Batteries and Chargers

Recall of powerbanks sold at Container Store

Last December, we told you about a 3-in-1 powerbank set at The Container Store.  I was in a store over the weekend, and I saw a sign saying that they were recalling the Grab & Go Powerbank Station.  The product has a possibility of the batteries overheating during charging, making it a burn and fire …

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Case-Mate’s Power Pad wireless charger doesn’t care about your phone’s orientation

If you have a newer iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S9, or another phone that supports Qi wireless charging and you haven’t bought yourself a wireless charger, what are you waiting for? Wireless chargers are so easy to use because you don’t have to plug in a cable. Just set the phone on the charger and you’re …

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Charge all your devices in this stand – including your laptop

The DskStnd QUAD is an organizer with spaces to hold an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, AirPods (or a second iPhone), and even a laptop computer (Mac or PC) for charging.  As it comes standard, this DskStnd charging station is outfitted for Apple mobile devices.  Android lovers shouldn’t despair, because you can buy replacement cables that …

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WITTI BEDDI Charge alarm clock with night light and 3 USB ports review

WITTI Designs calls the BEDDI Charge “the most convenient USB Alarm Clock” – and they’re exactly right. This is a simple to use clock that doesn’t have any extra things to make it difficult to use. What is it? BEDDI Charge is a USB alarm clock that can charge 3 devices at once and a …

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Nomad Wireless Travel Stand review

More and more phones support wireless charging resulting in a plethora of wireless chargers available on the market. Most are circular in design and have a somewhat generic aesthetic. Nomad has taken a different approach with their wireless charger and it stands out as a result. Let’s take a look. What is it? A unique …

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The Mophie USB-C Powerstation plus XL keeps your Smartphone charged when you are on the go!

The Mophie USB-C Powerstation Plus XL is Mophie’s most powerful USB-C power pack to date. It is a compact portable charger and power source that has a 12000mAH battery. It boasts the ability to provide up to 45 hours of power to your Smartphone or other devices. It also includes a 15W fast charging USB-A …

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iClever BoostCube Fast Wireless Charger review

The iClever BoostCube Wireless Charger can charge a Qi enabled device simply by placing the device on top of it. The adapter supports 5W and 10W charging modes and the power supply is from a USB cable. Read on to see what I think! What is it? The iClever BoostCube Wireless Charging station is an adapter …

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Thinium ReCharge+ 2.0 backup battery review

What is it? The Thinium ReCharge+ 2.0 is a slim Smartphone/Tablet charger that can be used to provide power and charge via several different types of connections, using its interchangeable adapters and built-in USB port. It can be re-charged directly via a wall outlet without the need for a cable or a wall wart. What …

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RAVPower HyperAir 7.5-Watt Wireless Chargers review

Ever since purchasing my iPhone X I’ve been searching for a good 7.5-Watt wireless charger. RAVPower threw their hat into the ring recently introducing a new line of wireless Fast Chargers – HyperAir. The lineup includes flat charging bases, a charging stand, and even a power bank that can wirelessly charge your iPhone. RAVPower sent me all three …

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Charge your phone with the power of dilithium crystals!

Why settle for one of those plain USB plug-in sticks for your car’s cigarette lighter when you could instead plug in a warp core from The Enterprise?  The Star Trek TNG Warp Core USB charger plugs into the car’s 12V power port and sits in a cup holder.  (The passenger can hold their own drink!) …

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ElevationLab CordDock is not just a clever name

Wireless Qi charging appears to be the future for smartphones; even the latest iPhones include wireless charging. But some of us haven’t yet upgraded to the latest wirelessly-charged iPhones yet, and further, some of might prefer not to. ElevationLab has been designing and building well-engineered, durable and aesthetically pleasing smartphone accessories for years, going back …

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Native Union Eclipse 3 port charger review

I’m pretty good about charging my phone throughout the day, and with wireless charging now included on more phones it’s easier than ever to stay charged. Inevitably though, I’m actively using my phone or other non-wireless-charging device when I really need a charge. My solution has been to strategically place cables around the house. It …

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Elago’s 3-in-1 charging hub charges your Apple Watch, AirPods, and iPhone

This 3-in-1 charging stand from Elago holds and charges all your Apple devices in one compact space.  The stand is made of silicone for durability; it won’t scratch your expensive devices, either.  You’ll use the charging cables supplied with the Apple devices with the charging stand. The 3-in-1 stand is compatible with all iPhones from …

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