Batteries and Chargers

myCharge MagLock Superhero Wireless Charger Review

REVIEW – It seems like no matter how good your phone’s battery is, every once and a while, you get caught with a low battery at just the wrong time. Coincidentally, that’s usually when you don’t have access to a wall plug. The myCharge portable wireless charger aims to help with that problem, but does …

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This wireless charger will keep your phone charged and your drinks hot or cold!

NEWS – I like it when my gadgets have more than one functionality. The JB Trio wIreless Qi-certified fast charger is just such a gadget. It not only will fast charge your phone or any other device that has the ability to be wirelessly charged, but it will also keep your hot drink warm and …

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Get rid of your pile of charging cables and bricks with the new PWRBOARD!

NEWS – If you’re anything like me, you have chargers of various sorts scattered throughout your office/house. The PWRBOARD is attempting to centralize all your battery charging into a single customizable device, and if their final product ends up even close to what they’re promising I will leap at the opportunity to try it out! …

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Unitek USB-C 3 port 66W GaN wall charger review

REVIEW – I used to have many of those cube-shaped iPhone chargers, until I gave them away to people who “needed a charger”. Over time, I’ve been keeping my eye out for chargers with USB-C, but I still need the “old” USB-A charger, too. Thank goodness I got the chance to review the Unitek USB-C …

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BLUETTI unveils world’s first sodium-ion solar generator

SPONSORED NEWS – Climate change has long been pushing the globe towards carbon neutrality, which urges the transition from conventional energy systems to renewable ones like chemical batteries and battery-powered machines. The chemical lithium-ion batteries thereby have set their dominance for applications in consumer electronics, automobiles, and even aviation since their commercialization by Sony Corporation …

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Baseus PowerCombo GaN 65W charger/power strip review – a nice multifunction charging solution

REVIEW – Baseus, a maker of accessories for audio, cell phone, and home, is changing the power accessory landscape.  We’ve seen power strips and we’ve seen chargers.  We’ve even seen big, clunky power strips with a couple of charging ports.  Baseus has just introduced the PowerCombo GaN 65W combination power strip and four-port, high-power charger, …

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These wireless chargers are over the top geeky which is why you’ll want one!

NEWS – Power Idolz from Numskull are movie and game-themed wireless chargers for your smartphone that put pop culture icons right on your desk. From Jaws, Ghostbusters, and Back to the Future, to Sonic the Hedgehog, the Power Idolz chargers fast charge (10W) your device in true geek style. These Qi chargers are $47.99 for …

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Kovol Sprint 4-Port PD laptop charger review

REVIEW – As more and more devices switch over to Type-C (USB-C) charging ports, the need for multi-port high wattage chargers have become more significant. Laptops, battery banks, flashlights, and wireless microphones are just some of the Type-C devices that I often find myself charging quite often. I decided to see if the KOVOL Sprint …

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EcoFlow River Mini Portable Power Station review

REVIEW – EcoFlow’s innovative power stations have only been on the market for a few months, but have made a big impact in portable power. I was very impressed with the Delta Pro power station and jumped at the opportunity to have a look at their River Mini. What is it? The EcoFlow River Mini …

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Unitek 120 Watt, 10-Port USB charging station review – The 2021 solution to “remember the batteries.”  

                   REVIEW – USB was introduced in 1996 and has since taken over the world. Very few portable electronics are not equipped with a USB charging port. But how to keep them all charged? Unitek’s 10-port USB charging station to the rescue! What is it? The Unitek model Y-2190F is an AC-powered, charging station with …

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NTONPOWER Solar Rover 500 Power Station review

REVIEW – As long-time (well, the past 4 years) readers may remember, in addition to my day job and my duties as a reviewer for The Gadgeteer, I am actively involved with the Boy Scouts.  Recently, I added the position of Adult Troop Quartermaster to my long-term role as an Assistant Scoutmaster.  One of the …

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Jackery Explorer 300 review – a rugged yet practical portable power station

  REVIEW – We’ve been reviewing a lot of power stations lately here at The Gadgeteer, including models from Oupes, OKMO, and Puleida.  Whenever you look through the marketing material for these stations, they always have pictures of people camping.  While that is a fine use for one of these gadgets, we have a somewhat …

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Satechi Quatro Wireless Power Bank review – One to carry, four ways to charge

REVIEW – What’s your travel kit look like? Is it a rat’s nest of all the different cables and adapters you need or have you found that magic solution we’re all looking for? Satechi might just have a contender here depending on what you’re looking for. Battery? Check. USB-C and USB-A? Check. Qi wireless? Check. …

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The Pixy Mini powerbank is a good thing that comes in a small package

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – If you’ve ever wanted a powerbank for those times when your phone or other gadget runs out of juice but you’re nowhere near a power outlet, then you will want to check out the Pixy Mini powerbank. What is it? The Pixy Mini is a 5000 mAh, 18W PD input powerbank that …

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Home-and-portable battery Mango Power Union launches from $2,799 featuring world’s first built-in dual PV inverter

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Mango Power Union, the most sought-after battery system of the year, will be available for purchase on November 23rd through Indiegogo. “There are three things that have made Mango Power Union the most awaited product of the year for the home energy industry: It’s a two-in-one solution. You don’t need to pay …

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