Batteries and Chargers

Pitaka MagEZ Slider review – Multi-device charger and fidget spinner?

REVIEW – The Pitaka MagEZ Slider is a different take on the unified charger for the Apple device trifecta of iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch. There are a few unique features, some great design as well as some questionable ones. Let’s take this thing for a spin. What is it? The MagEZ Slider is a …

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Here’s the ultimate out of the way Apple wireless charger

NEWS – If you like to keep your desktop work surface clean and minimal and don’t like seeing wires and cables, the LINESTAND charger is an interesting desk accessory to consider. The LINESTAND is a 3-in-1 wireless charger for your iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. That in itself isn’t all that interesting but the LINESTAND …

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Lion Energy Eclipse wireless charger review

REVIEW – Battery makers continue to innovate, and we users keep expecting more from them. Now that many folks are carrying a second battery-charged item in addition to their smartphone, there’s the need to provide simultaneous charging. If you’re carrying the modern geek trifecta, you’ll actually need to charge three items: your smartphone, your wireless …

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Nomad Base One Max MagSafe wireless charger review – It looks like Apple made this, but they didn’t

REVIEW – When style matters to you, luxury accessories for your favorite gadgets can be a fun (although pricey) purchase. Today I want to show you the Nomad Base One Max MagSafe wireless charger. It falls into both luxury and pricey categories. Is this fancy wireless charger worth the price? Let’s find out. What is …

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The Nomad Base One Max wireless charger is an elegant step up from its predecessors

NEWS – I reviewed Nomad’s Base Station Apple Watch Edition back in 2019. I like it so much that it still occupies space on my nightstand. Since then, Nomad has tweaked the design a couple of times. Recently they dropped their newest edition, the Base One Max. The redesign takes advantage of Apple’s MFi MagSafe …

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Nomad Base One MagSafe charger review – This premium wireless charger has a price to match

REVIEW – Are you seriously annoyed with cables? Does seeing the MagSafe animation on your iPhone secretly make you happy? Do you want a beautiful charger that looks just as at home on your desk as it does a marble countertop? If so, then Nomad’s Base One with MagSafe might be just what you’re looking …

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EBL NiZn Rechargeable AA Batteries with Charger review – a different kind of battery

REVIEW – You’re familiar with standard alkaline AA batteries from companies like Duracell, and you are probably familiar with rechargeable NiMH AA batteries, like these from Energizer.  They are all the same size (diameter 14.5 mm, length 50.5 mm) and have a standard range for voltage (1.2 to 1.5v), though their capacity can vary widely …

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Mophie 3-in-1 travel charger with MagSafe review

REVIEW – Something we all have learned about wireless charging: there are always wires somewhere in the mix. And with several different types of wireless chargers, there could be a different wire for each one. Recently, Mophie released a charging kit I wish I had owned a month earlier when I took my iPhone, Apple …

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What makes BLUETTI’s solar generators last longer? – LiFePO4 battery cells

SPONSORED NEWS – It all started with the EB150 and EB240 solar generators, Bluetti’s first products launched back in 2019. Approximately one year later, they released their flagship model the AC200 on Indiegogo (which was powered by NCA cells), as a crowdfunding campaign. This project pulled in nearly 7 million dollars in two months. Since …

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ZIKE MagSafe charger review – Fast and cool, a wireless charger with a built-in fan

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Do you love using a wireless MagSafe charger for your iPhone but don’t like that the so-called fast charging doesn’t really seem all that fast? That’s because 15W fast chargers can cause the iPhone to become too warm and special sensors inside the iPhone will throttle charging down to 7.5W which is …

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This wireless charger doubles as a photo frame to keep your desk snazzy

NEWS – Most wireless chargers aren’t that interesting to look at… especially when they aren’t being used to charge your phone. Twelve South decided to put the aesthetic of their new PowerPic mod wireless charger in your hands. This 10W Qi charger not only charges your phone or AirPods, but it can also add some …

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Zero Wireless Qi Pad and Travel Cube review – portable power in the palm of your hand

Zero Wireless Qi Pad and Travel Cube package contents (except the pouch I forgot to include)

REVIEW – Do you suffer from phone battery anxiety, that nagging fear that your phone is going to run out of battery at any moment, causing you to charge it up every chance you get? You could carry around a portable battery pack but those are usually too bulky or low in capacity, plus you …

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Nomad Base Station Hub with Magnetic Alignment review – Magnets might just make everything better

REVIEW – Nomad has been making their Base Station product for a few years now. They’ve been able to stay true to a design theme while varying materials, footprint and Apple Watch compatibility. Magnetic alignment is the addition this time around and while that may seem minor or trivial, it makes a pretty big difference …

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Here’s the perfect wireless charger for paranoid people

NEWS – If you fear that people are listening to you through your phone, then the Pozio (sounds like pause-ee-o) charging cradle was made just for you. If your phone can charge wirelessly (even with a case), then it will work with the Pozio cradle which uses a subaudible tone to prevent eavesdropping through your …

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