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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 …

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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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August 1, 2015 • Reviews

Satechi’s SX20 Battery Pack Has Enough Juice to Charge FOUR of Your Devices

I feel like I have an addiction: Battery Chargers. I hadn’t found one that will charge all of my devices collectively at night when I go to bed, or whenever I’m traveling, hold up enough juice to last throughout the day. It’s safe to say that has changed. 

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July 23, 2015 • Autos, Reviews

Gooloo GF01 Jump Starter Power Bank Charges Your Phone and Starts Your Car

Let me just get right to it, I was absolutely skeptical about this product when I first read the press release – a power bank that will jump start your car. Really. I can charge my cellphone OR jump my car if the battery dies. Really. The Gooloo GF01 Jump Starter Power Bank works, folks. …

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July 7, 2015 • News

Satechi’s New Aluminum Battery Chargers Are Available, and They Charge EVERYTHING

You probably have a low battery while reading this. Admit it, you can’t stay off your phone, and honestly, we here over at Gear Diary appreciate you. But you’ll be happy to know popular accessories company Satechi has DONE IT AGAIN, and released more useful gadgets for you to drool over.

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June 30, 2015 • News

Satechi Just Released Three New Chargers That Will Charge All of Your Mobile Devices

You probably have a low battery while reading this. Admit it, you can’t stay off your phone, and honestly, we here over at GearDiary appreciate you. But you’ll be happy to know popular accessories company Satechi has DONE IT AGAIN, and released more useful gadgets for you to drool over.

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May 5, 2015 • Crowdfunding, News

Designed by M’s Superb New NFTY PL+S Power Bank is up on IndieGoGo Today

The folks from designed by M are back at it again with their NFTY PL+S all-in-one portable battery charging solution. It will be able to charge up to 4 USB devices at a time and can be charged itself via an AC outlet, your car’s cigarette lighter, or your computer’s USB port. Early birds can …

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May 2, 2015 • Reviews

EasyAcc Powerbank PB20000AP Review-Super Capacity, Super Size

The EasyAcc Powerbank PB20000AP holds a whopping 20,000 mAh of battery capacity in its lithium-ion rechargeable battery cell. This huge capacity would allow you to recharge your iPhone 6 over ELEVEN TIMES. It has two USB-out jacks for dual charging and sports a nice LED screen to let you know how much juice is left. …

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May 2, 2015 • Reviews

Goal Zero Switch 10 Multi-tool Kit Review

I have become a huge fan of solar technology. Since I spend considerable time in the outdoors off-grid, solar products allow me to keep my devices connected. I have several solar products and jumped at the chance to review the Goal Zero Switch 10 Mutli-tool Kit. The $119.95 kit is an all-in-one solution for a pack or …

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May 1, 2015 • Reviews, Travel

The Oneadaptr Twist Plus World Travel Adapter Is the Perfect Power Source

Having just returned from my trip to the IFA Global Press Conference in Malta, I’ll cut to the chase and suggest this to every one of you who is even considering traveling abroad: buy a Oneadaptr Twist World Travel Adapter. Both versions are under $50, and either would make a very thoughtful gift for yourself or your favorite road warrior.

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April 20, 2015 • News

Charge Your Gadgets Using Only Salt Water with the JAQ

We’ve all been there, not having enough fuel for our phones. You may be in the right place at the wrong time with 10% battery, and have no outlet to plug your phone up. What do you do?   “We have created the world’s most powerful fuel cell that’s actually portable,” says CEO, Bjorn Westerholm. …

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