Batteries and Chargers

VOLTME 140W USB C charger review – One charger for all

REVIEW – The last time we travelled, I brought no less than 5 different chargers for various phones, tablets, laptops, and other devices. If only I’d had a single charger capable of charging them all, especially if it could charge several at once! Today I’m reviewing the VOLTME 140W USB C Charger which should be …

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UGREEN 65W USB Charger and Power Adapter review 

REVIEW – I’ve got a big trip to Europe planned this summer and anyone who’s been there knows you need to get your plug and power adapters sorted out because Europe has all kinds of wacky plugs!  In preparation, I’m testing out the UGREEN 65W USB C charger and power adapter.  I’m always surprised by …

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mophie speedport 120 4-port GaN wall charger travel kit review – your best travel companion

REVIEW – While I love wireless charging, wired charging is faster and more efficient. And larger devices don’t usually have wireless charging options. I posted a news item about this unit as soon as I saw it because it scratches an itch for me. I like to be able to go anywhere and have the …

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Unitek GaN 100W 4-port charger review – prioritized power for portable paraphernalia!

REVIEW – Because gallium nitride (GaN) has greater energy efficiency and power density than silicon, it has permitted smaller, higher capacity power adapters than had been previously possible. I have a Unitek GaN charger that supplies a total of 90W out of 4 ports or 100W out of one. Read on to see what I think! …

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mophie snap+ multi-device travel charger review – power all your devices wherever you go

mophie snap+ multi-device travel charger

REVIEW – Charging on the go while traveling, at the office, or even at a coffee shop can be a real pain. You need separate chargers, multiple types of cables, and finding enough power outlets can be a problem, too. Chargers with multiple USB-A and USB-C outlets are nice, but you still need to keep …

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Chargeasap Zeus 270W GaN USB-C Charger review – “World’s first and smallest 270W GaN USB-C Charger”

REVIEW – The Chargeasap Zeus 270W GaN USB-C Charger is currently a Kickstarter project with only a few days left for what they tout as the world’s first and smallest to provide 270W of power with USB-C. I got to review a pre-production model and was hoping this could replace all the extra charging blocks …

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The Momax AirBox Go – on the fly charging for all your Apple devices

NEWS – Are you looking for a portable wireless charger that can charge all your Apple devices at the same time? The Momax Airbox Go 3-in-1 charger provides a single way to simultaneously charge your iPhone, apple watch, and AirPods with a wireless charging case. Momax AirBox Go is an Apple-certified battery pack with genuine …

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mophie speedport 120 120W 4-port GaN fast charger review – lots of USB power for home, work, or on the go

mophie speedport 120

REVIEW – I’m a big fan of multi-device chargers. I use one by the side of my bed every night to charge my iPhone and Apple Watch. I also use one at work when I need to charge my iPad, Android tablet, and Android phone to keep them up and running. I’ve never had a …

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Zens Dual+Watch Aluminum Wireless Charger review – A near perfect solution if you have the right phone case

REVIEW – Are you still charging your on-person devices with individual cables? I hope not as there are a lot of multiple device options out there to solve that exact problem. If you’ve got a recent phone, an Apple Watch and some wireless charging earbuds then Zens has a solution right up your alley. I’ve …

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LiTime (aka Ampere Time) 12-Volt 100Amp-hour LiFePO4 battery review – Packs a parcel of power!

REVIEW – I have many power-hungry gadgets that gobble up power like Santa eats cookies. Keeping them running longer has always been fun! LiTime’s LiFePO4 100Ah battery is a beast that brings a sleighful of juice to my army of electronics! What is it? The LiTime 100Ah battery is a 12-volt lithium iron phosphate cell …

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Shargeek’s Retro charger gets even better!

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Last month I reviewed the Shargeek Retro 35W GaN Charger and fell in love with the mini Macintosh-inspired charger. Since then, they have come out with a 2 port version, and more recently they launched an Indiegogo campaign for the Retro 67 GaN charger. This new charger takes everything I liked about …

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VRURC mini power bank for iPhone review – a stand-up charger

REVIEW – Due to the forward march of progress in battery technology, we are much less dependent on power banks than we were just a few short years ago. I heard a podcaster the other day say that he had stopped using the charging stand on his desk because his phone never gets below 80% …

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Mophie updates their wireless travel kit to wired with their SpeedPort 120W charger

NEWS – Back in the Spring, I reviewed a new product from Mophie, their MagSafe travel charger kit. It was one of my favorite products for the year. With MagSafe for iPhones, AirPods, and the Apple Watch, it’s the trifecta of wireless power. There is a whole other world out there, however. What about those who …

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Lululook GaN 100W 4-port USB-C charger review – A little charger with mighty power

REVIEW – We all need to power stuff.  Traveling complicates matters as we tend to bring along power-hungry things like laptops, tablets, phones, headphones, cameras, well, you get the idea. Trying to bring chargers for everything complicates matters and takes valuable packing space.  The recent move to gallium nitride (GaN) rather than silicon for charger …

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