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Bench Soft 2X USB Charging Cable for Android review

By: Mark Rosengarten
on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Charging devices is one of the unpleasant and time-consuming tasks that we gadget addicts must endure, thanks to the primitive state of electrochemical energy storage.  While ultracapacitors have not yet set us free from the torturous charging wait time, there are products that purport to make that wait time shorter.  Bench Soft sent us thisRead More…


This is a stylish way to add a charging cable to your keychain

on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

If you need a microUSB cable to charge your phone or tablet, you have two choices from Native Union.  The Power Link Knot has the microUSB and the USB plugs hidden inside the leather pouch, and the corded knot hanging below the pouch is the cable.  Native Union also offers a microUSB-to-USB option in theRead More…


Flexible charging cables for your travel kit from Mophie

on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Do your charging cables sometimes look like a nest of snakes in the bottom of your gear bag?  At only 4 inches long, these memory-flex cables from Mophie won’t get tangled in your bag or your desk drawer.  They look like they’ll be stiff and inflexible, but you can see in the image above thatRead More…


Incase USB Mini Cable Kit

on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

I reviewed an Incase USB Mini Cable Kit a couple of years ago, and I still like and use that kit.  (See related posts for the review.)  The problem is that I no longer have an Apple device that uses the 30-pin connector in the kit, and I don’t really need the miniUSB cable, either.Read More…


Tech Candy’s Get Cord 3-in-1 USB cable will consolidate your cables

on Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Instead of carrying a 30pin cable for your iPod or older iPhone, a Lightning cable for your newer iPhone or iPad and a microUSB cable, you can buy one Get Cord that can be used for all three types of devices. This cable features an 6 foot long woven fabric cable with a USB connectorRead More…

Native Union JUMP battery pack

Kickstart your dead phone with the JUMP battery pack

on Sunday, January 12th, 2014

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,Read More…


Orobis Transform USB cable with microUSB and Lightning connectors

on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

The Orobis Transform USB cable is an indiegogo crowd-funding project.  This cable has a USB male connector on one end and a transforming connector on the other that contains both an Apple Lightning connector and a microUSB connector, so this one cable can be used to charge a variety of devices.  It looks almost exactlyRead More…


Cellink I Mobile Charger and Card Reader for iPhone and iPod Review

on Friday, August 17th, 2012

When you travel, you need to take support gear for the gadget you carry – chargers, sync cables, and maybe even a backup battery.  All this stuff takes up a lot of room and adds a lot of weight to your carry-on bag.  The Cellink I will help you reduce the amount you carry forRead More…


AViiQ Quick Change Universal Dock Adapter

on Friday, August 10th, 2012

Here’s another entry into The Gadgeteer’s list of compact charging cables: the Quick Change Universal Dock Adapter from AViiQ.  This cable combines a microUSB, miniUSB, and an Apple 30-pin connector into one cable.  The flat ribbon cable is 5.5″ long and weighs only 1.5 oz, so you won’t even notice it’s in your bag.  OneRead More…


The Charging Cable and Stand in One

on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Who needs a fancy and expensive smartphone stand when you can have a ? Another Kickstarter project that’s already been fully funded with over 20 days to go, the  is a rigid yet flexible USB to Apple/Micro-SD cable that allows you to position your smartphone directly in your USB port while charging and syncing your deviceRead More…