Batteries and Chargers

INTELLI ScoutPro all-in-one powerbank review

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Wireless chargers, USB charging hubs, and powerbanks are everywhere these days, coming in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and capacities. But few combine all three into one. Well the engineers at INTELLI have done just that with their new ScoutPro series of all-in-one powerbanks. They are introducing their new power solution via …

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BLUETTI’s EP500 & EP500Pro Power Station campaign has made over 2 million in one day

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Yesterday BLUETTI launched their Kickstarter campaign for their new EP500 & EP500Pro Power Stations and they have already received over 2.2 million dollars. I guess this shouldn’t come as a surprise because their previous campaign from last summer for the BLUETTI AC200 power station (<- click that link to read our review) …

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Jackery jacks up the power with new solar generators

NEWS – Over the years, Apple has made product presentations a “thing”. Now, it seems that when a tech company comes out with a new and improved product, they need to make a presentation to the world. Jackery—a power backup battery maker—has now jumped on the presentation train. On March 17, Jackery introduced two much …

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The BLUETTI EP500 power station will charge your gear and power your home appliances off the grid

CROWDFUNDING NEWS – Last month I posted a news article about an upcoming crowdfunding campaign for the BLUETTI EP500 and EP500 Pro power stations. That post generated a lot of traffic most likely due to the fact that it was posted just a few days before the severe winter storm that caused a huge power …

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BioLite Charge 80 PD battery pack review

REVIEW – Battery packs are everywhere these days.  With all the electronics that power our daily lives, portable battery packs help keep us up and running while we’re out and about.  BioLite, a maker of portable solutions for power, cooking, and lighting, has a new line of portable battery packs available in 6,000 mAh, 10,000 …

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Aracky’s SuperDanny Spin Tower review – The lazy Susan of power strips

REVIEW – We all have them: those surge protectors that either have a mile of extra cord to manage, or that are just short of reaching the outlet you want to plug into. Aracky’s SuperDanny Spin Tower solves both of these problems worth a neat, elegant solution. Let’s dive in! What is it? Vertical power …

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Satechi’s dual sided USB-C charger juices up your Apple Watch and Airpods

NEWS – Our friends over at Satechi are constantly turning out high-quality new gear like their latest USB-C Watch AirPods Charger. This small travel-sized charger features a dual-sided design for 2-in-1 charging awesomeness. The USB-C connector will let you flip it one way to charge your Apple AirPods or AirPod Pro earbuds (I am loving …

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Bluetti AC200P 2000Wh/2000W Portable Power Station review – all the power you need!

REVIEW – It seems like every few months we’re reminded of the fragility of our modern infrastructure with events like earthquakes, winter storms in Texas, pandemics, and other disasters.  The Bluetti AC200P 2000Wh/2000W Portable Power Station is an option for emergency battery backup, and on paper it would also be great for RV/cabin use or …

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Rock Space GaN Super Fast Charge Set Review

REVIEW – I have a lot of devices to charge. Between phones, iPads, laptops, several bluetooth headphones and earbuds, portable battery packs, flashlights, etc., I estimate that I have about 3,264 devices to charge. I may have missed a decimal place somewhere but suffice it to say that I have a lot of things to …

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Omnicharge Omni Ultimate 38,400mAh power supply review

REVIEW–  I’m a bit intimidated by anything that can kill me.  The Omni Ultimate by Omnicharge is the highest capacity portable power supply I have used in my short yet productive life. But given the suggested retail price, the variety of ports, and especially its 120V grounded ‘wall plug’ style outlet, I anticipated this would …

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InvisQi review – turn nearly any horizontal surface into a wireless charger

REVIEW – Name two things plaguing all of the small electronics we have all grown to depend on.  I’ll start.  1) They all need to be charged. 2) There are way too many cables strung all over the place.  Wireless chargers have helped, but they still take up valuable desk/table/nightstand space and are somewhat unsightly.  …

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Rush Charge Hinge 4500mAh Portable Battery Bank and Phone Stand review

REVIEW – Each day I walk around with 3 smartphones, with each having a specific use/purpose. My Android phone is heavily used and I often find myself away from home and in need of a charge. There are numerous portable batteries available for such a purpose, so I often look for something that is multi-purpose …

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Mophie 4-in-1 Wireless Charging Mat review

REVIEW – Chances are increasingly good that that your phone supports wireless charging, and probably your earbuds too. It’s not hard to find chargers out there, but options dwindle the more charging spots you need. That selection further reduces when you want it to be attractive as well. Enter the 4-in-1 Charging Mat from Mophie. …

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