Batteries and Chargers

Orbit is an iPhone cord organizer with a surprise

NEWS – Are you one of those mobile warriors that shove your cables and adapters into your gear bag with willy nilly abandon only to cuss later on when you find the cables tangled or can’t find the AC adapter that you need to charge your iPhone? The folks at the Hip Product Factory have …

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Bestek 3-Outlet Vertical Cube Mountable Power Strip

REVIEW – Let’s have a real talk for a minute. Your house or office is full of electronics, and you know that the old clunky power strip you bought 10 years ago is getting a little… dated. It’s time for an upgrade! Today we’re reviewing a charger from Bestek that combines modern features with excellent …

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Nomad’s new Base Station wireless charger is a beauty

NEWS – Wireless chargers have been around for a while in all kinds of shapes and sizes. However, most designs tend to go more for function than form. The newly-announced Nomad Base Station is a wireless charger that not only chargers four devices at the same time it also looks good doing it. The charging pad …

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The MightyPurse is an inexpensive phone-charging wallet

NEWS – I’ve written about purses or wallets with built-in backup batteries before, but most of those have been rather expensive.  The Hbutler MightPurse Quilted Wallet is an inexpensive alternative to those bags. Hbutler makes this wallet of leather.  The quilted design and the push-lock closure on the front flap make this bag look similar …

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Studio Proper Apple Watch Dock review

REVIEW – I’m a firm believer of the old adage “a place for everything and everything in its place.” I have a spot for my keys, wallet, and pocketknife, but when it came to my Apple Watch, it’s always been haphazardly placed on its charger next to my nightstand. Now, Studio Proper’s Apple Watch Stand …

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RAVPower 16750 Updated Phone Charger Battery review

REVIEW – I know what you’re thinking. Another portable charger review. They’re all pretty much the same, right? No so, Dear Reader! Sometimes little details matter. I’ve got a updated design from RAVPower to show you what I mean. Let’s check it out! What is it? It’s a portable charger with 2 USB ports and …

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Ninety7’s SKY TOTE makes the Amazon Echo 2 mobile

NEWS – The 2nd gen Amazon Echo 2 is where the Alexa voice assistant lives and waits to respond to your every whim. Too bad she’s stuck connected to your desk when she deserves to be freed from the shackles her power cord. Now you can free her with the help of Ninety7’s SKY TOTE. …

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Renogy 10,000mAh Solar Panel Water Resistant Power Bank review

REVIEW – Voice in your Head: Here we go again, another portable charging solution.  Me: Ah, but this one has a bit of a twist.  The Renogy 10,000mAh Solar Panel Water Resistant Power Bank has not only a solar panel for backup charging, but is also water-resistant.  Other products may offer one or the other of …

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Turn your MacBook charger into a Supercharger with the PlugBug Duo

NEWS – I love my MacBook Pro, but because it uses USB-C, it doesn’t charge any of my other gear, like my iPhone X, iPad Pro or wireless headphones. That’s where something like the new PlugBug Duo from Twelve South could come in handy. The PlugBug adds back two traditional USB charging ports. This little …

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myCharge UNPLUGGED 10K Fast Wireless Powerbank review

REVIEW – Powerbanks, external batteries, portable chargers, no matter what you call them, they are useful accessories to have in your gear bag for those times when you have no access to a wall outlet and your smartphone or other gadget has run out of juice. Powerbanks aren’t the most glamorous gadget and pretty much only …

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Charge your iPhone and Apple Watch in half the space with Twelve South

NEWS – Nightstands are usually small, so you need to maximize the usefulness of anything you keep on them.  The Twelve South HiRise Duet packs a lot of utility in a small footprint to earn its place there.  It charges your iPhone, charges your Apple Watch, and puts the Watch in Nightstand mode to serve …

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BESTEK 8 Outlets Surge Protector Power Strip review

REVIEW – Most people would look at the numerous surge protectors and USB wall warts that I have plugged in at home, and readily suggest that I may have created a fire hazard. Since they would likely be correct, I eagerly accepted the opportunity to test this surge protector with multiple USB charging ports built in. What is it? …

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AIKO 10W Fast Wireless Charger Stand review

REVIEW – Since Apple (finally) threw its hat into the wireless charging ring with its latest iPhone 8/8 Plus and iPhone X models, wireless charging products have been multiplying in the market like rabbits.  One of the latest that we’ve had the opportunity to evaluate here at The Gadgeteer is the AIKO 10W Fast Wireless …

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The Aeiusny Portable Power Station might be your best companion during a storm

NEWS – I have spent quite a lot of time searching the internet for such devices that would possibly meet my needs for a portable power solution. My main uses for such a device would be to power photography/videography related equipment and accessories while at locations where power is unavailable, and also for use at …

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