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ITEHIL 500Wh Power Station and Solar Panel review

REVIEW – I’ve seen portable power stations with lead acid batteries. They’re all pretty heavy! LiFePO4 batteries are more commonplace, and a quick Amazon search will turn up many. Today I’m trying out a 500 watt-hour power station from ITEHIL with a matching solar panel. What is it? The ITEHIL 500Wh Portable Power Station can …

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EcoFlow River Mini Portable Power Station review

REVIEW – EcoFlow’s innovative power stations have only been on the market for a few months, but have made a big impact in portable power. I was very impressed with the Delta Pro power station and jumped at the opportunity to have a look at their River Mini. What is it? The EcoFlow River Mini …

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NTONPOWER Solar Rover 500 Power Station review

REVIEW – As long-time (well, the past 4 years) readers may remember, in addition to my day job and my duties as a reviewer for The Gadgeteer, I am actively involved with the Boy Scouts.  Recently, I added the position of Adult Troop Quartermaster to my long-term role as an Assistant Scoutmaster.  One of the …

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Jackery Explorer 300 review – a rugged yet practical portable power station

  REVIEW – We’ve been reviewing a lot of power stations lately here at The Gadgeteer, including models from Oupes, OKMO, and Puleida.  Whenever you look through the marketing material for these stations, they always have pictures of people camping.  While that is a fine use for one of these gadgets, we have a somewhat …

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Flashfish A301 portable power station review – “We may be small, but we are mighty.”

REVIEW – It’s weird reviewing a small portable power station right after testing a monster power generator—the Generark HomePower 2 power station. But if you’re serious about being able to weather storms (pun intended), then smaller generators can be as useful as their larger, more powerful cousins. Sometimes, you just need something you can easily …

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VATID 600W portable power station review

REVIEW – We’ve written about a number of power stations here at The Gadgeteer.  The legions of gadget-faithful rely on power to keep the geeky goodness up and running, and in the event of a power outage, these power stations can provide those much-needed electrons for the nerd accouterments.  VATID jumped into the market with …

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Generark HomePower 2 Backup Battery Power Station and SolarPower 2 review – an impeccably dressed monster

REVIEW – In late 2020, I reviewed the Generark HomePower One, a beast of a portable solar generator at 1000 watt-hours strong. I also chided Generark, because the HomePower One is a clone of the Japanese version of the Jackery Explorer 1000. That’s not a slight, because, with its fold-down handle, the Japanese Jackery is …

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Oupes 600W Portable Power Station review

REVIEW – Have I been called a prepper?  Guilty.  I try to be super prepped for an earthquake, which is far and away the most likely natural disaster to hit Southern California.  When the Oupes power station came up for review, it was one piece of equipment that was missing from my kit, and I …

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Goal Zero Yeti 1000 Core Portable Power Station review – Power all the things!

REVIEW – In my never-ending quest to always be prepared for any eventuality I’ve accumulated quite a few portable power units. Large and small, these power packs are strewn about my apartment, stored in pockets and backpacks, or stashed away in bins patiently awaiting the apocalypse. None of the many battery packs I own though …

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EcoFlow Delta Pro portable power station review – Better than a generator, and no gas!

REVIEW – We are all insanely attached and dependent on our devices, even more so if you are of the Gadgeteer ilk. The EcoFlow Delta Pro Portable Power Station which is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter serves to keep your home, cabin, or camp purring along when power poops out, keeping your gaggle of gadgets …

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OKMO 1000W portable power station review – Power that goes anywhere

REVIEW – Our power doesn’t go out very often here, but when it does, it’s very inconvenient because my wife and I both work from home. When the OKMO 1000W Portable Power Station review offer came along, I jumped at the chance to have a little backup power. What is it? The OKMO 1000W Portable …

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Puleida Portable Power Station review – Definitely portable and powers most things

REVIEW – We’ve been getting quite a few power stations sent to us for review here at The Gadgeteer lately. The Puleida Portable Power Station caught my eye because it was the antithesis of the last power station I reviewed (the massive Bluetti AC200P power station – which is most definitely not very portable). Puleida’s …

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Joyzis BR300 Portable Power Station review – Lots of power in a compact package

REVIEW – Camping. Backyard parties. Power outages. These and many other activities may require power for lights, speakers, music players, and who knows what else. You can run extension cords but they’re unsightly, people can trip over them, and in the case of a power outage, they might not even be an option. Enter the …

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BigBlue Cellpowa 500 Power Station review

REVIEW – Being able to power my several mobile devices off the grid has become very important to me. For the past 16 months, I have been working remotely, and having portable power allows me to sometimes leave the confines of my home office for some much-needed fresh air while maintaining my work responsibilities. Since …

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Jackery Explorer 1500 Portable Power Station review – Absolute power

REVIEW – When the Britisher Lord Acton famously said in the 1800s, “Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely,” he obviously wasn’t referring to portable power stations—electricity wasn’t even in homes yet. However, today the opposite is true. Getting absolute power from portable power sources like the Jackery Explorer 1500 Portable Power Station corrupts nothing. …

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