Batteries and Chargers

Nomad Base One MagSafe charger review – This premium wireless charger has a price to match

REVIEW – Are you seriously annoyed with cables? Does seeing the MagSafe animation on your iPhone secretly make you happy? Do you want a beautiful charger that looks just as at home on your desk as it does a marble countertop? If so, then Nomad’s Base One with MagSafe might be just what you’re looking …

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EBL NiZn Rechargeable AA Batteries with Charger review – a different kind of battery

REVIEW – You’re familiar with standard alkaline AA batteries from companies like Duracell, and you are probably familiar with rechargeable NiMH AA batteries, like these from Energizer.  They are all the same size (diameter 14.5 mm, length 50.5 mm) and have a standard range for voltage (1.2 to 1.5v), though their capacity can vary widely …

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Mophie 3-in-1 travel charger with MagSafe review

REVIEW – Something we all have learned about wireless charging: there are always wires somewhere in the mix. And with several different types of wireless chargers, there could be a different wire for each one. Recently, Mophie released a charging kit I wish I had owned a month earlier when I took my iPhone, Apple …

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What makes BLUETTI’s solar generators last longer? – LiFePO4 battery cells

SPONSORED NEWS – It all started with the EB150 and EB240 solar generators, Bluetti’s first products launched back in 2019. Approximately one year later, they released their flagship model the AC200 on Indiegogo (which was powered by NCA cells), as a crowdfunding campaign. This project pulled in nearly 7 million dollars in two months. Since …

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ZIKE MagSafe charger review – Fast and cool, a wireless charger with a built-in fan

CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – Do you love using a wireless MagSafe charger for your iPhone but don’t like that the so-called fast charging doesn’t really seem all that fast? That’s because 15W fast chargers can cause the iPhone to become too warm and special sensors inside the iPhone will throttle charging down to 7.5W which is …

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This wireless charger doubles as a photo frame to keep your desk snazzy

NEWS – Most wireless chargers aren’t that interesting to look at… especially when they aren’t being used to charge your phone. Twelve South decided to put the aesthetic of their new PowerPic mod wireless charger in your hands. This 10W Qi charger not only charges your phone or AirPods, but it can also add some …

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Zero Wireless Qi Pad and Travel Cube review – portable power in the palm of your hand

Zero Wireless Qi Pad and Travel Cube package contents (except the pouch I forgot to include)

REVIEW – Do you suffer from phone battery anxiety, that nagging fear that your phone is going to run out of battery at any moment, causing you to charge it up every chance you get? You could carry around a portable battery pack but those are usually too bulky or low in capacity, plus you …

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Nomad Base Station Hub with Magnetic Alignment review – Magnets might just make everything better

REVIEW – Nomad has been making their Base Station product for a few years now. They’ve been able to stay true to a design theme while varying materials, footprint and Apple Watch compatibility. Magnetic alignment is the addition this time around and while that may seem minor or trivial, it makes a pretty big difference …

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Here’s the perfect wireless charger for paranoid people

NEWS – If you fear that people are listening to you through your phone, then the Pozio (sounds like pause-ee-o) charging cradle was made just for you. If your phone can charge wirelessly (even with a case), then it will work with the Pozio cradle which uses a subaudible tone to prevent eavesdropping through your …

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myCharge MagLock Superhero Wireless Charger Review

REVIEW – It seems like no matter how good your phone’s battery is, every once and a while, you get caught with a low battery at just the wrong time. Coincidentally, that’s usually when you don’t have access to a wall plug. The myCharge portable wireless charger aims to help with that problem, but does …

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This wireless charger will keep your phone charged and your drinks hot or cold!

NEWS – I like it when my gadgets have more than one functionality. The JB Trio wIreless Qi-certified fast charger is just such a gadget. It not only will fast charge your phone or any other device that has the ability to be wirelessly charged, but it will also keep your hot drink warm and …

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Get rid of your pile of charging cables and bricks with the new PWRBOARD!

NEWS – If you’re anything like me, you have chargers of various sorts scattered throughout your office/house. The PWRBOARD is attempting to centralize all your battery charging into a single customizable device, and if their final product ends up even close to what they’re promising I will leap at the opportunity to try it out! …

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Unitek USB-C 3 port 66W GaN wall charger review

REVIEW – I used to have many of those cube-shaped iPhone chargers, until I gave them away to people who “needed a charger”. Over time, I’ve been keeping my eye out for chargers with USB-C, but I still need the “old” USB-A charger, too. Thank goodness I got the chance to review the Unitek USB-C …

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BLUETTI unveils world’s first sodium-ion solar generator

SPONSORED NEWS – Climate change has long been pushing the globe towards carbon neutrality, which urges the transition from conventional energy systems to renewable ones like chemical batteries and battery-powered machines. The chemical lithium-ion batteries thereby have set their dominance for applications in consumer electronics, automobiles, and even aviation since their commercialization by Sony Corporation …

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