Batteries and Chargers

SnapPower has a new easy to install USB wall outlet cover charger

When it comes to easy installs, SnapPower is the master. Remember their GuideLights outlet cover night light that I reviewed in 2014 and their SwitchLight switch plate night light which I reviewed last summer? Well, now they are back with an updated version of their SnapPower USB charger switch plate. The USB Charger 2 has …

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Charge your Apple Watch directly at the wall socket with this Wiplabs charger

Your Apple Watch charger won’t take up an inch of desk or nightstand space when you use the Wiplabs Apple Watch Wall Stand.  You’ll still have to use the charging puck that came with your Watch; just connect the USB plug on the cable into the power supply inside the Wall Stand, then plug the …

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Lightning port charge your iPhone (even in a case) easily with minimalist Hoverdock

Now that Qi charging is totally a thing in the Appleverse, is anyone still paying attention to Lightning docks? Heck, I am! Until my company springs for an upgrade (not holding my breath), I’m still rocking my iPhone 6 Plus—no Qi for me. But I’ll tell ya’, I love a good dock. One that allow me …

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Mikol adds a touch of class to your desktop with their marble wireless charging pad

Mikol products are well known here at The Gadgeteer.  We’ve featured and reviewed their marble-accented products in the past – marble notebooks, device covers, even a desk of cards made from marble.  Now Mikol adds some luxury to the standard wireless charging pad with real, natural Spanish Nero Marquina marble. The charger has an alloy case …

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Ditch your boring wireless charger with a stylish Cooper Ecostand Qi wireless charging stand

Slowly but surely Qi charging is being integrated into more of our personal devices. With the iPhone 8 and X having Qi charging, more companies are looking to take advantage of the upswing in Qi charging technology. One of the easiest ways to take advantage of this charging method is charging stands. There are a …

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Add power to the front AND back seat of your car with one car charger

The X5 car charger from RapidX is a charging adapter for your car that plugs into 12V-24V vehicle outlets and cigarette lighters. We’ve all seen USB car chargers before, so don’t click the back button on your browser just yet. What sets the RapidX X5 charger apart from many others on the market is that …

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Nomad’s Wireless Charging Hub: One charger to rule them all?

Ever since Apple introduced wireless charging with their new iPhones it seems we’ve been inundated with a lot of new wireless chargers. Most manufacturers chose to make them as small, light, and flat as possible. Nomad, however, decided to go in the complete opposite direction with their new Wireless Charging Hub. But for good reason. The …

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Warm your hands with this phone charger

Most powerbanks just sit in your bag, waiting until you need them to recharge your mobile device.  The Pisen Rechargeable Hand Warmer Power Bank 2-in-1 will be useful in more ways than one this cold winter.  The 7500mAh battery has enough power to recharge a phone up to 2.8 times (iPhone 6S).  But when you …

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You’ll feel like it’s the future when you use a Venus Qi charger

It figures that now that the iPhone finally has Qi charging, that Qi charging docks are becoming not only popular but cool. For example, check out the Venus Qi charger from Bourge Design. With its metal and glass design, it looks like something right out of Star Trek. It features a unique wedge shape and …

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Charge your Apple Watch with an iMac G3

Okay, it’s not an actual iMac G3, but this cute charging stand from Elago is styled to look like one of those 1998 iMac G3s in the juicy colors.  As you can see, the Elago W4 stand holds the Watch horizontally, so it supports Nightstand Mode. The stand is made of silicone, so you don’t …

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Finally, a charging stand that doesn’t cost almost as much as the Apple Watch itself

There are all manner of charging stands for the Apple Watch on the market.  Some of them are metal, some leather, some are very utilitarian, and some are almost works of art.  The Elago W2 is a simple, attractive stand that gets your watch charged for about $10.00.  It’s compatible with all Watch series, and …

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You’ll never forget to charge your backup battery with the Avid WiBa wireless powerbank and charging station

The new WiBa 100% wireless power bank and charging station is coming soon from Avido.  You’ll get a wireless Qi charging station, of course, and you’ll also get a Qi-charging battery bank to carry with you.  You’ll simplify your charging setup, because the battery charges on top of the charging station; the phone goes on …

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This Apple Watch charging stand includes a backup battery

The GLAWEE charging stand for the Apple Watch holds the watch horizontally, so you’ll be able to make use of the Watch’s nightstand mode as it charges on your nightstand.  Then, you can take the stand with you as you travel, it will charge your Watch even without access to a power outlet.  The vertical …

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Twelve South’s TimePorter is the perfect travel companion for your Apple Watch

If one owns an Apple Watch then one can never have enough accessories to go with that Watch. Whether its extra bands or charging do-dads, Apple Watch accessories are almost as essential as the watch itself. The Twelve South TimePorter is an accessories tote, portable charger and travel stand for the Apple Watch. TimePorter holds …

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