Batteries and Chargers

Naztech Power Hub4 charging station review

REVIEW – Even though our household only consists of my husband and myself, I always seem to have issues finding an available outlet on our kitchen bar to charge up a piece of tech.  We both own tablets and we both own phones.  Then there are the plethora of other gadgets like watches, bicycle computers, …

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Xcentz xWingman 10000mAh powerbank review

REVIEW – No real Gadgeteer has only one power bank in 2019. There are high-capacity ones for long-term travel, lighter ones for your EDC top-ups, and mid-range ones that you can share with a friend and still have some juice for your own devices. The Xcentz xWingman 10000mAh fits perfectly into this third category. What …

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Xcentz universal travel adapter review

REVIEW – World travelers are exposed to different cultures, languages, food, sights, and AC power plugs and sockets. The Xcentz universal travel adapter makes dealing with different types of plugs and sockets more convenient. As a bonus, this device has three USB-A ports and a USB-C port. Read on to see what I think! What …

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Choetech T535-S 5 Coil Wireless Charger Review

REVIEW – Ever since Apple decided to wander into the wireless charging club, I haven’t looked back to corded chargers. This time, I’m looking at a wireless charger with a whopping 5 coils, big enough for two phones at once. What is it? The Choetech T535-S is a wireless charging pad with 5 coils, and …

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Apple Airpad cancelled, Nomad offers alternative

NEWS – Apple has just announced that they are putting the final nail in the AirPad coffin. (Photo credit for above shot goes to The Verge.) Matthew Panzarino at TechCrunch has the dirty details: “After a delay of over a year since it was first announced in September of 2017, the AirPower charging mat has …

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moshi Symbus Q USB-C docking station with wireless charger review

REVIEW – Laptop + large monitor = a boost in productivity. But how do you connect your laptop to your monitor? When you have a 12inch MacBook like I do, you have to have a USB-C dock like the moshi Symbus Q USB-C docking station with wireless charger. Let’s check it out. What is it? …

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Bezalel Prelude Portable Wireless Charger review

REVIEW – The struggle to keep your phone battery is real, and while there are many portable power options out there, there are quite a few with wireless charging as an option. One of the more unique entries into this niche is Bezalel’s sleek Prelude wireless charger, a portable battery pack that sports a sticky …

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Thyrm CellVault and CellVault XL waterproof attachable gear storage review

REVIEW – As most active outdoor enthusiasts know, many of our personal lighting solutions still rely on replaceable or swappable batteries. These battery-hungry lights always seem to run out of power at the most inopportune times. The Thyrm CellVault and CellVault XL offer a solution to carrying and keeping your batteries dry. After having my …

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LifeProof LifeACTIV Power Pack 20 review

REVIEW – Portable batteries/power packs are probably the type of item I have reviewed the most here on the Gadgeteer.  I mean, can you really have too many of them??  This gadget category is so popular that you see them everywhere, in every shape and size. I have them everywhere myself, and I couldn’t live …

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The Grovemade Apple Watch Dock is tech that doesn’t look like tech

NEWS – Most charging docks available today for the Apple Watch are either too gadgety or too techy looking. The new Grovemade Apple Watch Dock is a fresh, elegant option for charging your Apple Watch. This disk-shaped charger forgoes the plastic that many chargers use for more elegant materials. The top of the dock is made …

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Naztech MagBuddy Wireless Chargers review

REVIEW – With Google’s Pixel line finally joining the party, most of the latest cellphones now utilize wireless charging  This option can be both convenient and frustrating, but it has most certainly meant a boon for accessory makers. Dozens of new wireless charger options are now available and the list grows longer every day. Naztech …

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Mophie Powerstation with Lightning connector review

REVIEW – Power. It fuels everything in our lives nowadays. When the Mophie Powerstation with Lightning connector portable battery review offer came along, I jumped at the opportunity to finally rid myself of that dreaded micro-USB cable. What is it? The Mophie Powerstation with Lightning connector portable battery is your typical portable battery for charging …

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