Batteries and Chargers

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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In-desk universal wireless charger from Brando

NEWS – Do you have one of those wire-routing holes drilled into the top of your desk?  Insert the Brando In-Desk Universal Wireless Charger into that 2.4″ hole and turn it into a wireless Qi charger with a bonus.  The wireless 5W charger can be used with a huge list of Qi-compatible phones (see the …

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Set your Google Home Mini free with a portable battery base

NEWS – Did you receive a Google Home Mini as a holiday gift? Instead of keeping it prisoner on a table or shelf, tethered to a power cord, set it free with a portable charging base from KIWI Design. The bowl-shaped base holds a 7800mAh portable power charger that will keep your portable voice assistant …

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Nimble 8-day fast portable charger review

REVIEW – The market for portable charges has come a long way.  I remember when the best portable charger you could get would only charge your cellphone about half way.  But hey, at least you had that!  I have owned just about every configuration you could think of when it comes to size, capacity, number …

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Charge 5 devices at once with this car charger from RapidX

NEWS – I have a couple of double-outlet car chargers in my car, but I’ve never seen an “extension cord” charger for a car, much less one with five outlets!  The RapidX X5 Car Charger has five USB ports, and you can use them all at once to charge everybody’s mobile devices on your car …

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Adonit Auto-Clamping Wireless Car Charger review

REVIEW – Almost every state in the USA now has laws prohibiting the handheld use of cell phones while driving. As a result, the marketplace has been flooded with auto mounts of various designs that hold your cell phone within reach and many offer wired or wireless charging as a feature. The Adonit Auto-Clamping Wireless Car …

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The Volt is the vampire of charging cables

NEWS – The Volt is a short cable that you can use to charge one device from another device. That’s right, this cable siphons juice from one battery and effectively turns that device into a portable battery that you can use to charge a second device. The Volt Battery Share Cable will not work with …

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Forget bento lunchboxes! This BentoStack carries your Apple accessories and has a Qi charger, too!

NEWS – The nice thing about bento lunchboxes is that you can pack a lot of stuff in a small, organized container.  That approach has been applied to the Function 101 BentoStack Charge Travel Case with Qi charger.  This Apple accessories organizer has multiple layers that hold USA-type wall chargers, Apple Pencils, Watch bands, and …

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