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February 5, 2016 • Reviews

APC Network Battery Backup + Mobile Power Pack Review: Keep Your Network Alive

Isn’t it aggravating when you’re working on something important, the power goes out, and you lose your laptop’s internet connectivity? Sure, you could use your mobile phone as a hotspot if you’ve got a tethering data plan, but if your modem and router were plugged into the APC Network Battery Backup + Mobile Power Pack, you …

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January 16, 2016 • News

The Knomo Dering Charging Power Purse Will Keep You Going

You know what it’s like to be out and about, looking at an ever sinking phone battery percentage. The Knomo Dering is a classic and fashionable wristlet with an integrated 3,000mAh battery; not only can you carry your essentials in its two main internal sections, your phone will sit inside a padded compartment safe from …

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January 4, 2016 • Reviews

Lander Neve Lighting to USB Cable + Travel Case: Handy for More Than One Reason

If you got an iPhone or iPad over the holidays, you’ll soon need more than the original cable that came in your box. Why? Because those flimsy white cables are notorious for fraying and falling apart. When you’re ready to buy a more substantial cable, take a look at the new Lander Neve.

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January 3, 2016 • Reviews

The Just Mobile AluPlug Is Fancier Than Most USB Wall Chargers

In the grand scheme of things, USB wall chargers probably don’t rate too highly on your list of “things that should be pretty”, but it’s nice when one comes along that not only looks good, it also does a fab job of quickly charging your USB powered gear; that’s the Just Mobile AluPlug.

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December 26, 2015 • Reviews

The Nomad PowerPlant American Walnut 12,000mAh Battery Is a Natural Beauty

As long as manufacturers are making devices with batteries, we’ll need extended batteries; and as long as manufacturers are making extended battery packs, we’ll be covering them. It takes a little something extra to pique my interest in a battery anymore (yes, I’m slightly jaded), but the Nomad PowerPlant in American walnut 12,000mAh battery did …

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December 1, 2015 • Reviews

Scosche goBAT 6000 and flatOUT LED Realtree Keep Outdoorsmen Charged Up

I spend a lot of time in the woods chasing white tail deer this time of year. My phone is an important tool while hunting. Be it entertainment, photos, video and hunting apps; it’s always in use. Scosche has released a Realtree collection perfect for my hunts. The goBAT 6000 ($69.99) and flatOUT LED ($19.99) iPhone cable …

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November 29, 2015 • Reviews

The PhoneSuit Journey 3,500mAh All-In-One Charger: The Most Complete Charging Solution Yet!

I’ve got a thing for slim batteries that have built-in cables, and while I generally prefer a battery with at least 5000mAh built-in, the PhoneSuit Journey 3500mAh All-in-One Charger has something going for it that none of the others I’ve tried do: Not only does it have built-in Lightning and microUSB charging cables, it also …

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November 18, 2015 • Reviews

Put Your Device’s Cable on a Keyring with the inCharge

InCharge is a successfully funded IndieGoGo project that solves a lot of first-world problems us gadgets users have: Not having a cable to charge our devices at all times.

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November 5, 2015 • Reviews

The Techlink Recharge 5000 UltraThin+ Is the Thinnest Battery Pack Yet!

It seems like there’s a new battery pack released every week, and as a reviewer it is easy for me to become jaded — thinking I’ve seen it all. You really need to bring something special to the table if you want to wow me, and that’s exactly what the Techlink Recharge 5000 has done.

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October 23, 2015 • Reviews

Incipio OffGRID Battery Case Doubles the Power – but Still Plugs In

Every once in awhile I find myself in a dilemma when reviewing product. Take the new offGRID battery case from Incipio, for example. We recently received a unit for review for the Samsung Galaxy S6 device. I have no problem with the product whatsoever and found it to work just fine – my issue is …

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October 2, 2015 • Reviews

TYLT ENERGI 5K+ Battery: The Solution to Your Multi-Platform Device Charging Needs

This is going to sound like a total #firstworldproblem (because it is), but one of the issues I run into when I switch between my iPhone 6+ and Huawei Mate S is that without bringing along a spare microUSB cable, many of the smaller battery packs that I own won’t work.

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September 26, 2015 • News

Bluelounge Aaden Charges Rechargables on the Go

BlueLounge has done it again with the Aaden USB powered charger for charging rechargeable batteries from your laptop or other USB power source. It’s one of those simple accessories you don’t need but, once you have it, you’ll be happy you do. In other words, it’s typical Bluelounge. And at just $19.95 it will make …

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September 24, 2015 • Reviews

PhoneSuit Elite 6 Pro Battery Case for the iPhone 6 Plus: Bright and Loaded

I like the freedom a battery case can provide–no need to carry a separate power pack, and no need for connecting cables–but using one does add some extra weight and bulk to the already large-ish iPhone 6 Plus. Can 4300mAh and a lovely metallic blue cover make up for it? The PhoneSuit Elite Pro sure tries!

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September 22, 2015 • Reviews

Never Run Out Of Outlets with Satechi’s Aluminum Power Strip

As you already know, I really enjoy Satechi’s products. They all are very well made, and there is nothing different when it comes to their Aluminum Power Strip.

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September 22, 2015 • News

Now You Can Have Wireless Charging on Your iPhone Thanks to PowerGo-Go

Do you have the ever constant issue of your battery draining on your iPhone? Do you wish there was a better solution than always carrying around that Lightning cable everywhere you go? You might be in luck.

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September 15, 2015 • Reviews

CODI PowerBank Charger 6000mAh Battery: Sleek Slim, and All You Need in One

I’ve been on the quest for the perfect backup battery, and now I feel like I’m one step closer to finding what I’ve been looking for: a slim battery with enough power to charge my phone at least twice with no need for extra cables. As I learned on my recent trip to IFA, the …

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September 1, 2015 • News

The Nomad Roadtrip Charges Your Phone Both in the Car and Out

Picture a charger that plugs into your car’s DC connector; like any other charger you can plug a USB cable into it to top off your mobile device’s battery. Now picture that same charger out of your car, tucked into a pocket until you need to top off again. That’s what the Nomad Roadtrip can …

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August 28, 2015 • Reviews, Travel

aLLreLi Dual USB Charger Review: Travel Ready USB Power

If I’m not careful, the number of cables and chargers by my bedside table can quickly spin out of control. My power strip gets overstuffed, and the various charging cables start to twine together like some kind of electronic rat king. I’ve been working hard to keep things streamlined, and the aLLreLi Dual USB charger …

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August 21, 2015 • Reviews

The Just Mobile TopGum Backup Battery and AluCable Duo for Smart Charging on the Go!

I’ve been on the hunt for a small yet powerful backup battery, one that could fit in my smallest bag, one that had a built-in Lightning cable so that I didn’t have to carry anything extra. I’ve found that and much more in the Just Mobile TopGum Backup Battery.

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August 19, 2015 • Reviews

Fuse Chicken BOBINE AUTO Car and Desk Dock Review: Flexible and Tough

Greg recently reviewed the Fuse Chicken TITAN, which he called the “toughest Lightning cable on the market”; based on what I’ve experienced with the BOBINE AUTO, I’d say that he’s correct.

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August 13, 2015 • Reviews, Travel

GoalZero Venture 30 and Nomad 7 Take You and Your Devices Off the Grid

A goal of nothing – zip, zilch…zero. Quite ambitious, don’t you think? That is mantra over at GoalZero – getting the world off the grid and relying on absolutely no fossil fuels or infrastructure for electrical sustainability. Recently I got to test a small part of their mission in the form of the Venture 30 …

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