Batteries and Chargers

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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Cell phone battery dead? When all else fails, the USB candle charger is here!

If you are like me, and often find that your cell phone battery charge is low, there are so many USB battery packs in every shape and size to solve that dilemma. But have you ever been in this situation with no way to recharge your phone or battery pack? I have, and I found …

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This BESTEK surge protector has a built-in wireless charger

This BESTEK surge protector packs a lot of power into a small footprint.  Instead of the long-strip form that surge protectors usually take, this 1500joules protector is a vertical column.  Along the sides you’ll find eight power sockets and six USB charging ports.  And the cherry on top is the wireless charger on the top …

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Tronsmart U5TF Titan Plus 90W 5 Ports USB Desktop Charger review

If you are like me, you have a multitude of gadgets that need charging.  And inevitably they all need charging at the same time, right?  And most of your gadgets don’t come with power adapters anymore, right?  And even if they did you probably couldn’t plug them up all at the same time in the …

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This Steampunk Robot lamp is also a charging station

I’m continuing my fascination with charging stations this week with this Steampunk Robot lamp.  The lamp comes standard with “two grounded, tamper-resistant AC outlets, two high-power USB charging ports, a full-range sliding dimmer with blue LED indicator gauge for the lamp, and a smartphone charging cradle that can accommodate even the largest smartphone with a …

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