cables

This power cord uses witchcraft to light up when it gets near an outlet

I’ve been reviewing and writing about gadgets for almost 21 years now, so it’s rare to come across a product that I haven’t seen before. That’s why my hat is off to Ten One Design today because their new Stella power cords have the unique ability to light up when the plug gets within a …

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The Nomad 2-in-1 battery cable will keep your phone up and running!

For those of us who walk around with our cell phones everyday and everywhere we go, if you are like me, you are always looking for the most convenient way to keep it charged, and still carry as least extra “stuff” as possible. Companies vying for our business have designed and produced many variations of …

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Nonda ZUS Heavy-Duty USB-A to Lightning Cable review

Charging cables come with every new phone or tablet we buy. Here at the Gadgeteer, every time someone comes out with a new wrinkle in materials or configuration, however, we are asked if we want to review the third-party versions. When Nonda sent their ZUS USB-A to Lightning cable to us I jumped for it. …

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Turn any power cable into a MagSafe style cable

Introduced in 2006, the MagSafe connector from Apple was a magnetic port on MacBooks that allowed the power cable to easily disconnect from the laptop in the event of someone tripping over it or accidentally tugging it, to prevent damage from pulling the laptop off a table. Apple in their infinite wisdom (or not), discontinued …

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These small walnut blocks hold your cables with magnets

If you are regularly annoyed by cables that slide off your desk and fall on the floor when they aren’t plugged into a device like your phone or laptop, one solution is the Peel Base. These small blocks are made of walnut and are hand finished in New York. The Base comes in a selection …

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Wear your Lightning cable on your wrist with Torro Bracelets

You’ll never find yourself with a dead iPhone and no charging cable when you’re wearing the Torro Bracelet.  The Torro is available in a variety of sizes to fit most wrists, male or female; the small is 7.5″ long, medium is 8.6″ long, and the large is 9.25″ long.  It comes in styles with one …

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SimpleUSB Automotive 12V to USB Adapter Dashcam Installation Kit review

I have reviewed (more than) my fair share of dashcams and radar detectors over the past few years. All of these devices require power in a relatively inconvenient place in your car. Typically these devices are installed up near your rearview mirror. Few automobiles have a 12V or USB port anywhere near that location. Running …

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Zero Grid Electronics Travel Organizer & Tech Dopp review

Managing cables and dongles is getting easier, but the curse of mobile battery usage and the need for chargers is still with us. Traveling with your full kit for a few days can really escalate that, since you usually have to dig out the chargers that live under your desk, or under/beside your bed. As …

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Scosche EZTIP FlatOut LED Micro-USB Charge & Sync Cable review

Perhaps you’ve seen charging cables with reversible USB A connectors out there, meaning that they can be successfully inserted into a USB port no matter whether they are flipped to one side or the other. But have you seen cables with reversible micro-USB connectors? Scosche has such cables that will fit into micro-USB ports no …

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