Batteries and Chargers

Mophie Snap+ MagSafe vent mount car charger review

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REVIEW – Our smartphones are becoming more integrated with our lives, even into our vehicles. We can play music, navigate to our destinations, and use apps to find less expensive gas, restaurants, and charging stations. But we need a place to put our phones and ideally charge them while in use. I tested the Mophie […]

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ORICO 120W 10-port charging station review – Charge all the things!

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REVIEW – Devices in my house seem to be multiplying as my kids get older and the mix of phones, tablets, e-readers, and batteries continues to grow. The Orico 120W Charging Station popped up and looked like a great way to corral at least some of that chaos, so I decided to give it a

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TORRAS Magsafe Portable Charger Power Bank (5000 mAh / 10000 mAh sizes) review

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REVIEW – When it comes to iPhone products, I try my best to keep what I use as sleek and minimal as possible. For years now I had been using a portable battery pack, but with Magsafe now fully utilized in my life, I decided to try to make a switch. The TORRAS Magsafe Portable

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‘Current’ research discovery could double the life of rechargeable batteries

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NEWS – Android Police reported on a study in the journal, ‘Advanced Energy Materials’, that a relatively simple change in how devices charge their lithium based batteries can effectively double the lifespan of their batteries. Investigators from four institutions in Denmark and Germany tested various battery configurations with different chemistries and applied a novel charging method

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ESR Qi2 3-in-1 Apple MagSafe charging station review

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REVIEW – If you’re an Apple fan and have the trifecta of Apple gear – iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods, then check out this review of the ESR Qi2 3-in-1 Apple MagSafe charging station, which chargers them all at the same time and has a little bonus surprise. Let’s check it out. What is it?

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LISEN 4 in 1 Car Charger review – It’s a charger, not a soup can

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REVIEW – The LISEN 4 in 1 Car Charger is a cable-equipped charger with retractable cables for your Android and Apple devices, plus it has two standard plugs for using your own cables for charging additional devices. I’m an Android guy so what do I do with a Lightning cable? Oh yeah, my wife’s iPad!

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Pitaka MagEZ Car Mount Pro 2 for Tesla review – A great charger with mount troubles

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REVIEW – As our phones become more and more integrated into how we operate our vehicles it becomes increasingly important to have them securely mounted to the dash within sight and out of hand. Finding the right solution for your particular car can be tricky, but Pitaka has a new entry to help. With both

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ESR Qi2 Halolock MagSafe wireless car charger review – fast charging, solid mounting options

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REVIEW – Having a phone mounted in the car is a must for many people. If you commute a lot or travel for work, keeping a phone mounted nearby is a must. Keeping the phone charged is necessary as well, so it can get you where you’re going without dying or being low on battery

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Get charged up: 30% off GoldenMate LiFePO4 batteries for your off-grid adventures

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NEWS – LiFePO4 lithium batteries stand out for their exceptional performance, longevity, and safety advantages over traditional lead-acid batteries. Their high energy density makes them a reliable power source for off-grid setups, and their deep cycling capabilities allow for repeated charges and discharges without significant capacity loss. . Right now you can save 30% off

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Sharge Shargeek 170 Power Bank review – Pricey, but a lot of great features

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REVIEW – I am getting ready to go on the longest vacation trip of my life in a few months.  We will be gone for 13 days on a seven-day Alaskan cruise and a three-day land trip to Denali National Park.  I know that electrical outlets and charging places will be hard to come by,

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ESR Classic Hybrid MagSafe Case for iPhone 15 Pro and Power Bank Wallet review

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REVIEW – Phones cost enough that a case is all but required to protect your investment. That doesn’t mean you can’t still show off your phone or your personal style. ESR’s Classic Hybrid MagSafe Case offers lots of protection in a clear package and for my review they also sent along their Power Bank Wallet

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Goldenmate Orion 1000 LiFePO4 battery review – Keep tabs on your power use, right from the battery!

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REVIEW – During the pandemic, my wife and I built a camper into a box trailer.  A big part of that build was an entire 12V power system, including solar panels, a solar charge controller, a DC-AC inverter, and a battery.  The battery is the key to this system because nothing works without it.  When

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