Batteries and Chargers

Aukey Omni-Power Charging System review

REVIEW – I recently upgraded to a new iPhone that supports wireless charging and a new laptop with a USB-C port, so when the opportunity to review the new Aukey Omni-Power accessories arose, I leapt on it. This review will cover all of the Omni-Power line of accessories except for the Sprint Wireless portable wireless …

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Anker Atom desktop chargers review

REVIEW – Last month I reviewed several of Anker’s recently released PowerPort Atom compact wall/travel fast-chargers. Both of these relatively small, very transportable 60 watt plugs are capable of quickly charging several of your power hungry tech devices at once…from your earbuds to your USB-C laptop. Well you see, Anker has been busy, they have …

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Pale Blue USB Rechargeable Lithium Battery review

REVIEW – In America alone, 10 million batteries are thrown away every day. One pack of Pale Blue USB rechargeable lithium batteries can replace up to 4,000 alkalines. Making the switch can save you money and keep toxic disposable batteries out of landfills. But how do they perform? Read on to see what I think! …

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Nimble Wireless Dual Pad charger review

REVIEW – The proliferation of wirelessly-charged devices has led to a growing market for devices to wirelessly charge them.  We currently have four Qi-enabled devices in our home, and I expect that number to continue to grow in the years to come, so I’d been on the lookout for a charging pad that can charge …

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Austere Series VII six outlet power adapter review

REVIEW – As an audiophile, I have always invested heavily in clean and capable power distribution for my audio system. These types of devices offer great isolation and clean power for each outlet and well as great protection against surges. However, for my separate smaller system like my TVs with high-end soundbars, the larger and …

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Aukey Focus Duo 60 Watt Wall Charger Review

REVIEW – Do you have more than 1 device you need to charge simultaneously?  Yeah, dumb question, scratch that.  You want to fast-charge at least two devices at the same time.  Enter the Aukey Focus Duo.  It has 2 ports, sure, but can it get the job done?  Say it along with me: read on …

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Aukey Minima 30 Watt Wall Charger Review

REVIEW – Aukey recently updated its Minima 27 watt wall charger charger.  It was a quiet change – in fact, their web site still shows this as a 27 watt product, so perhaps the change was too quiet.  Regardless, the new incarnation – which looks exactly like the old – is out and about.  How …

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Aukey Expedition PD Car Charger review

REVIEW – “When it rains, it pours” is not always a bad thing.  I signed up to review a single Aukey Power Delivery solution, and was surprised when they sent me a box with 5 products from their PD lineup.  Challenge accepted – let’s open the umbrella and start at the small end: the Expedition …

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Anker PowerPort Atom wall/travel chargers review

REVIEW – Anker produces a lot of charging accessories for the never ending list of today’s power hungry smart devices. Over the past few years, manufacturer specific chargers and massive power bricks have (thankfully) fallen to the wayside. USB-A & -C, better power efficiencies, and fast-charging technologies have led the way for universal charging solutions …

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Nimble 3-Day Fast Portable Charger review

REVIEW – I recently finished a review on Nimble’s Bottle Case for iPhone 11 Pro and one of the key takeaways was the company’s commitment to being eco-friendly. It’s clearly a company mission that they carry through all their products. So, how does that apply to more complicated electronics like batteries? Let’s find out as …

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Pelican Protector EMS Recharge for iPhone 11 Pro review

REVIEW – Pelican may not be the first brand that you think of when it comes to phone cases or power banks. I know them for their seriously overbuilt (in a good way) and air-tight storage cases that I’ve used to cart engineering prototypes around the globe. They wouldn’t have cracked my top ten list …

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Carved wood and resin thin wireless charger review

REVIEW – Phone gear and accessories are normally not described as beautiful because the majority of them are made of black plastic. That might be the favorite color most men, but for those of you out there (men and women) who like a little your gear to look unique, check out the wood and resin …

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Drop your phone into Totallee’s new fast-charging Wireless Car Charger

NEWS – Wireless car chargers are nothing new, but they are for Totallee, my favorite ultra-thin iPhone case maker. By introducing their new Wireless Car Charger Totallee is adding to an ever-growing list of smartphone accessories. The charger has a minimalist design featuring a 360º adjustable viewing angle and a secure vent grip mount for quick, …

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BESTEK Universal Travel Adapter review

REVIEW – Traveling is one of the most rewarding things you can do.  Experiencing different cultures and environments is an incredible thing. For those of us that travel with power-hungry tech, powering that, given the differing electrical standards throughout the world can be a challenge. BESTEK has a solution with their travel power adapter. What …

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