battery with its own solar charger inside.  Just print out a picture of the PowerTrip and include it in the Father's Day card and have [...]

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richardsolo-convertable-charger

RichardSolo has a great addition to your travel gear.  Their Wall and Car Combo Charger Pro looks like a regular USB wall charger.  It has a single USB port that provides up to 2.1A for fast charging of tablets as well as phones.  It takes 100/240V input, which means you'll be able to use it internationally [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, Gear, News, Travel Gear
digital-innovations-chargedr

If you find that charging your USB-chargeable devices takes too long, you may be interested in the ChargeDr USB Charge Booster from Digital Innovations.  The ChargeDr uses an unspecified method of boosting the power from your computer's USB port, so that a normal 5V, 0.5A-2.1A port always outputs 5V, up to 2.1A of power.  The ChargeDr is [...]

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